US Film Chart 2016: Week 5

Even though The Force Awakens became the third film in history to cross $2 billion worldwide, this was the week of Kung Fu Panda 3, as the animated sequel debuted straight at number one with over $48 million. US Box Office: 29th Jan – 4th Feb 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3   –   $48.05m The Revenant…

US Film Chart 2016: Week 3

Kevin Hart has been having a great couple of years at the box office. Following the success of Ride Along, his sequel, in which he co-stars with Ice Cube, has debuted at number one in the US, beating both Star Wars and The Revenant. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi and Norm of the North also debuted in…

The Revenant Is Mightier Than the Force At US Box Office

In one of the more surprising turn of events at the box office in quite some time, The Revenant not only opened strong (helped largely by awards related publicity), but it beat Star Wars: The Force Awakens to top the US chart last week. There was only $1 million between them, and both films remain way out…

Star Wars Rules 3rd Straight Week At US Box Office

The Force Awakens continues its dominance in the US, breaking the all time domestic record on its way to a third week at the top of the chart with $118 million. It was a week of no new entries, but a surge from The Hateful Eight shook things up a little. Daddy’s Home remains in second place,…

The 10 Highest Grossing Movies of 2015: Worldwide

It’s been a whopping year for global cinema, with no less than five billion dollar grossing films hitting the big screen. From dinosaurs to minions, 2015 has been the year of the blockbuster, though it hasn’t all been happy endings, with some of this year’s highest expectations under-performing. However, this has been the highest year…

US Box Office Feels the Force at Christmas

The penultimate week of the year threw up no surprises, as the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens blew everything else out of the water with a $391 million domestic debut. Comparisons are being made with Avatar as the seventh chapter in the space saga looks to put up a challenge for highest grossing film of all…

Mockingjay Celebrates Fourth Week Leading US Box Office

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 has won the US box office for the fourth successive week, keeping new entry In the Heart of the Sea in second place. However, this was a comparatively subdued week, as both films only manager $30 million between them. Creed and The Good Dinosaur complete the top four as non…

Dinosaurs and Boxers No Match for Mockingjay at US Box Office

For the second consecutive week, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 has topped the US box office, though with what feels like a disappointing $61 million. It is significantly underperforming considering big budget counterparts stormed ahead in their first three weeks. Disney’s The Good Dinosaur and Rocky spin-off Creed debut at second and third…

US Film Chart 2015: Week 42

This week sees four new releases make the top ten including Goosebumps, which takes $28 million to go straight in at number one, pushing The Martian down to second.

US Film Chart 2015: Week 41

As we enter the last quarter of the year, the Oscar contenders are starting to show themselves at the American box office. Though we may have already had many of this year’s technical contenders been and gone, The Martian is still going strong and claims its second week at the top of the chart. Hotel Transylvania…

US Film Chart 2015: Week 40

Ridley Scott’s The Martian, starring Matt Damon as a stranded astronaut, debuted at the top with over $71 million.

US Film Chart 2015: Week 39 – Hotel Transylvania 2 Opens Strong

In what was the best opening for an Adam Sandler movie, Hotel Transylvania 2 debuted straight in at number one with an impressive $57 million. The Intern, another new entry, entered just behind in number two, pushing The Scorch Trials down to third. Eli Roth’s horror film The Green Inferno made it into the top ten also, while Sicario jumps up fifteen…

US Film Chart 2015: Week 38

For the 16th week this year, a sequel tops the US box office. This time it’s Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, though trailed closely by Johnny Depp awards hopeful Black Mass. New entry Everest also makes the chart, though Captive falls just outside. Last week’s chart topper The Perfect Guy fell down to fourth place, while Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation…

US Film Chart 2015: Week 37

Three new entries make the chart this week including thriller The Perfect Guy, which debuts at number one with $31 million. The Visit opens in the US at number two, pushing War Room down to third. Robert Redford drama A Walk in the Woods holds strong in fourth, while Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is still in the top five…

US Film Chart 2015: Week 35

In the most disappointing week of the year so far at the American box office, Straight Outta Compton comes out on top for the third week straight; an achievement not even Jurassic World, Inside Out or Age of Ultron could accomplish. The NWA biopic took just over £18 million, beating new entry War Room which debuts in second. Other new…

US Film Chart 2015: Week 34

For the second week in a row, NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton takes the American box office crown with $36 million, setting it up for a decent overseas release. However, this is still the fifth smallest week of 2015, signalling a late summer slump before the big fall and winter releases. Three new releases entered the…

Minions Hits A Billion Dollars Worldwide

Universal’s animated sequel / spin-off Minions has become the fourth film this year to reach over one billion dollars at the worldwide box office, and with huge films still to come 2015 looks set to break all records. The animated comedy, a spin-off from the popular Despicable Me series, was expected to do well, but it’s long…