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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Shatters August Box Office Record
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    Posted August 3rd, 2014 at 9:15 am No Comments »
    Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy was expected to challenge for the highest opening weekend in August box office history but it blew right past 2007's Bourne Ultimatum which pulled in $69 million. Guardians finished the weekend with an estimated $94 million. That makes it the third biggest opening of the year behind only Transformers: Age of Extinction ($100 million) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($95 million). The tracking crafted from within the industry of $60-70 million obvi...
  • The Dark Knight Rises Becomes Third Biggest Box Office Opener of All-Time
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    Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 10:15 am 4 Comments »
    The Dark Knight Rises is projected to have made $161 million in its first weekend which brings the film in slightly below its original projections but still makes it the third biggest opening in history. The effect of the tragic theater shooting in Aurora may have had some impact on audience drive to see the film immediately. Official totals won't be known until tomorrow as the studio is holding back from touting numbers out of respect for the victims. The $161 million helps the film surp...
  • Opening Weekend Box Office Record Shattered by The Avengers
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    Posted May 6th, 2012 at 9:45 am 6 Comments »
    Most expected The Avengers to challenge the $169 million opening weekend box office record held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 but few thought it even possible for a film to reach the number that it has - $200.3 million. Even with rising ticket prices padded by 3D and IMAX surcharges the $200 million mark seemed impossible to reach based on the finite number of screens and showings and the rarity of an event that could draw crowds of such a magnitude. It was the perfect s...
  • The Hunger Games Scores Third Biggest Opening Weekend of All-Time
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    Posted March 25th, 2012 at 10:30 am No Comments »
    It's no surprise that The Hunger Games would be huge but it exceeded even the highest of expectations with its first weekend of release. The film opened with $155 million for the weekend which falls behind only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ($169 million) and The Dark Knight ($158 million). Having wider appeal in demographics allowed it to surpass Twilight which was not anticipated as being likely. Industry expectations were in the $100-120 million range. Worldwide total is...
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Breaks Pretty Much Every Box Office Record
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    Posted July 17th, 2011 at 1:00 pm 5 Comments »
    The opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 shattered just about every record it possibly could at the box office this weekend. It crushed the midnight record topping Twilight: Eclipse, it had no problem at all taking the first day record from Twilight: New Moon, had the highest grossing Friday ever, and sailed past The Dark Knight for the most coveted domestic record - largest opening weekend in history. Tallies amounted to $43.5 million for midnight showings, $92.1 milli...
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Breaks Midnight Box Office Records
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    Posted July 15th, 2011 at 10:10 am No Comments »
    With its midnight showings Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 raked in $43.5 million which shatters the previous record holder The Twilight Saga: Eclipse's $30 million from June 2010. Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has already made over $100 million worldwide. The higher prices that comes with 3D screens played a role as Warner Bros. reports all midnight 3D shows were sold out. It remains to be seen if that will be the choice of moviegoers or if the increased options that come with ...
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon Breaks July 4th Box Office Records
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    Posted July 4th, 2011 at 2:15 pm 2 Comments »
    Though it is still running behind the earnings of Revenge of the Fallen domestically, Transformers: Dark of the Moon has set new box office records for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The records were previously held by Spider-man 2 with Dark of the Moon cruising past them with $97.5 million for the three day weekend and $116.4 million for the four day holiday weekend. Since opening with 9pm shows on Tuesday night the film has collected $181 million. Dark of the Moon is performing eve...
  • Fast Five Becomes Biggest Yet in Franchise
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    Posted May 1st, 2011 at 12:30 pm 7 Comments »
    The fifth entry in the Fast and Furious series delivered the biggest opening yet. Fast Five earned a massive $83.6 million in its first weekend which also marks the largest April opening in history. The film has already made $165 million worldwide as it has proven to have immense popularity overseas as well. By once again bringing back all the principle characters while adding Dwayne Johnson, and building on the well received last entry, interest and awareness was remarkably high for Fast...
  • Rio Opens Strong While Scream 4 Disappoints
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    Posted April 17th, 2011 at 2:40 pm No Comments »
    So far 2011 box office numbers have been down overall from last year but that finally changed this weekend which produced 12% higher than the same weekend in 2010. Much of the credit goes to the animated film Rio and while Scream 4 was anything but a hit it was able to make enough to push the total for the top ten ahead. The animated family film Rio easily took the top spot with $40 million. Audiences were ready for something new with the well reviewed movie, which supplanted Hop as the o...
  • Four New Openers Fail to ‘Hop’ Into First Place at Box Office
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    Posted April 10th, 2011 at 3:40 pm No Comments »
    It was a disappointing weekend at the box office as the animated family film Hop held onto the crown in easy fashion. The comedies Arthur and Your Highness disappointed while the action film Hanna and Christian-themed 'based on a true story' Soul Surfer performed well given expectations and smaller budgets. Hop collected another $21.7 million as it fell a reasonable 42% facing little competition in the targeted demographic. That will change with the release of Rio next week. Despite gener...
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