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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 »

Melissa McCarthy Challenges Infinity War

But the 'Avengers' flick still reigns

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy jumped into the box-office fray with a new movie this weekend, but Avengers: Infinity War still rules, the AP reports. The Walt Disney Studios on Sunday estimates it has added $61.8 million from North American theaters, bringing its total domestic earnings to $547.8 million in its... More »

Infinity War Breaks New Record

'Avengers' flick crosses $1B mark in 11 days

(Newser) - In its second weekend in theaters, Avengers: Infinity War continues to dominate in North America, the AP reports. The Walt Disney Co. says Sunday that the superhero film will gross an estimated $112.5 million over the weekend, becoming the second-highest grossing film in weekend two behind Star Wars: The ... More »

Infinity War Breaks All-Time Record

'A Quiet Place' takes distant second

(Newser) - A few dozen superheroes lifted Avengers: Infinity War to a record $250 million in ticket sales over the weekend, narrowly surpassing Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the highest opening weekend of all-time, the AP reports. According to Disney's estimates Sunday, the Marvel Studios superhero smorgasbord bested the previous... More »

Amy Schumer's I Feel Pretty Has Pretty Good Bow

But surprise horror winner 'A Quiet Place' regains No. 1

(Newser) - John Krasinki’s horror flick A Quiet Place reclaimed the top spot from Dwayne Johnson's Rampage this weekend and held off two film debuts, per the Hollywood Reporter . With A Quiet Place banking $20 million and Rampage at $18 million, Amy Schumer's I Feel Pretty held a respectable... More »

Rampage Edges Past A Quiet Place to No.1

The Dwayne Johnson flick just barely beat out the John Krasinski thriller

(Newser) - After a wobbly start, Dwayne Johnson muscled his way to a No. 1 opening for Rampage—but just barely. Close on its heels was the word-of-mouth sensation A Quiet Place in its second week in theaters, and not too far behind that was the Blumhouse horror Truth or Dare in... More »

Ready Player One Wins in Debut

Tyler Perry film takes second, 'Black Panther' third

(Newser) - Steven Spielberg's action-adventure Ready Player One has topped the domestic box office over the holiday weekend. Studio estimates on Sunday say the Virtual Reality-focused film earned a solid $53.2 million in its first four days in theaters from 4,234 locations. Based on Ernest Cline's popular novel... More »

Black Panther Wins Again, but a Christian Film Surprises

Superhero flick is No. 1 for fifth straight week, but 'I Can Only Imagine' defied expectations

(Newser) - Black Panther has become the first film since 2000's Avatar to top the weekend box office five straight weekends. According to studio estimates Sunday, Black Panther grossed $27 million in ticket sales over the weekend, pushing its domestic haul to $605.4 million, per the AP . Worldwide, Black Panther... More »

Black Panther Hits a Big Milestone

Disney's new Marvel film has crossed the $1B mark, the 5th to do so

(Newser) - Disney's megahit Black Panther has passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, reports the AP . The studio said Saturday that the milestone is based on Disney's estimate of ticket sales. The announcement comes on the 26th day of release for the blockbuster, notes the Hollywood ... More »

Jennifer Lawrence Debut Can't Grab Top Spot

Historic run by 'Black Panther' continues

(Newser) - Black Panther continued to tear up the box office with a heroic $65.7 million in its third weekend—which is the third-best weekend gross of all time next to Star Wars: The Force Awakens with $90.2 million and Avatar with $68.5 million, Variety reports. Jennifer Lawrence's... More »

Black Panther Has Historic 2nd Weekend

One of just 4 movies to earn $100M in its second weekend

(Newser) - Black Panther has scored one of the best second weekends ever with an estimated $108 million in ticket sales, the AP reports. Studio estimates Sunday say Black Panther is still performing as one of the top blockbusters of all time. This weekend's result makes Ryan Coogler's Marvel sensation... More »

Creaming the Competition: Black Panther, With $192M

5th biggest opening weekend ever

(Newser) - Already a much-celebrated pop culture milestone, Black Panther is now a record-setting smash at the box office, too. Studio estimates Sunday say the Marvel superhero film blew past expectations, with $192 million in North American ticket sales over the weekend, the AP reports. That makes Black Panther the fifth-biggest opening... More »

Black Panther Had Really, Historically Good Friday

Disney says film had 8th biggest day in movie history

(Newser) - Black Panther is so far raking it in over the holiday weekend, the AP reports. The Walt Disney Co. estimated Saturday the Marvel Comics superhero movie earned $75.8 million domestically for its opening Friday, the eighth biggest day in industry history. Disney now estimates the movie will earn between... More »

Fifty Shades Shakes Off Lousy Reviews, Wins Weekend

But part 3 doesn't fare as well as the first two

(Newser) - Fifty Shades Freed has topped the North American box office in its first weekend in theaters. Universal Pictures estimates Sunday that the final chapter in the Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele saga has earned $38.8 million, which is down significantly from the first film's $85.2 million debut... More »

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