Box Office: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Narrowly Defeats ‘Grinch’ in Sleepy Pre-Holiday Weekend

Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” topped a quiet weekend at the domestic box office, marking the third straight win for the animated sequel. It earned $16.2 million in its third week of release, generating $140 million since it ope…

Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” topped a quiet weekend at the domestic box office, marking the third straight win for the animated sequel. It earned $16.2 million in its third week of release, generating $140 million since it opened over Thanksgiving. Another cartooned adventure almost gave “Ralph” a run for its money. Illumination and Universal’s […]

‘Aquaman’ Rules Overseas Box Office With $94 Million in China

“Aquaman” launched with $93.6 million in China, marking the best start for a Warner Bros. title in that territory. The superhero adventure — directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa as the king of the seven seas — isn&#821…

“Aquaman” launched with $93.6 million in China, marking the best start for a Warner Bros. title in that territory. The superhero adventure — directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa as the king of the seven seas — isn’t opening in North America for another two weeks, but the studio wanted to get ahead […]

Jason Blum Earns Golden Globe Nods for ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘Sharp Objects’

Jason Blum scored at the Golden Globe nominations on Thursday. The super producer’s projects picked up seven nominations, including a best motion picture, drama nod for “BlacKkKlansman” and a best limited series nod for HBO’s &#…

Jason Blum scored at the Golden Globe nominations on Thursday. The super producer’s projects picked up seven nominations, including a best motion picture, drama nod for “BlacKkKlansman” and a best limited series nod for HBO’s “Sharp Objects.” “It’s been a great morning for us,” Blum told Variety. “At Blumhouse, we focus on making relevant stories that […]

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Heads for Box Office Three-peat

It’s the calm before the storm. Next weekend kicks off a competitive box office race that will carry through the end of the year. Until then, it’s more Thanksgiving leftovers for all. With no fresh wide releases hitting domestic theaters, D…

It’s the calm before the storm. Next weekend kicks off a competitive box office race that will carry through the end of the year. Until then, it’s more Thanksgiving leftovers for all. With no fresh wide releases hitting domestic theaters, Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” should retain its No. 1 spot in North America for […]

Julia Roberts Convinced Lucas Hedges to Co-Star in ‘Ben Is Back’

Peter Hedges didn’t write the role of Ben Burns, a 19-year-old recovering drug addict in “Ben Is Back,” for his Oscar-nominated son Lucas Hedges. It was actually Julia Roberts who nudged Lucas Hedges to consider portraying her on-scre…

Peter Hedges didn’t write the role of Ben Burns, a 19-year-old recovering drug addict in “Ben Is Back,” for his Oscar-nominated son Lucas Hedges. It was actually Julia Roberts who nudged Lucas Hedges to consider portraying her on-screen offspring in the emotional drama about a mother who attempts to help her son after he returns […]

‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Scores International Box Office Three-peat With $40 Million

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” hasn’t been able to conjure up much magic in the States, but that might not matter given its magical showing at the international box office. The second “Fantastic Beasts” inst…

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” hasn’t been able to conjure up much magic in the States, but that might not matter given its magical showing at the international box office. The second “Fantastic Beasts” installment dominated overseas for the third weekend straight, generating another $40.2 million from 80 territories. Warner Bros., the studio behind the […]

Post-Thanksgiving Box Office: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Stays No. 1 With $26 Million

Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” recharged for its second consecutive weekend atop the North American box office, generating a healthy $26 million. That marks a decline of just 53%, and pushes the animated sequel’s domestic …

Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” recharged for its second consecutive weekend atop the North American box office, generating a healthy $26 million. That marks a decline of just 53%, and pushes the animated sequel’s domestic haul past $100 million. Overseas, “Ralph” has earned $42 million. Keeping in line with end of the year traditions, major […]

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ to Lead Quiet Post-Thanksgiving Box Office

After a record-breaking Thanksgiving feast, the domestic box office is getting a little room to breathe. With little competition, Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” should easily maintain its reign in North America. If the animated …

After a record-breaking Thanksgiving feast, the domestic box office is getting a little room to breathe. With little competition, Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” should easily maintain its reign in North America. If the animated sequel sees a similar hold to the original “Wreck-It Ralph,” it could earn as much as $38 million in its […]

How ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ and ‘Creed II’ Escaped the Sequel Curse

Two sequels entered a competitive box office ring this weekend. Both emerged victorious. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Creed II” dominated the domestic box office,  generating a respective $84.5 million and $55 million over t…

Two sequels entered a competitive box office ring this weekend. Both emerged victorious. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Creed II” dominated the domestic box office,  generating a respective $84.5 million and $55 million over the five-day holiday. Those numbers buoyed the stateside market to a record Thanksgiving weekend at multiplexes as ticket sales soared past […]

Global Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald’ Crosses $400 Million, ‘Venom’ Tops $800 Million

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” had another magical weekend at the foreign box office, generating $83.7 million for an international haul of $322.6 million. The spinoff sequel has now crossed $439.7 million globally, with $116…

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” had another magical weekend at the foreign box office, generating $83.7 million for an international haul of $322.6 million. The spinoff sequel has now crossed $439.7 million globally, with $116 million of that total coming from North America. Warner Bros., the studio behind the wizarding world films, anticipated that, […]

‘The Favourite’ Reigns Over Indie Box Office With Best Screen Average in Almost Two Years

There’s a new favourite at the specialty box office. Fox Searchlight’s “The Favourite” bowed in four venues in New York and Los Angeles, generating a hefty $420,000. That averages out to $105,500 per location, ranking as the bes…

There’s a new favourite at the specialty box office. Fox Searchlight’s “The Favourite” bowed in four venues in New York and Los Angeles, generating a hefty $420,000. That averages out to $105,500 per location, ranking as the best theater average since “La La Land” ($176,221) almost two years ago. “The Favourite” now holds the biggest […]

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Tops Thanksgiving Box Office, ‘Creed II’ Scores, ‘Robin Hood’ Stumbles

Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” dominated the Thanksgiving box office, generating a massive $84.6 million at 4,017 locations over the five-day holiday period and $56 million for the weekend. Propelled by solid word of mouth, the …

Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” dominated the Thanksgiving box office, generating a massive $84.6 million at 4,017 locations over the five-day holiday period and $56 million for the weekend. Propelled by solid word of mouth, the Disney animated sequel now ranks as the second-best Thanksgiving debut ever, behind another Disney title, “Frozen,” which earned $93.6 million […]

Thanksgiving Box Office Battle: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ to Top ‘Creed II,’ ‘Robin Hood’

A boxing heavyweight champion and an outlaw with a bow and arrow will be no match for a video game baddie and his trusty sidekick as “Ralph Breaks the Internet” looks to dominate a busy Thanksgiving weekend at the domestic box office. Disne…

A boxing heavyweight champion and an outlaw with a bow and arrow will be no match for a video game baddie and his trusty sidekick as “Ralph Breaks the Internet” looks to dominate a busy Thanksgiving weekend at the domestic box office. Disney’s animated sequel is expected to earn between $67 million and $77 million over […]

Former Writers Guild West President Pays Tribute to William Goldman: ‘Our Most Complete Screenwriter’

William Goldman wrote the way Joe DiMaggio played ball: with such deft and consummate skill that the impossible seemed easy. (It wasn’t. And isn’t.) Reading a Goldman screenplay, you never see the armature, the scaffolding. You see people, real people,…

William Goldman wrote the way Joe DiMaggio played ball: with such deft and consummate skill that the impossible seemed easy. (It wasn’t. And isn’t.) Reading a Goldman screenplay, you never see the armature, the scaffolding. You see people, real people, just a bit more vivid than they might be were they not in a Goldman […]

Can ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Survive Without Enchanting New Audiences?

As J.K. Rowling continues to expand the “Harry Potter” universe, the generation that grew up watching onscreen adventures of the Boy Who Lived have remained a faithful bunch. That much was clear from the opening weekend of “Fantastic …

As J.K. Rowling continues to expand the “Harry Potter” universe, the generation that grew up watching onscreen adventures of the Boy Who Lived have remained a faithful bunch. That much was clear from the opening weekend of “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” the latest installment in the seemingly endless array of “Harry Potter” sequels, […]

‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Dominates Overseas Box Office With $191 Million Launch

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” lead the foreign box office with a massive $191 million. The “Harry Potter” prequel series launched in North America with $62 million for a global weekend haul of $253 million. The W…

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” lead the foreign box office with a massive $191 million. The “Harry Potter” prequel series launched in North America with $62 million for a global weekend haul of $253 million. The Wizarding World installment needs to do well overseas to justify its costly $200 million budget and make up […]

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Charms With $62 Million Debut

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” enchanted moviegoers with a debut of $62 million. While that’s slightly lower than the start of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the first installment in the “H…

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” enchanted moviegoers with a debut of $62 million. While that’s slightly lower than the start of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the first installment in the “Harry Potter” spinoff series, it was easily enough to dominate the weekend box office. Warner Bros., the studio behind the wizarding […]

‘Escape at Dannemora’: Why Ben Stiller Decided to Make the Prison Drama Series

Ben Stiller and Patricia Arquette spent enough time at prisons while filming Showtime’s upcoming limited series “Escape at Dannemora” to know at least two things. The first seems obvious enough: prison is terrifying. The second was th…

Ben Stiller and Patricia Arquette spent enough time at prisons while filming Showtime’s upcoming limited series “Escape at Dannemora” to know at least two things. The first seems obvious enough: prison is terrifying. The second was that these institutions are in dire need of some restructuring. “It’s a really broken system, and everyone knows it,” Stiller […]

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Sequel Heads for $250 Million Global Launch

Put your wands up, muggles. The upcoming chapter in the Harry Potter universe looks to enchant moviegoers and dominate the global box office. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is expected to earn $65 million from over 3,300 dome…

Put your wands up, muggles. The upcoming chapter in the Harry Potter universe looks to enchant moviegoers and dominate the global box office. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is expected to earn $65 million from over 3,300 domestic locations, though industry estimates show that number could be closer to $75 million. The higher part […]

Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler, Neil Young and More Lose Homes in Woolsey Fire

The massive wildfires that continue to rage in California have forced hundreds of thousands in Southern California to evacuate from their homes. Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler, and Neil Young are among those whose houses in the Malibu area were destroyed b…

The massive wildfires that continue to rage in California have forced hundreds of thousands in Southern California to evacuate from their homes. Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler, and Neil Young are among those whose houses in the Malibu area were destroyed by the Woolsey fire. Cyrus said she was “completely devestated by the fires affecting my […]

‘Venom’ Dominates Worldwide Box Office With Huge $111 Million Opening in China

“Venom” carried the global box office this weekend, thanks to its massive $111 million debut in China. That ranks as the second biggest opening ever for a superhero film in that territory, behind just “Avengers: Infinity War.” I…

“Venom” carried the global box office this weekend, thanks to its massive $111 million debut in China. That ranks as the second biggest opening ever for a superhero film in that territory, behind just “Avengers: Infinity War.” Its performance in the Middle Kingdom powered “Venom” to $673.5 million worldwide, including $467 million internationally. Though its […]