J.J. Abrams’ record-shattering ‘Star Wars’ reboot becomes the fastest title in history to hit $700 million, a feat accomplished in only 16 days versus the 72 days it took for ‘Avatar’ to reach the milestone.
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J.J. Abrams' record-shattering ‘Star Wars’ reboot earns $149.2 million domestically and $550.3 million overseas over Christmas weekend for a global cume of $1.09 billion through Sunday.
Stop-motion animated R-rated feature co-directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson was produced by ‘Robot Chicken’ producer Rosa Tran.
Two weeks after its release, Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ narrowly beats out Sony’s new action-comedy ‘Pixels’ at the North American box office.
Sony Pictures Animation wins a three-studio auction for an animated movie pitch centering on emoji; project is to be directed by Anthony Leondis and produced by Michelle Raimo Kouyate.
Peyton Reed’s ‘Ant-Man’ makes $58 million domestic debut, the second-lowest bow for Marvel Studios since ‘The Incredible Hulk’ opened to $55.4 million in 2008.
Taking first place at the North American box office with a $115.2 million debut, Illumination Entertainment’s ‘Despicable Me’ spinoff scores the second-biggest opening weekend of all time for an animated title.
Universal's ‘Jurassic World’ holds off Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ for the third weekend in a row; Paramount's ‘Terminator Genisys’ sees third place debut with $28.7 million from 3,758 locations.
Universal's ‘Jurassic World’ holds off Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ for the second weekend in a row; Seth MacFarlane R-rated comedy sequel ‘Ted 2’ underwhelms with $33 million debut.
Overseas, DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Home’ opens in nine markets, earning an outstanding $19.2 million debut.
Warner Bros.’ R-rated romantic heist movie ‘Focus’ wins the North American box office race with a $19.1 million debut; Microbudget horror film ‘The Lazarus Effect’ rounds up the top five with $10.6 million.
Holdover films ‘Fifty Shades,’ ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ and ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’ fend off a trio of new offerings at the domestic box office.
Comic book adaptation opens to $36.2 million at the North American box office, and is track to pass $100 million domestically.
Australian animation and visual effects studio completes 550 shots for the 3D/2D/live-action hybrid feature, including building and animating the SpongeBob entourage for their big-screen CG debut.
In one of the best debuts ever for the month of February, Paramount and Nickelodeon Movies’ ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water’ soaks up $56 million for its domestic opening.
StudioCanal’s ‘Paddington’ remains in second place domestically with $8.51 million; Disney’s Marvel-inspired ‘Big Hero 6’ holds onto first place in Japan.
U.K. feature ‘Paddington’ remains the family offering of choice, coming in third place with $12.4 million, while the George Lucas-produced ‘Strange Magic’ debuts in seventh place with $5.5 million.
The final 13-episode season of the critically acclaimed ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ spin-off series hits store shelves on March 10, 2015.
Clint Eastwood's ‘American Sniper’ tops the North American box office with a massive $89.5 million debut; StudioCanal’s ‘Paddington’ lands in third place with $19 million.
Liam Neeson's ‘Taken 3’ earns $40.4 million in its North American debut, topping the box office and scoring the second-best January opening of all time.
The visual effects supe and second unit director discusses his work on Michael Bay’s biggest ‘Transformers’ film yet.
Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ tops the North American box office for the third consecutive weekend with $21.9 million; new horror entry ‘The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death’ opens in fourth place with $15.1 million.