Comic Riffs: box office

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 02/09/2014

Box Office: Oh, snap! ‘LEGO’ ($69M) wins the weekend with record-setting opening

‘The LEGO Movie’ grosses $69.1M in its domestic debut to become biggest February animated opening ever.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:26 PM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  box office, the lego movie

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Box Office: On second try, ‘Frozen’ is able to ice ‘Catching Fire’ with $31.6M

‘Frozen’ wins the weekend with $31.5M; Disney hit drops just 53% over domestic debut.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:53 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  holiday box office

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 11/11/2013

‘THOR: THE DARK WORLD’: Sequel tops box office ($86M) as Avengers brand flexes yet more muscle

‘Thor: The Dark World’ tops box office with $86.1 million; Marvel sequel has already grossed $327M worldwide.

By Michael Cavna  |  03:08 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  thor the dark world, box office

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 08/18/2013

Box Office: ‘Kick Ass 2’ gets ‘served’ by weekend champ ‘The Butler’ ($25M)

Superhero sequel finishes 4th; film inspired by Post article exceeds predictions with $25M take.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:45 PM ET, 08/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  box office, kick-ass 2, lee daniels' the butler

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 08/04/2013

‘THE SMURFS 2’: Deep blue (over)seas: Sequel is neck and neck with ‘Pacific Rim’ for top global spot

No worldwide box-office blues for ‘The Smurfs 2’ with $52.5 million gross; ‘2 Guns’ wins domestic debut.

By Michael Cavna  |  04:39 PM ET, 08/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  smurfs 2, box office

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 07/14/2013

‘DESPICABLE ME 2’: Animated champ holds off ‘Grown Ups 2’ and ‘Pacific Rim’ at box office

‘DESPICABLE ME 2’: Animated hit ($45M) holds off ‘Grown Ups 2’ and ‘Pacific Rim’ at box office

By Michael Cavna  |  01:33 PM ET, 07/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  box office

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 07/03/2013

‘DESPICABLE ME 2’ vs. ‘LONE RANGER’ DUEL: Who will win the holiday weekend?

Box Office Showdown: Will animation again outgun action-adventure at the multiplex this weekend?

By Michael Cavna  |  03:23 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  box office

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 05/19/2013

‘STAR TREK’ BOX OFFICE: ‘Into Darkness’ debut tops billion-dollar ‘Iron Man 3’

‘STAR TREK’ BOX OFFICE: Underperforming ‘Into Darkness’ debut tops billion-dollar ‘Iron Man 3’

By Michael Cavna  |  01:20 PM ET, 05/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  box office

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 05/05/2013

‘IRON MAN 3’ rockets to second-biggest debut ever with $175.3M; Tony Stark holds top-2 spots

Year after ‘Avengers,’ Tony Stark-led films now hold top-2 spots in domestic-debut record books.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:39 PM ET, 05/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  box office, superhero movies

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 04/05/2013

‘G.I. JOE: RETALIATION: Film wins over not only box-office rivals, but also the ‘father’ of G.I. Joe comics

‘Retaliation’: Film wins over not only box-office rivals, but also the ‘father’ of G.I. Joe comics.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:02 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  g.i. joe, box office, larry hama

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 07/15/2012

‘ICE AGE’ 4: ‘Continental Drift’ freezes out ‘Spider-Man’ with $46M debut

Director Carlos Saldanha’s fourth film in CGI-animated series freezes out “Spider-Man” with $46M debut.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:06 PM ET, 07/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ice age continental drift, amazing spider-man, ted, brave, pixar, seth macfarlane, marc webb, carlos saldanha, denis leary, box office

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 06/17/2012

‘MADAGASCAR 3’ wins its sophomore weekend with $35M (as Sandler and Cruise films flail)

‘Madagascar 3’ wins sophomore weekend with $35M — as new Adam Sandler and Tom Cruise films experience epic-flail.

By Michael Cavna  |  05:41 PM ET, 06/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  madagascar, box office

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 05/06/2012

‘THE AVENGERS’ SMASH RECORD: Marvel reports staggering $207M opening weekend to top ‘Potter’

Marvel film “The Avengers” grossed $200.3-million in domestic debut, according to studio estimates, smashing the record of $169-million by last year’s “Harry Potter” finale.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:06 PM ET, 05/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the avengers, marvel studios, box office records

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 07/24/2011

‘CAPTAIN AMERICA’ tops box office with $65.8M debut to complete Marvel sweep

Marvel completes summer sweep as “First Avenger” grosses $65.8M domestically to become third Marvel film of season to win a weekend.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:03 PM ET, 07/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  captain america, marvel studios, thor, x-men, box office

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 07/17/2011

HARRY POTTER: ‘Dark Knight’ record falls as ‘Deathly Hallows 2’ tops $168M

Final film about the Boy Wizard grosses $168M to top box-office record of “The Dark Knight.”

By Michael Cavna  |  11:46 AM ET, 07/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  box office, the dark knight, spider-man, harry potter

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 06/05/2011

BOX OFFICE: ‘X-Men: First Class’ debut wins weekend with less-than-magnetic $56M

By Michael Cavna  |  01:56 PM ET, 06/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  x-men: first class, box office

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/10/2011

BOX OFFICE: ‘Hop’ tops ‘Arthur’ with $21.7M weekend

By Michael Cavna  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  box office, hop, rio

Posted at 02:26 AM ET, 03/14/2011

BOX OFFICE: ‘Rango’ still a tough hombre; ‘Mars Needs Moms,’ not so much

By Michael Cavna  |  02:26 AM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comic riffs, rango, mars needs moms, battle los angeles, box office

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 06/19/2010

Seven Best Tangential Reasons to See 'Toy Story 3' this weekend [UPDATED]

Sure, you could catch "Toy Story 3" this weekend because it will be one of the best films you'll see this year. You could go because it offers Pixar's requisite heart and soul and humor. Or you could head...

By Michael Cavna  |  04:05 PM ET, 06/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation, The Animation, The Animation | Tags:  Box Office, Pixar Disney, Rotten Tomatoes, Toy Story 3