Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ Bests His ‘Dhoom 3′ In Record U.S. Bow For Bollywood (Video)
After several strong global releases this year, including Kick with Salman Khan, Bang Bang with Hrithik Roshan and Happy New Year with Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood served up Aamir Khan in comedy/drama PK this weekend (see trailer above). Going out day-and-date in 22 markets including India, North America and the UK, it released on about 5,000 screens at home and more than 800 overseas. The total take excluding North America was $22.13M for the frame, says distributor UTV. An… Read
‘Hobbit’ Rules; ‘Bullets’ Fire Up China; ‘PK’ Lands; ‘Museum’ Opens Doors: Intl BO
Highlights: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (WB) at top of the ranks with $105.5M — passes $350M worldwide; Gone With The Bullets cumes $48.5M in four China days; India's PK (UTV) scores record North American bow; Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb (FOX) unearths $10.75M; Big Hero 6 (DIS) big in Japan at $5.3M; more…
On the march in a further 22 markets this frame, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies grossed $105.5M from 19,315 screens in 59 total… Read
‘Mr. Turner’ Paints A Solid Box-Office Bow; ‘Inherent Vice,’ ‘Imitation Game’ Take Top PTAs
Sony Classics' Mr. Turner had a near masterpiece of a theatrical debut in limited release, creating director Mike Leigh's highest per-theater average for any of his titles opening on multiple screens. But holdovers Inherent Vice from Warner Bros and TWC's The Imitation Game took the highest and second-highest averages this weekend, while Whiplash, Citizenfour and Force Majeure all passed notable milestones in their on-screen runs.
Mr. Turner, starring Timothy Spall… Read
Holiday B.O. Explosion: ‘Five Armies’ Seizes $90M+ Over Five Days – Sunday Update
Sunday, 10:52AM: Happy days are here again at the box office. Warner Bros. and industry analysts are both seeing The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies with a Wednesday through Sunday domestic cume of $90.6M and a FSS of $56.2M. Five Armies' five-day haul beats The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which though a Friday bow, made $86.1M over five. However, Five Armies falls short of the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey's five-day run of $100.2M.
Five Armies has all… Read
‘Museum’ Opens Early With Previews, ‘Annie’ Warms Up, ‘Hobbit’ Eases Thursday
UPDATE, Friday, 8:50 AM: The Hobbit:The Battle Of Five Armies made an estimated $9.96M Thursday, down 59%, however, such slides are usual on the second day following a solid Wednesday bow before biz picks up again on Friday. In addition, 20th Century Fox unspooled Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb in 2,531 theaters, posting $491K. Sony's Annie starting tuning up with $360K at 2,400. Keep in mind, kids were still in school as of Thursday night with only 7% k-12 out… Read
Oscar Hopeful Timothy Spall Heads To Theaters With Mike Leigh’s ‘Mr. Turner’ — Specialty Preview
Sony Classics is charging ahead despite the insane turmoil at its parent company, opening its Awards-contender Mr. Turner in NYC and L.A. SPC is maintaining its expansion plans as well for fellow awards-hopefuls Foxcatcher and Whiplash into the New Year, according to the company's co-president Michael Barker. Mr. Turner is the weekend's highest profile limited release title to open this weekend. Director Mike Leigh's films have a history of solid starts stateside, but the… Read
‘Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ Conquers In Tuesday Night Previews – B.O.
Talk about a great start. Peter Jackson's final installment of The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies rang up $11.2M in its 7 PM Tuesday night previews at 3,100 theaters, besting the $8.8M Thursday night of last December's The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, as well as the $8M Tuesday night charted by 2003's The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King. By Friday, Five Armies will be in 3,875 venues, 85% of which can play the film in 3D or premium large format. In IMAX alone… Read
Footloose ‘Hobbit’ Grows; ‘Mockingjay’ Tempers ‘Fire': Intl Box Office Final
2ND UPDATE, MONDAY 4:39 PM PT: Actuals are in from the international weekend with The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies climbing $4.6M above projections. The 1st frame cume is now $122.2M with 3D results accounting for 71% of the box office total. Increases in key overseas markets have been updated below. Expanded Hobbit holiday cheer will flow next weekend in North America, Italy, Spain and Korea. On the flipside, Exodus: Gods And Kings came in slightly lower in its… Read
Fox Dominates Soft Frame With ‘Exodus'; ‘Interstellar’ Crosses $100M In IMAX – Box Office Actuals
Monday update, 3:20PM: 20th Century Fox's Exodus: Gods and Kings came in just a tad below its weekend estimate yesterday morning with $24.1M today, but then most of the films in the top 10 were off slightly from Sunday, including Paramount's Top Five which came in $300K less than its projection with $6.9M (Universal's Dumb and Dumber To posted a tinge higher than its FSS forecast yesterday with $2.8M). Rentrak sees the week at $83.4M, off 43.5% from the same frame a year… Read
He’s 98, She’s 89 And Their Love Story Is Edging Hollywood At Korea’s B.O.: Video
South Korean documentary My Love, Don't Cross That River gave Hollywood a run for its money at the local box office this frame — two weeks after its original release. At No. 10 on Rentrak's international chart this week, the heart-warming/tear-jerking film earned an estimated $4.7M this weekend to take its cume to $6.5M. By comparison, Interstellar, which has been leading the Korean box office for several weeks, took $3.2M this frame, and Exodus: Gods And Kings grossed… Read
‘Inherent Vice’ Virtuous In Opening Atop Specialty Box Office
Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice debuted amid much anticipation and easily grossed the weekend's highest per-theater averages among all limited-release titles. But that didn't mean it could match the stratospheric numbers of The Imitation Game, Birdman or The Grand Budapest Hotel, which had the year's biggest opening weekends.
In fact, Vice didn't even match the PTAs of P.T.A.'s previous three films, though word of mouth may give it a great high before its theatrical… Read
‘Mockingjay’ Helps Lionsgate Unlock $1B At Intl Box Office For 3rd Straight Year
Scoring a hat trick, Lionsgate has passed the $1B mark at the international box office for the third year in a row. The exact estimate after this frame is $1,000,302,862. That's largely off the wings of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 which now has an overseas cume of $334M. This weekend, Mockingjay added $16M in offshore coin, playing in 86 markets. Brazil has now passed The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's lifetime gross and that's also occurred in 24 other… Read