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Triumph for Alibaba as ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Enjoys $77 Million China Opening

“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” dominated the weekend box office in China with an excellent $77 million opening three days. It was helped by massive support from Alibaba, the e-commerce giant which has plowed billions of dollars into cinema.Few other titles offered much resistance. “Fallout” earned a 75% share of the total box office. The total […]

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ to Top Labor Day Box Office With $30 Million

“Crazy Rich Asians” is doing crazy well.The Constance Wu-starrer is likely to threepeat as the box office topper over the Labor Day weekend, with $30 million for the four-day period. It’s projected to bring in $23 million Friday through Sunday.The Warner Bros. rom-com will join “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Black Panther,” and “Avengers: Infinity […]

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Leads Global Box Office With $68 Million in China

Warner Bros. might be ruling the domestic box office, but Disney remains a force overseas.Disney and Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” returned to dominate the worldwide box office. The superhero tentpole generated $68 million when it opened in China, marking the fourth highest debut for a Marvel film in the Middle Kingdom. That brings its […]

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Look for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ to Top ‘Happytime Murders’ for a Second Weekend at #1

August 2018 has proven to be much better than last year, but is still delivering just the twelfth largest grosses for the month to date since 2000. This, despite the fact every weekend this month has significantly outperformed the same weekend last year thanks to performances that include Warner Bros.’s The Meg and Crazy Rich […]

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‘The Meg’ Remains No. 1 at International Box Office, Tops $300 Million Worldwide

“The Meg” swam past the competition at the international box office for the second week in a row.Warner Bros.’ shark thriller generated $67 million in 55 territories abroad this weekend for an overseas tally of $230.4 million. It picked up another $21.5 million in North America, bringing its global tally over $314 million.“The Meg,” which […]

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Delivers $34M Five-Day Opening; ‘Mile 22’ & ‘Alpha’ Fall Short

August may be a notoriously slow month at the box office, but Warner Bros. has now delivered back-to-back strong performers. Last weekend The Meg topped all expectations and continued its strong global performance this weekend, while the new release of Crazy Rich Asians delivered an estimated $34 million in its first five days of release. […]

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‘Alpha,’ ‘The Meg’ Top Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Columbia Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “Alpha.”Ads placed for the drama had an estimated media value of $5.08 million through Sunday for 1,589 national ad airings on 45 networks. (Spend figures are based […]

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