Weekend Box Office

Franchise Fatigue Drives Summer Box Office Slump

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brand familiarity isn’t everything when it comes to attracting audiences to the multiplex, and Hollywood is learning that lesson the hard way this summer with a slew of underperforming sequels and reboots. That so-called franchise fatigue came to a head this weekend with the releases of “Men in Black: International” and “Shaft.”

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Box Office: ‘Solo’ Is Officially a Disaster as Media Cover Up Why

With no serious competition opening at the box office, Solo has officially collapsed with a catastrophic -68 percent drop in its second weekend. After grossing a measly (we are talking about a Star Wars movie here) $82 million in its debut weekend, Solo bottomed out in week two with just $28 million.

Alden Ehrenreich plays Han Solo in Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Go Woke, Go Broke: ‘Solo’ Crash Lands at Box Office

Solo is not collapsing at this weekend’s domestic and international box office over some exotic disease known as Star Wars Fatigue. Solo is crash-landing because the franchise has been infected with divisive left-wing politics that have hurt the storytelling.

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Blowhard Box Office Blowback: ‘Hateful Eight,’ ‘Joy’ Underperform

There is a not-so unexpected disturbance in the box office force, and it has nothing to do with the public’s desire to go to the movies. Not only has “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” broken dozens of box office records this winter, the net-effect has not buried other titles under a tidal wave. The “Star Wars” tide is lifting all boats, except for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” and Jennifer Lawrence’s “Joy.” Both are under-performing in a big way.

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BoxOffiSauras: ‘Jurassic World’ Smashes June Record

False charges of sexism obviously fell on deaf ears. Weekend estimates range from $177 million to $190 million for the debut of “Jurassic World,” the fourth in the “Jurassic Park” franchise, the first in 14 years. After three lackluster weekends

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Box Office: Another Down Weekend; ‘Spy’ #1

Time and again and again, during the doldrums of 2014’s awful box office year, we were assured and reassured that 2015’s awesome slate would make up for everything. Halfway into the year, that is proving to not be the case.

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