Box office

'Tracking softly', and writing films off before release

Simon Brew Feature Jul 20, 2015

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is the latest film to be 'tracking softly'. But why are we so keen to lambast films we've not seen?

25 mainly forgotten US number 1 movies from the 2000s

Simon Brew Feature May 15, 2015

Kevin Spacey, Steven Seagal and, erm, Kangaroo Jack: they all nabbed the box office top spot last decade...

Transformers: Age Of Extinction is 2014's most profitable film

Simon Brew News Mar 19, 2015

Michael Bay's Transformers 4 may have been beaten at the US box office in 2014 - but it's the 2014 movie that's made the biggest profit.

American Sniper opens wide to massive numbers in the US

Simon Brew News Jan 19, 2015

American Sniper smashes January box office records in the US, with a staggering weekend for Clint Eastwood's new film.

How Saw changed the Halloween release schedule

Sarah Dobbs Feature Oct 10, 2014

This Halloween marks the 10 year anniversary of the release of the first Saw movie. Sarah looks back to see how things have changed

16 different ways that films make money

Brendon Connelly Feature Sep 15, 2014

Box office is one way a film makes its cash: but what are the others?

The growing influence of China on blockbuster cinema

Simon Brew Feature Sep 9, 2014

As Hollywood looks east, China's influence on blockbuster cinema is growing all the time, Simon writes...

Are big movie sequels getting better?

Simon Brew Feature Sep 3, 2014

Has 2014 marked a turning point in the quality of major movie sequels? And could there be hidden consequences to this?

Transformers 4, Mrs Brown's Boys, and criticising fans

Simon Brew Feature Jul 2, 2014

The success of Transformers 4 and Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie is having an unpleasant side effect...

The LEGO Movie opens to big box office

Simon Brew News Feb 10, 2014

A near-$70m opening weekend cements The LEGO Movie as the first big blockbuster success of the year...

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