Tag: ticket sales
Tickets are now on sale for Avengers: Endgame! After you buy your tickets, come back here to check out the new Special Look and a way to see all 22 MCU movies in succession, leading up to the big one.
The AMC Theater chain is talking about instituting a variable pricing model for films, which would see the big blockbusters cost more for admission than other releases. The theater chain feels that it’s standard business practice in most industries to charge more for in-demand products, so they are considering bringing that practice to movie theaters.
Thor was the god of the box office for its opening weekend, as the Marvel superhero ran away with the #1 spot for the weekend of May 6-8, 2011. The ladies also had something to celebrate, as rom-coms Jumping the Broom and Something Borrowed both had solid openings.
Fast cars, Vin Diesel, and The Rock were a winning combination as Fast Five scored a giant opening and the top spot at the box office for the weekend of April 29 through May 1.
Rio beat out Madea's Family on Easter Weekend 2011. It was a busy weekend, as the top two films made over $25 million each and the next two films each topped $10 million. It's a good sign that people may be headed back to theaters just as the summer season approaches. Elsewhere, Hop jumped into blockbuster territory, as the CGI Easter flick topped the $100 million mark in ticket sales.
Hop won the box office derby for the weekend of April 8 through 10, 2011. The CGI-heavy Easter flick topped Hannah, the teen assassin, and Arthur, the reboot of the drunken billionaire comedy, minus the drinking. Among other releases, Soul Surfer, the true story of a surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack, finished fourth and played well, despite playing on fewer screens.
The story behind the movies was interesting this week, even if the movies themselves weren't quite as engrossing. Fox's under-publicized family sequel toppled the big-budget special effects juggernaut in the year's biggest box office upset so far. Fox's Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 beat out Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch to win the box office derby for the weekend of March 25 through 27, 2011.
Bradley Cooper's Limitless hardly lived up to its title, grossing $19 million in another down weekend for Hollywood movies. The take, however, was enough to lead all other films. Rango continued to ride high in the saddle to finish second, and Battle: Los Angeles retreated to third. The weekend gross by Limitless runs far behind what Battle: LA pulled in just last week ($35 million), and is indicative of just how lackluster it was at theaters for the weekend of March 18 though 20, 2011. Not even the final weekend of spring break could save movies from a poor showing, including new releases The Lincoln Lawyer and Paul.
Battle: Los Angeles breathed new life into the alien invasion genre as it topped the box office for the weekend ending March 11-13, 2011. Other new films that opened over the weekend did not fare as well; Red Riding Hood got lost in the cinematic forest and Mars Needs Moms bombed.