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

Knives Out

‘Knives Out’ Box Office Success Leads to Sequel


Daniel Craig is expected to reprise his detective role in Rian Johnson’s follow-up.

Box Office

The Box Office Hits and Misses of 2019


We look at the box office successes and failures of 2019 and go deep on the state of original movies, films directed by women, R-rated releases, and non-Disney animation.

Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker Ending

Star Wars: The Fall of the Box Office


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ disappointed with an opening weekend gross far below expectations.

Uncut Gems

‘Uncut Gems’ Had One of the Best Openings of the Year


Can the movie’s success translate to an Oscar nomination for Best Picture?


Amazon Studios May Be Falling Behind


The company has had little success at the box office or with awards consideration this year.

Anna And Elsa

Thanksgiving Box Office: Anna and Elsa Are No Match for Woody and Buzz


‘Frozen II’ seems to have broken Thanksgiving box office records, but a previous Disney animated sequel is still on top.


‘Frozen II’ Box Office: A Less Than ‘Incredible’ Domestic Debut


Disney’s highly anticipated sequel couldn’t break any significant records at home but did triumph overseas.

Ford V Ferrari Winner

Dad Movies Dominate the Box Office


‘Ford v Ferrari’ and ‘Midway’ were the top movies over the weekend.

Doctor Sleep And The Shining

‘The Shining,’ ‘Doctor Sleep’ and the Late Sequel Gamble


Hollywood is shocked that a sequel to a 1980 classic failed at the box office. But its underperformance was hardly surprising.