|Sep 19, 2003||Underworld||$22,000,000||$21,753,759||$51,970,690||$95,708,457|
|Jan 20, 2006||Underworld: Evolution||$45,000,000||$26,857,181||$62,318,875||$113,417,762|
|Jan 23, 2009||Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans||$35,000,000||$20,828,511||$45,802,315||$89,102,315|
|Jan 20, 2012||Underworld: Awakening||$70,000,000||$25,306,725||$62,321,039||$160,379,930||Play|
|Jan 6, 2017||Underworld: Blood Wars||$13,688,751||$30,348,260||$81,039,435||Play|
Box Office History for Underworld Movies
|Jun 6, 2006||Underworld: Evolution||$61,844,154||$61,844,154|
|May 12, 2009||Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans||$46,885,220||$46,885,220|
|May 12, 2012||Underworld: Awakening||$18,691,644||$10,016,899||$28,708,543|
April 25th, 2017
We are entering the worst time of year for the home market. The number of Oscar contenders have nearly dried up and there are more bombs than box office hits. As for the best of the new releases, The Criterion Collection release for Tampopo is the best and the only real choice for Pick of the Week. Meanwhile, the Mean Dreams DVD earns Puck of the Week, for the best Canadian release of the week.
January 10th, 2017
The first weekend of the year wasn’t as potent as anticipated, as none of the holdovers held on as well as expected. This helped Hidden Figures earn first place with $22.80 million, putting it just ahead of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which pulled in $22.06 million. The box office was down 26% from last weekend to $137 million, but this is a post-holiday weekend, so this decline was expected. The box office was also down 14% from this weekend last year. It is still way too soon to compare the box office year-over-year. In fact, we should wait till The Force Awakens faded out of the top five before we can really get a picture of how 2017 will do. That was President’s Day long weekend. So once we get past President’s Day long weekend, the year-over-year comparison will begin it have some real value.
January 8th, 2017
With one day left in a topsy-turvy weekend, we have a virtual tie at the top of the box office chart, with both studios claiming a narrow win. Disney posted the highest projection this morning, saying they are expecting Rogue One to earn $21.972 million this weekend. Fox, meanwhile, is projecting $21.8 million for Hidden Figures, and thinks that the film’s lead of about $900,000 coming out of Saturday will be enough to hold on for a win. Sunday’s performance will be key, and there are a couple of factors that make the outcome genuinely uncertain…
January 5th, 2017
It’s the first weekend of the year and there’s only one wide release, Underworld: Blood Wars, plus one wide expansion, Hidden Figures. (As expected, A Monster Calls is not expanding truly wide and it won’t grow enough to make the top ten. I don’t think it will top $3 million over the weekend.) None of these films are really going to challenge the top two holdovers, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Sing, although that pair should be in a close race for first place. This weekend last year was very similar to this weekend, with one new release, one wide expansion, and a Star Wars holdover on top. Unfortunately, this year is much weaker. 2017 is going to get off on a losing note.
January 1st, 2017
December box office numbers helped 2016 end on ... a note. The good news and the bad news almost exactly balance out. On the one hand, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will finish the year with more than $400 million after just 16 days of release. That’s a stunning amount of money that helped 2016 earn a record box office at the domestic market. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned $650 million during December of 2015, so the month lost a lot of its lead over 2015, so much so that ticket sales fell behind last year’s total. The weakness at the end of the year will spill over into 2017, which is terrible news. A slow start could result in the dominant box office story being 2017 struggles compared to 2016. Bad news like this can sometimes become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Sadly, 2017 is also going to get off to a slow start when it comes to wide releases / expansions. There are 16 films scheduled to open or expand wide this month and none of them are expected to get to $100 million. It is likely none of them will even get very close. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is expected to be the best of a weak bunch, but I could see it getting beat by one of the five Oscar contenders opening wide this month, if it gets off to a slow start and one of the Oscar contenders starts picking up steam. Hidden Figures got off to a great start on Christmas Day and should it continue to earn Awards Season recognition, including some Oscar nominations, it could be in wide release well into February. Last January wasn’t as busy with 13 films opening or expanding wide over five weeks. Of these, two of them, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, topped $100 million domestically, while another, Ride Along 2, came close. 2017 is going to get destroyed in the year-over-year comparison.
December 26th, 2016
This Tuesday is the day after Boxing Day. I don’t know if there is a worse possible day to release something on the home market. There are a few films on this week’s list you could call busted Oscar bait, but almost nothing that is a contender for Pick of the Week. Fortunately, it is almost nothing and not completely nothing. A Man Called Ove is the best release and the DVD or Blu-ray are clearly the Pick of the Week.
January 23rd, 2014
After a record-breaking weekend, it's a letdown this weekend. I, Frankenstein is the only wide release of the week and there's very little chance it will be a major hit at the box office. It might overtake Ride Along for top spot, but I wouldn't bet on it. Last year Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters was the biggest release of the week earning $19.69 million over the weekend, while it and Mama were the only two films to earn more than $10 million. We should have four films earning more than $10 million over the weekend, so 2014 should win in the year-over-year comparison.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
Story Creator (2)
|Tom Rosenberg||2||Producer (2)||$256,088,387||$1,603,544,657||16.0%|
|Gary Lucchesi||2||Producer (2)||$256,088,387||$1,631,741,056||15.7%|
|James McQuaide||2||Executive Producer (2)||$256,088,387||$752,060,465||34.1%|
|Skip Williamson||2||Executive Producer (2)||$256,088,387||$256,124,389||100.0%|
Character Creator (1)
Associate Producer (1)
Second Unit Director (1)
Story Creator (1)
|Henry Winterstern||2||Executive Producer (2)||$256,088,387||$319,489,161||80.2%|
|Paul Haslinger||2||Composer (2)||$256,088,387||$688,404,050||37.2%|
Second Unit Director (2)
Stunt Coordinator (2)
|Tricia Wood||2||Casting Director (2)||$256,088,387||$6,402,883,270||4.0%|