The horror film franchise ‘Saw‘ has reason to celebrate this week. In total, the franchise has made over $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales.
This coming after the latest installment, Spiral, earned another $4.5 million in North America and nearly $3 million overseas. Prior to the release of ‘Spiral’ the franchise stood at around $978 million at the box office, so this latest entry has earned over $20 million so far.
‘Spiral’ certainly hasn’t had impressive numbers at the box office. It also performed rather terribly with critics, but still, you have to imagine the studio is happy.
After all, it was made on a $20 million budget. Every ‘Saw’ film has been made on a modest budget, especially when compared to how much it’s made at the box office throughout the past 16 years.
James Wan and Leigh Whannell created the ‘Saw’ franchise, revolving around the mysterious and disturbing Jigsaw Killer, who puts his victims through deadly games to test their will to live. It kicked off with 2004’s ‘Saw,’ which earned a massive $103 million worldwide from a $1.2 million budget.
We told you that ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ would probably break every box office record out there, and it’s doing it.
The latest record shattered? Fastest movie to cross the $1 billion mark at the global box office. Infinity War crossed the impressive mark in 11 days, which was just barely enough to beat Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ 12 days back in 2015.
To make this situation even more incredible, the film has still NOT opened in China. It doesn’t open in China until May 11, so you can expect the worldwide box office total to jump up a lot following this weekend.
“The film’s continued success reinforces the dominance of both Disney and Marvel studios in Hollywood. Disney just crossed $3 billion for 2018, breaking its own record for the shortest time to reach that landmark in a given year. And Marvel has another potential blockbuster, ‘Deadpool 2,’ with Ryan Reynolds, arriving May 18.”
It’s a little scary to know one studio holds so much power in Hollywood, but what are you gonna do? They’re making quality films.
A week before ‘Black Panther‘ was released, we knew it was going to perform well at the box office, but no one expected it would be performing THIS well.
For the fourth week straight, the Marvel superhero film was at the top of the box office. It made $41.1 million at the domestic box office, which was nearly $10 million more than the premiere of A Wrinkle in Time, which brought home just $33.3 million during its opening weekend.
In addition to the $41.1 million total here in the states, Black Panther opened in China and took home $66.5 million, which is a pretty solid opening. In total, the film has made over $500 million in the U.S., and over $1 billion worldwide.
“The massive box office haul only adds to the impressive set of records that the film has already shattered: the largest February debut of all time (beating Deadpool), the second largest Marvel debut (after The Avengers), and the highest grossing film by a black director.”
Will it be able to get five straight wins at the box office next weekend? It’s possible, but I have a feeling Tomb Raider will take the top spot. Black Panther’s total will probably fall to the $30 million mark or below, and I believe Tomb Raider will at least bring home $30 million.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 might not be as delightful as the original film, but it’s still a solid movie, and it’s pleasing millions of people around the world.
The sequel hit theaters earlier this month. It earned $146.5 million during its opening weekend in the states, which was the second biggest opening for a film this year behind Beauty and the Beast.
And now, after just 17 days of worldwide release, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has hit that delicious $500 million mark at the global box office. They are halfway to $1 billion.
The film has opened in every major territory except Japan. It will hit theaters there this weekend, which should help to give it another boost. Most experts predict the film will be at around $715 million globally after this upcoming weekend.
And if that’s the case, it’s looking like it has a decent chance of reaching $1 billion, which would be absolutely incredible. Heck, even if it just cracks the $800 million mark, it will be a huge victory for the studio.
If it does reach $800 million, it will become the first comic book superhero movie without Batman, Spider-Man or Iron Man to reach that impressive milestone.
We’ll keep you posted as the weeks continue. By the way, the first Guardians of the Galaxy brought home $773.3 million at the global box office.
The moment Disney announced it would be making a live-action Beauty and the Beast film, we knew it had the potential to make $1 billion at the box office.
People love to be reminded of their childhood, so films like this are the perfect recipe. Parents bring their kids to introduce them to something new, while they get to relive something old. It doesn’t get any better than that, and Disney knows that.
And that’s why no one should be surprised to hear that Beauty and the Beast just crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. This means it is now the 29th movie to reach the impressive milestone.
It was announced the filmed had grossed $9.7 million on Tuesday to increase its worldwide total to $993.2 million. $435.9 million domestically and $557.3 million internationally. Just two days later, the studio announced it reached the $1 billion mark.
It’s pretty incredible. Disney now has 14 of the 29 movies to earn $1 billion or more. That is what you call domination, and it’s only going to continue since they have several other live-action remakes coming out.
Mulan comes out November 2, 2018, and after that you have Aladdin, The Lion King, Tinkerbell and many more.
When we first saw the hilarious trailers for Disney’s Zootopia, we knew it was going to bring in a lot of money at the box office, but we would be lying if we said we knew it was going to be THIS successful.
New releases are always looking for three things: the audience’s reaction, reviews from critics and numbers at the box office. Zootopia has dominated all three categories. Fans absolutely love the movie, it’s sitting at 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it just crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office.
That’s right, folks. Billion. It’s only the fourth animated film in history to reach the $1 billion mark. The other three titles being Frozen, Toy Story 3 and Minions. That’s some pretty good company to be in.
Disney probably had a good idea this was coming after the film shocked everyone with a record breaking $73.7 million domestic opening weekend in March.
In total, there have been 26 movies to hit $1 billion worldwide. Of those 26 films, Disney (or its sub-studios) released 11 of them. But if you look at those 11 titles, most of them were either musicals or films that already had an established fanbase.
Zootopia was 100% original, which makes its success even more satisfying. If you’re one of the few people who haven’t seen the movie, you can still watch it inside most theaters. Or if you want to stay home, it’s scheduled to be released tomorrow (June 7) on Blu-ray and DVD.
The 12 days of Christmas? Forget that. Let’s focus on the 12 days of Starmas. The Force Awakens continues to break just about every box office record there is to break. On Sunday, Disney announced that the film broke the $1 billion mark around the world faster than any other movie in history.
During the all-important Christmas weekend, Star Wars took home $153.5 million domestically. Not only was that the biggest number for the holiday weekend, but it was also the best second weekend for a film in box office history. No film came close to touching Star Wars over the weekend, Daddy’s Home was second with $38.8 million.
Before Star Wars reached $1 billion worldwide in 12 days, it was Jurassic World who held the record at 13 days. But get this, The Force Awakens hasn’t even opened in China (the world’s second-largest movie market) yet. It won’t be released there until Jan. 9.
Box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian of Rentrak is amazed, “You almost have to rewrite all the record books for this movie.” He told Fox News.
Disney will certainly have a lot to celebrate in 2016. By the way, the film has a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and some people believe it might take home some awards.
Fans love it. Critics love it. The world loves it. Your dog probably even loves it.