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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Expected To Have A $200 Million-Plus Weekend Debut
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Avengers: Infinity War

Yes, blockbuster tentpoles as anticipated as Avengers: Infinity War generally market themselves. There has been an abundance of promotional material hitting the web recently, and now we are getting a small peek at how much the film could end up making on its opening weekend.

According to a new report, Avengers: Infinity War is on track to have a $200 million-plus opening. More on the story below.

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‘Black Panther’ Could Open As High As $120 Million
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Marvel Studios' Black Panther

Because opening numbers mean everything for a blockbuster tentpole, tracking early reports for a film like Black Panther is important. Often times, the opening weekend numbers determine whether or not it will get a sequel. But when you have a track record like Marvel Studios, it’s safe to assume that the film will open at number one. How long it will stay there will obviously be up to the audience.

The character first made an appearance in Captain America: Civil War, and proved that he deserved to have his own film as much as his fellow Avengers. Now that standalone film is tracking to earn as high as $120 million at the box office. Check out how it matches with other February films below.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Poised To Earn $200 Million On Opening Weekend
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The last two Star Wars films have set the December weekend opening box office number bar high. Both The Force Awakens and Rogue One had record-breaking numbers and exceeded all expectations.

Still, it should come as no surprise that Star Wars: The Last Jedi has high expectations. And when I say high, I mean high. According to the latest projections, the sequel is on track to earn $200 million in its opening weekend. More on the story below.

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WB Projected To Lose Up To $100 Million On ‘Justice League’
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Justice League

Justice League‘s disappointing turn out at the box office last weekend could give way to a huge financial blow to Warner Bros. Normally, a film that grossed $94 million would be a cause for celebration. But when you factor in the cost of production and promotional material, a low $94 million is not even enough to cover a fraction of the overall film. In fact, Justice League is already lined up to becoming the lowest grossing DCEU film since the universe was launched back in 2013.

These low numbers could have a negative impact on the future of the DCEU has a whole. More on the story below.

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‘Beauty and The Beast’: A Child’s View Of Disney’s New Live-Action Film
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Beauty And The Beast

After succeeding with Cinderella and hitting the jackpot with The Jungle Book, Disney’s live action lineup went with one it’s true classics. Back in 1991, Beauty and the Beast became the first animated film nominated for Best Picture, combining unbelievable new animation technology with maybe the greatest assortment of music and songs put to screen. The film won two Oscars, both for its music; Best Score and Best Original Song (Beauty and the Beast). It had 3 (!) song nominations. Disney’s new live action Beauty and the Beast is exactly what fans of the 1991 animated classic could hope for. The film directed by Bill Condon maintains all the magic and charm, while following very closely to the narrative of its Oscar winning forerunner.

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‘Batman v Superman’: Disappointing Box Office May Lead WB To Release Fewer Films
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’s disappointing second week drop and negative reviews, along with the mixed general audience, is having a ripple effect over at Warner Bros. Studios. The sequel grossed a meager $51 million, a 69% drop from its opening weekend of $166 million. With those kind of numbers, and a slew of other tentpoles that are getting more positive word of mouth, it is highly unlikely that BvS will even reach the $1 billion mark.

The poor performance will now have WB mulling over a decision to release fewer films in a given year. More on the story below.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Officially Passes ‘Avatar’ As All-Time Domestic Champ
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Star Wars The Force Awakens Header

Everyone knew Star Wars: The Force Awakens would be a monster, and it has not disappointed. In fact, it might just be even bigger than anticipated…if you can believe that. After an explosive arrival saw it shatter a bunch of records, the movie has officially slipped past James Cameron’s Avatar to become the new all-time domestic box office champ.

It took just 20 freakin’ days.

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Destroys Records, As Expected
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Star Wars The Force Awakens Poster wide version

Everyone knew that when Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally arrived in theaters it was going to be a monster. This past weekend that arrival happened, and a monster it surely is.

The box office numbers are in, and The Force Awakens went ahead and claimed some records to kick things off. Back in June, Jurassic World surprised all by taking off like a rocket on its way to breaking The Avengers‘ $207.4 million domestic opening record with a $208.8 million debut, leading Marvel to send along congratulations. Now, Marvel and Universal can both prepare a congratulatory card, maybe a nice fruit basket, for the new Star Wars, which threw down an unbelievable $248 million domestic opening. This should be easy for Marvel, as they reside in the same house owned by a certain mouse with the new record holder.

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Disney In Depth: 2016 Walt Disney Studios Film Preview
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Following a strong 2015 slate, The Walt Disney Studios continues its eclectic lineup of original productions, branding via Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and Disney, and a few remakes. 2016 should once again demonstrate Disney’s prominence in the film business, though Universal is experiencing a creative and critical resurgence to some degree. What Disney holds in its favor is consistency (in quality, generally) and accessibility (familiarity with properties). Consumers know (almost) precisely what they receive in buying a ticket to a Disney movie – even if Disney now has its hands in Lucasfilm and Marvel films.

Here is a preview of 2016 films from The Walt Disney Studios.

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Disney In Depth: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Box Office Potential
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The impending release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens triggers one major question on the minds of movie aficionados and box office analysts: what determines the film’s success? How do we measure if the movie proves to be a phenomenal victory for the Disney studio, or simply another blockbuster? Comparing this film to other major titles can enlighten us on what differentiates a profitable major release from a financial sensation.

Avatar stands as the highest-grossing film of all time domestically in the United States. Adjusting for inflation, only 13 films stand above it, including the original Star Wars from 1977. Why mention Avatar? As different as these two properties may appear in style and tone, their similarities make the 2009 hit worth mentioning.

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