The Return Of Tom Cruise In ‘Rogue Nation'; ‘Vacation’s Length – Weekend Box Office Postmortem
7TH UPDATE, Monday 2:58PM – Final weekend actuals: Paramount/Skydance’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation arrived closer to the industry’s estimates yesterday morning with $55.5M, still a gross that’s considered a comeback for both Tom Cruise and the M:I franchise. The sequel, according to distrib experts, is expected to slide 50%-55% this coming weekend with $25M-$27.8M, the average second-weekend drop for a tentpole of this type. 20th Century Fox’s reboot of The Fantast… Read
‘Hamilton’ Juggernaut Includes A Show Before The Show As Broadway Box Office Stays Steady At $28.8M
In the final week of previews before its August 6 opening, Hamilton put on a couple of noteworthy side shows: The historico-comico-rapico-dramatico musicale brings $32-million in advance sales to the table, a pre-opening safe deposit that’s rarer than a straight play in the district. With a weekly gross of $1.5 million at the Nederlander-owned Richard Rodgers Theater, the Lin-Manuel Miranda show registered a Street high of 112% of potential, outflanking the over-100% club… Read
‘Rogue Nation’ Puts Cruise In Control At $64.5M Offshore; Sets Career & ‘M:I’ Franchise Bests – Intl Box Office Final
3rd UPDATE, 12:27 PM PT: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation opened to No. 1 in most of its 40 markets and the highest opening ever in those same markets and it will log in as highest ever weekend opening for a Tom Cruise movie in 25 countries. It rode in with about $600K less than estimated over the weekend but still stellar and has yet to bow in China.
Final updates are also in for Universal Studios’ comedy Trainwreck, their animated family film Minions and the rest of… Read
‘Criminal’, ‘Dirty Grandpa’ & ‘Mechanic: Resurrection’ Get New Release Dates
EXCLUSIVE: Two action thrillers. Both set in London. Both from Millennium Films. On the same release date. Until now. Lionsgate just moved Criminal, starring Gary Oldman, Kevin Costner and Ryan Reynolds, off the same release date that London Has Fallen occupied after Gramercy and Focus staked out the same weekend a couple of months ago in a bit of schedule swap of its own. The Olympus Has Fallen follow-up, which returns stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhardt and Morgan… Read
‘Inside Out’ Enjoys New Box Office Milestone: Crosses $600M Worldwide
Coming out of its 7th weekend, Disney/Pixar's Inside Out continues to spread the joy, crossing the $600M worldwide box office mark. With an additional $17.8M from overseas and $4.52M at home in the frame, the global total has now risen to $602.29M. Of that, $272.7M is the international portion and domestic is worth $329.59M. The Pete Docter-helmed animated family film is the 7th in the Pixar stable to reach the $600M benchmark.
The domestic cume makes it the No. 7… Read
‘Mission: Impossible’ Takes Off To $26.4M Overseas; Sets Records For Tom Cruise
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions’ Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the 5th installment in the $2.1B franchise, took flight overseas on Thursday with rollout beginning in such key markets as Korea, the UK, Mexico and Australia. The opening gross through Friday is a muscular $26.4M and the offshore frame is on track for about $60M. Coupled with an expected domestic debut of $52.5M, Rogue has lit the fuse towards a $112M opening worldwide session. In total this… Read
Jesse Eisenberg & Jason Segel In ‘The End Of The Tour'; Brando On Brando In ‘Listen To Me Marlon': Specialty Preview
A trio of documentaries that likely will factor in awards season bow this weekend, while a new feature starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel could give some lift into the specialty box office. Showtime Documentary Film is giving its Sundance docu Listen To Me Marlon, which tells Oscar-winning screen legend Marlon Brando’s story through his own words, a traditional theatrical window ahead of its fall debut on the network. Magnolia Pictures and Participant will open… Read
‘Vacation’ Sputters In Wednesday Debut – Box Office
The Griswolds have started their latest trip to Walley World slower than expected. Warner Bros./New Line’s Vacation made $3.805M in its opening Wednesday, which includes Tuesday night previews of $1.2M. Despite the low number, it was the top film on Wednesday. Current weekend estimates now see a five-day in the high-$20M range. Some exhibitors were reporting a low turnout in theaters last night. Audiences gave the film a B CinemaScore, which is less than other raunchy… Read
Netflix Launches First Film ‘Beasts Of No Nation’ In 19 Landmark Theaters
Moments after Deadline broke news in March that Netflix had acquired the Cary Fukunaga-directed Idris Elba prestige film Beasts Of No Nation as its first major theatrical film, NATO theater chains pledged they would not play the film. Today, Netflix has revealed that it is partnering with distributor Bleecker Street and the Landmark theater chain to gives its first theatrical feature a movie house presence to go along with its global launch on the streaming service. The… Read
Dan Fellman On His “Long Goodbye” To Warner Bros
To hear retiring Warner Bros Domestic Distribution president Dan Fellman describe his last few years at the studio, he sounds a bit like Michael Corleone, the guy who wanted out but kept being drawn back in. “For me, this is the long goodbye,” said Fellman, who today formalized his expected exit in December after 37 years at the studio. “I attempted to do this after Alan Horn left, but Jeff Robinov came in and asked me to stay for a couple years to help through the… Read
Moviegoers Take A ‘Vacation’ Tuesday Night – Box Office
Warner Bros./New Line’s updated sequel Vacation started its weekend journey last night at 7 PM, gassing up $1.2M. The film, which follows Clark Griswold’s son, Rusty, in his return to Walley World, opens 32 years to the day after the 1983 original Chevy Chase film National Lampoon’s Vacation.
On the lower end of projections,Vacation is on track to earn $20M over FSS and in the low-$30M range for the Wednesday through Sunday span. Warner Bros. believes it has something… Read
How Much Is ‘Pixels’ A Box Office Pickle For Adam Sandler? – Weekend Actuals
Nancy Tartaglione contributed to this report.
Some reporters are writing Adam Sandler’s box office obituary today after the less-than-spectacular $24M bow for Sony’s Pixels which cost a reported net $88M. If the budget was lower, we’d be raving about what a profitable success it is. Tracking was way off on this one heading into the weekend, with non-Sony analysts seeing a $30M-plus opening.
It’s a bit much to sentence Sandler to movie jail; he’s shown more comebacks at… Read