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Edge of Tomorrow

Ever wondered just how many copies of a film get pirated in a year? It may be more than you think. Piracy-tracking firm Excipio has released its annual list of which films were downloaded the most throughout the year via various piracy sites. Now, before you go through this list, I always take these with… read more

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Summer 2014 will go down as one of the quietest in years, and it may also go down as one of the most confusing. The formula for deciding if a film was a hit has changed many times over the years, but as the industry has changed, so has the measure of success. For years… read more

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Apparently movie going audiences aren’t tired of sequels yet. 22 Jump Street is off to a far better start than anyone expected. It took in $60 million domestically this weekend, well ahead of 21 Jump Street and its $36.3 million opening. With an estimated budget of $50 million, and a global gross so far of… read more

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It appears there is room at the box office for romance in the summer. In a bit of a surprise, The Fault in Our Stars took the top spot at the box office this weekend with a very healthy $48.2 million off of a $12 million dollar budget. While normally double the budget is considered… read more

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Apparently movie audiences were indeed ready for a Disney villain-centric film. Disney’s Maleficent took in a very healthy $70 million at the domestic box office this weekend along with $100.6 in the foreign markets. With an estimated budget of around $160 million it sounds like this one could make it into the black on the… read more

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Welcome to the second of four parts of an analysis of every major film release of 2014. Following up on last year’s product, I’m back with a look at the films of 2014. Something different I’m trying this year is you will first get the quarterly breakdowns, and then an overall post will be like… read more

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