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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 »

Jumanji Finally Loses Its Top Spot at the Box Office

The Shape of Water got a boost after Oscars nominations were announced

(Newser) - Maze Runner: The Death Cure is the highest grossing film of the weekend, but according to studio estimates Sunday, many moviegoers also chose the first weekend after Oscar nominations to catch up with some awards contenders like The Shape of Water which had its highest grossing frame with $5.7... More »

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 »

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