The Lion King Tops Box Office With $191 Million Opening

  • The Lion King had a monster $191 million opening to easily top the box office this weekend. The big debut set a July weekend opening record. It was over $20 million more than the previous biggest of $169.1 million set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 2011. Read more... July 22, 2019

  • Toy Story 4 Stomps Chucky at Box Office

  • There were two movies about toys in theaters this weekend but only one of them was for kids. Toy Story 4 dominated the box office and made $120 million. Child's Play, a horror movie, featuring the demonic toy-like Chucky character made just $14 million. Read more... June 24, 2019

  • HBO's Watchmen to Premiere Fall 2019

  • HBO's new Watchmen series will premiere this fall. The series is based on the DC Comics graphic novel. There was a 2009 film (also titled Watchmen) directed by Zack Snyder based on the same comic. Read more... June 21, 2019

  • How High Will Avengers: Endgame Go After Smashing Opening Records?

  • Avengers: Endgame broke many box office opening records with its massive debut. The $1.2 billion global and $350 million U.S. box office opening both set records. Read more... April 30, 2019



  • The Curse of La Llorona Wins Easter Weekend Box Office

  • The Curse of La Llorona won the box office this weekend preventing Shazam from topping the box office for the third straight weekend. The supernatural horror film stars Linda Cardellini as a mother trying to stop a ghost from stealing her children. Read more... April 22, 2019

  • Shazam Wins Box Office for Second Straight Weekend

  • Shazam has extended its box office streak into a second weekend. Shazam added $25 million to bring its total gross to $94.9 million. The film is based on the DC Comics hero and stars Zachary Levi (Chuck). Read more... April 15, 2019

  • Shazam Hijacks Aquaman 2 Trailer

  • Warner Bros. has a clever April Fool's prank to promote Shazam. The movie company released a trailer on YouTube and elsewhere that appears to be for Aquaman 2. Shazam appears after a few seconds into the trailer. Read more... April 1, 2019

  • Us Dominates Box Office With $70 Million Opening

  • Jordan Peele's latest horror film, Us, dominated the box office this weekend. The film had a huge $70 million opening and an $18,800 per theater average. A family is terrorized by creepy dopplegangers in the film starring Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke and Elizabeth Moss. Read more... March 25, 2019

  • Captain Marvel Tops Box Office for Second Straight Weekend

  • Captain Marvel easily won the box office for the second straight weekend. The hit Marvel film starring Brie Larson made another $69 million to bring its total gross to $266 million in the U.S. Captain Marvel has already made over $750 million worldwide and is on pace to become the next $1 billion Marvel movie. Read more... March 18, 2019

  • Lego Movie 2 Tops Weekend Box Office

  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part won the box office during its opening weekend in theaters. The animated sequel made $34.4 million. The film features the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Alison Brie and many others. Read more... February 10, 2019

  • Netflix Raises U.S. Subscription Prices

  • Netflix is raising prices for U.S. subscribers for the first time since 2017. The price increase is significant with the monthly fee for the standard subscription service rising from $10.99 to $12.99 per month. This is an increase of 18%. Read more... January 15, 2019

  • Bohemian Rhapsody Tops Weekend Box Office with $50 Million Opening

  • Bohemian Rhapsody dominated the box office this weekend with a $50 million opening. The film about the band Queen stars Rami Malek as lead singer Freddie Mercury. It was directed by Bryan Singer. Read more... November 4, 2018

  • Venom Tops Box Office With $80 Million Opening Weekend

  • Venom won the box office this weekend with an $80 million opening. The impressive debut set a box office record for an opening weekend in October. The film stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom. It also stars Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed. Venom has a B+ CinemaScore. Read more... October 9, 2018

  • Crazy Rich Asians Tops Box Office for Second Straight Weekend

  • Crazy Rich Asians is the number one film in theaters for the second straight weekend. The hit romantic comedy starring Henry Golding and Constance Wu added $25 million to bring its total gross to $77 million after two weekends in theaters. Crazy Rich Asians fell just 5% from its opening weekend. Read more... August 27, 2018

  • Mission: Impossible Fallout Tops Weekend Box Office

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout is the number one film in theaters this weekend. It had a $61.5 million opening in 4,386 theaters. This is the sixth film in the Mission: Impossible franchise and the best opening yet for the franchise. Fallout has an A CinemaScore. Read more... July 30, 2018

  • Incredibles 2 Dominates Weekend Box office

  • Incredibles 2 dominated the box office this weekend with a monster $180 million opening. The sequel arrived in theaters 14 years after the original box office hit in 2004. The opening easily beat the previous record for an opening weekend by animated film. The previous record was $135 million by Finding Dory. Read more... June 18, 2018

  • Oprah and Apple Announce Content Deal

  • Oprah Winfrey and Apple have announced a multi-year content deal. The deal has Oprah creating content original programs for Apple. This is a big win for Apple as the digital content wars continue to heat up between Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO and other companies. Read more... June 15, 2018

  • ABC Cancels Roseanne Following Star's Racist Tweet

  • Roseanne has been canceled not long after returning to television. ABC made the decision to cancel the sitcom following a racist tweet by the show's star, Roseanne Barr. The tweet was not the first controversial tweet made by Roseanne. Read more... May 29, 2018

  • Solo Tops Memorial Day Weekend Box Office

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story topped the Memorial Day Weekend box office. It has made $83.3 million through Sunday and is expected to make over $100 million for the long weekend. This a big opening but it was on the smaller side for a Star Wars film. CNN notes that it was the smallest opening for Star Wars movie since 2002. Read more... May 27, 2018

  • Avengers: Infinity War Smashes Box Office Records With $258 Million Opening

  • Avengers: Infinity War shattered box office records with its massive opening weekend. Infinity War had a $258 million in the U.S. and made over $630 million worldwide during its weekend debut. The $258 million opening put Infinity War ahead of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($245 million) for the biggest opening of all time. Read more... April 30, 2018



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