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Never thought I'd be one of those guys saying "the critics are being unfair," but boy do I disagree with the hate. Samson is...

‘Black Panther’ Targets $200M+ Four-Day Opening Weekend

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Disney and Marvel's Black Panther exploded to an estimated $75.8 million on Friday, the eighth largest opening day ever, just over the $75.5 million Captain America: Civil War started with before opening with $179.1 million. Early estimates have Black Panther targeting a three-day opening around $185 million and a $210+ million four-day debut. The film scored an impressive "A+" CinemaScore. Lionsgate's release of Aardman's Early Man brought in a meager $850...

Sony’s ‘Jumanji’ Dominates January 2018 Box Office

Despite there being a new Star Wars film in theaters, this past January saw Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle lead the way, playing a huge role in the month finishing just ahead of last January despite there being 28 fewer films in theaters. Sony also led all distributors with over $200 million in grosses followed closely by Fox, which saw continued success from a pair of Oscar nominees in The Post and the continued strong performance of The Greatest Showman, which is currently working...

‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Leads Weekend as Franchise Tops $1 Billion Worldwide

The weekend delivered mostly on expectations with the week's three new wide releases taking the top three spots at the box office. Leading the way was Universal's Fifty Shades Freed, pushing the Fifty Shades franchise over $1 billion globally. Sony's release of Peter Rabbit actually topped expectations while Clint Eastwood's The 15:17 to Paris was a little late arriving in the station, coming up a bit short of Mojo's pre-weekend forecast. With an estimated $38.8 million, Universal's Fi...

‘Fifty Shades Freed’, ‘Peter Rabbit’ & ’15:17 to Paris’ Kick Off February 2018 at...

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Universal's Fifty Shades Freed led the way on Friday with an estimated $18.5 million with an expectation for a $40 million opening weekend. The film scored a "B+" CinemaScore. Additionally, the Fifty Shades franchise topped a combined $1 billion worldwide yesterday with Fifty Shades Freed topping $50 million by end of day. The film is expected to top $100 million internationally alone this weekend. In second is Sony's Peter Rabbit, delivering an estimat...

‘Jumanji’ Tops Super Bowl Weekend and $855 Million Worldwide

Super Bowl weekend 2017 is looking mostly as expected with Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle returning to the weekend top spot after a one week hiatus with a domestic cume topping $350 million and a worldwide total over $855 million. Meanwhile, the weekend's lone new wide release, the gothic thriller Winchester, delivered on expectations with a third place finish while several Oscar contenders continued to play well. Overall, Super Bowl weekend is traditionally one of the slowest of th...

‘Winchester’ is the Lone New Wide Release this Super Bowl Weekend

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Lionsgate and CBS Films's Winchester is performing mostly as expected, bringing in an estimated $3.6 million on Friday, heading toward a third place finish with around $8.5 million. Opening day audiences gave the film a "B-" CinemaScore. At #1 is Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with an estimated $2.87 million on Friday, looking at a weekend that could reach $11 million followed by Maze Runner: The Death Cure, which brought in an estimated $3 million on Frida...

‘Maze Runner’ #1, ‘Jumanji’ & ‘Showman’ Hold Strong & ‘Padmaavat’ Takes Spot in Top...

Despite a 25% decline compared to the opening for its predecessor, Fox's Maze Runner: The Death Cure still managed a #1 finish at the weekend box office. Meanwhile, Entertainment Studios saw Hostiles deliver a solid performance as it expanded nationwide, Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and The Greatest Showman continue to hold strong, The Shape of Water expands with strong numbers on the heels of its 13 Oscar nominations and Viva's Padmaavat secures a spot in the top ten despite playi...

‘Maze Runner’ & ‘Hostiles’ Debut as Oscar Nominees Hope for Oscar Bump

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: With an estimated $8.4 million, Fox's Maze Runner: The Death Cure led the Friday box office and is looking at an opening just above expectations, targeting $22-23 million. Entertainment Studios' Hostiles expanded into 2,816 locations and delivered a solid $3.4 million on Friday and is looking at a wide opening just a bit below the studio expectations, but well above Mojo's forecast, looking at around $10-11 million for the three-day. You can check out all of the ...

’12 Strong’ & ‘Den of Thieves’ Outperform Expectations as ‘Jumanji’ Threepeats at #1

The weekend's new releases all outperformed expectations with both 12 Strong and Den of Thieves placing in the top three. However, neither was able to topple Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which topped the weekend box office for the third straight weekend and in the process passed Skyfall to become Sony's fifth-highest grossing film ever. Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle delivered a chart-topping $20 million as the film's domestic cume climbs over $315 million. The film's internat...

Ridley Scott may direct The Merlin Saga adaptation for Disney

Ridley Scott just might take up temporary residence in the House of Mouse. As reported by Variety, Scott is in negotiations to direct a...

Captain Marvel casts She’s Gotta Have It actress DeWanda Wise

She's gotta have it—"it" being a stellar part in one of Marvel's biggest new projects. Deadline reports that DeWanda Wise, known for her role...

Get your first look at Nafessa Williams as Thunder in Black Lightning

When the Thunder rolls, the Lightning soon follows. In preparation for the January 16 launch of Black Lightning, the upcoming DC Comics-based superhero series,...

The X-Files likely won’t continue without Gillian Anderson

Contrary to the old showbiz adage, the show might not go on. According to Fox chairman and CEO Dana Walden, The X-Files will likely end...

Shaft reboot adds Method Man to cast

Who is the man that would risk his neck for his brother man? M-E-T-H-O-D Man. Variety reports that Meth, AKA Cliff Smith, is joining the...

Animaniacs reboot coming to Hulu

Animaniacs have a brand new home in the 21st century. Variety reports that Hulu has landed a reboot of the wildly popular animated series from...

Fox is officially bringing back Prison Break

Good news, everyone—Fox is taking us back to prison. Prison Break, which originally ran for four seasons and a movie between 2005 and 2009, is...

Fox is officially bringing back Prison Break

Good news, everyone—Fox is taking us back to prison. Prison Break, which originally ran for four seasons and a movie between 2005 and 2009, is...

Family Guy to air extended episode with limited commercials

Prepare for some freakin' sweet news. According to Deadline, FOX announced it will air the first-ever extended-length episode of Family Guy with limited commercial interruptions...

New Winchester trailer unleashes the horrors of a mystery house

One of the world's most famous haunted houses is ready for its close-up. Winchester, based on the story of the Winchester Mystery House, focuses on...

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