"Failure to Launch" showed liftoff this weekend, while Oscar's glow had little effect on winning pics still in theaters. "Launch" grossed $24.6 million, but "The Shaggy Dog" barked a little softer…
Coming off a dismal Oscar frame, studios are hoping a balanced mix of a family comedy, a romantic comedy and a horror pic will get auds back into theaters.
Koki Mitani's ensemble comedy "Suite Dreams" has crossed the Y5 billion ($42 million) mark at the Japanese B.O., out-grossing any domestic film released this year or in 2005.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$2.6M Cumulative:$231.7M Disney -25.30%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$2.4M Cumulative:$126.5M Paramount Pictures -31.50%
Let's Be Cops
Let's Be Cops3Daily:$1.8M Cumulative:$32.6M Fox -29.54%
"King and the Clown," a gay-themed, period morality tale, crossed the 11.74 million ticket sales mark on Sunday to become the biggest selling South Korean film of all time.
Underlining the power of family films, "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" easily led the foreign box office with $10.3 million at 1,163 playdates during the weekend.
In a weekend with four debuts uniformly failing to impress, Madea and her family topped the box office for the second frame in a row. Despite a sizable drop of 57% to $13 million, "Madea's Family…
For a lavish historical epic set in Japan, "Memoirs of a Geisha" hasn't found the Japanese market to be very hospitable.
Amid a big-time B.O. slowdown overseas -- thanks in part to the Winter Olympics in Italy pulling auds away from cinemas -- Warner Bros.' political pic "Syriana" managed to take the top spot among…
On Oscar weekend, the studios are going after men and teens...the two groups least likely to be staying in on Sunday. The most testosterone-charged pic of them all, "16 Blocks," is expected to come…
OSCAR OPENERS 'The Passion of the Christ' remains an anomaly for pics unspooling during Oscar weekend. Since 1999, when the kudocast began airing on Sundays, the average opening for a wide…