Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR’s Box Office Report: October 5th

WPR’s Box Office Report: October 5th

Box Office Results from October 2-4 This weekend at the box office The Martian is the clear winner, proving that once again, audiences will pay to see Matt Damon rescued.  Opening with $54.3 million it is the largest opening weekend of the Fall, thus far, and with glowing reviews it is likely to stick around for […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR’s Box Office Report: September 28th

WPR’s Box Office Report: September 28th

Box Office Report September 25-27 While most of us were consumed with Salt Lake Comic Con, a few things happened at the movie theatre box office, not much mind you, but some things happened.  Hotel Transylvania 2 opened with an estimated $47.5 million, which is pretty good for the sequel to an animated children’s movie, […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR’s Box Office Report September 21

WPR’s Box Office Report September 21

Box Office Report September 18-20 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trails opened strong over the weekend, picking up $30.3 million, or half of its production budget.  This should not be surprising as YA film fans flock to the theaters regardless of a film’s quality (or lack thereof).  Black Mass had a respectable opening bringing in $22.6 million; this […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR’s Box Office Report: September 15

WPR’s Box Office Report: September 15

Box Office Results for September 11-13 It was a slow weekend at the box office, The Visit opened with $25.4 million, which is well above its micro-budget of $5 million, but it was not enough to take the number one spot from The Perfect Guy.  Other newcomer 90 Minutes in Heaven only found $2 million there, after spending  30 minutes on screen longer than the […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR’s Box Office Report: September 8, 2015

WPR’s Box Office Report: September 8, 2015

Box Office Report September 4 – 7 War Room, a movie no one I know saw, walked away with the number one spot during the long holiday weekend at the box office.  It’s entirely possible that over the weekend audiences were looking for something new, and with little new to offer some interesting things happened.  Straight […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR’s Box Office Report: August 31, 2015

WPR’s Box Office Report: August 31, 2015

Weekend Box Office Report August 28-30 Straight Outta Compton has pulled out three solid weeks in the number one spot at the box office, bringing its domestic gross to $134 million, and worldwide $140 (it hasn’t had a wide overseas release yet).  Meanwhile Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation has continued to be a strong draw for audiences in its […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR’s Box Office Report June 15th

WPR’s Box Office Report June 15th

All the news you might have missed: Director Justin Lin has signed a deal with Cinemax for the development of a drama series titled Warrior, inspired by writings of legendary martial artist Bruce Lee.  First reported by Deadline Variety has reported that director Sofia Coppola has left production of Working Title and Universal’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid, over creative differences. Eddie […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR’s Box Office Report: June 9th

WPR’s Box Office Report: June 9th

Greetings, and welcome back to WPR’s Box Office Report, there is a lot that has happened and I will try to keep it brief, in fact, I might just ignore a whole bunch of stuff.  The box office top ten is a massive collection of new films, many of which audiences have decided are just […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR’s Box Office Report: April 27

WPR’s Box Office Report: April 27

The News you didn’t read is over here: WPR’s Weekly News Roundup Box Office Results from April 24-26 Furious 7 has become the third, maybe fourth, film to gross 1 billion overseas, as domestic returns begin to slip for the film that exploded at an astonishing pace.  The real news this week is not with the […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR’s Box Office Report: April 21st

WPR’s Box Office Report: April 21st

Old News is Good News Variety has reported that Patty Jenkins has been tapped to fill the director’s chair for Wonder Woman after Michelle MacLaren’s departure. Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in the upcoming sequel to Blade Runner, directed by Denis Villeneuve and produced by Ridley Scott with Harrison Ford reprising his role […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR’s Box Office Report: April 14th

WPR’s Box Office Report: April 14th

What news you may have missed: Carl Ellsworth has been enlisted by Warner Brothers to script the remake of Gremlins.  This remake will be produced by original Gremlins screenwriter Christopher Columbus.  Via Deadline. Ryan Gosling is in talks to star in Disney’s The Haunted Mansion directing by Guillermo del Toro, which del Toro said would […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR’s Box Office Report: April 6th

WPR’s Box Office Report: April 6th

News from the last week The CW’s Arrow/Flash spinoff series has announced two major casting announcements via Deadline, Ciara Renée as Kendra Saunders aka Hawkgirl, and Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter.  The spinoff has yet to finalize all casting, and to get a show title.  In other news, Arrow star Stephen Amell  has picked up the […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR’s Box Office Report: March 23

WPR’s Box Office Report: March 23

Newish Bits Focus Features has acquired North American distribution rights from Pathé to the drama Suffragette, directed by BAFTA Award winner Sarah Gavron from a script written by Emmy Award winner Abi Morgan, for a Fall 2015 domestic release. The cast of the U.K. film includes Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, BAFTA […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR’s Box Office Report: March 16

WPR’s Box Office Report: March 16

News Bytes: At the Disney annual shareholders meeting a few announcements were made. There will be a Frozen 2. This isn’t surprising considering how wildly successful the film was. Disney also made a few Star Wars announcements. Rian Johnson was confirmed as the writer and director for Star Wars: Episode VIII, with a release date […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR’s Box Office Report: March 9

WPR’s Box Office Report: March 9

News Bytes: The Hollywood Reporter announced Jessie Usher has been cast, along with Liam Hemsworth, joining Jeff Goldbum for Independence Day 2. Variety reports that Ethan Hawk and Denzel Washington are teaming up again for a Magnificent Seven remake, along with Chris Pratt and Haley Bennett. Netflix has announce release dates for original series as follows: Bloodline (March 20), Inspector […]

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