Sunday, December 27, 2015

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' becomes fastest movie to reach $1 billion

In less than two weeks, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has become the second highest-grossing film of 2015 and the 15th highest-grossing film of all time.

I saw 'The Force Awakens' over the weekend. It was good but not as good as I expected considering the resources J.J. Abrams had at his disposal. It's much better than the three George Lucas prequels but I still think "A New Hope" and "The Empire Strikes Back" were better.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' becomes fastest movie to reach $1 billion

Sunday, February 15, 2015

'American Sniper' tops $300M at box-office

OK, so 'Fifty Shads of Grey' dominated the Valentine's Day weekend at the box-office, but 'American Sniper' continues to do well at the domestic box-office. With a $16.4 million haul over the Feb. 13-15 weekend, 'American Sniper' has now earned $304 million in the U.S.

The Clint Eastwood-directed tribute to Chris Kyle has also earned $85.7 million overseas, making it one of the most successful movies ever. It's already among the Top 50 highest-grossing films of all time and No. 3 of all films released in the past year. It also set the record for the biggest January opening of all time.

And next weekend is the Oscars, with 'American Sniper' nominated for 6 Academy Awards.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

'SpongeBob' knocks 'American Sniper' from No. 1 at box-office

After three weeks at No. 1, "American Sniper" dropped to No. 2 in the domestic box-office this weekend, knocked from the top perch by ... SpongeBob SquarePants? Yes, "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" was the No. 1 film in America this weekend, earning an estimated $56 million. "American Sniper" earned another $24.1 million - good for No. 2 - and brought its total gross to $282.2 million.

The other big news at the box-office is the titanic failure of sci-fi epic "Jupiter Ascending," which could only muster $19 million in its opening weekend. The film cost Warner Bros. $176 million to produce and will go down in history as one of the biggest flops of all time. It's a good thing "American Sniper" is also a Warner Bros. film or studio executives would be jumping out of windows tonight.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

'American Sniper' Sets Box-Office Record for Super Bowl Weekend

The No. 1 movie in America is ... "American Sniper" ... again.

The Clint Eastwood-directed "American Sniper" continues its spectacular winning streak with audiences, breaking records by the day.

Holding the No. 1 spot for three straight weeks, the Bradley Cooper film about the life of real-life American hero Chris Kyle took in an estimated $31.9 million this weekend, setting a new record for Super Bowl Weekend.

The film's total domestic gross to date is just shy of $249 million, making "American Sniper" the most successful war movie ever. The previous champion was "Saving Private Ryan."

"American Sniper" has also grossed $67 million overseas.