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Bad Reviews Slow Men in Black Reboot

'The Secret Life of Pets 2' finishes second for the weekend

(Newser) - Men in Black: International is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend, but the Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth-led reboot isn't exactly a franchise-revitalizing hit. Hampered by poor reviews, Sony Pictures on Sunday estimates that the film earned only $28.5 million in ticket sales nationwide over... More »

Dark Phoenix Has the Worst X-Men Debut of All Time

'The Secret Life of Pets' takes the top spot

(Newser) - After nearly 20 years and a dozen films, the current manifestation of X-Men movies is going out with a whimper. Scorched by poor reviews, the $200 million Dark Phoenix earned a franchise low of $33 million from 3,721 North American locations over the weekend for a second place finish,... More »

Weekend Winner Kind of Lost

While 'Rocketman' and 'Ma' debut in the top 5

(Newser) - The latest iteration of the Godzilla franchise took over the top spot from Aladdin and roared louder than Elton John at the weekend box office, but it still left a notably smaller footprint on North American theaters than its city-wrecking predecessors, the AP reports. Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Warner... More »

Aladdin Casts a Spell Over Raunchy New Comedy

Will Smith-starrer takes first, crushing other new movies

(Newser) - A Middle Eastern folk tale just trounced a raunchy high school comedy at the weekend box office, Variety reports. Aladdin grabbed top spot with a higher-than-expected $86.1 million and will likely hit $105 million by Monday, making it the sixth-highest Memorial Day long weekend grosser ever. Among other new... More »

John Wick 3 Takes Avengers Down a Notch

Three-week run atop weekend box office ends

(Newser) - The box office has a new king, and his name is John Wick. The third installment of the hyper violent Keanu Reeves franchise has taken the top spot at the North American box office, the AP reports, and ended the three-week reign of Avengers: Endgame. Studios on Sunday say John ... More »

Pikachu Challenges Avengers

Superheroes top newcomers to win weekend box office again

(Newser) - Avengers: Endgame has topped the box office again in its third weekend in theaters. The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday that the superhero pic earned an estimated $63.1 million from North American theaters, the AP reports, bringing its domestic total to $723.5 million. More »

Now, It's Just Endgame vs. James Cameron

The Marvel epic is ahead of 'Titanic' but behind 'Avatar'

(Newser) - Avengers: Endgame crushed the global box office for a second straight week and hit $2.189 billion worldwide—putting it ahead of one James Cameron-directed movie and behind another for the highest-grossing movie ever, per the Hollywood Reporter . Specifically, Endgame is ahead of Titanic ($2.187 billion, adjusted for inflation)... More »

Endgame Demolishes Record

Avengers blockbuster brings in $350M

(Newser) - Avengers: Endgame has shattered the record for biggest opening weekend with an estimated $350 million in domestic ticket sales and $1.2 billion globally, per the AP . The Marvel Studios superhero blockbuster far exceeded even its own gargantuan expectations. The movie's domestic haul blew past the previous record of... More »

The Curse of La Llorona Terrifies America

The Warner Bros. horror flick wins the weekend box office

(Newser) - The Curse of La Llorona had only good fortune at the box office. The Warner Bros. horror film based on a Mexican legend about a woman who murdered her children and wanders the world looking for them brought in $26.5 million as the weekend's top film, the AP... More »

Lightning Strikes for Shazam!

The superhero flick wins the weekend box office

(Newser) - Seven films in, the DC Extended Universe is finally flying with some wind behind its back. The well-reviewed, more modestly budgeted Shazam! debuted with $53.5 million over the weekend, the AP reports. Shazam! has collected an estimated $56.8 million in total, including about $3 million from early advance... More »

Dumbo Isn't Exactly Soaring

Tim Burton-directed remake takes No. 1 with $45M, but cost $170M to make

(Newser) - Disney's Dumbo isn't exactly taking flight at the North American box office the way its other live-action remakes of animated classics have, reports the AP . The Walt Disney Co. says Sunday that the Tim Burton-directed film has earned an estimated $45 million domestically against a $170 million production... More »

Us Has a Terrifying Debut

Jordan Peele scores again with his sophomore effort, pulling in $70.3M

(Newser) - Jordan Peele has done it again. Two years after the filmmaker's Get Out became a box-office sensation, his frightening follow-up, Us, debuted with $70.3 million in ticket sales, according to estimates Sunday. Us took over the top spot at the box office from Captain Marvel, which had reigned... More »

Captain Marvel Roars Through Another Weekend

Brie Larson & Co. pull down another $69M, romp toward $1B overall

(Newser) - Captain Marvel romped through the box office for a second weekend in a row, chalking up $69 million domestically for another first-place finish and some pretty eye-popping overall numbers. The Brie Larson-led flick now has a total of $760 million worldwide, and the Hollywood Reporter notes that there's little... More »

Sorry, Trolls: Captain Marvel Had a Monster Weekend

$153M opening is the top ever for a female-fronted movie

(Newser) - Captain Marvel launched with an estimated $153 million domestically and $455 million globally—setting a record for a female-fronted movie and scoring the second-largest opening for a comic book adaptation, notes the Hollywood Reporter . The result came in at the high end of expectations for Captain Marvel, reports the AP... More »

Dragon Trains Madea's Funeral

But Tyler Perry's final installment still captures $27M

(Newser) - Tyler Perry put the final nail in his Madea franchise this weekend, but moviegoers left Madea Family Funeral in second place, with $27 million, notes the Hollywood Reporter . That's the third biggest opening for the 15-year-old franchise. Topping the box office a second weekend in a row was How ... More »

President's Day Weekend Movies Plunge 60%

Of course, 'Black Panther' broke records last year

(Newser) - Alita: Battle Angel wasn't exactly blessed at the box office this President's Day weekend but did come in first with a domestic bow of $41.7 million, per the Hollywood Reporter . The CGI cyberpunk flick, with a high net budget of around $165 million, will need to overcome... More »

Lego Movie 2: Everything Is Not Awesome

Sequel wins the box office, but falls well short of expectations

(Newser) - The good news for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part: The blockbuster's sequel won the weekend box office with a $35 million haul. The bad news: It fell far short of becoming a blockbuster in its own right, and short of its own expectations, which were more in... More »

This Weekend's Biggest Loser: Basically All Movies

Box office has its worst Super Bowl weekend in 19 years

(Newser) - The bad news for M. Night Shyamalan's Glass is that it didn't quite manage to crack double-digit figures this weekend. The good news is that nobody else did, either, as the box office suffered its worst Super Bowl weekend in nearly 20 years, reports Variety . That gave Glass... More »

Americans Weren't Looking for Serenity in Theaters

The Matthew McConaughey- and Anne Hathaway-led film debuted at No. 8

(Newser) - M. Night Shyamalan's Glass made about half as much this weekend as it did the weekend prior, but the film still managed to hang on to the No. 1 slot. Its $19 million weekend take puts its 10-day domestic total at $73.5 million. Variety reports some "holdovers"... More »

Glass, Broken by Reviews? Not at All

But the biggest surprise is a Japanese anime movie

(Newser) - M. Night Shyamalan scored his fifth No. 1 movie as the director's Glass, while not quite the blockbuster some expected, nevertheless dominated Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the box office with $40.6 million in ticket sales according to studio estimates Sunday, the AP reports. Universal Pictures... More »

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