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James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ Seizes $4.1M On Thursday Night, Biggest For R-Rated Film During Pandemic

Warner Bros fired up James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad last night, the studio’s first Thursday preview in a long time — arguably since pre-pandemic. The DC ensemble is seeing $4.1 million off showtimes that began at 7 p.m., the biggest number for a R-rated movie during the Covid era.There haven’t been many R-rated movies during […]

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TikTok Star Anthony Barajas, Second Victim of Corona Movie Theater Shooting, Dies

TikTok star Anthony Barajas, the second victim of a double shooting at a Corona, Calif. movie theater on Monday, has died, according to authorities.In an update to the investigation released on Saturday, the Corona Police Department announced that Barajas, who had previously been on life support, died early on Saturday morning. “The Corona Police Department […]

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‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ Was Middling at the Box Office but It’s #1 on VOD

In a week that saw three theatrical releases debut on Premium VOD, “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” (Lionsgate/$19.99) won the battle. The ensemble action comedy sequel took first place on all four charts we follow, despite competition from “The Forever Purge” (Universal/$19.99) and “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” (Warner Bros./$19.99).Meanwhile, “Black Widow” (Disney/$29.99) […]

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‘Fast & Furious 9’ speeds towards $500m at worldwide box office

Chinese historical drama ‘1921’ landed in second place worldwide.Worldwide Box Office July 2-4 2021 RankFilm (Distributor) 3-day (World)Cume (World) 3-day (Int’l)Cume (Int’l)Territories 1 Fast & Furious 9 (Universal) $47.8m $491.5m $23.8m $374.4m 51 2 1921 (Various) $21.6m $45.7m $21.6m $45.7m 4 3 The Boss Baby: Family Business (Universal) $18.8m $18.8m $1.5m $1.5m 9 4 The […]

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Universal Dominates July 4 Box Office, but the Fireworks Fail to Support ‘F9’

Just as “F9” couldn’t come soon enough, the same applies for next weekend’s “Black Widow.” Universal leads by default with its unheard-of release of three wide titles over two weeks, but total box office declined from last weekend. As expected, “F9” led in its second frame, followed by “The Boss Baby: Family Business” and “The […]

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Box Office: ‘F9’ Reigns Over July 4th Weekend as ‘Boss Baby 2,’ ‘Zola’ Start Strong

It won’t be a weekend for the record books, but this year’s July 4th holiday box office haul is a marked improvement on the 2020 edition.The box office boost is thanks to a trio of new movies, the kid friendly “The Boss Baby: Family Business,” the gruesome thriller “The Forever Purge,” and the satirical comedy […]

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‘F9’ Blasts Past $100 Million in U.S. as Universal Sweeps July 4 Box Office

“F9” has gone from zero to $100 million in record post-pandemic time, hitting the domestic milestone on its second Friday in theaters, as the blockbuster has combined with newcomers “The Boss Baby: Family Business” and “The Forever Purge,” to give Universal the top three spots on this July 4th box office weekend.The studio boasts that […]

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Universal’s Double Feature Thursday: ‘Boss Baby 2’ & ‘Forever Purge’ Each Earn $1.3M at US Box Office

Refresh for updates: Universal had not one, but two wide release previews last night as they head into the four-day Independence Day weekend, and both DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby: Family Business, and Blumhouse’s The Forever Purge grossed $1.3M apiece.Those looking for more technicality: Boss Baby 2 took in $1.31M at 2,700 theaters from shows […]

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Universal To Come In 1st, 2nd, & 3rd With ‘F9,’ ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business,’ & ‘The Forever Purge’

After months of the box office cycling between revving up and stalling out, we’ve finally seen some real summer blockbuster numbers with F9: The Fast Saga’s $70 million opening last weekend, leading the charge for an overall weekend total that came in at just under $100 million. This Fourth of July weekend looks to continue […]

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