Jack the Giant Slayer

It was a quieter week at the box office than last, but that didn’t stop a story about one of the greatest men in baseball history from taking the top spot. 42, the story of Jackie Robinson, took the top spot this weekend with $27.25 million off of a $40 million budget. The critical buzz… read more

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The streak of horror movies taking the top spot at the box office in an opening weekend continued this week with a remake. Evil Dead, the remake of the early 1980s cult classic, took the top spot this weekend with $26 million. Not bad considering it had a budget of $17 million. The second spot… read more

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Jack the Giant Slayer is getting set to go down in the record books, but not for a reason a film ever wants associated with it. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures are facing a loss between $125 and $140 million on Jack the Giant Slayer. A month into its release… read more

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YO JOE! The Real American Hero won the box office this weekend, but it wasn’t what it could have been. G.I. Joe: Retaliation took the weekend with $41.2 million, with the addition of its Thursday opening the film has taken $51.7 million domestically, but it is trailing behind the first film, G.I. Joe: The Rise… read more

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Dreamworks Animation will be doing a happy dance today as it is seeing some success at the box office this weekend. The Croods came in first this weekend with a healthy $44.7 million domestic box office take and an additional $63.3 million overseas. Dreamworks Animation has been on the rocks for a while since Rise… read more

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The weekend had a bit of a surprise towards the top while another new release underperformed. Oz the Great and Powerful had a strong second weekend, sipping only 46.6 percent from its opening last weekend to bring in an additional $42.2 million. This brings its domestic total to $145 million off of a $215 million… read more

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Thus far 2013 has not been a good year at the box office, but things may be changing slightly thanks to a wizard. Oz the Great and Powerful had a successful first weekend, and it needed it as some estimates have the budget at around $215 million, and at least $100 million spent on a… read more

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Another quiet weekend at the box office leads to weak openings for the newest releases. Jack the Giant Slayer opened with a pretty weak $28 million off of a $195 million dollar budget. It took in $13.7 million overseas and looks to be pretty much destined to be a bomb. Warner Brothers is off to… read more

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Oscars weekend is always quiet at the box office, but this one was especially quiet with a 22 percent drop from last year. Identity Thief regains the top spot at the box office this weekend with $14 million. This brings its domestic total to $93.6 million off of a $35 million budget. Apparently this movie… read more

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Welcome to the first of four parts of an analysis of every major film release of 2013. I decided to attempt something new this year where I would make some comments about every major release for the year before they released. I have compiled the list and broken it down by quarter. Wednesday- 1st Quarter… read more

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