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Hit by virus fears, North America box office near 20-year low

Mar 16, 2020 - 11:02 AM

Pixar/Disney's animated film 'Onward' remains number one, but saw estimated ticket sales for the Friday-to-Sunday period down from last week's $39 million to just $10.5 million

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 15: A pedestrian walks under the marquee at Balboa Theater that notes the theater is closed until further notice due to a statewide ordinance banning gatherings of more than 250 people on March 15, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Many movie theaters and other public venues have closed their doors as people around the country are staying away from from large gatherings in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

No TRO for now vs ABS-CBN's movie channel KBO

Feb 11, 2020 - 1:12 PM

The Supreme Court settles with a procedural act to require ABS-CBN to submit its comment within 10 days

ABS-CBN CASE. Members of the media stage a rally at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City on February 10, 2020, to condemn the move of Solicitor General Jose Calida to ask the Supreme Court for a revocation of ABS CBN's broadcasting franchise. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

'Birds of Prey' tops North America box office but fails to soar

Feb 11, 2020 - 10:13 AM

The R-rated superhero movie, which reportedly cost just under $100 million to produce, rakes in $33 million at the box office

Calida wants to suspend ABS-CBN's movie channel KBO

Feb 10, 2020 - 4:46 PM

ABS-CBN insists that the Kapamilya Box Office (KBO) channel has all 'the necessary government and regulatory approvals'

The ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Global box office has biggest year ever thanks to Disney hits

Jan 11, 2020 - 9:50 AM

Theaters around the world take in an all-time record of $42.5 billion in 2019, thanks to Disney's mega-hits 'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Frozen 2,' and 'The Lion King,' among others

'Frozen 2' still leads North American box office

Dec 10, 2019 - 5:28 PM

Disney's 'Frozen' sequel continues to ice out the box office competition, staying at number one

'Frozen 2' ices out competition in North American box office

Nov 25, 2019 - 10:44 AM

The movie takes in an estimated $127 million according to industry watcher Exhibitor Relations

'Ford v. Ferrari' zooms to top of North American box office

Nov 19, 2019 - 12:36 PM

Starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, 'Ford v. Ferrari' portrays how a team at Ford built a car to challenge Ferrari's dominance at France's 1966 Le Mans race

World War II film 'Midway' tops North American box office

Nov 12, 2019 - 4:51 PM

'Midway' tackles the pivotal naval 4-day battle between the US and Japan in the Pacific during World War II

'Maleficent' sequel tops North America box office but underwhelms

Oct 22, 2019 - 11:55 AM

'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' debuts as number one but still falls short of box office expectations, earning only $36.9 million with a projection of $45 million

'Joker' tops North American box office for second week

Oct 15, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'Joker' gets the last laugh once again, dominating the box office on its second weekend with $55.9 million

'Joker' gets last laugh, sets record on North American screens

Oct 08, 2019 - 10:06 AM

Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' sets a box office record for an October release, raking in over $96.2 million on its opening weekend

Cannes-winning 'Parasite' sets French box office record

Sep 21, 2019 - 2:46 PM

Bong Joon-ho's hit South Korean drama 'Parasite' is the most successful Cannes-winning film at the French box office in 15 years, with more than 1.6 million viewers to date

'IT Chapter Two' creeps to top of box office

Sep 10, 2019 - 12:36 PM

The 'IT' sequel takes in $91.1 million at the North America box office on its opening weekend

'Angel Has Fallen' rises to top of box office

Aug 27, 2019 - 1:19 PM

The 3rd film of the franchise starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman debuts at the box office with $21.4 million in sales

'Hello, Love, Goodbye' makes over P800 million worldwide

Aug 24, 2019 - 12:55 PM

The film stars Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards

BOX OFFICE HIT. Alden Richards and Kathryn Bernardo, seen here at a press conference for 'Hello, Love, Goodbye' play two Filipinos who fall in love in Hong Kong. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'Hobbs & Shaw' loses speed but still leads box office

Aug 13, 2019 - 12:26 PM

The latest 'Fast and Furious' film still finishes in first place on its second weekend at the North American box office

'Hobbs & Shaw' dethrones 'Lion King' to top box office

Aug 06, 2019 - 9:35 AM

The latest 'Fast and Furious' installment smashes into the North American box office, debuting as number one

'Hello, Love, Goodbye' rakes in over P34 million on opening day

Aug 01, 2019 - 2:03 PM

The film stars two of showbiz's biggest stars, Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards

TEAM UP. Alden Richards and Kathryn Bernardo talk about working together for the first time in 'Hello, Love, Goodbye.' Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'Spider-Man' sticks to top spot at North American box office

Jul 16, 2019 - 3:38 PM

'Spider-Man: Far From Home' beats the competition yet again on its second weekend at the box office

'Spider-Man' flies again, leading North America box office

Jul 08, 2019 - 10:37 AM

'Spider-Man: Far From Home' takes in an impressive $93.6 million in North America during the US holiday weekend

'Toy Story 4' once again tops North America box office

Jul 02, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Already on its second weekend, 'Toy Story 4' still leads the box office, bringing in an additional $59.7 million

'Toy Story 4' climbs to top of North America box office

Jun 25, 2019 - 2:15 PM

'Toy Story 4' brings in $120.9 million on its opening weekend, making it the 4th-highest opening ever for an animated film in domestic markets

'Men in Black' tops forgettable box office weekend

Jun 18, 2019 - 12:04 PM

'Men in Black: International' failed to meet box office expectations in North America on its opening weekend

'Secret Life of Pets 2' defeats 'X-Men' at box office

Jun 11, 2019 - 1:52 PM

Claiming top box office spot in North America is 'The Secret Life of Pets 2', earning up to $47.1 million on its opening weekend

'Godzilla' stomps its way to North American box office domination

Jun 04, 2019 - 10:27 AM

'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' makes it to the top of the box office on its opening weekend

Disney's live-action 'Aladdin' casts a powerful box office spell

May 28, 2019 - 11:31 AM

The 'Aladdin' magic lives on, taking in an estimated $86.1 million on its box office opening weekend

'Detective Pikachu' bolts through strong on opening weekend in PH

May 16, 2019 - 9:56 AM

In just 4 days, the cute and fuzzy Pikachu brings in over P56.7 million in Philippine cinemas on its debut weekend

'Avengers: Endgame’ is now the highest grossing film in Philippine box office history

May 06, 2019 - 5:44 PM

'Avengers: Endgame' earns P1,302,454,613 (US$24.6 million) over 9 days

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), and War Machine/James Rhodes (Don Cheadle)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019

'Avengers: Endgame' sails past 'Titanic,' now 2nd highest-grossing movie ever

May 06, 2019 - 8:06 AM

Only one movie surpasses 'Endgame's' numbers – 'Avatar'

RECORD BREAKING. 'Endgame' dislodges 'Titanic' to be the 2nd highest-grossing movie of all time. Still courtesy of Marvel Studios

'Avengers: Endgame' breaks opening day box office records in PH

Apr 26, 2019 - 12:51 PM

The film is currently playing in over 900 screens across the country

ENDGAME. Robert Downey Jr reprises his role as Iron Man in the Marvel hit. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

'Avengers: Endgame' smashes records in global launch

Apr 26, 2019 - 9:48 AM

The movie rakes in $169 million on Wednesday, April 24, its first day of release in 25 markets including China, Australia and several countries in Europe

Just say 'Shazam!' and the movie fans start lining up

Apr 08, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'Shazam!' shows that North American movie fans can enjoy a lighter spin on the usual dark superhero tale

Anti-abortion film 'Unplanned' a surprise box office success in the U.S.

Apr 06, 2019 - 4:22 PM

The 'pro-life' movie produced by a Christian studio brings in more than $8.6 million to date

'Eerie' earns more than P75 M in its first week

Apr 03, 2019 - 3:29 PM

The movie is on its second week in cinemas

'Captain Marvel' is the 7th highest-grossing flick in PH

Apr 03, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Disney Philippines says the movie has made over $11.7 million since it opened on March 6

NEW HERO. Brie Larson is Captain Marvel. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

Jordan Peele's 'Us' creeps to top of box office

Mar 26, 2019 - 1:39 PM

Peele's latest thriller 'Us' rakes in $71.1 million on its opening weekend, making it one of the best debuts for a horror film

'Captain Marvel' still a powerful force at the box office

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:45 AM

The female-led superhero flick takes in an additional $68 million on its second weekend, making its foreign grand total $494 million so far

'Captain Marvel' soars high atop North American box office

Mar 12, 2019 - 3:14 PM

The first female-led Marvel superhero film flies to the top of box offices on its debut weekend, raking in $153.4 million

'Train Your Dragon 3' stays soaring atop North American box office

Mar 04, 2019 - 9:51 AM

Hiccup and Toothless top the North American box office for a second straight weekend

'Alita' defeats rivals in North American box office

Feb 19, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Sci-fi spectacle 'Alita: Battle Angel' conquers North American box offices, raking in an estimated $33 million

'Lego' sequel disappoints at North American box office

Feb 12, 2019 - 1:39 PM

'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part' performed below estimates from the studio and industry predictions

LEGO 2. The animated sequel stars the voices of Hollywood stars like Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks. Photo from Lego Movie's Instagram account

Shyamalan's 'Glass' shatters North American box office

Jan 21, 2019 - 10:28 AM

The sequel to Shyamalan's 'Unbreakable' and 'Split' raked in $40.6 million in just one weekend

Disney rakes in $7.325 billion at 2018 box office

Jan 03, 2019 - 6:34 PM

2018 is Disney's second best year at the box office to date

'Aquaman' stays afloat atop North American box office

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:21 AM

The DC film starring Jason Momoa continues to make huge waves in US theaters

Disney again makes history with takings above $7 billion for 2018

Dec 11, 2018 - 10:13 AM

'Avengers: Infinity War' and ' Black Panther' lead Disney's earnings this year

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..L to R: Wong (Benedict Wong), Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.)..Photo: Chuck Zlotnick..©Marvel Studios 2018

You can watch the TNT Boys' concert on TV

Nov 28, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The Kapamilya Box Office channel will be showing the trio's' 'Listen: The Big Shot Concert' real-time on November 30

'Ralph Breaks the Internet,' and nearly a box-office record

Nov 26, 2018 - 10:53 AM

'Creed II,' starring Michael B. Jordan, Dolph Lundgren, and Sylvester Stallone enters the second spot

'Crazy Rich Asians' had the biggest opening for a foreign rom-com in PH

Aug 27, 2018 - 3:09 PM

The movie's opening shatters two box office records in the Philippines

BREAKING RECORDS. 'Crazy Rich Asians' continues to make waves worldwide, particularly in the Philippines. Still courtesy of Warner Bros Philippines

'Crazy Rich Asians' sparkles at North America box office

Aug 20, 2018 - 9:52 AM

The movie, adapted from Kevin Kwan's best-selling novel of the same title rake in $34 million since its August 15 opening in the US