‘Hamilton’s $3.1M Week Keeps Broadway Box Office On An Even Keel
Posting a $266K uptick and again topping the $3 million mark in weekly ticket sales, Hamilton helped keep Broadway flat in an otherwise blah week that saw New Yorkers and tourists taking to the streets in spring gear during an uncharacteristically balmy February stretch. The American history blockbuster, running at the Nederlander Organization’s Richard Rodgers Theatre, took in a Street-leading $3.13 million, with an average ticket price of $291.37, also the top number… Read
What Oscar’s Best Picture Snafu Spells For ‘Moonlight’ & ‘La La Land’ At The B.O.; There’s A Surprising Takeaway
After its surprise Best Picture Oscar win last night, what now for A24’s Moonlight?
Quite similar to the recent Best Picture winners before it, i.e. last year’s Spotlight and 2015’s Birdman, Moonlight already is streaming in homes on transactional VOD and will hit DVD shelves tomorrow. Despite major chains’ refusal to book movies that are already occupying their second and third ancillary windows, exceptions typically are made for Best Picture winners. A24 will reveal… Read
Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Jumps To $33.4M Opening – Monday AM Box Office Update
6th UPDATE, Monday AM: While most of the town likely has a hangover from last night’s Oscar snafu, Universal/Blumhouse’s Get Out is even higher in early Monday reporting. The Jordan Peele-directed horror movie now seeing a $33.4 million debut according to rival estimates. Note that rivals and Universal have generally been in sync in their forecasts on this one throughout the weekend. Many figured a $7M Sunday, but Get Out looks to be posting $9.8M, off 22% from Saturday.
‘Resident Evil’ Rocks China With Record $94.3M Debut – International Box Office
UPDATE, WRITETRHU: While Fox’s Logan gets set to claw into global box office as it begins day-and-date rollout on Wednesday, the current frame was a major holdover and expansion fest. Business was particularly un-dead in China where Screen Gems/Constantin Films' Resident Evil: The Final Chapter blazed in on a $94.3M debut to score the biggest-ever FSS opening in the market for an import. The Milla Jovovich-led epic zombie battle is also the No. 2 FSS launch for all films… Read
Oscar Nominee ‘My Life As a Zucchini’ Opens Solid; Spirit Winner ‘Moonlight’ Over $22M – Specialty Box Office
My Life As A Zucchini, Gkids' Oscar-nominated stop-motion film, headlined a mostly quiet weekend at the Specialty box office, opening in two locations grossing more than $28,000. Roadside Attractions bowed romantic drama Bitter Harvest with Max Irons in 127 theaters Friday, grossing more than $207K, and Pantelion/Lionsgate's Everybody Loves Somebody remained in 333 locations in its second frame, grossing $410K.
On Academy Awards weekend, the collection of 2017 Oscar Nomina… Read
‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ Grosses Massive $70M In Two Days, $33M First Day In China
UPDATED, Saturday, 10:20 AM: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will likely be anything but as the Screen Gems/Constantin Film production has now racked up a phenomenal $70M in just two days in China. This comes after a first day gross of $33M which ended up as the third-highest of all time for a Hollywood film. To get some perspective, xXx: Return of Xander Cage took in $61.3M — in three days. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s had a $31M opening weekend. It didn’t hurt that… Read
‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Whips Past $300M At Worldwide Box Office
Universal Pictures’ Fifty Shades Darker has roped a pair of new milestones, whipping past $200M at the international box office and $300M globally. Through Thursday, the sequel to 2015 smash S&M love story Fifty Shades of Grey has grossed $207.8M overseas and $303.7M worldwide. Domestically, there’s $95.9M in the play room through yesterday.
The James Foley-helmed erotic noir dominated both international and worldwide box office across its first two weeks. Offshore, it… Read
Amy Adams’ ‘Arrival’ Flies Past $100M; 3rd Oscar Best Picture Nominee To Hit Mark
It’s been quite a ride for Arrival, the sci-fi movie starring Amy Adams that Paramount scooped up close to three years ago at the Cannes Film Festival for a record $20 million. As we forecasted last month, the Denis Villeneuve-directed movie was destined to hit the century mark before Oscar night, becoming the third Best Picture nominee this year to do so after 20th Century Fox’s Hidden Figures (currently $146.9M) and Lionsgate’s La La Land ($136.2M).
For Adams… Read
‘Bitter Harvest’, ‘My Life As A Zucchini’ & ‘Dying Laughing’ Offer Oscar Weekend Alternatives – Specialty B.O. Preview
Roadside Attractions is looking to take advantage of an Oscar-overloaded audience with its war drama Bitter Harvest, starring Max Irons and Samantha Barks. The company has tapped Ukrainian-Americans for the title's opening weekend in three dozen markets. Gkids on Friday opens its Swiss-French animated film My Life As A Zucchini, which is up for an Animated Feature Oscar this Sunday, while Gravitas Ventures digs into comedy with documentary Dying Laughing by Lloyd Stanton… Read
‘Sunday In The Park’ Review: Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford Bring Revival To Broadway’s Newest Theater
And then there were 41.
Broadway’s roster of houses, where stars are born or confirmed, and where theater folks come in hopes of finding Tony glory, expanded by one Thursday night with the re-opening of the Hudson Theatre, recently taken over by the Ambassador Theatre Group, updated and restored to autumnal golden glory. To mark the occasion, ATG imported a celebrated concert revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer prize-winning musical Sunday In The Park W… Read
Oscar Isaac, Keegan-Michael Key Set Public Theater ‘Hamlet’
Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Inside Llewyn Davis) will play the melancholy Dane beginning in June at the Public Theater, in a staging of the Shakespeare tragedy by Sam Gold. The director, who previously staged the Tony-winning Fun Home at the Public and on Broadway, is fairly busy: His revival of The Glass Menagerie, starring Sally Field, is about to open on Broadway, to be quickly followed by a new play, A Doll’s House, Part 2, on Broadway in April. Earlier… Read
‘Split’ Shows Personality With $200M+ At Worldwide Box Office
Amid its continued craze at the domestic and international box office, M Night Shyamalan’s Split has crossed $200M global. The milestone for the James McAvoy-starrer came with Wednesday grosses. Domestically, the psychological thriller has taken $126.3M and overseas has banked $74.1M. The worldwide total stands at $200.4M.
Split marks Universal's second collaboration with Shyamalan and Blumhouse Productions following 2015's breakout hit The Visit, reinvigorating the Sixth… Read