• Chairman Nov 27, 2019

    Why ‘The Mandalorian' Episodes Are Short and Arrive on Disney+ Once a Week

    In an era in which binge-watching is the new norm, Disney+ is breaking the mold — at least with its new content. While episodes of old Disney shows can be watched one right after another, all of Disney’s new programming is being doled out in weekly installments, just like traditional cable. Then there are the shorter-than-average episodes.

  • Los Angeles Nov 18, 2019

    ‘Ford v Ferrari' Speeds to No. 1; ‘Charlie's Angels' Fizzles

    “Ford v Ferrari” left its competition in the rearview, racing to an estimated $31 million debut at the box office in a No. 1 finish that counted as a win for big-budget originality. James Mangold’s racing drama rode into the weekend with strong reviews and Oscar buzz for its leads, Christian Bale and Matt Damon. And audiences enthusiastically greeted it,...

  • New York Sep 16, 2019

    ‘It' Is Tops Again; ‘Hustlers' Full of Flash at Box Office

    It wasn’t quite enough to take down Pennywise the clown, but Jennifer Lopez and the scheming strippers of “Hustlers” topped even the high expectations they brought to the weekend box office. “It: Chapter Two” brought in $40.7 million in the U.S. and Canada to keep the top spot in its second week and has earned a total of $153.8 million,...

  • Canada Sep 9, 2019

    ‘It: Chapter Two' Scares Up $91 Million With Debut

    A robust audience turned out to catch “It: Chapter Two” in movie theaters this weekend, but not quite as big as the first. Warner Bros. says Sunday that “It: Chapter Two,” the only major new release, earned an estimated $91 million from North American ticket sales in its first weekend from 4,570 screens. Trailing only its predecessor that debuted to...

  • Chairman Aug 27, 2019

    Disney+ Is Cheap, Chock-Full of Content and Poised for a Massive November Launch

    With a little more than two months before the debut of its streaming service, Disney dazzled its hardcore fans with celebrity guests and teaser trailers over the weekend at its D23 Expo. The company showcased a number of programs it had previously announced, like “Lady and the Tramp,” “WandaVision” and “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” as well as a...

  • Canada Aug 26, 2019

    ‘Angel Has Fallen' Tops Box Office With $21.3 Million Debut

    “Angel Has Fallen” easily topped the box office with a $21.3 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, as the action sequel became the latest mid-budget release to find modest success in the often quiet late summer. The Lionsgate film beat expectations going into the weekend, opening similarly to the previous 2016 installment “London Has Fallen.” The film series stars...

  • actor Aug 21, 2019

    Dwayne ‘The Rock'Johnson Tops Forbes' 2019 Highest-Paid Actors List: See How Much He Made

    Chris Hemsworth, Bradley Cooper and Will Smith are also on the list

  • China Jul 22, 2019

    ‘The Lion King' Rules and ‘Endgame' Scores All-Time Record

    If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it. Not only did its photorealistic remake of “The Lion King” devour opening weekend records for the month of July and PG-rated films, but “Avengers: Endgame” also crept past “Avatar” to become the highest-grossing film of all time....

  • China Jul 15, 2019

    ‘Spider-Man' Does Victory Lap Over ‘Crawl,' ‘Stuber'

    “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is celebrating another weekend at No. 1, but non-franchise fare continues to struggle at the box office. Fresh studio-released counterprograming such as the horror movie “Crawl” and the action-comedy “Stuber” barely made a dent in the web-slinger’s earnings, although there is a glimmer of hope in the independent world.

  • Canada Jul 7, 2019

    ‘Spider-Man' Soars With $185.1M Over Six-Day Holiday Weekend

    “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” the first Marvel movie after “Avengers: Endgame,” swung past any franchise fatigue to dominate the July Fourth holiday weekend, raking in an estimated $185.1 million since opening Tuesday and earning $93.6 million from Friday to Sunday in North American theaters. The opening gave Sony Pictures one of its best weeks ever. “Far From Home,” which opened...

  • Canada Jul 8, 2019

    ‘Spider-Man' Soars With $185.1M Over Six-Day Holiday Weekend

    “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” the first Marvel movie after “Avengers: Endgame,” swung past any franchise fatigue to dominate the July Fourth holiday weekend, raking in an estimated $185.1 million since opening Tuesday and earning $93.6 million from Friday to Sunday in North American theaters. The opening gave Sony Pictures one of its best weeks ever. “Far From Home,” which opened...

  • China Jul 1, 2019

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    “Toy Story 4” hung onto the top spot in its second week in theaters and the horror sequel “Annabelle Comes Home” opened in line with expectations, but the Cinderella story of the weekend was actually the third place movie: “Yesterday.” The Danny Boyle-directed musical romantic comedy featuring the music of the Beatles debuted well over industry expectations, earning an estimated...

  • China Jul 1, 2019

    ‘Toy Story 4' Repeats at No. 1 Over ‘Annabelle,' ‘Yesterday'

    “Toy Story 4” hung onto the top spot in its second week in theaters and the horror sequel “Annabelle Comes Home” opened in line with expectations, but the Cinderella story of the weekend was actually the third place movie: “Yesterday.” The Danny Boyle-directed musical romantic comedy featuring the music of the Beatles debuted well over industry expectations, earning an estimated...

  • Canada Jun 17, 2019

    Franchise Fatigue Continues With ‘Men in Black' and ‘Shaft'

    Brand familiarity isn’t everything when it comes to attracting audiences to the multiplex, and Hollywood is learning that lesson the hard way this summer with a slew of underperforming sequels and reboots. That so-called franchise fatigue came to a head this weekend with the releases of “Men in Black: International” and “Shaft.” The writing may have been on the wall...

  • Canada May 20, 2019

    ‘John Wick 3' Dethrones ‘Avengers: Endgame' With $57 Million Opening

    The box office has a new king and his name is John Wick. The third installment of the hyper violent Keanu Reeves franchise has taken the top spot at the North American box office and ended the three-week reign of “Avengers: Endgame.”

  • disney Apr 27, 2019

    ‘Avengers: Endgame' Taught Us Something Important About 3D Ticket Sales

    If the only showing available for Disney’s “Avengers: Endgame” was in 3D, would you pay to see it or wait a week to watch it in 2D? That’s the question many Marvel fans are facing as we reach the opening weekend of the hotly anticipated superhero flick. As theaters fill up, single seats and tickets to 3D showings are some...

  • Captain Apr 8, 2019

    After ‘Avengers: Endgame': Marvel's Next Big Move May Be a Step Back in Time

    “Avengers: Endgame” is coming out on April 26, but that hasn’t stopped Disney’s Marvel Studios from hinting at what could be arriving after the grand finale of its most successful superhero franchise ever, a run at the box office for “Avengers,” which has so far racked up $4 billion. Next up: taking a step back in time. In an interview...

  • DIRECTOR Mar 24, 2019

    Jordan Peele's ‘Us' Scares Up $70.3M Debut

    Jordan Peele has done it again. Two years after the filmmaker’s “Get Out” became a box-office sensation, his frightening follow-up, “Us,” debuted with $70.3 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The opening, well above forecasts, had few parallels. It was the largest debut for an original horror film (only the “It” remake and last year’s “Halloween” have...

  • Canada Nov 19, 2018

    ‘Fantastic Beasts' Chews Up Box Office Competition

    “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” crawled, slithered and flew its way to the top of the weekend box office with a $62.2 million opening in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday.

  • DIRECTOR May 28, 2018

    ‘Solo' Tops Box Office, Falls Well Short of Expectations

    In the largest disturbance yet in Disney’s otherwise lucrative reign over “Star Wars,” the Han Solo spinoff “Solo: A Star Wars Story” opened well below expectations with a franchise-low $83.3 million in ticket sales over the three-day weekend in North American theaters.

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