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Last Jedi Just Earned Bragging Rights for 2017

'Star Wars' film not only tops the box office again, it will gross more than any film in 2017

(Newser) - On the last day of the calendar year, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has surpassed Beauty and the Beast as the top grossing film in North America in 2017. It also topped the charts for the weekend for the third time, but just barely—Dwayne Johnson's Jumanji: Welcome to ... More »

The Last Jedi Still Killing It

'Star Wars' installment still on top in week No. 2 as it hits $745M mark worldwide

(Newser) - Star Wars: The Last Jedi is continuing its dominance over the movie galaxy, reports the AP , outpacing three new releases. The eighth installment in the Disney-owned space saga is expected to add another $68.5 million to its coffers over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. It has now... More »

Orient Express No Match for Thor at Box Office

In fact, Daddy's Home 2 finished in second place

(Newser) - The God of Thunder isn't ready to relinquish his box office throne yet. Studios on Sunday estimate that Thor: Ragnarok added $56.6 million from North American theaters in its second weekend in theaters, bringing its domestic total to $211.6 million. It easily beat out new openers including... More »

Terrifying Clown No Longer Rules America

'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' dethrones 'It'

(Newser) - The R-rated spy comedy Kingsman: The Golden Circle displaced the horror sensation It as the No. 1 film in North America, while the second Lego Movie spinoff of the year didn't assemble the expected audience, the AP reports. Kingsman opened with a weekend-leading $39 million debut, according to studio... More »

Creepy It Just Broke Hollywood Horror Record

With $117.2M, it also became the biggest September opening ever

(Newser) - It is a hit. The Stephen King adaptation from New Line and Warner Bros. has earned a record-breaking $117.2 million from 4,103 locations, according to studio estimates on Sunday. Not only is It now the largest opening for a horror movie ever and the largest September opening of... More »

Practically Nobody Went to the Movies This Weekend

Box office is the lowest in 16 years

(Newser) - Hollywood effectively took the weekend off, resulting in the most dismal box-office result in 16 years. An already slow August came to a screeching halt at the multiplex, where no major new releases were unveiled, per the AP . That left the Samuel Jackson-Ryan Reynolds action-comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard to... More »

Dunkirk Tops Box Office With $50.5M Opening

Comedy 'Girls Trip' also defied expectations this weekend

(Newser) - It's victory for Dunkirk at the box office this weekend. Studios on Sunday say the Christopher Nolan World War II epic earned an estimated $50.5 million to top the charts, with $11.7 million of that coming from IMAX screens (and it's already a darling among critics).... More »

Planet of the Apes Rules the Box Office

Takes in $56.5M, beats Spider-Man

(Newser) - War for the Planet of the Apes took down Spider-Man: Homecoming at the North American box office, opening with an estimated $56.5 million in ticket sales, reports the AP . Though some initially expected a closer race, Spider-Man dropped to second with $45.2 million after its No. 1 debut... More »

Teenage Spider-Man Is a Giant Hit

'Homecoming' rakes in $117M in debut weekend

(Newser) - Spider-Man: Homecoming opened with an estimated $117 million in North America, marking one of the summer's biggest debuts, per the AP . The better-than-expected result showed that moviegoers don't necessarily have franchise fatigue, if the new installment is good enough. The well-received Homecoming kicks off the third Spider-Man iteration... More »

Will Ferrell Just Had One of His Worst-Ever Movie Openings

'The House' pulls in just $9M; 'Despicable Me 3' earns $75M

(Newser) - The Minions are still a box office force, but not Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler. Studio estimates on Sunday say that Universal and Illumination's Despicable Me 3 earned $75.4 million over the weekend, while the former Saturday Night Live stars' gambling comedy burned down, per the AP . Despicable ... More »

Transformers Rules Box Office

Though latest installment not pulling in as much as earlier ones

(Newser) - Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight scored a franchise-low debut but still easily topped the North American box office with an estimated $43.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend. The Paramount Pictures release, the fifth in the Transformers series, totaled $69.1 million in five days, after... More »

Wonder Woman Vs. Mummy? It's No Contest

The superhero flick, in its second week, beats 'The Mummy' in its debut

(Newser) - Wonder Woman wrapped up Tom Cruise's The Mummy at the weekend box office, pulling in an estimated $57.2 million in North American theaters. Universal's The Mummy looked its age, selling a relatively feeble $32.2 million in tickets in its debut weekend, reports the AP . That couldn'... More »

Wonder Woman Sets Record With $100.5M Debut

It's the biggest opening weekend ever for a film directed by a woman

(Newser) - Wonder Woman has soared to a $100.5 million box-office debut in North American theaters, making the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero film the biggest opening ever for a movie directed by a woman, the AP reports. According to studio estimates Sunday, the well-reviewed Wonder Woman surpassed industry expectations with one of... More »

Baywatch Sinks Like the Rock

Pirates of the Caribbean sails away with top spot

(Newser) - It was smooth sailing to the top spot at the box office for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, but the waters were choppier for the much-derided Dwayne Johnson comedy Baywatch. Studio estimates on Sunday say the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise commandeered... More »

Alien Lands With Audiences

'Covenant' edges out 'Guardians'

(Newser) - Alien: Covenant is just barely edging out Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 in the weekend box-office space battle, reports the AP . Studio estimates Sunday show Ridley Scott's latest Alien exploit opened with $36 million in ticket sales. Guardians collected just over $35 million in its third week of... More »

King Arthur Suffers Legend of the Flop

$175M Guy Ritchie film scores disastrous $14.7M, behind 'Guardians,' 'Snatched'

(Newser) - The first major box office flop of the summer movie season has arrived. Studio estimates on Sunday say director Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword opened to a bleak $14.7 million from more than 3,700 locations against a costly $175 million production budget, reports the... More »

Guardians Smashes Its Own Record

$145M debut for Marvel's latest winner

(Newser) - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 rocketed to an estimated $145 million debut, kicking off Hollywood's summer movie season with something the movie business has been lacking: a sequel more successful than the original. Studio estimates released Sunday said James Gunn's second Guardians film opened 54% higher than... More »

Latin Lover Dumps The Circle

As 'Fate of the Furious' zooms to a third No. 1 showing in a row

(Newser) - Critics hated The Circle , and audiences didn't appear to much care for it, either, as Emma Watson's latest took in a wobbly $9.3 million and fourth place in a weekend box office that was yet again dominated by The Fate of the Furious, reports Variety . The... More »

Bale, Heigl in Dueling Disasters

'Unforgettable' isn't, 'The Promise' breaks as 'Fate of the Furious' zooms to top again

(Newser) - Katherine Heigl suffered the worst opening weekend of her career as audiences forgot in droves to go see Unforgettable, but still managed to come out ahead of Christian Bale's latest, the apparently controversial The Promise. Per the Hollywood Reporter , Fate of the Furious again came out on top, with... More »

Fate of the Furious Just Made Movie History

It pulls in a record $532M worldwide in its opening weekend

(Newser) - The Fate of the Furious might not have opened as well as expected in the US, but it was enough to give the movie the biggest worldwide debut ever. The eighth film in the Fast and Furious franchise pulled in a $532.5 million globally in its opening weekend, edging... More »

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