Universal has been killing it this year, and thanks to Minions even more records have fallen. With $321.9M from the domestic box office, and $682M in foreign sales, Minions has become the third highest grossing animated film of all time with $1B in ticket sales. This also marks the third film this year for Universal… read more


Folks, could someone please explain to me why these Mission: Impossible films do so well? I have a confession… I haven’t seen any of the Mission: Impossible films. I never will. My hatred of Tom Cruise won’t allow me. That being said, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation took in $56 million in its opening weekend.… read more

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Marvel may be discovering that not all of its characters are created equal. Ant-Man came in first this week, but it’s the weakest Marvel movie in some time. It took in $24.76 million for a new domestic total of $106 million, and globally it sits at $226.47 million off of its $130 million dollar budget.… read more

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It may not have taken down a monster sized haul, but audiences didn’t totally reject a pint-sized hero. Ant-Man took first place this weekend, albeit slightly below the $60 million dollar projections. It took in $58 million off of a $130 million dollar budget. It took in another $56 million at the foreign box office… read more

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Universal Pictures is having a heck of a year, and it’s one that will be remembered for some time to come by the record books. While a lot of press is thrown at Disney and its success with it’s sub-labels such as Pixar and Marvel, Universal Pictures has been quietly killing it this year. Without… read more

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Who cares if they’re yellow and don’t speak a language anyone is fluent in, the Minions apparently rule. Minions, the third film in the Despicable Me franchise scored the largest opening day ever for an animated 3D film with $46.2 million and went on to an opening weekend of $115.2 million. Globally it has already… read more

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It appears that the dinosaurs actually did finally fall out of the top spot. When I and many other sites run the box office numbers on Monday mornings, we’re running off of the industry estimates. Sometime later in the day Monday we’ll get what are known as the “actuals,” but rarely is there any need… read more

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The dinosaurs are still the kings of the box office for a fourth week. Jurassic World took in $30.9 million this weekend for the top spot and is now over $558.1 million in the U.S. Globally it now stands at $1.38 billion, making it the fifth highest grossing film ever. Pixar’s Inside Out remained in second for… read more

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Welcome to the third of four parts of an analysis of every major film release of 2015. Following up on last year’s product, I’m back with a look at the films of 2015. Something different I’m trying this year is you will first get the quarterly breakdowns, and then an overall post will be like a… read more

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Minions is hitting theaters next summer, and we finally know what the story is about. While I love the Minions from their appearances in the Despicable Me movies, for the life of me I couldn’t figure out how they could support a film on their own. Now that the trailer and the official synopsis are… read more