Glee: The 3D Concert Movie didn’t get the numbers everyone was hoping for at the box office. It only took in $5.7 Million during its opening weekend, which may indicate the Glee franchise is fading.
The movie cost roughly $9 Million to produce, according to Rolling Stone. The movie is a documentary of the TV show’s cast going on their summer arena tour.
It’s not a mystery why this film flopped.
Harry Potter keeps breaking records, and now it has taken the top spot of the most important box office record. Harry Potter has officially overtaken Star Wars as the top grossing franchise in domestic box office history.
Harry Potter has grossed $2.223 Billion throughout the entire franchise, compared to Star Wars’ $2.217 Billion, reports EW. These are the only two movie franchises in history to surpass $2 Billion.
However, Star Wars continues to be the most viewed movie franchise in history, which has sold twice as many tickets at the box office. Because of inflation, Harry Potter earned the top spot for ticket sales.
Shia LaBeouf and Tyrese Gibson had a decent showing this weekend for Transformers: Dark of the Moon, but not as solid as everyone had anticipated. Paramount Pictures reports that the domestic box office took in $97.4 Million.
Now $97.4 Million is a lot of money, however that is still down from the last Transformers release. 2009′s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was able to take in $109 Million during the first weekend. However the weekend is not technically over in the United States, given the 4th of July long weekend. So really the final tally isn’t in yet.
On another note, we sat down with Tyrese to discuss Transformers: Dark of the Moon. See below in case you missed it.
“Super 8″ had a big opening weekend, earning a total of $37 million dollars, reports CTV.
The action flick, directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg, started with $1 million in sneak-peek screenings Thursday, then earning a total of $38 million domestically.
“The movie was never conceived to be a blockbuster, tent-pole film opening to $60 or $70 million,” said Don Harris, head of distribution for Paramount.
The film bumped the previous No. 1 movie, “X-Men: First Class,” to second-place, earning $25 million over the weekend. The “X-Men” prequel raised a total to $98.9 million domestically. “The Hangover Part II” still came in strong with $18.5 million, making it the year’s top-grossing domestic release at $216.6 million.
Here’s a list of the top 5 weekend openings:
1. “Super 8,” $37 million ($6.7 million international).
2. “X-Men: First Class,” $25 million.
3. “The Hangover Part II,” $18.5 million ($38.3 million international).
4. “Kung Fu Panda 2,” $16.6 million ($56.5 million international).
5. “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” $10.8 million ($41.1 million international).
‘The Hangover II’ dominated the box office this weekend with $86.5 million, reports Entertainment Weekly.
The film’s debut is the best weekend opening ever for a live-action comedy, beating ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember‘s’ $73.1 million debut. It’s also the second-best opening for an R-rated film, topping ‘The Passion of the Christ’ but falling short of ‘The Matrix Reloaded.’
By comparison, the original ‘Hangover’ made less than half that amount, making $59.2 million its first five days.
In second place was ‘Kung Fu Panda 2,’ with the animated martial-arts comedy grossing $48 million over the weekend. That’s a step down from the 2008 original, which debuted to $60.2 million.
In third place is ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,’ which dropped 56 percent for a weekend gross of $39.3 million.
‘Bridesmaids‘ slipped only 22 percent for $16.4 million, coming in at fourth, which is pretty impressive considering that the R-rated comedy had to compete with ‘The Hangover II.’ Action flick ‘Thor’ came in at fifth with $9.4 million.
I knew that the ‘Hangover’ sequel would do well, but I’m pretty satisfied that ‘Bridesmaids’ is still doing well too since the film actually deserves the success.
Action flick ‘Thor’ smashed the competition at the box office this weekend with a US$66 million opening. Pretty impressive!
The 3-D action Paramount picture, based on the Marvel comic, was by far the No. 1 movie, according to Sunday studio estimates. Australian actor Chris Hemsworth stars as the arrogant god of thunder who’s sent down to Earth as punishment.
The film also stars Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins and Kat Dennings. Wow – I didn’t even know there was such a cast in this movie.
In second place was a holdover from last week, the car-racing sequel “Fast Five” from Universal Pictures. It made $32.5 million for a total of nearly $140 million in just 10 days. That’s still impressive for a sequel.
It seems the box-office has been in a slump lately, so it’s good to see movies dominating again. I personally haven’t seen these movies, but I’ll trust others when they say they are worth the money.
‘Fast Five,’ the fifth installment of the ‘Fast and Furious’ movies, opened up this weekend with a whopping $83.6 million, reports the LA Times.
This is quite a surprise for a sequel film. The film marks the biggest opening weekend for any film this year by far, blowing away ‘Rio’s’ $39.2 debut last month. It’s also the best opening of any film in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, whose fourth film brought in $71 million on its premiere in 2009.
The other two new films that opened in wide release this weekend failed to compare in ticket sales. The cheesy teenfest ‘Prom’ only grossed a weak $5 million, meanwhile the animated sequel “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil” opened with a soft $4.1 million, far less than the original.
‘Fast Five’ has helped pushed the box office out of its slump as well, with ticket sales up 52% this weekend as compared with the same weekend last year.
The studio spent at least $170 million to produce the movie, according to three people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to discuss the film’s budget. A Universal spokeswoman said the actual cost was $125 million.
The studio made a number of changes to the “Fast” franchise with this film, switching its genre from a pure underground-racing movie to a heist film. Guess it paid off. The movie reunites stars from all four ‘Fast’ movies, including Paul Walker and Vin Diesel, and introduces newcomer Dwayne Johnson. ‘Fast Five’ also has a different international setting, taking place in Rio de Janeiro.
The movie also did well overseas too, opening in 14 foreign markets this weekend and collecting $45.3 million, bringing its international tally to $81.4 million. The film took the No. 1 spot in 10 countries.
Those who saw the film loved it, giving it an average grade of A, according to market research firm CinemaScore.
I honestly thought everyone was over this film, but apparently not, so expect many sequels to come. I stopped watching after the second.
Oh my Voldemort! It looks like the newest installment in the Harry Potter movie franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, has a stranglehold on the weekend’s box office digits.
Popeater is reporting that The Boy Who Lived generated 125.1 million dollars in domestic ticket sales, up from the previous installment’s 77.8 million dollar opener. Deathly Hallows made a record 24 million in midnight screenings alone.
When asked about the secret of success in the HP franchise, Warner Brothers rep Dan Fellman said “We have been able to keep our fan base as the characters have aged and the movies have become darker. And the three main actors have become really terrific, adult actors.”
It’s true! Harry’s put a spell on us.
Did you go and see Deathly Hallows this weekend?
“This was the worst opening for a Cruise action movie in 20 years,” one industry insider tells PopEater. “I just don’t see how even the eerily eternally optimistic Tom can see this as anything but very bad news, maybe even the end of Tom’s long career.”
“Knight and Day,” starring Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise took in $20.5 Million while “Toy Story” brought in $59 million haul and “Grown Ups” had $41 million.
With yet another box office blunder for the star, do you think this is the possible end for Tom Cruise?
E! Online reports that the final tally for the weekend box office should be $133.6 Million for Friday-Sunday. That means it’s the fifth biggest opening in history, and the third biggest superhero opening in history.
It was a strong opening, but not necessarily meeting expectations. Exhibitor Relations was calling for a ”Dark Knight”-besting $160 million opening weekend. (“In all honesty, I’m thinking more like $150 mil,” analyst Chad Hartigan said in an email last week, “but if you’re gonna go there you might as well go all the way!”) The Los Angeles Times reported the film was due for a debut of at least $140 million.
Well only a new top record at the Easter weekend box office.
According to Access Hollywood, Time Warner’s Clash of the Titans seized the No. 1 spot this past weekend with $61.4 million- thanks to 3D screens which supplied 52 percent of the gross.
The performance by the film is not surprising. With amazing 3D animation, a solid plot, and all star cast of voices, “Dragon” was destined to beat the box office. The movie would have even done better at IMAX theatres if it weren’t for a continual strong showing by “Alice in Wonderland.”
Our own Jordan Bortolotti saw the film prior to the release and was brought to tears (and he doesn’t cry easily).
The film earned an additional $62 Million last week, making its total box office gross $208 Million, according to Hollywood Insider. 13 percent of that money came from the IMAX 3-D screens.
The Tim Burton film topped original box office expectations by the Disney executives. However one cannot be completely surprised by these results with people lining up for 11am screenings. Additionally there was strong support from British audiences which brought in $16.8 Million, even though the film almost wasn’t released in theatres there.
Avatar has done it! Avatar hit $1.29 Billion at the international box office. The movie beat James Cameron’s other film Titanic, which was previously the highest grossing film, which was at $1.24 Billion.
The studio is estimating by the end of the weekend, the box office tally should be $1.848 Billion, making it the Earth’s biggest money maker of all time.
This movie just can’t be stopped. E! Online confirms that Avatar has now brought in $1.14 billion worldwide, making it the second highest grossing film of all time. And now some are suggesting if the movie continues this pace, it could knock out James Cameron’s other film Titanic which is the highest grossing film of all time at $1.8 billion globally.
James Cameron is a man that you should not bet against. From Titanic to Terminator, the man knows how to make movies, and more importantly for Hollywood, make money. Avatar has grossed over $1 Billion worldwide, one of only five films throughout history to do so.
Examiner.com tried to figure out why the film has not lost any momentum. So they spoke with Bert Livingston from 20th Century Fox who provided a theory. “It’s like a runaway freight train. It just keeps doing business,” Livingston said. “Here’s what’s happening: I think everybody has to see ‘Avatar’ once. Even people who don’t normally go to the movies, they’ve heard about it and are saying ‘I have to see it.’ Then there’s those people seeing it multiple times.”
As if the line-ups outside movie theatres didn’t give it away, the official reports are in: The Twilight Saga: New Moon topped the box office this weekend with $140. 7 million. New Moon now sits at number three in the list of highest ranking box office weekends of all time, alongside The Dark Knight ($158.4 million) and Spider-Man 3 ($151.1 million).
“New Moon proves not only that the importance of teen girls at the box-office cannot be overstated, but also that going out to see a movie like this in a theater creates a communal event that can become a cultural phenomenon,” Paul Dergarabedian, president of the box-office division of Hollywood.com, told The Wall Street Journal.
New Moon posted the largest opening-day box office record with $72.7 million, beating out The Dark Knight‘s first day.
When Twilight opened in 2008, it grossed $192.8 million after about 19 weeks in theatres, but as the Thanksgiving weekend approaches, critics are speculating New Moon will beat those numbers within a few days. More than 2,000 theatres in the US re-screened Twilight for a one-day teaser for fans, and grossed a total of $1.3 million.
Though Michael Jackson may have passed on, his ability to entertain and astound certainly has not.
Following on the heels of Tuesday night’s $2.2 million haul at a series of midnight showings, “This Is It” took in another $7.4 million in its first full day of release and another $12.7 million overseas. According to mtvnews.com, overall the film tallied a worldwide total of $20.1 million, a jaw-dropping amount for a midweek release, specifically a documentary.
According to distributor Sony, Wednesday’s total is the best daily gross for a film on a Wednesday in October. Placing nearly $1.5 million ahead of last weekend’s box-office champ “Paranormal Activity,” the movie about the King of Pop now seems poised to reign supreme at movie theaters nationwide on Halloween weekend. It is setting its sights on the all-time champ “Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert,” which tops the list with $65.3 million.