Gravity would be second Highest Grossing Winner in Ten Years

For those who believe Gravity will win Best Picture, might it then become the highest grossing Best Picture winner since Return of the King? Looks like it. Gravity — $258 mil, 12 Years a Slave — $41 mil, American Hustle — $118 mil 2012–Argo $136 mil...
Posted On 22 Jan 2014

Box Office Check-In – Women Represent

Jennifer Lawrence has to be one of the biggest stars in the world right now. $158 million for the opening of Catching Fire. You can say it’s the franchise if you want. At the end of the day, does it really matter? Isn’t that just another way of saying it doesn’t...
Posted On 25 Nov 2013

Box Office – Hope Among the Ruins

I was surprised to see how well Mud has been doing at the box office.  Amid the tent-pole productions, the smaller films aren’t doing badly. They’re doing good enough, I think, to keep hope alive.   Studios have cracked the code – give the people fewer choices...
Posted On 29 May 2013

Box Office Check-in – Six Best Picture Nominees Over $100 million

Lincoln – $176 million – 12 Oscar nominations Django Unchained – $156 million – 5 Oscar nominations Les Miserables – $145 million – 8 Oscar nominations Argo – $126 million – 7 Oscar nominations Life of Pi – $109 million (but...
Posted On 17 Feb 2013

Box Office Check-in

As we head into the Directors Guild this Saturday and this race comes to a sputtering close, it’s time to take another look at how the contenders have stacked up so far – in terms of international box office, really the big story is Life of Pi, which has made $525...
Posted On 29 Jan 2013

Jessica Chastain Tops the Box Office with #1 and #2 slots

I am not sure I’ve ever seen that happen, and especially not during Oscar season, but the hard-working actress has now taken the number one (Mama) and number two (Zero Dark Thirty) spots for the box office this weekend. That’s fairly amazing, wouldn’t you say?...
Posted On 19 Jan 2013

Oscar and the Hundred Million Dollar Baby

For the first time in, like, forever most of the Oscar frontrunners for Best Picture have either made $100 million or are barreling towards that as we speak. Box office for “adult fare” has been off the charts this year and IS THE STORY of 2012. Any reporter not...
Posted On 06 Jan 2013

Les Mis Sets Box Office Record, Zero Dark Thirty HUGE, Lincoln hits $120 mil

Wowzer for all three of these box office stories. The first, Les Miserables hits $18 mil for its opening. That makes it the second highest opener on Christmas, behind Sherlock Holmes and the highest grossing opener for a musical ever. Django Unchained, in more theaters, came out...
Posted On 26 Dec 2012

Box Office Check-In, Lincoln Takes the Lead of the Oscar Contenders

This past weekend Lincoln increased its theater count and as a result passed Argo to become 2012′s highest grossing of the Oscar contenders so far. Still to come, Les Miserables, Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained. The Hobbit broke box office records in its opening, and...
Posted On 16 Dec 2012

Argo Passes $100 Million, Lincoln Makes $85 million in 4 Weeks

The Oscar best picture race has lit up the box office this season, something that hardly ever happens. The reason is that the domestic films this year out of the major studios have all been good.  Four movies upcoming with all probably be, at the very least, $100 million babies:...
Posted On 02 Dec 2012