Monday Update: While not quite “towering” over the competition, Sony’s The Dark Tower eked out a narrow win at the box office with $19.1 million. Warner Bros.’ Dunkirk, after leading the past two weekends and a contender to three-peat, took second place with $17.1 million. Aviron’s Kidnap started decently with $10.0 million in fifth place,
Saturday Update: The Dark Tower pulled an opening day gross of $7.725 million (including Thursday night), taking first place for the day as Stephen King fans came out in support of the awaited adaptation. The modestly budgeted sci-fi/fantasy film was notably behind the $12 million opening day of The Mummy back in June and
Thursday, August 3 Update: The review embargo for The Dark Tower was lifted late on Wednesday night after this story was originally published, and unfortunately, critical reception for the film appears to be significant enough to warrant another decline in our forecast. While an opening close to $20 million remains possible, we’re now
Arguably Fall’s first big weekend offering something for everyone will land on Friday, September 22 with the release of two franchise properties aiming to court very different audiences. Our first look at how the films are tracking so far: Kingsman: The Golden Circle Fox PROS: The first film was a
This week’s Long Range Forecast welcomes two releases slated for September 15 openings. We’ve also updated a handful of other upcoming releases in the chart below. PROS: American Assassin (Lionsgate) has the benefit of source material to cull existing fans from, as well as Michael Keaton’s adult audience combined with Dylan
This week’s edition of the Long Range Forecast takes a look at the first weekend of August, particularly the long-gestating big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. August 4 is also slated to see the release of Detroit and Kidnap, as well as the nationwide expansion of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.
Note: The original version of this story appeared in the April 2017 issue of Boxoffice Magazine. CinemaCon 2017 is in the books, and as tradition would have it, attendees are officially resetting the countdown clock until the marquee confab’s return to Vegas in April 2018. But, for a third straight year,