Tag: box office

Harveywood Backlash: Buttman’s ‘Justice League’ Tanks at Box Office

It was bad enough that the sycophantic Hollywood media was pretending that a $110 million opening weekend for Justice League would have been anywhere near acceptable. Unfortunately for all concerned, the cold reality of the Harveywood scandal combined with the loss of faith in DC to tell a worthwhile story delivered even worse news — a horrific opening of just $93 million.

Nolte: Jennifer Lawrence’s Hateful Mouth Is Destroying Her Career

Because it was not that long ago, we all remember when we still liked actress Jennifer Lawrence. At 19, she knocked us all out in 2010’s Winter’s Bone. The following year she was the best thing in the box office hit X-Men: First Class. The year after that she went certified platinum when The Hunger Games topped off a domestic gross of $408 million.

Nolte: Because Their Product Stinks, Movie Theater Stocks Crash

Can five titles — It, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Justice League and Thor: Ragnarok — save Hollywood? Because it ain’t just the summer stinking up the 2017 box office. After a dismal second quarter, the third-quarter box office is expected to collapse -21% when compared to last year. That is six months of fail, folks — and now theater chain stocks are crashing, even as the stock market itself enjoys a bull market.

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Summer Sweat: Box Office Sinks to Historic August Slump

Box office revenue this weekend is expected to hit a 15-year low — thanks to an August schedule devoid of any must-see films, theater closures in Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey, and Saturday’s much-hyped Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor pay-per-view fight.

‘King Arthur’ First Summer Bomb? $175M Film Tracking for $25M Debut

The summer box office season kicked off with a bang last weekend as Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 rocketed to a $146 million opening, but Hollywood could see its first big bomb of the season this weekend as Warner Bros.’ expensive tentpole King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is projected to open in the $25 million range.