Box Office

We deliver a weekly Box Office Report that’s a little different. Rather than focusing on the money, FSR senior editor Christopher Campbell is more interested in the estimated attendance — or number of tickets sold. Because the value of money changes over the years, but the value of actual moviegoers remains the same.

Browse the Box Office Report archives below

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‘Halloween Kills’ is the Biggest Horror Movie of the Year

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Meanwhile, Ridley Scott had the worst debut of his directorial career with ‘The Last Duel.’

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‘No Time to Die’ Underperforms in Lowest Opening for Daniel Craig’s James Bond

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The new 007 film proves it’s no time to die at the box office, but it’s still not time to live your best life.

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‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Had the Best Opening Since ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

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Not only did the sequel have the best opening-weekend attendance of the last two years, but it also out-performed the first Venom.

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ is Done Winning

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The latest Broadway musical adaptation has been panned by critics, and its opening weekend box office failed to meet expectations. But moviegoers do seem to enjoy it.

Shang Chi

‘Shang-Chi’ Had One of the Best Second Weekends of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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The superhero movie also had THE best second weekend numbers since ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ in 2019.

Shang Chi

‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ Breaks Box Office Records in a Huge Win for Asian Representation

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We break down the opening weekend attendance for Marvel’s latest superhero movie and look at where and why it’s such a success.

Abdul Mateen II in Candyman 2021

The Sweet Box Office Success of ‘Candyman’

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Nia DaCosta became the first black woman director with the #1 movie in America.

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‘Free Guy’ Continues to Have the High Score at the Box Office

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‘Paw Patrol’ is on a roll, but other new movies were largely ignored.

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‘Free Guy’ is One of Ryan Reynolds’ Best Box Office Debuts

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Moviegoing was up this week over last week, with ‘Free Guy,’ ‘Don’t Breathe 2,’ and the Aretha Franklin biopic ‘Respect’ all exceeding expectations.