By John Fithian, President & CEO, National Association of Theatre Owners Pop quiz. First question. Of the 59 movies (not counting documentaries) Netflix has released in calendar year 2018, how many have you seen or how many can you name? Second question. What’s the highest-grossing Netflix movie of all time?
The Big Sick is one of the biggest theatrical success stories of 2017. Moviegoers and critics alike connected with the adversity-filled love story between a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian (Kumail Nanjiani in a breakthrough role, playing himself) and an American grad student (Zoe Kazan, playing the film’s co-writer—and Nanjiani’s real-life spouse—Emily
Monday Update: Audiences went ape this weekend, bringing Fox’s War for the Planet of the Apes to a first place debut with a $56.52million. A neck-and-neck race was predicted for the top spot between War and last weekend’s leader Spider-Man: Homecoming, but the latter fell further than expected to $44.2 million, allowing War a decent lead. The
Saturday Update: War for the Planet of the Apes bowed to an estimated $22.1 million on Friday, including Thursday’s $5 million take. That’s a very healthy start for the trilogy finisher from Fox as the film claimed first place and looks to do so over the weekend as well. As we suspected,
This weekend will see two new wide releases — in addition to the nationwide expansion of The Big Sick. Our final pre-release analysis and forecast: PROS: War for the Planet of the Apes should benefit from the strong goodwill earned by its 2011 and 2014 predecessors, which combined to earn $385 million
Saturday Update: Spidey is back. The first collaboration between Sony and Marvel Studios webbed an estimated $50.5 million opening day on Friday, including Thursday evening’s robust $15.4 million opening show grosses. By comparison, the overall opening day registers 44 percent ahead of 2014’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($35.2 million), 37 percent ahead of Captain America: The
Monday Update: Transformers: The Last Knight led the global box office this weekend, thanks in large part to a $199.2 million overseas haul. Domestically, the film finished its first week below the $70 million mark–a difficult start considering the looming presence of Despicable Me 3 and Spider-Man: Homecoming in the coming weeks. Wonder Woman was