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China Box Office: ‘Detective vs. Sleuths’ Wins Weekend, ‘Mozart From Space’ Disappoints

Hong Kong crime thriller Detective vs. Sleuths surged to the top of China’s box office in its second weekend of release, earning $18.4 million. Chinese hitmaker Chen Sicheng’s much anticipated sci-fi comedy Mozart From Space, meanwhile, made a disappointing start in second place, taking $16.6 million. Slipping just 20 percent from its opening frame, Detective […]

Box Office: ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Stays No. 1 With $46M, ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Impresses With $17M

As expected, Marvel entry Thor: Love and Thunder handily took No. 1 in its second weekend at the North American box office with $46 million in ticket sales, far ahead of the new entry Where the Crawdads Sing, which earned a better-than-expected $17 million. Thor thundered to first at the domestic box office at 4,375 […]

Box Office: ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Takes $2.3M in Thursday Previews

After last week’s massive Thor: Love and Thunder opening, this weekend will be quieter at the box office with drama Where the Crawdads Sing and animated film Paws of Fury as the two new nationwide entries with Thor expected to keep the No. 1 spot. On Thursday night, Sony and 3000 Pictures’ Crawdads took in […]

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Passes $600M at Domestic Box Office

Top Gun: Maverick has now made studio history as it passed $600 million at the domestic box office on Tuesday evening. The Top Gun sequel has now earned $601.9 million in North America. In June, the movie passed $1 billion at the global box office, the first Tom Cruise film to achieve the milestone and […]

China Box Office: ‘Lighting Up the Stars’ Wins Weekend, ‘Thor 4’ in Limbo Over Suspected LGBTQ Censorship

Local drama Lighting Up the Stars easily won a third consecutive weekend at China’s box office, selling $27.8 million worth of tickets for an impressive total of $186.3 million and counting. But the sentimental Chinese film, which tells the story of a surprising bond formed between a funeral director and an orphaned little girl, didn’t […]

Box Office: ‘Thor 4’ Thunderous With $143M Franchise-Best Opening

Marvel and Disney’s Thor: Love and Thunder added further fuel to the summer box office rally with a domestic opening of $143 million, the best showing of the stand-alone franchise starring Chris Hemsworth as the hammer-wielding superhero. The pic opened in line with expectations in North America, where it scored the third-best opening of the […]

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Box Office Heads for $135M-$145M Opening

The hammer is back in action. Marvel’s latest superhero offering, Thor: Love and Thunder, started off its North American box office run with a Friday haul of $69.5 million, including a mighty $29.6 million in Thursday previews. Most pundits believe Thor 4 will earn $140 million to $145 million for the weekend. Disney is being […]

Movie Theater Chains Weathered COVID-19, Now Face Economic Downturn

After nearly two years of halting gains, major theater chains are finally starting to see a box office recovery as the summer blockbuster season gets into full swing. But an accelerated recovery in grosses is happening amid concerns of a broader economic downturn, leading to questions on Wall Street about how quickly exhibitors can bounce […]

Box Office Dispatch: How Real Is the Boom and Will It Last?

For the first time since the pandemic began, revenue at the domestic box office almost crossed $1 billion in June as some semblance of normalcy returned to the multiplex. Hollywood studios released a small army of event titles that found their audiences, but executives remain anxious about a gap in the calendar once the summer […]

China Box Office Shrinks 38 Percent in First Half of 2022, North America Regains Top Spot

After two, brief years of dominance, China is surrendering the global box office crown back to North America in 2022. During the darkest days of the pandemic for Hollywood, when most major tentpoles were put on hold or shifted to streaming, China swept past the U.S. in total ticket sales for the first time in […]

Box Office: ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Sparks Meme Frenzy Among Young Males

Minions: The Rise of Gru has a surprising demo to thank for setting off fireworks at the July Fourth box office with one of the best animated tentpole openings in history: male teenagers and younger male adults. The TikTok meme #GentleMinions has been gaining strength throughout the long holiday weekend as male Generation Z’ers showed […]

‘Minions: Rise of Gru’ Lights Up Record July 4th Box Office Fireworks With $125.2M Opening

What a fireworks show. The long Fourth of July holiday weekend was a box office extravaganza for Hollywood as Minions: The Rise of Gru scored a huge four-day opening of $125.2 million domestically, according to Monday estimates. That includes $107 million for the three days, although grosses could shift in either direction when weekend actuals […]