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

Black Widow: Release Date, Cast, Plot

The ‘Black Widow’ Box Office Could Be the New Normal for the MCU


This isn’t another Marvel what if situation. This is a Marvel what could be.

The Forever Purge box office

‘The Forever Purge’ Box Office Opening Attendance Was the Lowest of the Franchise


At least its studio, Universal Pictures, still has the top 3 movies in theaters with ‘F9’ and ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’ ticket sales in first and second place for the Fourth of July weekend.

F9 Box Office Space Ship Car

‘F9: The Fast Saga’ Attracted the Biggest Opening Weekend Crowd Since ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’


The ‘Fast & Furious’ sequel also had a better debut than the 2019 spinoff ‘Hobbs & Shaw,’ despite the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard box office

Topping the Charts Can’t Protect ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ from the Truth


The action-comedy sequel opened just as well as ‘In the Heights’ did, but it looks like the greater success due to the optics of box office reports.

In The Heights

The ‘In The Heights’ Box Office Story is About Context


Tell me something I don’t know.

The Conjuring Devil Made Me Do It

The Conjuring Universe Makes a Box Office Comeback with ‘The Devil Made Me Do It’


Even while it’s available to stream on HBO Max, the ‘Conjuring’ sequel exceeded box office expectations. Meanwhile, ‘Spirit Untamed’ disappointed, likely due to its brand’s Netflix presence.

A quiet place part II

Box Office is Back Thanks to ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ and ‘World War Z’


In our first box office report since the pandemic, the ‘Quiet Place’ sequel shows strong attendance numbers to kick off the summer movie season.

Movie Theater Overhead

Movie Theaters Test the Waters Ahead of ‘Tenet’ Release


National cinema chains including Cinemark and NCG are re-opening their doors with tiered strategies this month.

Tenet Martin Donovan

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ Release Gamble


He’s the hero the movie business deserves, but not the one it needs right now.