2018’s Record Box Office: Highlights From The Overseas Profit Center & What’s Ahead For 2019 – Global Studio Chart

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With $41.66B worldwide, movie theater turnstiles spun to another record in 2018. Largely boosted by domestic receipts, the total includes a preliminary comScore estimate of $29.8B from the international box office. That’s also a record, though just a 1…

Worldwide Box Office Poised For Record $41.7B In 2018: ComScore

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As 2018 draws to a close, comScore is estimating that worldwide box office will hit a record $41.7B. That would rep a 2.7% upwards shift from last year’s $40.6B and mark only the second time ever that it’s cracked $40B. This year’s growth is largely dr…

Streaming Never Squashed Moviegoing As Summer 2018 Box Office Sets Near Domestic Record Of $4.8 Billion

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Television was suppose to kill it, then VHS, and ultimately streaming.
But this summer, moviegoing was very much alive and kicking with a projected near record domestic box office haul of $4.8 billion, nearly toppling 2013’s banner $4.87 billion …

FX Acquires ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’, ‘Deadpool 2’, ‘A Quiet Place’, ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ & More Movies

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FX Networks continues to stock up on the biggest movie titles on the market.
The cable network’s latest purchases are current box-office champion Mission Impossible: Fallout, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Deadpool 2, A Quiet Place, Hotel Transy…

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Crosses $400 Million at Domestic Box Office

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“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” has done its job as Universal’s 2018 tentpole blockbuster, as the film reached $400 million at the domestic box office on Wednesday while also approaching $1.25 billion in worldwide grosses.

Between “Fallen Kingdom” and its 2015 predecessor, “Jurassic World” has grossed more than $1 billion domestically and $2.9 billion worldwide. The series has eclipsed “Fast & Furious” as Universal’s most profitable franchise, as the two films are also the studio’s highest grossing domestic releases of all-time, while “Fallen Kingdom” sits No. 3 on Universal’s all-time global charts behind the first “JW” ($1.67 billion) and “Furious 7” ($1.51 billion).

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“Fallen Kingdom” also currently sits internationally at $840 million. Only “Avengers: Infinity War” ($1.36 billion) has grossed more outside the U.S. this year. It has also outperformed the first film in China, earning $260 million.

With “Fallen Kingdom” leading the way, Universal is on pace to cross $1.5 billion in domestic grosses for the fifth time in the last six years, holding $1.1 billion so far this year with a global total of $3.14 billion. Among the films still to come this year from the studio are Damien Chazelle’s Apollo 11 biopic “First Man,” the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode in Blumhouse’s “Halloween” sequel, and Illumination’s adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ “The Grinch.”

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AMC Beats Q2 Profit Estimates Amid Sizzling Summer Box Office

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Whetting the appetite for today’s second-quarter earnings announcement, AMC Entertainment on Tuesday night touted strong uptake for its nascent frequent moviegoer program, AMC Stubs A-List. This morning, in pre-market trading, AMC shares were up …

‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Sends Universal Past $1B Mark At Domestic B.O.

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Even though Universal’s original ABBA sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again was unexpectedly beat by Sony’s Equalizer 2 for the No. 1 spot at the North American’s weekend box office, $35.8 million to $34.4 million, the Universal City stu…

‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Registers Sony Animation Record; ‘Skyscraper’ Scrapes Up $40M – International Box Office

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Refresh for latest…: After starting early offshore rollout in Australia two weeks ago, Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation checked into another 42 markets this weekend, and topped the studio charts with $46.4M in 44 to…

Weekend Box Office: America celebrates independence with funny superheroes

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Having presumably gotten its fill of hot dogs, fireworks, and the summer heat, America spent much of the post-holiday weekend in a darkened, air-conditioned auditorium. Which is to say, the box office boomed in the aftermath of Independence Day, movieg…

The Most 2018 Movies of 2018 So Far, From ‘Infinity War’ to ‘The First Purge’

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While Hollywood hasn’t quite switched over to full-on nihilism mode like it did in the Bush years, at least not yet, we have gotten a few studio pictures this year that more or less capture the vibe of living in Donald Trump’s America in 20…

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Leads Global Box Office With Sizable $161 Million

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Superheroes continue to dominate the summer box office. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” flew to a worldwide opening of $161 million, including $85 million internationally. In North America, the tentpole starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly earned…

‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’ Zaps $85M In Debut; China’s ‘Dying To Survive’ Prescribes $200M – International Box Office

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Refresh for latest…: Disney/Marvel’s Ant-Man And The Wasp took flight in 41 offshore markets this session, supersizing to $85M for its international box office bow. The Paul Rudd/Evangeline Lilly sequel buzzed in about 45% ahead of the first film…

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Thrashes Past $1B At Worldwide Box Office

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The dinosaurs of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom have stomped across the $1 billion mark worldwide, making it the seventh film to achieve the milestone for Universal. The breakdown on the Universal/Amblin Entertainment sequel is $304.8M domestic and $70…

‘Avengers’ and Other Blockbuster Sequels Push Domestic Box Office to Best Ever Quarter

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Thanks to a series of highly anticipated blockbuster sequels that started with “Avengers: Infinity War” in late April, the second quarter of 2018 has set a new record for the highest grossing quarter in domestic box office history with $3.3…