Marvel wins yet again! Ant-Man and the Wasp win the weekend

Long-awaited movie 🎥 box office news: Ant-Man and the Wasp opened to $76 million domestic which makes this the 20th consecutive No.1 opening for a Marvel Studios movie. Eventually, the public will tire of Marvel superhero movies. I don’t know when, but they will one day.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens to $150 million!

Here is the story on the opening of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the latest in the Jurassic franchise, which hauled in $150 million at the domestic box office. The worldwide haul is over $700 million. This haul is in spite of some very pronounced non-enthusiasm expressed by some critics, who are getting tired of all…

Week two box office for Solo is still going down, down, down!

Box office update. Solo: A Star Wars Story keeps on going down and down and down! Yes, they did take first place again at the domestic box office for the second weekend in a row. You would think this achievement would be fantastic news. Folks, it is not fantastic when your weekend domestic haul is…

Deadpool 2 hauls in $125 million at box office, and more movie news

Here is my movie news update for this week. As expected, Deadpool 2 dominated the box office this weekend, raking in an impressive projected domestic haul of $125 million. This seems like a lot of money, but it is actually lower than industry projections, believe it or not. It still set some sort of minor…

Movie weekend: Deadpool 2 expected to dominate box office

Tonight was opening night for Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool 2, with predictions this movie will have an opening weekend gross of at least $130 million domestic. We shall see what happens, but the three-week run at the top for Avengers: Infinity War should be over. Note for Canadian fans: this movie was shot in Vancouver….

Summer movie season begins with Avengers: Infinity War… already?!

My Cairns on Cinema column is already up about the upcoming Summer Blockbuster Movie Season (which traditionally starts the first week of May) and the place of Avengers: Infinity War within it. As you can tell, I am really not sure what to make of this movie. In particular, I don’t know whether to count…

Box office news: Black Panther no longer #1

With all my ranting and raving about 60 Minutes, I forgot to tell you about the movie box office news. The news is that Black Panther was finally toppled this weekend after five weeks in first place by Pacific Rim: Uprising. But don’t feel too sorry for this flick, because with a domestic haul of…

Cars 3 races to $53.5 million on Father’s Day weekend!

Box office news: Cars 3 has halted Wonder Woman’s two-week reign atop the domestic box office. Lightning McQueen and the rest of the race cars finished with $53.5 million to the DC superheroine’s $40.8 million. You’d think Disney would be pleased. Unfortunately, this is the worst opening ever for a Cars movie. The first Cars…

Box office news: this past weekend was the slowest of the year

I wasn’t at the movies this weekend, and based on the weekend results, neither were most of you. Guardians of the Galaxy hauled in just $10.16 million, and that was enough to win the box office. As I said before, welcome to the dead season at the cinemas.

Not much interest in Cameron Diaz and her ‘Sex Tape’

It was the usual business we have come to expect this past weekend for the movies, with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes finishing first again. Meanwhile that supposed comedy Sex Tape starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel bombed with the critics and audiences last weekend. It only mustered $15 million for a fourth…

“Apes” net $73 mil, but summer box office is still a dud

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was a big hit at the box office and with the critics as well this weekend, with a domestic haul of $73 million to crush the weekend box office. As expected, though, while it was a strong showing by the Apes, it was still nowhere near enough to…

Transformers: Age of Extinction box office proves franchise is not extinct

Well, it seems clear based on the $100 mil domestic/$300 mil international showing of Transformers: Age of Extinction that the American appetite for the Transformers franchise — or, for that matter, total crap at the theatres — remains strong. I think that sums up my thoughts on the matter.

Godzilla has met his match in X-Men: Days of Future Past

It is a $111 million haul for the four-day Memorial Day weekend for X-Men: Days of Future Past . The big green monster was knocked to second, while Adam Sandler and his new movie Blended just got killed in third. The story here.

Godzilla!!!!

I spent Day Two of my much-needed four-day long weekend at the movies today in the big city watching Godzilla in 3D. All I have to say is that any serious fan of monster movies will enjoy this. For an early look at its expected huge $90 million-plus box office weekend opening, here’s the writeup…

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hauls in $92 million

For a look at the domestic box office results for this, the first weekend of Summer Blockbuster season, here is a rundown from Forbes of the big winning weekend for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

My 2014 Summer Box Office Preview is now up

Here is the link to my column previewing the 2014 Summer Blockbuster Season at the movie box office, which begins this weekend with the opening tonight of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Also, here is my movie column from a week ago where I look back at some highlights of the first four months of 2014…

Box office recap: Johnny Depp is clearly no Captain America

The news from the weekend domestic box office is not so much that Captain America: The Winter Soldier won for the third week in a row. No, it’s that Johnny Depp was box office POISON in Transcendence. The full story of the weekend results here.

Entertainment update: Captain America wins again, and other stuff

Just dumping all the latest movie and TV news into this post here. Heard that Captain America: The Winter Soldier took home the domestic box office for a second weekend, with $41.3 million which was just ahead of Rio 2. And even though it was the beginning of the final Mad Men season last night,…

Captain America: The Winter Soldier sets April box office record

I’m bored, so I am posting the box office results. It looks like Captain America: The Winter Soldier had a massive domestic weekend, hauling in $96.2 million. That sets an April record, according to Box Office Mojo, beating Fast Five by $10 million. This flick also took in an international haul of $207 million including…

Mr. Peabody and Sherman wins the weekend box office

I was really, really happy to see Mr. Peabody and Sherman win the weekend box office in its second week. The reason is entirely nostalgia driven. I was a big fan of the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons that aired on American cable TV when I was a kid, so I knew all about Peabody and…

BOX OFFICE: ANCHORMAN 2 FINISHES AT NUMBER 2

To be really honest I thought Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues would do better business than $26 million this weekend. It ended up getting beat by The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Overall, it’s a $40 million five-day domestic haul for Ron Burgundy and crew, which doesn’t seem like a blockbuster performance, but as Forbes’ Scott…

“GRAVITY” DEFIES BOX OFFICE GRAVITY

The opening weekend for the new sci-fi thriller Gravity starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock was a big one indeed — $55 million domestic, in fact, for one of the best October opens in years. In fact, it is a record, beating the $52 million Paranormal Activity 3 recorded in 2011. This is proof that…