Tag: Box Office
Marilyn Monroe famously invoked a Hollywood "where they'll pay you $1,000 for a kiss and 50 cents for your soul" -- but these days it's as likely to be the other way around.
Smash-'em up blockbuster "Pacific Rim: Uprising" sent shockwaves through the North American box office this weekend, claiming the top spot with takings of US$28 million, industry estimates showed Sunday.
'Black Panther' clings to box-office lead for the fifth straight weekend, taking in an estimated $27 million in North American theaters while fending off two new films.
The Disney/Marvel superhero collaboration took in an estimated $41.1 million for the three-day weekend, website Exhibitor Relations reported. That bumped it up to a domestic total of $562 million in its four weeks out, making it the seventh biggest domestic release ever.
"Black Panther" made more money over the previous weekend than the next four highest-grossing movies combined.
According to a study, regardless of race, audiences want to see diversity on the screen.
Marvel's latest entry featuring an almost entirely black cast has earned over US$700 million globally.
The latest entry from Marvel earns US$218 million over the long weekend, breaking the record set by 'Deadpool' another Marvel character.
The third part of the "Fifty Shades" trilogy was the highest-grossing movie of the week by a large margin.
For the second consecutive week, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" was the movie that made the most money.
The two blockbusters combined to make over $130 million over the extended weekend.
The increase in revenue was helped by higher viewership of foreign films.
The majority of viewers of Chinese films are from China, as the films have struggled to gain approval from foreign audiences.