Posts Tagged ‘box office’
Ice Age: Collision Course

“Pets” Drops to #2 at the Box Office; “Ice Age: Collision Course” Disappoints

by Ed Liuon July 26, 2016
Three of the top 10 grossing films this past weekend were animated, with Universal/Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets continuing its strong showing at the box office, taking the number 2 spot with $29.6 million in ticket sales for its third week of release, bringing its cumulative total to $260.98 million. Pets came in behind […]
The Secret Life of Pets

“Secret Life of Pets” Tops “Ghostbusters” at Box Office; “Finding Dory” Becomes Top-Grossing Animated Feature Ever

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2016
Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets took the top spot at the box office in its second week of release with ticket sales totaling $50.56 million (estimated), beating out the remake of Ghostbusters which took an estimated $46 million in its premiere weekend. And just below The Legend of Tarzan in the #3 spot […]

The Secret Life of Pets

“The Secret Life of Pets” Not So Secret After $104M Debut Weekend; “Finding Dory” Tops Ticket Sales for 2016

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2016
In its debut weekend, Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets took in a total of $104.35 million in ticket sales to handily take the top spot in the weekend box office race. The total also gave The Secret Life of Pets the most successful opening weekend for an original animated feature, toppling Disney/Pixar’s Inside […]
Finding Dory

“Finding Dory” Breaks Records with $136M Opening Weekend

by Ed Liuon June 20, 2016
Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory conquered the box office in its premiere weekend, taking in an estimated $136.1 million in ticket sales domestically, dwarfing its nearest competition (Warner Bros. comedy Central Intelligence starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart, which took in an estimated $34.5 million). The total broke several box office records for an animated […]

Ratchet & Clank

“Ratchet & Clank” Movie Disappoints at the Box Office

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2016
Focus Features’ Ratchet & Clank, based on the Sony PlayStation video game franchise, sold a disappointing $4.8 million (estimated) in tickets in its premiere weekend, placing it #7 in the box office race for the weekend behind two other movies opening in wide release (Keanu and Mother’s Day), nearly an order of magnitude behind the […]

“The Peanuts Movie” Takes Second Behind Bond in Premiere Weekend

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2015
The Peanuts Movie earned an estimated $45 million in ticket sales in its premiere weekend, placing it second behind Spectre, the latest installment of the enduring James Bond franchise, and the fourth outing for Daniel Craig as James Bond. While the box office take for The Peanuts Movie might seem low, the total is comparable […]

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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 […]
Inside Out Joy Sadness

“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 […]

DreamWorks Home

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: […]