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