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Tales From The Box Office: Resident Evil Beat The Video Game Movie Curse

Video games have been wildly popular for decades now, but it was in the ’90s when Hollywood first became interested in the notion of turning these interactive experiences into movies. These began in earnest with the likes of the legendarily bad “Super Mario Bros.” in 1993 and the A-for-effort “Mortal Kombat” in 1995. To this […]

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‘Wrath of Man,’ ‘Nobody’ Lead VOD Box Office, ‘Queen Bees’ Clicks on Premium

On the surface, it might appear that little changed with home viewing this weekend. At least as far as can be told with “In the Heights” (Warner Bros.) on HBO Max. Even with theaters of great interest, unlike its disappointing gross, results at home remain a mystery.But a second glance reveals a few nuggets of […]

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HBO Max Isn’t to Blame After ‘In the Heights’ Fizzles at the Box Office

Since “In the Heights,” a lauded adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical, fell short of box office expectations, it would be easy to point to its hybrid debut on HBO Max as the culprit.But streaming isn’t necessarily to blame for the movie’s lackluster $11.4 million four-day opening weekend.Yes, it’s possible that some HBO Max subscribers […]

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‘Shogun’ Limited Series Cast Adds Hiroyuki Sanada and Cosmo Jarvis

The FX limited series based on James Clavell’s Shogun has added Hiroyuki Sanada and Cosmo Jarvis to its cast. Sanada just appeared in both Mortal Kombat and Army of the Dead, while Jarvis’s credits include Annihilation and Calm With Horses. The story is “set in feudal Japan and charts the collision of two ambitious men […]

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Box Office: Angelina Jolie’s ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ Doa as ‘Spiral’ Claims No. 1

Angelina Jolie’s survival action thriller “Those Who Wish Me Dead” didn’t do much to revive the North American box office. The Warner Bros. film, which debuted simultaneously on the streaming service HBO Max, took in a paltry $2.8 million in its opening weekend.The movie’s hybrid release on HBO Max likely isn’t the reason “Those Who […]

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Chris Rock Takes On The ‘Saw’ Franchise In ‘Spiral’, Warner Releases Taylor Sheridan/Angelina Jolie Thriller ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’

The summer movie season continues on its road to recovery and normalcy, with four new wide releases hitting screens. Still, studios are holding back their big guns for now, as roughly one-third of theaters remain closed and capacity restrictions remain in place at many locations. The past few months have shown promising box office results […]

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‘Army of the Dead’ in Theaters Means Netflix and Exhibition Both Get to Win

“Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”The final line in “Casablanca,” with Humphrey Bogart’s Rick commenting on the marriage of convenience with French Vichy Captain Renault, might serve for theaters and Netflix. The movie that’s testing that bond is not a cinema classic; it’s Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead,” an […]

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‘Demon Slayer’ Gets Its Revenge, Stealing The Top Spot From ‘Mortal Kombat’ In A Tight Race For No. 1 At The Box Office

At the end of the day, box-office success isn’t measured solely by opening-weekend numbers. Sometimes it’s a marathon, not a sprint. As proof, you need look no further than the newly reversed fortunes of Mortal Kombat and Demon Slayer: Mugen Train.Last weekend, the two new releases battled tooth-and-nail all the way to the finish line, […]

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