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Annabelle Conquers Box Office, Earning $35M

Dunkirk hung strong in its fourth week with $11.4M

(Newser) - The Conjuring spinoff Annabelle: Creation scared up an estimated $35 million in North American theaters over the weekend, making it easily the top film and giving the lagging August box office a shot in the arm, the AP reports. The opening came close to matching the film's predecessor, Annabelle,...

Dark Tower Beats Dunkirk at Box Office

The long-awaited film, starring Idris Elba, made a disappointing $19.5M

(Newser) - After a decade of development and several postponements, the long-awaited Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower debuted with an estimated $19.5 million in North American ticket sales, narrowly edging out the two-week leader Dunkirk, AP reports. The so-so result for The Dark Tower, starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey,...

Dunkirk Holds Off Emoji Movie, Atomic Blonde at Box Office

Christopher Nolan is No. 1 for the second straight week

(Newser) - Dunkirk has topped the competition once more at the box office, beating newcomers The Emoji Movie and Atomic Blonde, the AP reports. Studio estimates on Sunday say Christopher Nolan's WWII film dropped 44% from its first weekend and brought in $28.1 million to take first place. Right behind...

I Want Revenge Is Early Derby Fave

(Newser) - I Want Revenge has been made the early 3-1 favorite for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, with Pioneerof the Nile and Dunkirk sharing second-favorite status in the full field of 20 horses. I Want Revenge, coming off eye-catching victories on dirt in the Gotham Stakes and Wood Memorial at New York's Aqueduct,...

Native Son Takes Belgian Stage in Tour

Steegmans earns second-leg victory at home

(Newser) - Belgian Gert Steegmans pedaled to an easy victory in Stage 2 of this year's Tour, crossing the finish line in Gand, Belgium, in just over 3 hours and 48 minutes. Most weren't so lucky: The 104.7 mile trek captured much of the peleton—including yellow-jersey holder Fabian Cancellara—in...

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