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

1. Straight Outta Compton – $ 13.2 million ($ 134.1 million total)

2. War Room – $ 11.0 million ($ 11.0 million total)

3. Mission Impossible Rogue Nation – $ 8.3 million ($ 170.3 million total)

4. No Escape – $ 8.2 million ($ 10.3 million total)

5. Sinister 2

During N.W.A.’s brief existence, the group and its members made a career out of being underestimated. A quarter century later, the underdog rappers have been underestimated again, even by the studio releasing their victory-lap biopic.

Going into the weekend, Universal’s predictions for “Straight Outta Compton” were modest, projecting a debut of about $ 25 to $ 30 million. Granted, studios routinely lowball… Continue reading 7 Reasons Why 'Straight Outta Compton' Surprised Hollywood at the Box Office

Why can’t Hollywood seem to get the “Fantastic Four” right?

The reboot endured months of bad press, culminating in director Josh Trank’s disavowal (later hastily retracted) of his own film on the eve of its release on Friday. Even so, the familiarity of Marvel’s First Family — and the new, grounded take on the characters — was expected to… Continue reading Box Office: Is 'Fantastic Four' Doomed to Fail on the Big Screen?

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

1. Ant-Man – $ 24.7 million ($ 106.0 million total)

2. Pixels – $ 24.0 million ($ 24.0 million total)

3. Minions – $ 22.1 million ($ 261.6 million total)

4. Trainwreck – $ 17.3 million ($ 61.5 million total)

5. Southpaw – $ 16.5 million ($ 16.5 million total)

Who won the box office this week? Depends on how you look at it.

We treat the box office like a horse race every weekend, as if the new and old movies were all competing on the same playing field. But the truth is, on any given weekend, every new release is more like a stock IPO, each with its own unique background… Continue reading ​Did 'Ant-Man' Really Win the Box Office?