Celebritology 2.0: Box Office


Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 12/17/2012

‘The Hobbit’ sets box-office record; Kat Von D and Deadmau5 get engaged on Twitter

Also in the mix: lots of engagement and wedding news.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:20 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Relationships, Movies | Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Brad Pitt: Why his latest movie fizzled at the box office

“Killing Them Softly” was one of his worst openings ever. What the heck happened?

By Jen Chaney  |  01:28 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office | Tags:  Brad Pitt

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 11/19/2012

Taylor Swift dating One Direction member?; ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2’ opens big but not as big as final ‘Potter’

Also: Rihanna’s seven-day concert tour is getting a little weird.

By Jen Chaney  |  10:32 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Relationships | Tags:  Morning Mix; Taylor Swift; Twilight

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel very briefly discuss wedding; ‘Paranormal Activity 4’ wins box office, paves way for another sequel

They don’t say much.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:32 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Relationships | Tags:  Justin Timberlake; Jessica Biel; Pippa Middleton

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 09/04/2012

All hail ‘The Oogieloves,’ one of the biggest movie flops ever

Its pitiful Labor Day weekend opening marks the most dismal returns ever for a wide release.

By Jen Chaney  |  11:43 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Box Office | Tags:  Summer Movies

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 09/03/2012

Summer box office 2012: Not just for the boys

The summer film landscape was more gender-inclusive than an initial scan of the top blockbusters might suggest.

By Jen Chaney and Caitlin Moore  |  11:20 AM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies | Tags:  Summer Movies

Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 08/19/2012

Box office report: How did movies featuring Robert Pattinson and the late Whitney Houston fare?

“Sparkle” and “Cosmopolis” both did respectable, if not stellar, business.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:05 PM ET, 08/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office | Tags:  Robert Pattinson, Whitney Houston, Box Office

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 08/13/2012

The Chad Johnson arrest; Miley Cyrus chops hair

Also: Miley Cyrus has really short hair. And that’s pretty cool.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:08 AM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Box Office | Tags:  Morning Mix, Miley Cyrus

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 07/02/2012

‘Ted,’ ‘Magic Mike’ and the box office gender divide

Mostly boys went to see “Ted,” while more ladies opted for Channing Tatum.

By Jen Chaney  |  02:34 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies | Tags:  Summer Movies

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 06/18/2012

This whole ‘Rock of Ages’ thing is not Tom Cruise’s fault

At least not entirely.

By Jen Chaney  |  11:27 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies | Tags:  Tom Cruise

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Why Wes Anderson had a better box office weekend than Will Smith

“Moonrise Kingdom” made less money than “Men in Black 3.” But the Anderson film was the one that set a record.

By Jen Chaney  |  10:15 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies | Tags:  Wes Anderson, Will Smith

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 05/20/2012

‘Battleship’ loses to ‘Avengers’ at box office, confirms Tim Riggins can’t beat the Hulk

“The Avengers” easily hangs on to the top spot while “Battlefield” underperforms.

By Jen Chaney  |  02:55 PM ET, 05/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies | Tags:  Summer Movies

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 05/06/2012

‘The Avengers’ made $200 million this weekend. Yeah, that’s a record.

So it seems fair to assume the sequel is definitely happening, right?

By Jen Chaney  |  02:24 PM ET, 05/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies | Tags:  The Avengers

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 04/29/2012

‘Think Like a Man’ tops box office, while audiences don’t commit to ‘Five-Year- Engagement’

The rom-com based on Steve Harvey’s book demonstrates staying power.

By Jen Chaney  |  06:21 PM ET, 04/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office | Tags:  Box Office

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 04/23/2012

Giuliana and Bill Rancic are expecting a baby; ‘Think Like a Man’ tops box office

Also: Robin Gibb awoke from his coma.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:07 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Box Office | Tags:  Giuliana Rancic

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Box office rundown: ‘American Reunion’ vs. ‘Titanic’

“American Pie” came in second over the weekend, with “Titanic 3D” in third. Does this mean people are more nostalgic about Stifler than Jack Dawson?

By Jen Chaney  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 04/01/2012

‘Hunger Games’ again conquers box office, confirming Katniss Everdeen is more popular than Snow White

“Mirror, Mirror” didn’t come anywhere close to matching Everdeen Katniss’s $61.1 million haul.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:38 PM ET, 04/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office | Tags:  Hunger Games

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 03/25/2012

‘The Hunger Games’ opens with $155 million: A look at its box-office success by the numbers

The Katniss Everdeen story boasts the third-biggest opening weekend of all time, among other things.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:40 PM ET, 03/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office | Tags:  Hunger Games

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 03/12/2012

‘John Carter’: Box office flop or just a minor disappointment?

An epic fail in terms of ticket sales, or just a regular, non-epic fail?

By Jen Chaney  |  11:27 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 03/05/2012

‘The Lorax’ made $70 million over the weekend. This is cause for Seussian alarm.

This kind of box office success can only mean one thing — more film adaptations of beloved Dr. Seuss books.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:16 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 12/27/2011

‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ beat by ‘Mission Impossible,’ ‘Chipmunks’ at holiday box office

The David Fincher-directed film came in fourth at the holiday weekend box office.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:09 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 12/19/2011

‘Sherlock Holmes’ was No. 1, but Tom Cruise was the real winner at the weekend box office

“Sherlock Holmes” was No. 1. But a little sleuthing shows “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” was the real winner, given its limited release.

By Jen Chaney  |  10:47 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 12/11/2011

‘New Year’s Eve’ is the No. 1 movie in America. Yes, really.

Despite stern warnings from critics, moviegoers opted to see the star-filled rom-com.

By Jen Chaney  |  03:50 PM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 12/04/2011

‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’ once again crushes ‘Muppets’ at the box office

Can’t those marriage-consummating vampires give Kermit a break?

By Jen Chaney  |  05:14 PM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 11/25/2011

‘Breaking Dawn’ wins Thanksgiving day box office: Which film will you see this holiday weekend? (Poll)

Between “Hugo,” “The Muppets” and this weekend’s other wide release, what will you see?

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:34 PM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 11/20/2011

‘Breaking Dawn’ opens big at the box office. But bigger than ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’?

How big? Bigger than “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” And bigger than “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.”

By Jen Chaney  |  03:08 PM ET, 11/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/14/2011

‘Jack and Jill’: Analyzing its box office revenue

The much-derided Adam Sandler comedy came in second at the weekend box office. What does this tell us about humanity at large, or at least Al Pacino’s career?

By Jen Chaney  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies

Posted at 01:32 AM ET, 10/31/2011

‘Puss in Boots’ beats ‘Paranormal Activity 3’: A weekend box office Q&A

‘Puss in Boots’ beats ‘Paranormal Activity 3’: A weekend box office Q&A.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:32 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 10/24/2011

‘Paranormal Activity 3’ sets box office records. Can another sequel be far behind?

With its $54 million debut, the third found-footage ghost story proves there’s still life in the franchise.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:38 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 10/07/2011

‘Ides of March’: Will its politics sell at the box office?

Films about politics don’t become blockbusters. Will George Clooney’s cynical campaign thriller fare better?

By Jen Chaney  |  02:33 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies

Posted at 10:06 PM ET, 10/02/2011

‘Dolphin Tale’ beats ‘Moneyball,’ Seth Rogen at box office

And “Courageous” comes close to matching “50/50’s” box office numbers.

By Jen Chaney  |  10:06 PM ET, 10/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 09/30/2011

‘Courageous’: The movie that’s leading Fandango ticket sales

The faith-based drama about four cops trying to be good dads is leading Fandango ticket sales.

By Jen Chaney  |  03:38 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Box Office

Posted at 01:07 AM ET, 09/26/2011

Brad Pitt can’t beat Simba at the box office

“Moneyball” opened semi-strong, but not strong enough to knock “The Lion King 3D” out of first place.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:07 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies

Posted at 12:26 AM ET, 09/12/2011

‘Contagion’ dominates box office

Steven Soderbergh’s virus flick knocked “The Help” out of the top spot.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:26 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 08/22/2011

How did ‘The Help’ beat the box office competition?

The civil rights-era story outshined every new release to become No. 1 in its second week of release.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:15 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 08/15/2011

‘The Help’ edged out at box office by ‘Planet of the Apes’

The adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s popular novel came in second place.

By Jen Chaney  |  10:45 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 08/07/2011

‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ rules box office

The monkeys lured moviegoers to theaters. “The Change-Up” did not.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:58 PM ET, 08/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 08/01/2011

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’ passes $1 billion mark at box office

In just 19 days, “Deathly Hallows: Part 2” has made a ridiculous amount of cash worldwide.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:43 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 07/31/2011

What the smurf?: ‘Smurfs’ and ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ tie at box office

The Daniel Craig Western/sci-hybrid can’t overcome those CGI’d little blue guys.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:25 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 07/28/2011

‘Cowboys & Aliens’: Can it beat ‘Captain America’ at the box office?

Can Daniel Craig in the Old West triumph over Chris Evans in red, white and blue at the box office?

By Jen Chaney  |  01:47 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 07/17/2011

‘Harry Potter’ smashes box office records with $168.5M opening weekend

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” breaks records by making an astonishing $168.5 million in its opening weekend.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:16 PM ET, 07/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Box office: ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ again triumphs

“Horrible Bosses” also doesn’t do too badly, and more fun facts about the weekend box office.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:30 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 07/04/2011

‘Transformers’ conquers box office, Tom Hanks does not

“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” debuts on top with $97.4 million, while “Larry Crowne” can muster only a fourth-place finish.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:13 PM ET, 07/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Does soft ‘Green Lantern’ box office say something about Ryan Reynolds or our superhero tendencies?

Or was it just a so-so movie that never resonated with the American moviegoing public?

By Jen Chaney  |  12:09 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office

Posted at 09:44 PM ET, 05/30/2011

‘Hangover Part II’ wins weekend box office, reaffirms America’s love of a rehash

On the other hand, the performance of “Kung Fu Panda 2” suggests sequels aren’t always a raging success.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:44 PM ET, 05/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 05/23/2011

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ tops box office, sets international record

The fourth film in the “Pirates” franchise topped the weekend box office but failed to meet expectations.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  08:48 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Box Office

Posted at 09:53 PM ET, 05/08/2011

Weekend box office: ‘Thor’ not quite a blockbuster

Does a so-so opening for the first big summer movie suggest it’s going to be a soft season, or that people don’t care for heroes who carry big hammers?

By Jen Chaney  |  09:53 PM ET, 05/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Box Office, Movies