Box Office

“Black Panther” Dominates Third Consecutive US Weekend Box Office, “Red Sparrow” #2

Powered by another mammoth gross, “Black Panther” tops a third consecutive US weekend box office chart. “Black Panther” earned an estimated $65.7 million at the box office this weekend. The tally brings the film’s cumulative total to $501.1 million. It also secures “Black Panther” a dominant weekend box office victory. New release “Red Sparrow” takes second place. It earned $17.0 million in its first weekend of release. “Death Wish,” another newcomer, debuts at #3 with $13.0 million. “Game Night” falls two places to #4 with $10.7 million (cume now $33.4 million), while “Peter Rabbit” drops two spots to #5 with ... Read more

“Black Panther” Quickly Reaches $400 Million At US Box Office

Making good on the very lofty forecasts, “Black Panther” will earn an estimated $108 million in its second weekend at the US weekend box office. Enough for a dominant weekend victory, the figure also brings the film’s cumulative gross past $400 million. Assuming the estimate holds up, the film’s running total will be at $400.0 million by the end of Sunday. In reaching the $400 million mark on its tenth day in the market, “Black Panther” ties “Jurassic World” as the second-fastest film to reach the milestone. Only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($8 days), got there faster. As for ... Read more

“Black Panther” Conquers US Box Office With Second-Biggest 4-Day Total Ever

Update: It turns out “Black Panther” actually posted the second-biggest four-day total in US box office history. While estimates had the film earning $235 million over Presidents’ Day Weekend, actual data confirms the number at $242.0 million. The figure tops the $241.6 million earned by “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in its first four days. Only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($288.1 million) has earned more money within a four-day window. ==== “Black Panther” utterly conquered the Presidents’ Day weekend box office in the United States. Per studio estimates, the film will close the four-day weekend $235 million in receipts. ... Read more

“Black Panther” Dominates US Friday Box Office, Poised For Monster Opening Weekend

The critically acclaimed, eagerly anticipated “Black Panther” predictably conquered the US Friday box office. “Black Panther” earned a dominant $75.8 million on opening day (Thursday screenings included). The figure, which ranks as the eighth-greatest single day tally on record, tops that of the day’s #2 film by a factor of 13. It positions “Black Panther” for a three-day weekend in the $180-190 million range. Should that projection hold, “Black Panther” will deliver the sixth-biggest opening weekend on record. Analysts meanwhile expect “Black Panther” to clear $210 million by the end of the four-day holiday weekend (President’s Day is on Monday). ... Read more

“Fifty Shades Freed” Claims #1 At US Weekend Box Office; “Peter Rabbit” Earns #2

In the epitome of a predictable outcome, “Fifty Shades Freed” earns #1 at the US weekend box office. The film will close its opening weekend with an estimated $38.8 million in US receipts. While the figure trails the $46.6 million attained by “Fifty Shades Darker,” it is still enough for a comfortable #1 bow on this week’s chart. Fellow newcomer “Peter Rabbit,” which debuts at #2, earned $25.0 million in its inaugural frame. “The 15:17 To Paris,” the third of this weekend’s big new releases, follows at #3. It earned $12.6 million. “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle,” last weekend’s winner, ... Read more

“Fifty Shades Freed” Leads US Friday Box Office; “Peter Rabbit,” “15:17” Follow In Top 3

While its total came in narrowly below that of predecessor “Fifty Shades Darker,” the new “Fifty Shades Freed” still managed to dominate the US box office on Friday. “Fifty Shades Freed” earned $18.5 million in its first day of release (Thursday screenings included). The tally more than triples that of the day’s #2 film. It, moreover, positions the film for an opening weekend sum in the $38-42 million range. That will be enough for convincing weekend victory. Fellow new release “Peter Rabbit” took second place at the Friday box office. The film earned $5.7 million on opening day — and ... Read more

“Jumanji” Returns To #1 At US Weekend Box Office, “Winchester” Debuts At #3

A quiet Super Bowl Weekend box office ends in favor of “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.” The blockbuster retakes the US weekend crown thanks to an estimated $11.0 million in weekend receipts. The figure brings its cumulative total to an impressive $352.6 million. “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” which debuted at #1 on last weekend’s chart, slips to #2 this week. It added $10.2 million to its haul (cume now $40.0 million). “Winchester,” the only noteworthy new release, debuts at #3 with $9.3 million. “The Greatest Showman” holds at #4 with $7.8 million (cume now $137.5 million), while a weekend ... Read more

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” Wins US Weekend Box Office; “Hostiles” Joins Top 3

Just like its predecessors “The Maze Runner” and “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” the new “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” opens at #1 on the US weekend box office chart. “The Death Cure” will close this weekend with an estimated $23.5 million. While down from the $30 million-plus openings of the previous two films, the tally is enough for a first place bow. “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle,” which spent the past three weekends at #1, falls to #2. It added $16.4 million to its haul (cume now $338.1 million). The newly expanded “Hostiles” earns third place this weekend. It ... Read more

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” Tops US Friday Box Office, Set For Weekend Win

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” may not have started as well as 2014’s “The Maze Runner” or 2015’s “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” but it still convincingly ranked as Friday’s top film in the US. It, moreover, is on track to claim #1 for the overall weekend. “The Death Cure” earned $8.4 million at the Friday box office (Thursday screenings included). The Friday tally positions “The Death Cure” for an opening weekend in the $19-25 million range. 2014’s “The Maze Runner” earned $11.3 million on opening Friday en route to a weekend gross of $32.5 million. “The Scorch Trials” earned ... Read more

“Insidious” Tops US Friday Box Office, But “Jumanji” Set For Weekend Victory

“Insidious: The Last Key” edged “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” for first place at the Friday US box office, but the latter is expected to take #1 on the weekend chart. The new “Insidious” film debuted with $12.7 million Friday, while “Jumanji” added $10.8 million to its haul. As a new film with less family (weekend matinee) appeal and an inflated Friday total due to Thursday night screenings (which account for about $2 million), “Insidious” is nonetheless expected to be more front-loaded. Analysts expect “Insidious” to close the weekend in the $24-27 million range. “Jumanji,” on the other hand, should ... Read more