Box Office

Did 'Ant-Man' Live Up To Marvel’s Expectations?

7/20/2015 12:12pm EDT
'Ant-Man's Debut Smaller Than Other Marvel Titles, But Still Top
The smallest superhero ever loomed large at the U.S. box office this past weekend.

Marvel's 'Ant-Man' debuted to an estimated $58 million, taking first place over Universal's 'Minions', which brought in $50 million.

Still, that tally is a bit smaller than other recent Marvel films. The debut of 'Thor' and 'Captain America' both brought in $65 million back in 2011. You'd have to go back to 2008's 'The Incredible Hulk' and its $55 million to find a film that performed worse on its opening weekend.

The lower number was expected by some, however, given the less serious nature of the superher...
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Chris Pratt's Famous Raptor Scene With Kids -- See Details

6/23/2015 5:21pm EDT
Chris Pratt Recreates 'Jurassic World' Raptor Training Scene Wit
The world is still buzzing from the success of Jurassic World, which has set records at the box office. The star of the film, Chris Pratt, has been making the rounds on the interview circuit to get the word out about the movie, even walking in high heels in the name of promotion. But this past weekend, it was Pratt's visit to a children's hospital that got everyone talking.

One of the more famous scenes from the movie was Pratt's character training the raptors of the park, including putting his arms up in order to get them to halt. It's an image that zookeepers around the world have been h...
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'Jurassic World' Broke Four More Box Office Records This Weekend

6/22/2015 5:50pm EDT
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Jurassic World continues to chew through box office records- over the weekend, it just broke four more! According to Deadline, the dinosaur pic's second weekend at the box office will push it to a worldwide gross of $981.3 million. That, plus the money it'll make on Monday will place Jurassic World at a cool billion dollars in just 13 days. That's a record right there! Before, the fastest film to hit the billion dollar mark was this summer's Furious 7, which hit the same benchmark in 17 days.

(Also, Furious 7 and Jurassic World both come from Universal- they're having a very lucrative summ...
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Are Sequels For 'Jurassic World' In The Works?

6/15/2015 6:19pm EDT
New 'Jurassic' Generation: Chris Pratt Confirms Sequels For 'Jur
Jurassic Park was such a megahit when it released in the 1990s, that there was no question that it would get at least one sequel. But fans ended up being quite disapppointed in not only The Lost World, but also Jurassic Park III, both of which are thought of as being far weaker movies than the original.

The fourth movie in the series, Jurassic World, released last Friday, and has gotten mostly positive reviews, as well as commercial success. Now, star Chris Pratt has confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that like the original, this dinosaur flick for a new generation will also be getting the ...
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'Jurassic World' Has A Really Big Record Breaking Weekend - See Details

6/15/2015 12:02pm EDT
'Jurassic World' Sets Record For Biggest Global Opening In Histo
There was no question that Jurassic World was going to pull in a number at the box office this past weekend as killer as the dinosaurs in the film, the only question was just how big it would get.

Turns out, really big.

Jurassic World has set a new record for biggest global opening in movie history. The film pulled in more than $511 million worldwide. $307 million of that came from overseas. This is the first time a movie has ever grossed more than $500 million in one weekend.

The film, starring Chris Pratt and directed by Colin Trevorrow, finished just behind 2012's The Avengers for big...
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'Jurassic World' Is Already Setting Box Office Records

6/12/2015 10:03pm EDT
'Jurassic World' Pushes Universal Past $2 Billion, Sets New Reco
It's been a very good year for Universal Pictures. The studio, which has had a wide variety of hits in theaters this year including Furious 7 and Pitch Perfect 2, now has another rousing success on its hands with Jurassic World.

The early box office receipts for the film starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard have helped push Universal past the $2 billion dollar mark overseas. It's the fastest any movie studio has ever eclipsed that mark in a calendar year. Universal beat out the record set by 20th Century Fox in 2010 by four days.

Jurassic World's early estimates are prediciting a ...
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'Jurassic World' Star Reveals How She Got Her Middle Name

6/12/2015 9:21pm EDT
Bryce Dallas Howard Explains The 'Disgusting' Way She Got Her Na
Bryce Dallas Howard is still making the rounds on her press tour for Jurassic World, which came out Friday. We've seen her discuss the movie in detail, including the fact that she runs from dinosaurs in high heels, but during an interview with Peter Travers, she got a little more personal.

Bryce is the daughter of famous director Ron Howard. She talked briefly about her Dad and how she got her name, saying that Ron Howard named all of his children after the place they were conceived.

"When I started working, I just had my name be Bryce Dallas. I was a little insecure, hoping people don't...
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Latest 'Ant-Man' Trailer Has A Big Shout-Out

6/12/2015 9:01pm EDT
Marvel's New Trailer for 'Ant-Man' Smartly References 'The Aveng
At this point, most movie industry watchers feel like Marvel simply can't lose. The comic book company's film division has turned out hit after hit, with even the riskier Guardians of the Galaxy dominating the box office last summer.

Now, Marvel is gearing up for another film that, like Guardians, is a little bit out in left field. Ant-Man will release July 17, starring Paul Rudd as a superhero who can change his size at will. We've seen some previews of the movie before, but now Marvel is picking up the pace as the movie's premiere gets closer. The studio released another trailer this wee...
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Jurassic World Excitement Continues To Build

6/11/2015 6:25pm EDT
Jurassic Park's Laura Dern Is Just As Excited As You Are About '
It's been more than 20 years since Laura Dern graced the screen in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park. Dern played paleobotanist Dr. Ellie Sattler in the critically and commercially successful film, and reprised the role briefly in the less well-received Jurassic Park III.

Now, as Jurassic World prepares to roar into theaters this Friday, Dern spoke with CBS News about the original movie and the new film.

"I'm as excited and as much a fan as everybody else," Dern said. "As in like, What are they going to do next? What dinosaurs are going to be in it? So, we're big fans, we the previous cast...
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The Final Trailer Has Arrived!

6/8/2015 6:55pm EDT
The Final 'Jurassic World' Trailer Is Here
We're less than a week away from the highly-anticipated debut of Jurassic World in theaters nationwide. Hype has been building for the sequel/reboot to Jurassic Park starring Chris Pratt for a while now, but Universal Pictures is making one last attempt to get fans pumped up for the film with the release of one final trailer.

A good portion of the trailer features content we've seen before in the previous trailers, but it has a new opening: A park employee falls into a raptor pit and has to be saved by Pratt.

If this trailer and the previous ones are any indication, it looks like Juras...
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