Posts Tagged ‘box office’
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“Hotel Transylvania 2” Breaks September Box Office Record with $48.46M Debut Weekend

by Ed Liuon September 29, 2015
Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 2 earned $48.46 million in its debut weekend in theaters, beating out the first Hotel Transylvania movie’s box office take by almost $6 million and setting a new top-grossing record for a September movie premiere. The sequel handily beat the next competitor, Warner Bros’ The Intern, which grossed $17.73M over […]
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“Inside Out” Continues Box Office Success With $52.1 Million Second Weekend

by Todd DuBoison June 30, 2015
Pixar’s Inside Out pulled in an estimated $52.13 in its second weekend at the U.S. box office per Box Office Mojo, marking a modest 42% drop from its expectation-defying $90.4 million opening weekend. After ten days the film’s earnings stand at an estimated $184.95 million domestically, and Inside Out is tracking ahead of every other […]

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DreamWorks’ “Home” Surprises With Strong Opening Weekend

by Todd DuBoison March 30, 2015
DreamWorks Animation’s new family film Home defied expectations at the box office opening weekend, earning $52.1 million domestically per Box Office Mojo. The movie had been projected for an opening of $30 to $35 million, but instead Home represents the third strongest opening for a non-sequel film from the studio behind Kung Fu Panda ($60.2 […]
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SpongeBob Rules the Box Office with $56M in Premiere Weekend

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2015
The second SpongeBob SquarePants movie crushed its competition at the box office in its debut weekend, taking in $56 million (estimated) in ticket sales. The total is more than double the estimated box office take of its nearest competition, American Sniper, which took in $24.16 million in its seventh week of release. The SpongeBob Movie: […]

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“Big Hero 6” Conquers Box Office with $56.2M in Ticket Sales for Debut Weekend

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2014
Disney’s Big Hero 6 won the box office race in its premiere weekend, selling $56.21M in tickets (estimated) to beat out Paramount’s science fiction epic Interstellar, whose second place finish meant $47.51M in ticket sales. The strong opening weekend handily beat out Wreck-It Ralph‘s $49M premiere from 2012, although it’s short of the $67M opening […]

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“The Boxtrolls” Better Than Scarlett Johansson and “Sex Tape” (at UK Box Office)

by Ed Liuon September 16, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Laika’s The Boxtrolls leapt to the top of the box office charts in the United Kingdom in its premiere weekend, taking in $3.3 million to beat out Scarlett Johansson in Lucy (which took in $1.3 million in its fourth week of release in the U.K.) and last week’s box office […]

“How to Train Your Dragon 2” Takes $50M in Opening Weekend for #2 Spot

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2014
In a box office battle of sequels, comedic cops beat dragons this past weekend. DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 came in second place at the box office in its premiere weekend, with its estimated $50 million in ticket sales falling $10 million short of Sony’s 22 Jump Street ticket sales. […]


Disney’s “Frozen” Becomes the 5th Highest Grossing Film Worldwide

by Todd DuBoison May 25, 2014
Box office returns for this weekend have propelled Disney’s award-winning 2013 film Frozen past Iron Man 3 to become the 5th highest grossing film worldwide. Box Office Mojo measures the film’s worldwide total of $1,219,242,546, compared to Iron Man 3’s $1,215,439,994 gross. With these earnings, Frozen is behind only the box office revenue of Avatar, Titanic, […]
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“The Lego Movie” Becomes First Film of 2014 to Break $400M Internationally

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that The Lego Movie has become the first film of 2014 to break $400 million in ticket sales internationally, with $248.3 million in US ticket sales and $152.2 million internationally for a worldwide total of $400.5 million through Sunday. The total puts it $100 million ahead of its closest competitor in […]