News

Weekend Report, June 24, 2013
Pixar's streak of #1 openings now rests at 14 (and it's unclear what, if anything, could put an end to the run any time soon). This time around it was Monsters University taking the top spot, ...
Weekend Report, June 17, 2013
While there has been enough griping in both the cinephile and fanboy spheres to prove you can't please everyone, Man of Steel should please Warner Bros. pretty well after a $125M opening. Stealing...
Weekend Report, June 3, 2013
Even amidst the hoopla of tentpole season, viewers can still be drawn in by a smaller film with a smart premise (and very savvy marketing). Enter The Purge, which most likely went into the black on op...
Weekend Report, May 28, 2013
$300 million. That was the benchmark for Memorial Day weekend, and it has been surpassed. The top five listed below represent a record-breaking box office tally. Fast & Furious 6 proved that the f...
Weekend Report, May 20, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness trekked into paydirt, taking the #1 spot away from Iron Man 3, but still many analysts are calling the film's debut a disappointment as it fell short of the mark hit by 200...
Weekend Report, May 13, 2013
Iron Man 3 held strong in week two, showing that as superhero suits go, metal beats white linen. All the same The Great Gatsby had a very impressive showing for a #2 finisher, with over $50M in its de...
Weekend Report, April 22, 2013
Oblivion obliterated the competition, but that might not be saying much. While this is a great outing for Tom Cruise in his fourth decade of movie stardom, this weekend's numbers were not earth-sh...
Weekend Report, April 8, 2013
There's nothing like nostalgia in the springtime it seems, as Fede Alvarez's somber remake of Sam Raimi's classic horror camp-fest The Evil Dead took home the weekend box office prize. The...
Weekend Report, April 1, 2013
It was just about time for a Real American Hero to emerge, and The Rock, Channing and Bruce Willis seem to have delivered. G.I. Joe: Retaliation opened with a very strong Easter Weekend debut both dom...
Weekend Report, March 25, 2013
A robust box office weekend saw the fortunes of Dreamworks Animation take a turn for the better after a strong opening for The Croods (banishing memories of the holiday season disappointment, Rise of ...
Weekend Report, March 11, 2013
Oz the Great and Powerful was all that and then some with a killer $79.1M opening weekend. The CAA-packaged product looks to be on a great course for major paydirt. A WME packaged product that just ma...
Weekend Report, February 25, 2013
Melissa McCarthy couldn't quite take down John McClane last week, but The Rock was no match over Oscar weekend, as Identity Thief edged out Dwayne Johnson's Snitch to reclaim the #1 spot. For ...
Weekend Report, February 19, 2013
Identity Thief and Safe Haven very nearly stole John McClane's thunder. A Good Day to Die Hard, while still #1 for the weekend, failed to meet studio projections, while its more female-skewing com...
Keira Knightley Now Repped by CAA
Adam Isaacs departed WME last week to become a manager, and now it looks like the agency has also lost one of the key talents from Isaacs' former roster. Past Oscar nominee Keira Knightley has hea...
When Raunchy Means Major Gross in the Global Box Office
You could argue that the success of The 40 Year Old Virgin in 2005 changed the nature of R rated comedies in our time. Instead of being relegated to cult classics, these mature, even raunchy films hav...
Weekend Report, February 11, 2013
Melissa McCarthy had the last laugh (and possibly the first laugh, and many of the laughs in between) when Identity Thief opened #1 with an impressive $36.6M take despite a blizzard in New England and...
Weekend Report, February 4, 2013
The horror comedy Warm Bodies took #1 at this past weekend's box office, while the horror show Bullet to the Head managed a meager sixth place finish. That makes Schwarzenegger and Stallone a coll...
Weekend Report, January 28, 2013
Despite less-than-raves from the critics, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters lands the #1 spot for the weekend. Parker just cracks the top 5 in its debut, while Jessica Chastain-driven horror film&nbs...
Hot Property: Radical Publishing
In August of 2014, Dwayne Johnson will be playing Hercules in a big screen adaptation of the graphic novel Hercules: the Thracian Wars, which grounds the mythological hero in a gritty real world. Herc...
Weekend Report, January 14, 2013
Zero Dark Thirty rides controversy and awards buzz to #1 spot during first weekend in wide release, while A Haunted House scoffs at Gangster Squad's third place finish. Zero Dark Thirty: $2...

Pages