Collapsing Summer Box Office is Spielberg’s Prophecy Come True


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) During the summer 2017 domestic market, several high budget films opened in North America. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, budget $175 million. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, budget: $230 million. Transformers: The Last Knight, budget: $217 … [Read more...]

Domestic Box Office Soars, But International Gross Is Down In 2016


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) This year was a good year for Hollywood and another record breaking one to boot. Studios have posted $11.37 billion gross at the domestic box office in 2016, enjoying their biggest year ever according to ComScore (via Variety). That beats the previous high of $11.1 … [Read more...]

Gross Talk: Summer’s 2016 Movie Budgets Vs. Box Office


By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) Like the medal-laden Olympian Michael Phelps, Disney's Finding Dory took the gold in this summer's race to #1, accruing $478.5 million in the domestic box office. However, 2016's summer (summer being defined as the first Friday in May through the Labor Day weekend), … [Read more...]

Suicide Squad Thaws Frosty 2016 Summer Box Office


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Suicide Squad may just have saved the 2016 summer box office having earned a phenomenal $267 worldwide on its debut. Despite the atrocious reviews (26% on Rotten Tomatoes), David Ayer's blockbuster took a record-breaking $135 million in North America – which is the … [Read more...]

Suicide Squad Box Office Tracking Rises, While Early Reviews Are Negative


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Just last month David Ayer's Suicide Squad was tracking for a $115 to $125 million opening at the North American box office, making it potentially the highest grossing August opening. That spot is currently held by rival superhero film Marvel's Guardians of the … [Read more...]

Finding Dory: Biggest Animated Movie Box Office Opening Ever

Finding Dory

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Finding Dory is on course to become the biggest animated movie of all time after enjoying a record breaking opening weekend in North America. The Pixar sequel raked in a huge $136.2 million on its debut which is the biggest animated opening ever smashing Shrek the … [Read more...]

Box Office Update: X-Men: Apocalypse Trounces Alice


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) While X-Men: Apocalypse destroyed Alice Through The Looking Glass during the Memorial Day weekend – there were no real winners at the holiday box office. Fox's superhero sequel posted a disappointing $78.9 million – which is down from the last installment, X-Men: … [Read more...]

Second Weekend Is Kryptonite For Batman V Superman Box Office


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice just suffered one of the biggest ever second weekend box office dives for a major blockbuster movie. But the real story may be that after posting the fourth biggest opening weekend ever - $424 million worldwide, to be exact – the … [Read more...]

Batman V Superman Breaks Box Office Records, Despite Terrible Reviews


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has defied the critics, including our own Danny F. Santos, and raked in a colossal $424 million worldwide on its debut. To put that enormous figure in perspective, Zack Snyder's blockbuster smashed Marvel's The Avengers' opening … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Won’t Break Worldwide Box Office Record


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Star Wars: The Force Awakens has broken all kinds of records, including the biggest domestic grossing film of all time, blasting past Avatar within weeks of its release. It may even be the first film to make $1 billion in Canada and the United States. But … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens About To Pass Avatar’s Domestic Box Office Record

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Star Wars: The Force Awakens is rewriting the history books and is set to ease past Avatar's domestic box office haul this week, if not today (Monday, January 4, 2016). Episode VII, directed by JJ Abrams, has already smashed the North America totals of Titanic ($659 … [Read more...]

The Hateful Eight 70mm Presentations Run Into Technical Problems


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Remember hearing that Quentin Tarantino was upset that Disney was able to bump his 70 mm roadshow presentation of The Hateful Eight out of the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, in favor of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Well, that was the least of the … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Shatters Box Office Records


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When Disney paid over $4 billion to purchase Lucasfilm and Star Wars in the fall of 2012, some financial analysts weren't sure whether they paid a good price for it. To be honest, I was stunned that anyone thought that but I'm not a financial analyst so you really … [Read more...]

Box Office 2015: October Closes With More Bombs

Our Brand Is Crisis

By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Most movies released in October 2015 will likely be remembered less for what they were about, and more for their box office take. In a word, a disaster. If you want to use two words, may I suggest "stupendous disaster?" October closed out its final weekend … [Read more...]

Do Last Week’s Box Office Bombs Spell Doom-And-Gloom?


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) When you follow films as closely as I do, you start seeing some writing on the wall. So far, 2015 is a great year for most major studios at the box office, with films like Furious 7, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Jurassic World pulling in big business. This past … [Read more...]

Spielberg’s Doom & Gloom Movie Prediction Both Right & Wrong

steven spielberg directing lincoln

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) A few years back, sitting next to his closest cinematic friend George Lucas, director Steven Spielberg predicted a dire future for mid-level movies, as more studios spend huge amounts of money on making and marketing movies. The director of Bridge of Spies has also … [Read more...]