Box office

Independence Day: Resurgence splutters on opening weekend

Simon Brew News
Jun 27, 2016

It was a surprisingly quiet opening weekend in the US for Independence Day: Resurgence...

Offbeat films and the distribution problem

Lindsey O’Brien Feature
Jun 6, 2016

Can multiplex cinemas spare just a screen or two for non-blockbuster fare in the summer high season?

X-Men vs Sing Street: getting a smaller film noticed

Simon Brew Feature
May 18, 2016

The battle at the box office between a box office juggernaut and a brilliant indie film: can there ever be more than one winner?

Cinemascore and exit polling in Hollywood: what is it?

Mark Harrison Feature
May 11, 2016

If a film gets a Cinemascore of B or C, it's often classed as a disappointment. But what is a Cinemascore?

'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?