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‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Doubles Expectations with Almost $50 Million on Opening Weekend

Movie theaters are a tiny part of the economy. In 2019, their entire, worldwide revenue — tickets sold, concessions, screen ads, rentals — grossed about the same as all McDonald’s in the U.S. Despite that smaller footprint, they symbolize a vital film industry — which is why a “Godzilla vs. Kong” performance that doubled expectations […]

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‘Peter Rabbit 2’ Bounces to Fourth of July Weekend

Just over two weeks after it was announced that “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” would release on May 14, the film’s premiere date has now bounced back two months to July 2.The animated sequel was originally scheduled for June, but will now occupy Independence Day weekend at the box office. “Minions 2” was originally slated […]

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Disney’s ‘Raya And The Last Dragon’ Debuts At No. 1 With $8.6 Million In North America As New York City Theaters Finally Re-Open

If there’s one thing that the past year’s pandemic has taught the movie business, it’s that kid-friendly titles have become the new industry heavyweights. Hard on the heels of box-office perennial, The Croods: A New Age, and last weekend’s newly-crowned champ, Tom and Jerry, a new animated film once again claimed the top spot—Disney’s Raya […]

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Streaming Movies Ruled by ‘Croods 2,’ HBO Max’s ‘Tom & Jerry,’ and Netflix’s ‘Bigfoot Family’

This week, it’s all about awards and animation. Wherever you look — VOD charts (“The Croods: A New Age”), Netflix (“Bigfoot Family”), theaters (“Tom & Jerry”), and HBO Max (“Tom & Jerry”), cartoons are king. This weekend, Disney ups the ante with “Raya and the Last Dragon” on Disney+ and in theaters. Meanwhile, “Minari” was […]

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Box Office: ‘Tom and Jerry’ Opens to Surprisingly Strong $13.7 Million, Giving Movie Theaters Hope

Warner Bros. animated family film “Tom and Jerry” debuted to $13.7 million at the domestic box office, one of the biggest opening weekend hauls of the coronavirus era and a signal that moviegoing may be on the mend.To be sure, it’ll take some time for ticket sales to reach pre-pandemic levels. But second to “Wonder […]

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For STX, ‘Greenland’ Is a Major PVOD Hit; for Exhibitors, It’s Yet Another Existential Threat

Have you seen “Greenland”? It seems like almost everyone has: Released December 18 as a Premium VOD title with no domestic theatrical play, the $35 million STX Films title starring Gerard Butler as a father trying to help his family survive planet-destroying comets has ranked at or near the top of the VOD charts ever […]

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‘The Croods: A New Age’ Holds Top Spot With $1.7 Million In Its Third Month In Theaters; Oscar Hopeful ‘Nomadland’ Bows At No. 7 With $503,000

Despite being available on premium VOD since the week before Christmas, The Croods: A New Age just keeps going…and going…and going at the box office. The unstoppable sequel from Universal and DreamWorks remained the top movie in North America this weekend, pulling in $1.7 million in its thirteenth week in theaters and simultaneously beating out […]

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‘The Croods 2’ Leads Depleted U.S. Box Office

Need a reminder of just how imperiled moviegoing, at least in the U.S., remains due to the pandemic? Look no further than domestic box office charts. “The Croods: A New Age,” which debuted theatrically in November, was the No. 1 movie in North America.The Universal Pictures animated sequel nabbed $1.7 million from 1,913 venues between […]

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‘Croods 2’ Leads the Box Office, Again, on the Lowest-Grossing Weekend of 2021

This weekend’s 30-percent drop, creating a new box-office low for 2021, isn’t entirely surprising. “Nomadland” is the only new wide-release title and last week was boosted by two holidays. The devastating winter weather in Texas also caused some theater closures. Our weekend estimate is around $8.5 million ($7.3 million in the top 10); last year, […]

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