Box Office

‘Anchorman 2′ Escalating Quickly; Rudd, Koechner Signing for Big Roles

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
‘Anchorman 2′ Escalating Quickly; Rudd, Koechner Signing for Big Roles

Anchorman 2 appears to be a hit, and costars David Koechner and Paul Rudd have already liked up some new big roles. »

‘Identity Thief’ Defies Critics with “Tractor Sized” Box Office

Sunday, February 10, 2013
‘Identity Thief’ Defies Critics with “Tractor Sized” Box Office

Despite some of the most vindictive and hateful critical reviews in years, the Jason Bateman / Melissa McCarthy comedy Identity Thief drove audiences wild with a massive weekend box office estimated at $36.6 million. »

Box Office Report: ‘This is 40′ so-so, ‘Guilt Trip’ Bombing

Saturday, December 22, 2012
Box Office Report: ‘This is 40′ so-so, ‘Guilt Trip’ Bombing

This is 40 opened with less than $4 million on open day and is heading for an opening weekend in the $12 million range. Meanwhile, The Guilt Trip is heading for about a $4.5 million weekend »

People Voting with Their Wallets for ‘The Campaign’

Saturday, August 11, 2012
People Voting with Their Wallets for ‘The Campaign’

Though it isn't approaching the heights of Will Ferrell's past track record, the R-rated The Campaign does appear to be avoiding the troubles other films have seen this summer. Steve Carell's Hope Springs is opening with so-so numbers. »

‘Tower Heist’ Adds to 2011 Box Office Woes for Frat Pack

Sunday, November 6, 2011
‘Tower Heist’ Adds to 2011 Box Office Woes for Frat Pack

It's hardly a bomb, but box office estimates are placing the first weekend North American take for Tower Heist at $25 million, at least $5 less than the bottom of most expectations. »

Raunchy Comedies Beating Superheroes at Box Office This Summer

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Raunchy Comedies Beating Superheroes at Box Office This Summer

The Hollywood Reporter has a feature story about the Summer Box Office and the surprising results that have raunchy R-rated comedies running ahead of Superhero fare this summer. »

‘Green Hornet’ Knocks Out Box Office Competition

Monday, January 17, 2011
‘Green Hornet’ Knocks Out Box Office Competition

It's the easy headline, but that doesn't make it any less true. The Green Hornet topped the four day Martin Luther King Birthday weekend with a four-day haul of $40m, according to estimates. »

‘Fockers’ Top the Box Office, ‘Gulliver’ Bombs

Sunday, December 26, 2010
‘Fockers’ Top the Box Office, ‘Gulliver’ Bombs

Two critically-panned event comedies, two very different results. 'Little Fockers' topped the 5-day holiday weekend with $48.3 million, while 'Gulliver's Travels' flops with a 2-day gross of $7.7 million. »

‘Dinner for Schmucks’ Meets Box Office Expectations

Monday, August 2, 2010
‘Dinner for Schmucks’ Meets Box Office Expectations

Dinner for Schmucks opened at #2 at the North American box office this weekend. The film earned $23.5m and had the highest per-screen average in the top 20. »

Steve Carell has $85 Million Reasons to Leave ‘The Office’

Friday, July 16, 2010
Steve Carell has $85 Million Reasons to Leave ‘The Office’

People are wondering why Steve Carell is leaving The Office. Well, Despicable Me passed $85 million in grosses during it's first week, far surpassing the box office expectations »