Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Movies Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Movies | ‘Toy Story 4’ Tops Box Office, but Falls Short of Studio’s Hopes Advertisement Supported by The Pixar sequel made around $118 million in domestic theaters, $22 million less than Disney expected. It still flattened the competition. ByGabe Cohn June 23, 2019 “To $118 million, not beyond!” That’s not quite what Disney had wanted to hear after this weekend’s release of “Toy Story 4.” The studio had expected its latest animated blockbuster to debut with around $22 million more than that in domestic ticket sales — but $118 million is what it got. Even the expected sales of at least $140 million wouldn’t have reached the $182.7 million that the previous Disney-Pixar movie, “Incredibles 2,” opened with last year. But the gulf … [Read more...] about ‘Toy Story 4’ Tops Box Office, but Falls Short of Studio’s Hopes
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“Avengers: Endgame” kicked off the unofficial start to the summer box office at the end of April. Out of 52 wide releases at theatres from May through the end of August, INSIDER selects the top movies we’re excited to see ranging from “Spider-Man: Far From Home” to the new “Lion King” and “Fast & Furious” spin-off with Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. Summer’s not officially here until June, but Marvel Studios kicked off the unofficial start to the summer box office on April 26 with its record-breaking behemoth, “Avengers: Endgame.” That’s not the only movie we’re excited for. There are over 50 wide releases coming to theatres from now through the end of August. Which ones are worth your time? From “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and “The Lion King” to “Hobbs & Shaw,” keep reading to see the movies … [Read more...] about 13 movies we can’t wait to see this summer
By R.T. Watson WSJ Sun., March 24, 2019 Jordan Peele’s second horror film, “Us,” made $70.3 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to preliminary studio estimates, more than double the ticket sales for the writer-director’s 2017 breakout hit, “Get Out.” The opening was the biggest ever for an original horror movie, according to Comscore, overtaking “A Quiet Place,” which made $50.2 million in its opening weekend last year. Comcast Corp.’s Universal Pictures gave additional leeway and more cash to the comedian-turned-feature filmmaker than it did for “Get Out.” “Us” cost an estimated $20 million to make, about four times as much as the production budget for “Get Out.” Starring Lupita Nyong’o in the lead role, “Us” tells the story of a family who upon arriving at their vacation home are confronted by a frightening foursome eerily … [Read more...] about ‘Us’ Sets Opening-Weekend Record for Original Horror Movie
Jason Guerrasio, provided by Published 10:42 am CDT, Sunday, March 24, 2019 Universal Jordan Peele's latest movie "Us," the follow-up to his hit directorial debut "Get Out," earned $70.3 million in its opening weekend. That's the biggest opening ever for an original horror movie. It beat previous record holder, "A Quiet Place." Over the weekend, Jordan Peele cemented his thrillers into the hall of box office crazes. After Peele's writing-directing debut, "Get Out," earned over $225 million worldwide on a $4.5 million budget in 2017 (Peele also won a best original screenplay Oscar), his follow-up, "Us," has hit theaters and is already breaking box office records. The $20 million horror movie that follows a family as they are terrorized by a group of people who look exactly like them has blasted through industry projections (which early in the week was around $45 million) to have the highest opening weekend ever for an original horror movie, with an estimated $70.3 … [Read more...] about ‘Us’ had the biggest opening weekend ever for an original horror movie, passing ‘A Quiet Place’
The stock market is tanking, debt levels are rising, China is locked in a trade war with the United States and economics sage Alan Greenspan recently warned investors to run for cover. No wonder people fear there’s a recession coming.“When you see all this market volatility, it’s a sign that a lot of people who think very hard about these things and have a lot of money on the line are worried that things are slowing down,” said Charles Ballard, professor of economics at Michigan State University.If investors’ fears are justified, then the decade of economic growth the world has been enjoying could soon come to an end, leading to significant job losses, a capital crunch and a whole lot of pain.RELATED: 25 top-earning Christmas movies of all time 25 PHOTOS 25 top-earning Christmas movies of all time See Gallery 25 top-earning Christmas movies of all time 25. ‘A Christmas Story’: $20.61 Million One of the most … [Read more...] about Recession fears grip Hollywood: Can the movie biz survive a downturn?