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Monday
Jun032013

"Fast and Furious 6" Tops Weekend Box Office Again

Universal Studios(NEW YORK) -- Fast and Furious 6 was tops at the box office for the second straight weekend, collecting $34.5 million in ticket sales.  In just ten days of release, the film has grossed more than $480 million worldwide.

The Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo magic crime caper movie Now You See Me debuted in second place with more than $28 million in gross revenue.

The premiere of the Will Smith/Jaden Smith sci-fi adventure, After Earth, finished in third place with $27 million in revenue, a disappointing result, according to industry observers. After Earth was directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

The 3D animated movie Epic tied for fourth place with Star Trek: Into Darkness. Both films had $16.4 million in ticket sales.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:

1. Fast & Furious 6, $34.5 million
2. Now You See Me, $28.05 million
3. After Earth, $27 million
4. Epic and Star Trek: Into Darkness, tie $16.4 million
6. The Hangover Part III, $15.9 million
7. The Great Gatsby, $6.3 million
8. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, $1.6 million
9. Mud, $1.2 million

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Sunday
Apr282013

“Pain & Gain” Gains Enough to Top Weekend Box Office

Courtesy of Paramount Pictures(NEW YORK) – Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain took the top spot at the box office this weekend, drawing in $20 million.

Oblivion fell 53 percent from its debut last week and came in second with $17.4 million. The Big Wedding, an R-rated comedy aimed at older audiences debuted in fourth place.

The weekend marked the final weekend before the summer movie season begins in earnest. Disney’s Iron Man 3 opens on Friday, May 3.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:

1.     Pain & Gain, $20 million

2.    Oblivion,  $17.4 million

3.    42, $10 million

4.    The Big Wedding, $7.5 million

5.    The Croods,  $6.6 million

6.    G.I. Joe: Retaliation, $3.6 million

7.    Scary Movie 5, $3.45 million

8.    Olympus Has Fallen, $2.77 million

9.    The Place Beyond the Pines, $2.7 million

10.  Jurassic Park 3-D, $2.3 million

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Monday
Mar252013

"The Croods" Leads Box Office with $44.7 Million

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- DreamWorks' latest animated film, The Croods about a prehistoric family in search of a new cave to live in, earned an estimated 44.7 million dollars to debut in first place.

The voice cast of The Croods features Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds.

The thriller Olympus Has Fallen opened in the runner-up spot, raising 30.5 million dollars.

The new Tina Fey-Paul Rudd dramedy Admission finished in fifth place, collecting 6.4 million dollars.

In its first weekend in wide release, Spring Breakers pulled in five million dollars to claim sixth place.

You won't find Lindsay Lohan's latest film in the top 10. You may not have even known that she appears in a movie titled InAPPropriate Comedy, which screened in 275 theaters and made just 172 thousand dollars, according to Entertainment Weekly. The comedy also stars Michelle Rodriguez and Adrien Brody, and was directed by ShamWow pitchman Vince Offer.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:

1. The Croods, $44.7 million.
2. Olympus Has Fallen, $30.5 million.
3. Oz the Great and Powerful, $22 million.
4. The Call, $8.7 million.
5. Admission, $6.4 million.
6. Spring Breakers, $5 million.
7. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, $4.3 million.
8. Jack the Giant Slayer, $3 million.
9. Identity Thief, $2.5 million.
10. Snitch, $1.9 million.

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Monday
Mar182013

"Oz the Great and Powerful" Tops Box Office Again with $42 Million

Disney Enterprises, Inc.(NEW YORK) -- Oz the Great and Powerful held strong at number one at the weekend box office. The Wizard of Oz semi-prequel earned an estimated $42.2 million to top the competition for the second weekend in a row.

Halle Berry's thriller The Call debuted in the runner-up spot, collecting $17.1 million.

The magic-themed comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey, opened in third place, with $10.3 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:

1. Oz the Great and Powerful, $42.2 million
2. The Call, $17.1 million
3. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, $10.3 million
4. Jack the Giant Slayer, $6.2 million
5. Identity Thief, $4.5 million
6. Snitch, $3.5 million
7. 21 and Over, $2.6 million
8. Silver Linings Playbook, $2.6 million
9. Safe Haven, $2.5 million
10. Escape From Planet Earth, $2.3 million

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Monday
Mar112013

"Oz the Great and Powerful" Debuts on Top with $80 Million

Disney Enterprises, Inc.(NEW YORK) -- There's no place like first place for Oz the Great and Powerful.

The semi-prequel to the classic film The Wizard of Oz triumphed at the box office over the weekend, earning an estimated $80.3 million.  It also made nearly $70 million overseas.

Oz the Great and Powerful, starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz, reportedly had a budget of $200 million.

Last week's top movie, Jack the Giant Slayer, slipped to second place, collecting $10 million.

The Colin Farrell thriller Dead Man Down opened in the fourth spot, with $5.3 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:

1. Oz the Great and Powerful, $80.3 million
2. Jack the Giant Slayer, $10 million
3. Identity Thief, $6.3 million
4. Dead Man Down, $5.3 million
5. Snitch, $5.1 million
6. 21 & Over, $5 million
7. Safe Haven, $3.8 million
8. Silver Linings Playbook, $3.7 million
9. Escape from Planet Earth, $3.2 million
10. The Last Exorcism Part II, $3.1 million

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Monday
Mar042013

"Jack the Giant Slayer" Tops Box Office with $28 Million

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Jack the Giant Slayer stood tall at the weekend box office.

The film, based on the legendary fairy tale, earned an estimated $28 million to debut in first place.  Despite the achievement, the total is still a disappointment, considering Jack the Giant Slayer had a reported budget of $195 million.

Last week's box office champ, Identity Thief, slipped to the second spot, raising $9.7 million.

Another comedy, 21 & Over, opened in third place, with $9 million, ahead of The Last Exorcism Part II.  The horror sequel premiered in fourth place, with $8 million.

A few Oscar-winning films enjoyed a nice box office bump.  Argo saw a nearly 21 percent jump in ticket sales from the previous weekend, when it won the Academy Award for best picture.  Life of Pi, which claimed four Oscars, including best director for Ang Lee, had the biggest increase -- about 43 percent.

One more box office note: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of three Lord of the Rings prequels, has now made $1 billion worldwide.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. Jack the Giant Slayer, $28 million
2. Identity Thief, $9.7 million
3. 21 & Over, $9 million
4. The Last Exorcism Part II, $8 million
5. Snitch, $7.7 million
6. Escape From Planet Earth, $6.7 million
7. Safe Haven, $6.3 million
8. Silver Linings Playbook, $5.9 million
9. A Good Day to Die Hard, $4.5 million
10. Dark Skies, $3.6 million

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Monday
Feb252013

"Identity Thief" Returns to Top Spot at Box Office with $14 Million

Universal(NEW YORK) -- Identity Thief stole the box office crown during what was a slow weekend at theaters across the country.

The Melissa McCarthy-Jason Bateman comedy earned an estimated $14.1 million to finish in first place.  The film debuted in the top spot two weeks ago, then relinquished it to A Good Day to Die Hard last week.

The Dwayne Johnson drama Snitch opened in the second spot, raising $13 million.

A Good Day to Die Hard, Bruce Willis' fifth film in the series, plummeted to fifth place, with $10 million.

The Keri Russell thriller Dark Skies premiered in sixth place, raising $8.9 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:

1. Identity Thief, $14.1 million
2. Snitch, $13 million
3. Escape From Planet Earth, $11 million
4. Safe Haven, $10.6 million
5. A Good Day to Die Hard, $10 million
6. Dark Skies, $8.9 million
7. Silver Linings Playbook, $6.1 million
8. Warm Bodies, $4.8 million
9. Side Effects, $3.6 million
10. Beautiful Creatures, $3.4 million

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Tuesday
Feb192013

"A Good Day to Die Hard" Tops Holiday Weekend Box Office

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Presidents Day weekend was a good time to see Bruce Willis on the big screen.

Willis' sequel A Good Day to Die Hard opened in first place over the holiday weekend, earning an estimated $29.3 million from Friday through Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth film in the series, features Willis reprising his role of tough cop John McClane.  It has raked in $37.5 million since debuting last Thursday.

Last week's box office champ, Identity Thief, slipped to the second spot, with $27.9 million.

The romantic drama Safe Haven debuted in third place, earning $25.2 million.  It has made $34 million since its release on Valentine's Day.

The animated film Escape From Planet Earth, which opened on Friday, finished in fourth place, with $21 million.

Beautiful Creatures premiered in sixth place, collecting $8.9 million during the four-day weekend and $11.5 million since it hit theaters on Thursday.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Monday, with estimated ticket sales, according to The Hollywood Reporter:

1. A Good Day to Die Hard, $29.3 million.
2. Identity Thief, $27.9 million.
3. Safe Haven, $25.2 million.
4. Escape From Planet Earth, $21 million
5. Warm Bodies, $10.3 million.
6. Beautiful Creatures, $8.9 million.
7. Side Effects, $7.8 million.
8. Silver Linings Playbook, $7.6 million.
9. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, $4.2 million.
10. Zero Dark Thirty, $3.6 million.

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Sunday
Feb172013

“Die Hard” Franchise Wins at the Box Office

Comstock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Bruce Willis' latest Die Hard movie debuted as the weekend's top draw - raking in more than $33 million since its opening Thursday.

In A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth film in the action series, Bruce Willis reprises his role of tough New York cop John McClane, who teams up with his estranged son to protect a Russian government whistleblower.

Identity Thief surprised the movie industry by stealing second place with $23.4 million besting the debut of the new Nicholas Sparks' romantic drama Safe Haven by $2 million.

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Monday
Feb112013

"Identity Thief" Tops Box Office with $36.6 Million

Universal(NEW YORK) -- Identity Thief stole a victory at the box office over the weekend.

The Jason Bateman-Melissa McCarthy comedy opened in first place with an estimated $36.6 million.

The previous box office champ, Warm Bodies, slipped to the second spot, with $11.5 million.

The weekend's other wide release, the Steven Soderbergh thriller Side Effects, rounded out the top three, collecting $10 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. Identity Thief, $36.6 million
2. Warm Bodies, $11.5 million
3. Side Effects, $10 million
4. Silver Linings Playbook, $6.9 million
5. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, $5.8 million
6. Mama, $4.3 million
7. Zero Dark Thirty, $4 million
8. Argo, $2.5 million
9. Django Unchained, $2.3 million
10. Bullet to the Head, $2 million

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