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Sunday
Jul282013

“The Wolverine” Claws Its Way to First Place at the Box Office

20th Century Fox(NEW YORK) -- The Wolverine, the sixth movie in Twentieth Century Fox’s X-Men film franchise, cut down the competition to take first place at the box office this weekend.

The movie, which starred Hugh Jackman playing the mutant Wolverine for the sixth time (counting a brief cameo in X-Men: First Class,) made $55 million its opening weekend. It has received generally favorable reviews. The X-Men franchise has a theatrical box office total of nearly $2 billion worldwide.

The Conjuring fell just 47 percent from last weekend for second place, bringing in $22.13 million at the box office. Propelled by good reviews and word-of-mouth, the horror flick was able to avoid the steep second-weekend drop typically endured by scary movies.

Universal’s Despicable Me 2 took third place, and with a with a North American total of $306 million, the film has now made more money in North America than any other movie released this year with the expectation of Disney’s Iron Man 3, which made $407.1 million.

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

1.     The Wolverine     $55.0M     
2.     The Conjuring     $22.13M    
3.     Despicable Me 2     $16.0M      
4.     Turbo     $13.32M      
5.     Grown Ups 2     $11.5M    
6.     Red 2     $9.4M      
7.     Pacific Rim     $7.54M     
8.     The Heat     $6.85M      
9.     R.I.P.D.     $5.85M      
10.   Fruitvale Station     $4.657M  

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Sunday
Jul212013

“The Conjuring” Scares its Way to First Place at the Box Office

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Warner Bros.' new horror film The Conjuring took first place at the box office this weekend, while Despicable Me 2 continued to perform well in second place.

The Conjuring, a haunted house film starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, brought in $41.5 million its opening weekend off of a $19.5 million production cost. It was directed by James Wan, best known for his much more gore-filled Saw series, and has mostly received good reviews.

Despicable Me 2 took second, beating newcomers Turbo and Red 2, which opened in third and fifth, respectively. Despicable Me 2 is poised to break the $300 million mark in North America.

The other new opening this weekend was R.I.P.D., starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds as ghost cops. The film, which cost $130 million to make, bombed, bringing in just $12.762 million in its opening weekend.

Grown Ups 2 fell to fourth place, while the giant robots versus giant monsters smackdown Pacific Rim dropped to sixth.

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

1.     The Conjuring     $41.53M    
2.     Despicable Me 2     $25.0M      
3.     Turbo     $21.5M    
4.     Grown Ups 2     $20.0M      
5.     Red 2     $18.5M      
6.     Pacific Rim     $15.95M     
7.     R.I.P.D.     $12.76M      
8.     The Heat     $9.32M      
9.     World War Z     $5.2M      
10.   Monsters University     $5.0M     

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Sunday
Jul142013

"Despicable Me 2" Tops Box Office Again

(NEW YORK) -- For the second weekend in a row, Universal’s Despicable Me 2 topped the box office, edging out newcomers Grown Ups 2 and Pacific Rim.

Despicable Me 2 brought in $44.8 million over the weekend and has made almost $230 million in North America since it opened.

The poorly-reviewed Grown Ups 2, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade as immature childhood friends, still managed to take second place. It made $42.5 million in its opening weekend, $2 million more than the first Grown Ups made on its opening weekend.

Pacific Rim, director Guillermo del Toro’s giant monsters versus giant robots flick, took third place with $38.3 million. Starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, and spectacular special effects, Pacific Rim has received mostly good reviews.

The Heat stayed strong in fourth place, while The Lone Ranger earned just $11.1 million in its second weekend for fifth place.

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

1.     Despicable Me 2     $44.8M    
2.     Grown Ups 2     $42.5M    
3.     Pacific Rim     $38.3M    
4.     The Heat     $14.0M      
5.     The Lone Ranger     $11.14M      
6.     Monsters University     $10.6M      
7.     World War Z     $9.43M      
8.     White House Down     $6.15M      
9.     Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain     $5.0M      
10.   Man of Steel     $4.825M     

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Sunday
Jul072013

Weekend Box Office: ‘Despicable Me 2’ Has Not-So-Despicable Debut

Universal(NEW YORK) – Despicable Me 2 topped the Fourth of July weekend box office, bringing in $142.1 million over five days to set a new record for the biggest five day opening for an animated film.

The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer brought in a somewhat underwhelming $48.9 million over the course of its first five days given its big-budget.

Returning movies continued to perform well. The Heat dropped just 37 percent in its second weekend for third place, while Monsters University crosses the $200 million mark in North America for fourth place.

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, a comedy performance film from Summit/Code Black Entertainment, grossed $17.5 million since its Wednesday opening, despite playing in only 876 theaters. It took eighth place.

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

1.     Despicable Me 2     $82.518M      
2.     The Lone Ranger     $29.4M    
3.     The Heat     $25.0M      
4.     Monsters University     $19.6M      
5.     World War Z     $18.2M      
6.     White House Down     $13.5M      
7.     Man of Steel     $11.4M     
8.     Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain     $10.1M  

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Sunday
Jun302013

Weekend Box Office: "Monsters University" Top of the Class Again

20th Century Fox(NEW YORK) -- Pixar's Monsters University took the top spot at the box office this weekend despite facing a challenge from two newcomers, The Heat and White House Down.

Monsters brought in $46 million during its second weekend, but the real story was perhaps the surprise success of The Heat. The film, which stars Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, is a buddy cop movie with two female leads, a rare and typically underperforming genre. It doubled its expected $20 million debut to make $40 million over the weekend. Who says women aren’t funny?

White House Down opened as expected in fourth, and World War Z fell 55 percent to place third. Man of Steel rounded out the top five, as this week the Superman movie surpassed the $500 million mark worldwide.

Here are the top 5 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:

1.     Monsters University     $46.18M      
2.     The Heat     $40.0M      
3.     World War Z     $29.8M      
4.     White House Down     $25.7M      
5.     Man of Steel     $20.82M

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Sunday
Jun162013

“Man of Steel” Sets New June Opening Record

Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) -- The new Superman movie Man of Steel set a June opening record this weekend, collecting more than $113 million for first place at the box office.

Man of Steel broke the old record for a June opening weekend, previously held by Toy Story 3, by a little less than $3 million. The record does not include an additional $12 million the film made in a corporate group sale screening program on Thursday.

The R-rated apocalypse comedy This is the End opened on Wednesday and earned $20.5 million over the weekend. This brings its five day total to $32.8 million, enough to cover the entire production budget.

Now You See Me dropped just 46 percent in its third weekend, good enough for third place, while Fast & Furious 6 managed to keep in the top five with a fourth place finish.

Here are the top five movies for the Friday through Sunday, according to Hollywood.com:

1.     Man of Steel     $113.08M     
2.     This is the End     $20.5M      
3.     Now You See Me     $10.32M      
4.     Fast & Furious 6     $9.4M      
5.     The Purge     $8.2M     

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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
May262013

‘Fast and Furious 6’ Tops Biggest Ever Memorial Weekend Box Office

Universal Studios(NEW YORK) -- Fast and Furious 6 won the race for the top spot at the box office this holiday weekend, which, according to Hollywood.com, was the biggest Memorial weekend ever.

The four-day period is expected to see a box office draw of $323 million, and an impressive draw even not counting Monday. The Christmas weekend of 2009 had a bigger Friday through Sunday total than this weekend did, but this was the best four day weekend.

Fast and Furious 6 brought in $122.2 million, and The Hangover Part III took second with $52 million. Star Trek: Into Darkness dropped down to third place, taking in $48 million in its second million.

Here are the four-day estimates for Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, according to Hollywood.com:

1     Fast & Furious 6     $122.2M    

2     The Hangover Part III     $52.0M    

3     Star Trek: Into Darkness     $48.0M     

4     Epic     $44.0M     

5     Iron Man 3     $24.6M      

6     The Great Gatsby     $17.35M    

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Sunday
May192013

‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’ Tops Weekend Box Office

Zade Rosenthal/Paramount Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Spock beat Stark this weekend at the box office, as Star Trek: Into Darkness took the top spot from Iron Man 3.

The second installment of director J.J. Abrams re-booted Star Trek franchise opened on 3,868 IMAX and traditional movie screens across the country in both and 3D and 2D.

Since its opening on Thursday to Sunday the flick has brought in over $90 million, the highest of any movie in the franchise. Adams’ 2009 Star Trek had a weekend debut of $79.2 million.

In third place, The Great Gatsby continues to outperform expectations, offering moviegoers an alternative to the sci-fi and superheroics of the top two films.

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

01     Star Trek: Into Darkness $70.555M
02     Iron Man 3 $35.182M
03     The Great Gatsby $23.415M
04     Pain & Gain $3.1M
05     The Croods $2.75M
06     42 $2.73M
07     Oblivion $2.22M
08     Mud $2.16M
09     Tyler Perry Presents: Peeples $2.15M
10     The Big Wedding $1.1M

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Sunday
May122013

Weekend Box Office: 'Iron Man' Is Greater than 'Gatsby'

Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) -- The top two movies this weekend were both about fabulously wealthy people, and their weekend grosses were fittingly high.

The Great Gatsby opened stronger than expected, pulling in $51.1 million dollars for second place, but Iron Man 3 remained in first with $72.2 million.

Iron Man 3 is closing in on $1 billion worldwide.

The other notable opening, Tyler Perry Presents: Peeples, bombed. The comedy opened in fourth place with a paltry $4.85 million gross.

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

01     Iron Man 3 $72.5M

02     The Great Gatsby $51.1M

03     Pain & Gain $5.0M

04     Tyler Perry Presents: Peeples $4.85M

05     42 $4.65M

06     Oblivion $3.864M

07     The Croods $3.6M

08     The Big Wedding $2.5M

09     Mud $2.4M

10     Oz the Great and Powerful $802k

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