Submitted by William Morey on Mon, 04/16/2018 - 13:17
Rampage crashed and bashed its way to number one at the box office this week with a $34 million haul. This isn’t a smashing debut, but it’s not terrible. The problem Rampage faces going forward is Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, which opens in two weeks. So the film has only got one unopposed weekend before getting steamrolled by the superhero juggernaut. However, this is not a disappointment by any means, and CAA should be happy as they represent director Brad Peyton. WME should be happy as well repping star Dwayne Johnson.
Submitted by William Morey on Mon, 04/09/2018 - 13:02
The big news this weekend was John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place, which took the top spot with a $50 million take. This makes the film a bonafide hit that will have legs in the months ahead. This proves that genre films, especially horror films, will always equal big box office – all you need to do is look at the box office takes for Get Out, The Conjuring films, and a smattering of Blumhouse movies for that to be proven true.
Submitted by William Morey on Mon, 04/02/2018 - 10:23
Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One won the weekend with a $41 million haul. This is Spielberg’s largest opening weekend in ten years, the previous high being 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. This is in line with box office predictions going in to the weekend. It’s tough to say how the film will fair going forward – it’s unopposed this upcoming weekend, but on April 13th it will go head to head with Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage. Considering how well Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle did, it’s fair to say it’ll be a tough competition.
Submitted by William Morey on Fri, 03/30/2018 - 11:33
Several indie filmmakers have new signings, a VR filmmaker to CAA, a Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom star to UTA, a new music agent at Paradigm, and Kanye West leaves his manager! All this and more in today’s Notes from the Rep Biz.
Submitted by William Morey on Mon, 03/26/2018 - 12:38
Well it happened, Pacific Rim: Uprising knocked Black Panther out of the number one spot over the weekend. The giant robot vs. giant monsters sequel ended Panther’s streak with a total of $28 million. And while this wasn’t a major victory for Pacific Rim it still performed above expectations. CAA should be happy with this result as they rep director Steven S. DeKnight. WME reps stars John Boyega and Cailee Spaeny, and UTA reps co-star Scott Eastwood.
Submitted by William Morey on Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:58
For the fifth consecutive week Black Panther dominated the box office. Coming in number one with a $27 million take this weekend. The film is the third film in history to be number one over five straight weeks; Avatar and The Sixth Sense are the other two. Panther is the seventh film to gross over $600 million at the domestic box office and is $18 million shy of toppling The Avengers from the highest grossing superhero film of all time – a feat it will definitely hit by next weekend.