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.
The cinema chain announced a worldwide boycott of Universal movies, but nobody, not even the theater industry, really wants that.
Movie attendance was understandably low in the first weekend of limited theatrical options, whether caused by pandemic concerns or unappealing new releases.
The original animated feature gave the studio its worst opening ever, selling fewer tickets than even ‘The Good Dinosaur.’
‘The Invisible Man’ topped the box office, but the movie in fourth place is a more interesting success.
Not only did the Jack London adaptation perform better than expected, it also had the best debut for a dog movie in over a decade.
Good thing Paramount decided to appease the fans with a character design redo.
‘Birds of Prey’ underperformed in its opening weekend, but ‘Joker’ still made it a triumphant time for DC fans.
If the World War I movie has another strong week, it could pass ‘Argo’ to become the most successful Oscar favorite since ‘The Departed.’
Box office is up in 2020 for the first month, but most of that has to do with 2019 releases.