Can ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ sustain its box-office success?

Nothing else stood a chance. A number of factors played a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ never before seen record-breaking opening weekend of $238 million: the huge following and sheer dedication fans have to the brand, the massive marketing campaign embarked launched on behalf of the film, no fellow blockbuster to contend with in […]

‘Chi-Raq’s’ weekend box-office results; see which movies made top 10

Despite, or maybe because of, the controversy surrounding his latest film, Spike Lee’s musical drama, Chi-Raq, did exceptionally well at the weekend box office. Playing in just over 300 theaters nationwide, Lee’s modern-day take on Aristophanes’ classic play Lysistrata took in an impressive $1.2 million dollars to narrowly miss making the top 10. Even more impressive, and […]

‘Creed’ puts up a good fight but still places 3rd at the weekend box office

It was a pretty topsy turvy Thanksgiving weekend at the box office. Despite good efforts from both Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur and the Michael B. Jordan-led Creed, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2 managed to remain on top despite a 50 percent dip from last week. The Good Dinosaur had the third worst opening ever for a Pixar film, but […]