Streaming did not kill moviegoing this year, not one bit.
While we all knew that the domestic box office was headed for an $11 billion-plus year, it turns out that we’re going to hit that mark in record time this week on either Tuesday or Wednesday completing the feat in 345 or 346 days. Through the end of today…
Finally, some good news for those who like a sprinkling of fact in their films: barely a month past the mid-year mark, Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan's World War II drama, appears poised to outperform last year's top-selling historical movie, Theodore Melfi's Hidden Figures.
MONDAY AM, 8TH UPDATE: As a studio exec exclaimed to me this morning: “I guess there’s been a reason there has never been three $20 mil pics on a September weekend. Football!” Monday numbers show both Moneyball($19.5M) and Dolphin Tale($19.1M) missed the mark.