'Scream' dethrones 'Spider-Man' with a solid box office debut

Originally Published: 16 JAN 22 11:31 ET By Frank Pallotta, CNN Business (CNN) -- Even Spider-Man isn't safe from Ghostface. Paramount's "Scream" — the fifth installment in the long running slasher franchise — notched an estimated $30.6 million at the…

Spider-Man could be the biggest box office hero of the year

It's a remarkable milestone during a pandemic

Originally Published: 17 DEC 21 11:01 ET Updated: 18 DEC 21 12:16 ET By Frank Pallotta, CNN Business (CNN) -- "Everybody loves a hero." The immortal words of Aunt May from 2004's "Spider-Man 2" ring truer than ever this weekend…

Russo brothers on past obsessions that fuel their filmmaking future

As they close a chapter -- for now, at least -- on shaping the Marvel Cinematic Universe's of-the-moment mythology, Joe and Anthony Russo are enjoying a bit of a victory lap, while still keeping an eye on a future full of projects, some once again drawn from their own pop culture fandom, others featuring some of their "Avengers" actors in fresh new roles.

'Avengers: Endgame' may be the end for some Marvel characters

For Marvel Studios, all roads have led to "Avengers: Endgame." More than a decade and 21 films in the making, the fourth Avengers film finally arrives in theaters this month with almost impossibly high expectations -- both for audiences and the box office.