The players recall what happened 30 years ago when a sci-fi movie no one expected to be a hit launched careers (including Arnold Schwarzenegger's), a couple of marriages and a franchise that has grossed $1.4 billion worldwideread more (Movies 24-Oct-14)'Shameless' Actor Justin Chatwin Joins 'Urge' (Exclusive)
Pierce Brosnan is starring in the indie thrillerread more (Movies 24-Oct-14)Box Office: 'Ouija' Summons Narrow Thursday Night Win Over 'John Wick'
The horror pic is based on the spooky Hasbro board game; Keanu Reeves makes his return to the big screen as an assassin in 'John Wick'read more (Movies 24-Oct-14)China's Alibaba Reportedly Eyeing 37 Percent Stake in Lionsgate
The Chinese e-commerce giant, led by chairman Jack Ma, is looking to buy chairman Mark Rachesky's stakeread more (Movies 24-Oct-14)In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'John Wick,' 'Ouija' and More
And see what THR's critics are saying about the Keira Knightley comedy 'Laggies,' the Shailene Woodley drama 'White Bird in a Blizzard' and the Edward Snowden-focused doc 'Citizenfour'read more (Movies 24-Oct-14)'John Wick': What the Critics Are Saying
Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe and John Leguizamo star in the revenge thriller from "Matrix" stunt masters David Leitch and Chad Stahelski in their directorial debutread more (Movies 24-Oct-14)AFM: Olivia Wilde, Cillian Murphy Board Crime Thriller 'Free Fire'
U.K. director Ben Wheatley’s first film set in the U.S. will also star Armie Hammer and Luke Evans and will be pre-sold at the marketread more (Movies 24-Oct-14)'The Crow' Remake Aiming for Spring 2015 Production Start
Producer Ed Pressman described the cult thriller as the "anti Spider-Man"read more (Movies 24-Oct-14)John Lasseter Pays Emotional Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki at Tokyo Film Festival
"Whenever we get stuck at Pixar or Disney, I put on a Miyazaki film sequence or two, just to get us inspired again," he saysread more (Movies 24-Oct-14)James Gunn Celebrates Non-Commercial Cinema at Tokyo Film Festival
The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' director and competition jury chair also discussed his Asian influencesread more (Movies 24-Oct-14)Meg Ryan, 'Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka Join High School Comedy 'Fan Girl'
They star with 'Moonrise Kingdom's Kara Hayward, '30 Rock's Scott Adsit and rock band All Time Lowread more (Movies 24-Oct-14)Abu Dhabi Film Festival Kicks Off With Local Production
The Middle East event handed producer Ed Pressman a lifetime achievement awardread more (Movies 24-Oct-14)'Ouija' Set to Spook 'John Wick' This Weekend
Friday AM Update: From shows beginning at 8 p.m., Ouija opened to an estimated $911,000 from 2,061 theaters last night. That's on par with 2012's Sinister ($930,000), which went on to earn $18 million on opening weekend. John Wick wasn't far behind with an estimated $870,000 on Thursday night. That number essentially guarantees that the movie earns over $10 million this weekend, and points to a likely finish north of $15 million.Forecast: After a few busy weeks at the box office, look f... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 24-Oct-14)Scooter Braun Offers Update on 'Jem and the Holograms' Movie
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Timed for the band's 50th birthday, director Amir Bar-Lev ('The Tillman Story') will weave archival footage with new interviewsread more (Movies 23-Oct-14)Hear Meryl Streep's Singing Witch in New 'Into The Woods' Short
Streep, Johnny Depp and others tease what to expect from the Stephen Sondheim adaptationread more (Movies 23-Oct-14)DC's CCO on Movie-TV Crossover: "Never Say Never"
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Long before revealing his enthusiasm for death while promoting his new memoir, the actor caught flak for the film he co-wrote and starred inread more (Movies 23-Oct-14)AFI Fest: 8 Oscar Hopefuls Will Appear on THR Indie Contenders Roundtable (Exclusive)
J.C. Chandor, Damien Chazelle, Marion Cotillard, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Hader, Michelle Monaghan, Kristen Stewart and Tilda Swinton will join THR's Scott Feinberg for a wide-ranging, 90-minute conversationread more (Movies 23-Oct-14)'Avengers' Villain Ultron Is 'A Very Powerful, Smart Child,' Says James Spader
"Yes, he is psychopathic"read more (Movies 23-Oct-14)IFC to Air Live Broadcast of 2015 Independent Spirit Awards
Joel Gallen will executive produce the 30th annual awards showread more (Movies 23-Oct-14)Gotham Awards: What to Make of the Nominations
THR's awards analyst cautions against reading too much into the meaning of the nominations for the 24th annual Gotham Awardsread more (Movies 23-Oct-14)Anchor Bay Picks Up Horror Movie 'Muck' (Exclusive)
The company will unveil the trailer at the upcoming Stan Lee's Comikaze Exporead more (Movies 23-Oct-14)20th Century Fox Marketing-Distribution Chiefs on 'Gone Girl's' Success, Stacey Snider and Industry Firings
Paul Hanneman and Tomas Jegeus, co-presidents of worldwide marketing and distribution, open up about the soaring costs of marketing and the time they helped Leonardo DiCaprio duck a mob in Japanread more (Movies 23-Oct-14)Alibaba's Jack Ma Reportedly Meeting With Hollywood Studios to Buy Online Content
Ma is looking for distribution rights to U.S. TV shows and moviesread more (Movies 23-Oct-14)Forever Fest 2014 to Feature 'Mean Girls' 10th Anniversary Screening (Exclusive)
The girl-centric fest will also feature a screening of 'Amira & Sam'read more (Movies 23-Oct-14)'Fury' Topples 'Girl,' 'Birdman' Soars in Limited Release... >
Brad Pitt's Fury was able to usurp first place from Gone Girl this weekend, though it was a closer race than anticipated.Meanwhile, Birdman opened at four locations in New York and Los Angeles and scored one of the best per-theater averages ever for a live-action movie.Opening at 3,173 theaters, Fury rolled in to first place this weekend with $23.7 million. This debut is in the same general ballpark as movies like Captain Phillips ($25.7 million), Act of Valor ($24.5 million) and The Monume... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 19-Oct-14)Around-the-World: 'Guardians' Passes 'Captain America,' 'Spider-Man' Sequels
Guardians of the Galaxy was back on top of the international box office this weekend; the movie added $23.1 million for a new total of $405 million. Most of that came from China, where Guardians eased 28 percent to $22.3 million. Reports that bad subtitles were causing poor word-of-mouth seem to be unfounded. To date, Guardians has earned $69 million in China, and has a legitimate shot at ultimately reaching $100 million.The 10th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now grossed $733 m... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 19-Oct-14)Friday Report: 'Fury' Rolls in to First Place on Friday
On a somewhat quiet day at the box office, Brad Pitt's Fury easily took first place with $8.8 million.That debut is a bit higher than last October's Captain Phillips ($8.5 million), and also noticeably better than The Monuments Men ($6.9 million). Still, it's way off from recent R-rated hits The Equalizer ($12.5 million) and Gone Girl ($13.2 million). For the weekend, Fury is on track to earn $24 to $27 million.Entering its third weekend, Gone Girl eased 32 percent to an estimated $5.55 mil... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 18-Oct-14)Forecast: 'Fury' to Invade Top Spot This Weekend
World War II tank movie Fury will almost certainly take the top spot away from two-time winner Gone Girl this weekend. Meanwhile, The Book of Life and The Best of Me are also opening nationwide.Playing at 3,173 theaters, Fury stars Brad Pitt as the leader of an American tank crew making their way through Germany as the second World War draws to a close.With the exception of 2012's Killing Them Softly-which was an odd, dark crime drama-Pitt has been on a strong run lately as a leading man. T... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 17-Oct-14)Forecast (cont.): 'The Best of Me,' 'Men, Women & Children,' 'Birdman'
<< Continued from "Weekend Forecast"Opening at 2,936 theaters, The Best of Me is the ninth Nicholas Sparks adaptation to hit the big screen. Sparks adaptations have been fairly consistent-the last four movies opened between $16 million and $30.5 million. However, the highest-grossing entry remains 2004's The Notebook, which ended its run with just north of $81 million.The Best of Me seems to fit nicely in to the Sparks playbook. It's a romance (of course), and poster... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 16-Oct-14)Moviegoers Thrill to 'Gone Girl,' 'Annabelle' This Weekend
It was a photo finish at the box office this weekend between Gone Girl and Annabelle, though both movies are winners regardless of their rank.David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's immensely popular novel took first place with $37.5 million, while the prequel to The Conjuring was a very close second with $37.1 million. The two movies were seperated by a mere $378,854.Those impressive debuts led to an overall boom at the box office: the top 12 earned $139.5 million, which is up 21 per... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 05-Oct-14)Around-the-World Roundup: Strong Overseas Debuts for 'Gone Girl,' 'Annabelle'
Coinciding with its domestic debut, Gone Girl opened to $24.5 million from 39 international markets this weekend.It opened to $6.7 million in the U.K. and $4.6 million in Australia; both marked all-time highs for director David Fincher. It also played well in Russia ($3.4 million) and Germany ($2.6 million), while it was less impressive in Mexico and Brazil (both below $1 million).Fincher's last two movies-The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)-earned $128 million and... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 05-Oct-14)Friday Report: 'Annabelle,' 'Gone Girl' on Track for $30-Million-Plus this Weekend
Annabelle and Gone Girl both had impressive debuts on Friday. While the creepy doll took the top spot on opening day, the David Fincher adaptation should win the weekend.Playing at 3,185 theaters, Annabelle opened to a very strong $15.5 million. That's not too far off from The Conjuring, which took in just under $17 million on its first day. Still, the history of horror sequels (or in this case, a prequel) suggests that Annabelle's weekend will be fairly front-loaded. If it performs in line... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 04-Oct-14)Forecast: 'Gone Girl,' 'Annabelle' to Bring Box Office Back to Life
Friday AM Update: Annabelle and Gone Girl both had impressive debuts on Thursday night, and each now seems poised to wind up at the higher end of weekend expectations.Annabelle took in $2.1 million from late night shows. That's lower than The Conjuring ($3.31 million) and both of the Purge movies ($3.4 million and $2.6 million). All three of those titles opened during the Summer, though, when Thursday night shows are easier to attend.A better comparison is last September's Insidious Chapter... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 03-Oct-14)