Jurassic World Takes a Big Bite Out of the Box Office

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Let’s face it: No one wants to tangle with a T-rex, genetically modified or not. So when the technically enhanced dinosaurs of Jurassic World started rampaging through multiplexes around the world, we all knew there was going to be some pretty serious carnage left in its wake. But no one expected anything quite like this. […]

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Zooms to Financial Stratosphere

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Yeah, you know your movie is saddled with some superhuman expectations when $188 million draws a collective “meh.” That’s the bittersweet fate of Avengers: Age of Ultron. The superhero movie zoomed to a massive $187.7 million opening (estimated, of course)—the second biggest opening ever. And to be clear, no one’s crying over Ultron’s box office […]

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Insurgent Conquers Box Office

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In the Divergent franchise, people typically fill one of five primary factions: Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless and Erudite. But this weekend, another faction was in play—one that changed everything: Opulent. OK, so technically Tris, Four et al are members of the Divergent faction (which makes sense, given the name of the series and all). But […]

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Chappie Chugs to Championship, Chump Change

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Chappie, Neill Blomkamp’s emotional robot, learned another particularly human lesson this weekend: What it feels like to win for losing. While Chappie took the weekend’s box office crown, it did so in the most dispiriting way possible, collecting a tiny $13.3 million (estimated, of course) in a super-slow weekend at the Megaplex. Why, that’s barely […]

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