Pete’s Dragon

The chariot race to the bottom of the box office heap seems to have been run by the remake of Ben-Hur this year. The 2016 remake of Ben-Hur had reported budget of $100M, but as summer drew to a close it had only taken in around $54.1M globally and is projected to end its run… read more

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The age of the successful low-budget horror films doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon when one wins two weekends in a row. Number one this week went to Sony’s Don’t Breathe. The film cost just $9.9M to make, and took in a very healthy $15.7M, marking only a 40.6 percent drop. It… read more

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It looks as though the shine has worn off of the Squad. Suicide Squad slipped a massive 67.3 percent in its second weekend to take in $43.77M for a new domestic total of $222.87M and a global take of $465.37M off of its $175M budget. As noted, however, some analysts are saying it needs to… read more

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Bad reviews didn’t kill it… yet. Suicide Squad had the biggest opening for an August film ever this weekend with $135.1M off of its $175M budget. Internationally it took in a further $132M for a global total of $267.1M. The proof in the pudding, however, is the film took in $65.3M on Friday and then… read more

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Welcome to the first of four parts of an analysis of every major film release of 2016. Following up on last year’s project, I’m back with a look at the films of 2016. And as usual, I will be breaking it down by quarters and then an overall review. Tuesday- 1st Quarter (January, February, March)… read more

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