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Paramount Pictures first studio to cross $1B in domestic box office

Paramount Pictures became the first studio this year to cross $1B in domestic box office (Paramount Pictures International announced it crossed the $1B mark in overseas box office last month).

As of July 4, the studio’s domestic gross stands at $1.053B.

The studio hit the milestone thanks to hits “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”, […]

Super 8 opens with strong first place $37M

J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 launched Friday with an estimated $12.2M from 3,379 theaters. That’s in addition to the $1M it pulled in with Thursday Twitter sneaks. But on the more impressive front, the film gained 15% on Saturday to $14.0M and is projected to drop just 23% on Sunday ($10.8M) for what would be a […]

Friday Box Office: Super 8 in first place with $12.2M

After sneaking into 324 locations (including 239 Imax theaters) Thursday — and garnering more than 100,000 participants and $1M in the process — J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 opened Friday at 3,379 theaters (no 3D, but 240 Imax theaters) and grossed an estimated $12.2M (including an estimated $500,000 at 1,524 midnight locations–Note: The $12.2M figure does not include […]

X-Men: First Class opens to $55.1M; The Hangover Part II falls to second with $31.4M and Kung Fu Panda 2 third with $23.9M [UPDATED]

Update: Article updated with final box office figures.

X-Men: First Class opened to a solid, albeit not very spectacular, $55,101,604 in its first weekend from 3,641 theaters. The film grossed $21.399M on Friday, added $19.713M on Saturday and ended the weekend with a $13.990 Sunday. There were no other new wide releasing films this weekend.

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The Hangover Part II is biggest comedy of all-time with $86.5M 3-day / $118.1M 4-day; Will gross nearly $140M through Monday

The Hangover Part II is a huge success for director Todd Phillips and stars. Warner Brothers estimates that the R-rated comedy will gross $86.48M for the 3-day weekend (Fri-Sun) for a 4-day cume of $118.09M including its Thursday opening day from 3,615 theaters. Additionally, Monday grosses could top $20M for a current 5-day estimate […]

The Hangover Part II has impressive hold with $30M Friday; $135-140M likely by Monday

The Hangover Part II dropped only 5% on Friday, grossing an estimated $30.01M for an impressive $61.62M through two days. The film’s five-day gross (through Memorial Day Monday) is expected to top $135M and could even hit $140M. That’s an incredible start for the Todd Phillips-directed R-rated comedy which continues to break records.

The […]

The Hangover Part II opens to $31.6M on Thursday + Kung Fu Panda 2 debuts with $5.8

The highly anticipated R-rated comedy The Hangover Part II grossed an incredible $31.610 million from an R-rated record 3,615 theaters on Thursday (including an R-rated record $10.4M from Thursday midnight screenings). That’s a new record for the biggest opening day ever for a live-action comedy and nearly doubles the original, which grossed $16.734M in […]

Kung Fu Panda 2 to open Taormina Film Festival

DreamWorks Animation’s 3D Kung Fu Panda 2 will open the Sicily, Italy’s Taormina Film Festival June 11, 2011.

The 57th edition of the Sicilian film festival will run from June 11-18.

DreamWorks Animation announces release slate through 2014; Includes Mr. Peabody & Sherman (3/21/2014) and How to Train Your Dragon 2 (6/20/2014)

DreamWorks Animation’s theatrical release schedule is currently planned as follows: Kung Fu Panda 2 for May 26, 2011 and Puss In Boots for November 4, 2011; Madagascar 3 for June 8, 2012 and Rise of the Guardians for November 21, 2012; The Croods for March 1, 2013, Turbo for June 7, 2013 and Me and My Shadow for November 8, 2013; Mr. Peabody & Sherman for March 21, 2014 and How to Train Your Dragon 2 for June 20, 2014.

The full press release is included after the jump.

Continue reading DreamWorks Animation announces release slate through 2014; Includes Mr. Peabody & Sherman (3/21/2014) and How to Train Your Dragon 2 (6/20/2014)

Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots in IMAX

DreamWorks Animation has announced that Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots will both be released into IMAX theaters simultaneous with their conventional theater release.

Puss in Boots will have a two-week day-and-date release in IMAX theaters.

Source: THR

Super Bowl movie spots: Transformers, Super 8, Pirates of the Caribbean, Thor, Captain America + more

One of the best parts of the Super Bowl are the commercials and sometimes the best commercials are the movie trailers. Super Bowl XLV featured several spots including: The Adjustment Bureau; Battle: Los Angeles; Captain America: The First Avenger; Cowboys & Aliens; Drive Angry; Fast Five; Just Go With It; Kung Fu Panda 2; Limitless; Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides; Rango; Rio; Super 8; Thor and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

For your convenience, I’ve put together all the spots in one post. Click over the jump to watch them all.

Continue reading Super Bowl movie spots: Transformers, Super 8, Pirates of the Caribbean, Thor, Captain America + more

Kung Fu Panda 2: New photo and poster

DreamWorks Animation has released a new photo and poster, courtesy ComingSoon.net, for the upcoming animated sequel Kung Fu Panda 2. Click the banner above to see the poster and photo in full and in high resolution.

Kung Fu Panda 2 is scheduled to hit conventional and 3D theaters on May 27, […]