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Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Nears $100 Million Globally

Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Nears $100 Million Globally

“The Hunger Games” prequel “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” is nearing the $100 million mark worldwide after three days of release. Those ticket sales, including $44 million in North America and $54.5 million internationally, were enough to top the box office. But they didn’t come close to recapturing the glory of the original “Hunger Games” franchise, which launched Jennifer …

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‘Barbenheimer’ Powered 2023 U.K., Ireland Box Office to $1.3 Billion

'Barbenheimer' Powered 2023 U.K., Ireland Box Office to $1.3 Billion

The U.K. and Ireland box office revenue improved 8.3% from £980.5 million ($1.25 billion) in 2022 to £1.06 billion ($1.35 billion) in 2023, according to numbers released by Comscore. However, the number was 23.5% below the 2019 pre-pandemic total of £1.35 billion ($1.72 billion). 2023, the first full year since 2019 without any COVID-19 restrictions, marked the first post-pandemic year …

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Hunger Games Prequel Wins Box Office, The Marvels Flops

Hunger Games Prequel Wins Box Office, The Marvels Flops

The odds were ever in favor of “The Hunger Games” prequel “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” which emerged victorious in a busy box office weekend despite opening slightly behind expectations. The Lionsgate film, which brings audiences back to the dystopia of Panem for the first time in nearly a decade, collected $44 million from 3,776 North American theaters and …

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Box Office: ‘Color Purple’ Lands Second-Biggest Christmas Day Debut

Box Office: 'Color Purple' Lands Second-Biggest Christmas Day Debut

“The Color Purple,” a vibrant adaptation of the book-turned-beloved-movie-turned-hit-Broadway-musical, dominated at the box office on Christmas Day. The film has outperformed expectations with $18 million from 3,152 North American theaters. It’s the largest Christmas Day opening for a film since 2009, and the second-biggest Christmas Day opening of all time. Those ticket sales were enough to lead the way on …

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China Box Office: ‘Across the Furious Sea’ Wins Weekend

China Box Office: 'Across the Furious Sea' Wins Weekend

China’s nationwide annual box office passed the symbolic $7 billion and RMB 50 billion marks in recent days, confirming a decent, but still incomplete recovery of the theatrical cinema industry. According to consultancy Artisan Gateway, the running box office total to Nov. 26 was $7.15 billion. That is a 79% rebound compared with 2022, when much of the year was …

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‘Aquaman 2’ Box Office Opening Weekend Projections: Will Sequel Flop?

'Aquaman 2' Box Office Opening Weekend Projections: Will Sequel Flop?

“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” is one of four movies opening in theaters over the weekend. Which of the new releases will sink and which will swim at the box office? Jason Momoa’s “Aquaman” sequel is expected to float to the top of charts in North America over fellow newcomers: Universal and Illumination’s animated “Migration,” Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell’s …

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‘12.12: The Day’ Takes Fourth Weekend Win

‘12.12: The Day’ Takes Fourth Weekend Win

Fact-based action drama “12.12: The Day” won a fourth weekend at the South Korea box office and became the second highest grossing film of the year. The political thriller incurred a steep week-on-week drop in takings, managing only $5.89 million in its fourth weekend, compared with $11.4 million in its third. But it still hogged a 72% market share, according …

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Korea Box Office: ‘12.12: The Day’ Defeats ‘Napoleon’

Korea Box Office: ‘12.12: The Day’ Defeats ‘Napoleon’

Fact-based political thriller “12.12: The Day” dominated the Korean box office for the third successive weekend and advanced its takings haul beyond $50 million. It was far ahead of “Napoleon,” which opened a disappointing third. The Kim Sung-soo-directed picture earned $11.4 million between Friday and Sunday, accounting for 75.8% of nationwide weekend cinema revenues, according to data from Kobis, the …

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Italy’s Box Office 2023: ‘There’s Still Tomorrow’ Beat ‘Barbie’

Italy's Box Office 2023: 'There's Still Tomorrow' Beat 'Barbie'

Italy’s box office revenue rose in 2023 to €495 million ($542 million) while the country’s admissions tally reached 70.5 million, representing a roughly 60% increase compared with 2022. Though Italian moviegoing figures – announced Wednesday in Rome by national box office compiler Cinetel – mark a substantial leap forward, they are still down roughly 23% compared with the country’s average …

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