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Michael Moore Flick Fizzles

Family-friendly 'The House With a Clock in Its Walls' grabs first place

(Newser) - Film-festival fare got killed at the weekend box office as The House With a Clock in Its Walls—a family picture starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black—easily scored top spot with a surprising $26.8 million debut, per the Hollywood Reporter . Filling out the top five domestically were A ... More »

The Predator Scares Off the Competition

The Fox reboot grabs top spot on 4K US screens

(Newser) - The Predator is at the top of the food chain in its first weekend in theaters, the AP reports. 20th Century Fox said Sunday that the film earned an estimated $24 million from more than 4,000 North American theaters. Starring Olivia Munn and Boyd Holbrook, The Predator cost $88... More »

The Nun Keeps Up Warner Bros Winning Streak

The horror movie banks $53.5M domestically

(Newser) - The horror movie The Nun has topped the domestic box office in its first weekend, scoring a best for the "Conjuring" franchise, the AP reports. Studio estimates on Sunday say the Taissa Farmiga film brought in $53.5 million from North American theaters. It's the fifth consecutive weekend... More »

Nothing Can Touch Crazy Rich Asians

In its third weekend, movie shows no sign of slowing down

(Newser) - Crazy Rich Asians isn't slowing down at the box office even in its third weekend in theaters. Studios on Sunday say the romantic comedy has topped the domestic charts again, the AP reports. Warner Bros. estimates that the film added an additional $22.2 million through Sunday, down only... More »

Crazy Rich Asians Just Got Crazier

And Melissa McCarthy's 'Happytime Murders' was no match

(Newser) - The opening weekend for Crazy Rich Asians was historic. Its second weekend was even more impressive, the AP reports. The romantic comedy sensation slid just 6% from its chart-topping debut to again lead the box office with $25 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Almost as many people turned out... More »

Crazy Rich Asians Makes America Swoon

Mark Wahlberg's "Mile 22" under-performs while "The Meg" drops to second

(Newser) - Glitz has won out over guns at the North American box office this weekend as the gilded romance Crazy Rich Asians took No. 1 over Mark Wahlberg's action-packed Mile 22, the AP reports. Studios on Sunday say that Crazy Rich Asians took in an estimated $25.2 million from... More »

Kevin Spacey's Latest Movie Redefines 'Flop'

'Billionaire Boys Club' made $126 in theaters on Friday

(Newser) - The hits just keep on coming for Kevin Spacey, but they're not of the box-office hit variety: Spacey's latest film, which wrapped well before he was accused of sexual assault , was released on video on demand last month and whimpered into theaters on Friday. Specifically, 10 theaters and... More »

The Meg Devours the Competition

The American-Chinese co-production doubles estimated draw

(Newser) - The shark thriller The Meg became the latest success in Hollywood's sizzling summer, opening well above expectations with $44.5 million in ticket sales, according to box office estimates Sunday, the AP reports. The Warner Bros. release had been forecast by some for closer to half that total. An... More »

Mission Impossible Fends Off a Little Bear

Christopher Robin takes a respectable second at the weekend box office

(Newser) - Tom Cruise held onto first at the weekend box office and left the world's kindest bear in a cloud of action-movie dust, Variety reports. Mission Impossible—Fallout held top spot for the second week with $35 million while Christopher Robin, a family film about Winnie the Pooh, bowed with... More »

Mission: Impossible Breaks Franchise Record

'Mamma Mia' takes second, ahead of 'Equalizer 2'

(Newser) - Audiences turned out this weekend to see Tom Cruise in his sixth run as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible—Fallout, which easily took the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office, the AP reports. Studios on Sunday estimate that Fallout earned $61.5 million from 4,386 North American... More »

Equalizer 2 Tops Mamma Mia! in Battle of the Sequels

Vigilante thriller beats box-office expectations

(Newser) - The Equalizer 2 surprised Hollywood by passing Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and taking top spot at the weekend box office, Variety reports. The Denzel Washington vigilante thriller banked $35.8 million over Mamma Mia's $34.4 million, with Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation ($23 million), Ant-Man and ... More »

Ant-Man and the Wasp Stings Hard

The Marvel Cinematic Universe strikes again

(Newser) - Despite its heroes' diminutive size, Ant-Man and the Wasp opened with typical Marvel might at the box office, with an estimated $76 million in ticket sales, the AP reports. According to studio estimates Sunday, the "Ant-Man" sequel easily surpassed the $57 million debut of the 2015 original in North... More »

Jurassic World 2 Stomps Again, With a Couple Surprises

'Sicario: Day of the Soldado' and 'Uncle Drew' do better than expected

(Newser) - The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom dinosaurs are ruling the box office for the second weekend in a row, the AP reports. Studios on Sunday estimate that the blockbuster sequel earned $60 million in its second weekend in North American theaters, bringing its domestic total to $264.8 million. Worldwide, the... More »

Jurassic World Sequel Crushes Box Office

'Incredibles 2' slips to second as 'Ocean's 8' takes third

(Newser) - The dinosaurs still rule the box office. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom surpassed expectations to open with an estimated $150 million in ticket sales in US and Canada theaters over the weekend, the AP reports. While that total didn't approach the record-breaking debut of 2015's "Jurassic" reboot, it... More »

Incredibles 2 Makes History

'Ocean's 8' settles into second spot

(Newser) - Disney and Pixar's Incredibles 2 has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film, the AP reports. Disney estimates Sunday that the film has earned $180 million in its first weekend in theaters. The previous animation record-holder was another... More »

Ocean's 8 Breaks the Bank

Female-led heist flick wins weekend box office

(Newser) - Ocean's 8, the female-fronted overhaul of the starry "Ocean's" heist franchise, opened with an estimated $41.5 million at the box office, taking the weekend's top spot from the fast-falling Solo: A Star Wars Story, the AP reports. At a lower price point and in a... More »

Solo Slows Down Over Second Weekend

Roguish pilot feels gravitational pull at the box office

(Newser) - Solo: A Star Wars Story is losing momentum quickly at the box office, the AP reports. After an underwhelming launch , the space saga fell 65% in weekend two with $29.3 million from North American theaters, according to studio estimates on Sunday. Solo has now earned $148.9 million domestically.... More »

Han Solo Comes in a Little Low

The 'Star Wars' prequel struggles at home, tanks abroad

(Newser) - Is the world getting tired of a galaxy far, far away? The underwhelming debut of Solo: A Star Wars Story suggests as much over the Memorial Day weekend, per the Hollywood Reporter . The Disney and Lucasfilm prequel opened with a debut estimated around $83.3 million over three days and... More »

Movie Ranking: 15 Years of Big-Budget Flops

Check out the most spectacular money losers

(Newser) - Film studios dream of the box-office blockbuster–the big-budget movie that pays off huge and justifies all the work and money that went into it. But as Looper observes, there is a familiar law of physics that applies to big-budget movies: For every brilliant big-budget film that inspires and entertains,... More »

DeadPool 2 Beats Infinity War

Two female-driven films take third and fourth

(Newser) - Superheroes ruled the weekend box office as DeadPool 2 ousted Avengers: Infinity War from its top perch, per Variety . The Ryan Reynolds sequel scored $133.5 million at home, beating the original's $132.4 million domestical haul and making it the highest-grossing R-rated debut ever. Infinity War banked another... More »

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