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Green Lantern opens to disappointing $53.2M [Updated]

Update: Article updated with final numbers and foreign box office.

After a solid midnight number and promising Friday debut — $3.35M midnight / $21.387M Friday — Green Lantern sank 22% on Saturday to $16.681M and $15.107M on Sunday for a $53.174M opening weekend from 3,816 conventional and 3D theaters. The only positive is […]

Green Lantern opens to solid $3.35M midnights / $22M Friday; On track for $55-65M for weekend

Warner Brothers’ Martin Campbell-directed Green Lantern opened to a solid $3.35M midnight showings from 1,810 theaters. That was better than Marvel/Paramount’s “Thor” ($3.25M) and only slightly behind 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men: First Class” ($3.37M).

According to estimates, Green Lantern grossed $21.605M on Friday (this includes the $3.35M midnight figure). Saturday is going to be […]

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.


FX gets TV rights to The Hangover Part II + WB hires writer for ‘Part III’

FX has won the broadcast rights to Warner Brothers’ The Hangover Part II. The deal is said to be worth at least $24M, with the film expected to be available to FX in late 2013-early 2014.

In related news, Warner Brothers has re-hired The Hangover Part II writer Craig Mazin to script a third […]

The Hangover Part II leads box office to record-breaking Memorial Day holiday weekend

Warner Brothers’ The Hangover Part II grossed a live-action comedy record-breaking $103.427M over the 4-day Memorial Day holiday weekend. All-in-all, the film led the weekend to to its biggest ever, with $280M in grosses.

The 3-day box office for The Hangover Part II was $85.946M (Fri-Sun). The 5-day cume (the film opened on Thursday) is […]

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 […]

The Hangover Part II opens with huge $10.4M Thursday midnight; $100M+ expected for 5-day

The Hangover Part II grossed an incredible estimated $10.4M from 2,600 theaters Thursday midnight. That’s a record for an R-rated movie (eclipsing the $6.3M grossed by ‘Paranormal Activity’).

The Hangover Part II opened into an R-rated record 3,615 theaters today where it is expected to add around $20M. Rival studios are predicting $80-85M for […]

Todd Phillips wants to do a third Hangover

The Hangover Part II doesn’t hit theaters until next Friday, but director Todd Philips says he wants to conclude the series with a third movie, even suggesting that was his plan all along:

“If we were to do a third one, and quite honestly we really haven’t talked about it as we […]