Halloween comes early to the box office! $77.5 million!!

The one thing I notice about October at the box office is that it is usually always a good month for horror movies. This was a very big opening weekend for Halloween. This latest reboot of the original starring Jamie Lee Curtis opened to a big domestic haul of $77.5 million. This is the second…

Congrats, Incredibles 2!

My Cairns on Cinema column has been up for a week, in which I congratulate Incredibles 2 on winning the summer box office race, after I declared Avengers: Infinity War ineligible for the title because it was released during the spring box office season. Yes, I had fun with this column this time.

Burt Reynolds: RIP

RIP Burt Reynolds of Evening Shade and Boogie Nights fame, and Cannonball Run, and Striptease and The Longest Yard, etc, etc. Me, I’ll always remember him from the Smokey and the Bandit movies, that was Reynolds at the height of his fame.

The Happytime Murders gets killed at the box office

The story of this past weekend at the box office was the dreadful showing of The Happytime Murders. The R-rated puppet show from Brian Henson (son of Jim Henson) and starring Melissa McCarthy bombed at the cinemas, raking in under $10 million. It would have only needed to make about $25 million domestic to beat…

Mission: Impossible franchise shows no sign of slowing down

As expected, it was a big box office weekend for Mission: Impossible – Fallout. $61.5 million domestic, and $153.5 million globally. Clearly, this franchise, which I like to refer to as “Mission: Ridiculous” (because of all of Tom Cruise’s ridiculous and bone-breaking stunts) shows no sign of fatigue.

Upset alert: Mamma Mia 2 LOSES at the weekend box office!

The movie box office surprises just keep on coming. This weekend, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again was defeated, yes, defeated by Equalizer 2, starring Denzel Washington, $35.8 million to $34.4 million. While I am surprised by this turn of events, the truth is I am actually quite delighted. This latest retread sequel is straight…

Dwayne Johnson falls off the Skyscraper in this weekend’s Box Office

The movie box office results are in for this weekend and I am quite surprised to learn that the new Dwayne Johnson action movie Skyscraper landed with a thud. It finished not second but third, behind Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation and the second weekend of Ant-Man and the Wasp. Skyscraper opened with a lousy…

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…

Box office: fifth straight week at the top for Black Panther

On to movie 🎥 box office news, now. I notice that Black Panther is at the top of the box office totals yet again. This weekend, it hauled in $27 million to be the first movie since Avatar to finish first five weekends in a row, with an overall domestic haul so far of $605…

My 2017 Box Office Year in Review column is up!

I forgot to put this up, but I figure I should put it up before it gets too stale: the 2017 Box Office results. Obviously, the ultimate triumph of Star Wars: The Last Jedi was overshadowed by big jerk Harvey Weinstein and all his awful nonsense. As an aside — I see that more articles…

Tweet tweet tweet! Spent the weekend working; occasionally watched important sporting events (CFL, NASCAR, etc.)

I have no life at the moment and therefore I have no time to post, so instead here are Retweets of important happenings from the weekend, starting with the ‘Riders… That's a wrap on 2017, #RiderNation. Congratulations to the @TorontoArgos on an incredible game.#RiderPride pic.twitter.com/FE1IwNZDdV — Sask. Roughriders (@sskroughriders) November 19, 2017 And then NASCAR……

Thor: Ragnarok now up to $650 million worldwide!

In all my excitement over the World Cup qualifying results, I forgot to let you know what happened at the movie box office this weekend. Well, here it is. Thor: Ragnarok has won the domestic box office two weeks in a row and has now crossed the $650 million mark worldwide!

Hollywood flops again! Suburbicon crashes to $2.8 mil weekend!

It has not been a stellar fall, or for that matter year, for Hollywood at the box office. Come to think of it, it’s been a bad year for them in every way imaginable, not just at the box office, but what happened to Suburbicon this weekend kind of is the exclamation point to all…

Tom Cruise and American Made LOSES at the box office!

I’m stunned, folks. The new Tom Cruise movie American Made, with its CIA and drug smuggling storylines, finished with a domestic haul of $16.85 million and lost out to the horror flick IT, which is back on top of the box office with a haul of over $17 million, projected to finish just ahead of…

Ain’t It Cool News in full implosion mode as we speak

Been reading The Wrap about the full-on implosion happening this week at pioneering film-geek website Ain’t It Cool News.  It seems site founder Harry Knowles (seen above) has stepped down in disgrace over sexual assault allegations he is facing. Meanwhile, two of their top writers, Eric Vespe (“Quint”) and Steve Prokopy (“Capone”) have disgustedly quit because they want…