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We’re now fully in the midst of awards season, when kids are in school and mature adults are expected to flock to the theaters to see Oscar-worthy dramas.

It ain’t happening.

This week saw kiddie horror comedy “Goosebumps” top the chart while three other new wide release movies aimed at adults had to struggle. And this season’s other Oscar hopefuls also aren’t doing… Continue reading Box Office: Why Audiences Got 'Goosebumps' and Ditched 'Crimson Peak'

On the surface, things played out as expected at the weekend box office.

As analysts predicted, “The Martian” won the top spot with an estimated $ 55 million, coming within spitting distance of the October record set two years ago this weekend by the similar “Gravity.”

Art-house crime drama hit “Sicario” expanded wide and grossed $ 12.1 million, as expected, and… Continue reading Why 'The Martian' Stomped All Over 'The Walk' at the Box Office

Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):

1. The Martian – $ 55.0 million ($ 55.0 million total)

2. Hotel Transylvania 2 – $ 33.0 million ($ 90.5 million total)

3. Sicario – $ 12.0 million ($ 15.0 million total)

4. The Intern – $ 11.6 million ($ 36.5 million total)

5. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Has the box office gone batty?

“Hotel Transylvania 2” was widely expected to top this weekend’s chart, but pundits predicted an opening near $ 35 million, lower than the $ 42.5 million debut of the first film. After all, it was a sequel to a moderately popular cartoon that opened a full three years ago, an eon in kiddie-audience terms. Plus, it… Continue reading 5 Reasons for the Huge Box Office Success of 'Hotel Transylvania 2'

Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):

1. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials – $ 30.3 million ($ 30.3 million total)

2. Black Mass – $ 23.3 million ($ 23.3 million total)

3. The Visit – $ 11.4 million ($ 42.4 million total)

4. The Perfect Guy – $ 9.6 million ($ 41.3 million total)

5. Everest