“Spider-Man” bows May 3 with a three-day $114.8 million take, setting a studio record for a weekend opener.
“Men in Black II” opens No. 1 with $87 million over the July 4 five-day frame. Final worldwide take is $441.8 million.
Columbia reaches $1.57 billion Dec. 31 — an all-time industry domestic box office record.
“Spider-Man 2” casts its web June 6, ultimately grossing $373.4 million domestic and $410.5 million abroad for a $783.9 million total.
In May, “The Da Vinci Code” notches the highest international weekend opening ever with $155 million.
Adam Sandler vehicle “Click” reps the actor’s fifth $100 million movie for SPE.
“Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” bows at No. 1 the weekend of Aug. 4 with $47 million.
In August, Col reaches the $1 billion milestone at the domestic B.O. for the fifth straight year.
“Open Season,” Sony Pictures Animation’s maiden voyage, opens at No. 1 the weekend of Sept. 29, raking in $23.6 million.
On Nov. 17, Col/MGM introduces Daniel Craig as James Bond in “Casino Royale,” which goes on to gross $167 million domestic and nearly $600 million worldwide.
Dec. 7 Col passes $3 billion in worldwide B.O. for the first time in its history.
“The Pursuit of Happyness” opens at No. 1 on Dec. 15, Col’s 13th No. 1 movie in 2006, breaking the industry record of nine No. 1 films in a single year. Pic becomes Will Smith’s fifth $100 million-plus hit for Sony.
As of Dec. 31, Col reaches $1.7 billion at the domestic box office, breaking its own record, set in 2002.
“Spider-Man 3” is released May 4 Stateside, becoming the No. 1 film in all 107 territories in which it opens, raking in $382 million worldwide over six days. Pic ultimately reaps $890 million worldwide.
“Superbad” bows on Aug. 17 and grosses $33.1 million out of the gate, becoming SPE’s 47th No. 1 movie since 2002 and the fourth R-rated comedy to gross more than $30 million in its opening weekend.
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Good horror movies aren’t always easy to scare up, but with Halloween on the horizon, Variety has compiled a list of some of the best horror films available on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu. NETFLIX Apostle Cult horror meets religious hypocrisy in this creepy gothic thriller, which follows prodigal son Thomas Richardson, who returns home [...]
Brett Gelman, best known for his scene-stealing roles in “Fleabag,” “Stranger Things” and “Love,” has joined Michael B. Jordan in Paramount’s adaptation of Tom Clancy’s “Without Remorse.” Jamie Bell and Jodie Turner-Smith are also on board. Jordan is starring as operations officer John Clark, also known as John Terrence Kelly, a former Navy SEAL who [...]
Francis Ford Coppola took the stage to claim the Lumière Festival’s lifetime achievement honor, the Lumière Prize, in a stirring celebration that marked the festival’s 10th edition on Friday night in Lyon, France. The four-time Academy Award winner accepted the prize after a series of video tributes, musical performances and testimonials from family, friends and [...]
Vertical Entertainment and DirecTV have jointly acquired the North American distribution rights to “Human Capital,” an official selection of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival from director Marc Meyers. The film stars Oscar winner Marisa Tomei, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard, and Maya Hawke. The ensemble drama follows numerous interconnected stories surrounding a hit and run, [...]
Robert Zemeckis is in early talks to direct Disney’s live-action “Pinocchio.” Andrew Miano and Chris Weitz will produce through their company Depth of Field with Weitz penning the script. “Paddington” director Paul King had originally been tapped to direct but had to leave the project for unknown reasons at the beginning of the year. David [...]
“Rocketman” has officially launched into awards season. Paramount hosted a screening of the film with a live-performance of the score by the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra and a headlining performance by Elton John and the film’s star Taron Egerton. John and Egerton — who is in contention for best actor for his portrayal of the singer [...]