Thus far this year not a single horror movie has been able to gross more than $33 million. The Purge: Anarchy nearly topped that in its opening weekend. Perhaps purging is on its way to becoming an American tradition after all.
To say the horror genre on the big screen is currently in a slump would be an understatement. Did the first wide release fright flick in two months, Deliver Us from Evil, finally put an end to that downward trend this Fourth of July weekend?
The King of the Monster ruled the box office in a big way, and not just in the United States. Godzilla crushed the world in such convincing manner this weekend that Legendary/Warner Bros couldn’t even wait until the dust settles Monday morning to announce a sequel is on the way.
It's a given that Godzilla is going to be a big moneymaker this weekend, but just how well will it do? Fandango seems to think that Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have a blockbuster on their hands.
I keep hearing The Quiet Ones is so loud and noisy that its title seems a bad joke. Well, the joke's on it because the supernatural chiller only succeeded at tying Vampire Academy as the year’s lowest opening for a wide release film. And that wasn't its only dubious honor.
It’s Easter weekend 2014, and unfortunately for Johnny Depp, the only Transcendence audiences were interested in was Heaven Is for Real while Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Rio 2 laughed all the way to the bank as they scared up more money than A Haunted House 2.
Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all? Actually, it was Captain America, followed closely by talking animated birds. The new haunted mirror movie Oculus still managed to score a fair share in its third place opening weekend.
The President’s Day Weekend box office was a big one for 80’s remakes, but it was only really big for one particular 1980’s reboot. Unfortunately for the new RoboCop, that reboot was About Last Night.
Here we go again. Unless it has the words “twilight” or “hunger” in the title, film versions of female-centric genre novels can’t seem to find a large audience, even amongst their own built-in fanbase.
Is it really all that shocking audiences did not rush out to theaters this weekend to see Aaron Eckhart as a handsome, stick-fighting Frankenstein’s monster assisting shape-shifting gargoyles in their eternal struggle with demons in business suits?
Only three weeks into 2014, and we’ve already had two found footage horror movies open on the big screen. So how did Devil’s Due do against surprisingly stiff competition this Martin Luther King Day weekend? Let’s just say this baby is going to be an only child.
Machete Kills is on its way to home video, and right now we have a veritable cornucopia of videos to check out to get you geared up. Given the film's extremely dismal box office, none of you went to see it so here's your opportunity!
It’s been a good news/bad news weekend for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. The first (horror) movie of 2014 had a solid opening weekend but still proved no match for the frozen weather in and out of movie theaters.
Oldboy Takes a Beating at the Box Office; The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Cooks Up a Thanksgiving Feast
Just $1.25 million over five days. Yep, that's the dismal take Spike Lee's Oldboy (review here) brought in during the holiday weekend. Sure, it only opened in 583 locations, but still. Read on for details.
Machete Kills is one of the biggest box office flops of the year, and even debuted with one of the worst opening weekends of all time. But maybe it will find its audience on home video, where people who hated the original (such as myself) might be compelled to give it a look.