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After bombing in the U.S., Warcraft just became the highest-grossing video game film in history
Jun 21, 2016

Forget Resident Evil and Tomb Raider — there’s a new video game film at the top of the heap.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens shatters box office record with $250 million opening weekend
Dec 21, 2015

It seemed like a foregone conclusion that Star Wars: The Force Awakens would break some box-office records, but those crazy-high estimates for the opening weekend actually turned out to be right.

First box office tracking for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is even bigger than we thought
Nov 10, 2015

We already knew Star Wars: The Force Awakens was going to blow up the box office, but some new tracking data suggests it might just be the biggest film in ... well ... history.

Not even Guardians of the Galaxy could save the 2014 summer box office
Aug 20, 2014

For a summer loaded with blockbusters, the past few months have been fairly ho-hum when it comes to box-office success. Heck, not even Rocket Raccoon could save 2014.

Why this 4th of July box office stunk -- and what it means
Jul 7, 2014

The box office was down approximately 40 percent this past 4th of July weekend -- the worst in years and possibly decades. How and why did this happen?

X-Men: DOFP on track to rake in more than $125 million in its opening weekend
May 6, 2014

Looks like the controversy surrounding Bryan Singer and the lingering legacy of Last Stand may not have a significant impact on X-Men: Days of Future Past's box-office haul.

Gravity shatters predictions and sets a box-office opening record
Oct 7, 2013

Alfonso Cuaron's visually stunning space drama was expected to open big, but not this big.

Will Smith laughs off failure of After Earth in hilarious interview
Jun 10, 2013

Will Smith has been a bankable movie star for so long, it’s hard to remember the last time he had a movie flop — until now.

Forget John Carter! Here's our 1st sci-fi box office bomb of 2013
Mar 4, 2013

It’s taken a few months, but we just got our first box office bomb of 2013.

Which supernatural star is Hollywood's highest-paid actress?
Dec 17, 2012

Regardless of what you might think of the movies this young actress makes, or of her relative talents, she chooses hits—and she's made herself indispensable to one of the biggest franchises of the past 25 years. Seems like falling in love with sparklevamps is a rather profitable endeavor.

Turns out Spider-Man is already doing better than The Avengers
Dec 17, 2012

We still have to wait a day to see The Amazing Spider-Man, but the flick's already open in several overseas markets and it's doing great. How great? Well, in at least one of those markets it managed to top the opening weekend of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Avengers shatters box office records worldwide. Is the US next?
Dec 17, 2012

Last week we got a hint of The Avengers' might when we saw its colossal pre-sale numbers at U. S. ticket outlets. Now the film is open in 39 territories worldwide, and it's crushing records everywhere. The only question is: will it do the same here?

Thanks to Avengers, Battleship might bomb harder than John Carter
Dec 17, 2012

The year's first big box office bomb has already dropped in Disney's John Carter, and prognosticators think the board game-inspired alien invasion flick Battleship could be the next to crash and burn—mostly because of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

The Avengers sunk Battleship—so how bad was the damage?
Dec 17, 2012

The Battleship has been sunk. The experts were expecting the boardgame-inspired alien invasion flick to have a soft U.S. opening this weekend, but no one thought it'd be quite this bad.