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Jackass Forever Has Opening Laugh
Inexpensive Jackass
Installment Opens on Top
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Inexpensive Jackass Installment Opens on Top

Big-budget Moonfall trails on its debut weekend

(Newser) - Not even a global pandemic or a 12-year hiatus could stop the Jackass guys at the box office. Jackass Forever, the fourth movie in the anarchic series, earned $23.5 million in ticket sales in its first weekend in theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. It not only exceeded expectations...

Spider-Man Dethrones Scream
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Spider-Man Dethrones Scream

Horror flick was No. 1 for a single weekend

(Newser) - After spending one weekend in second place, Spider-Man: No Way Home proved it still had some fight left. Sony's superhero juggernaut swung back to first place in its sixth weekend in theaters and became the sixth-highest grossing film of all time, globally. The film topped the North American charts...

Spider-Man Slips as Revamped Scream Debuts
Retooled Scream Brings
Spider-Man Down a Peg
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Retooled Scream Brings Spider-Man Down a Peg

Slasher reboot keeps original cast members while adding a next generation

(Newser) - After a month at No. 1, Spider-Man: No Way Home has finally been overtaken at the box office. Paramount Pictures' Scream reboot debuted with $30.6 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Scream, a self-described "requel" that is both the fifth film in...

The 355 Can&#39;t Catch Spider-Man
Spider-Man Swamps The 355 
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Spider-Man Swamps The 355

Spy thriller is the only debut this weekend

(Newser) - The glamorous spies of The 355 were no competition for the movie theater's reigning webslinger. Spider-Man's box office dominance continued in its fourth weekend in theaters, adding another $33 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. With $668.8 million in North American ticket sales to date, Spider-Man:...

No Way Home Is Luring Audiences Out Of Their Homes

Superhero movies seem to be the only thing people will go to theaters to see

(Newser) - Hollywood closed out 2021 with more fireworks at the box office for Spider-Man: No Way Home, which topped all films for the third straight week and already charts among the highest grossing films ever. But even with all the champagne popping for it, the film industry heads into 2022 with...

Spider-Man Hits Pandemic Milestone
Spider-Man's Take
Surpasses $1B
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Spider-Man's Take Surpasses $1B

Hit film posts lower ticket sales than last weekend but still stays on top

(Newser) - Peter Parker's good fortune continued over the holiday weekend as Hollywood prepares to close the books on a turbulent 2021. Even with mighty competition from new Matrix and Sing movies, and rising concerns over the omicron variant, Spider-Man: No Way Home stayed in the No. 1 spot and netted...

Spider-Man: No Way Home Tops Projections
No Way Home
Tops Projections
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Spider-Man: No Way Home Tops Projections

Film collects $121.5M million on its first day in theaters

(Newser) - Never underestimate Spider-Man, even with a mutating coronavirus afoot. Despite rising concerns over the omicron variant, Spider-Man: No Way Home not only shattered pandemic-era box office records, it became the third-best opening of all time, behind Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War. The Sony and Marvel blockbuster grossed a stunning...

Spider-Man: No Way Home's Opening Could Be Epic

Estimates put weekend sales well over $100M, possibly nearing twice that

(Newser) - Among those looking for a hero as the pandemic suppresses business revenue is the movie theater industry, which might have found one in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Sony projects a take over the three-day opening weekend of least $130 million in the US and Canada, Deadline reports. Record presale figures...

West Side Story Disappoints
West Side Story
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West Side Story Disappoints

Spielberg's musical posts weak sales in first weekend, despite reviews

(Newser) - Despite critical acclaim and two years' worth of anticipation, Steven Spielberg's lavish West Side Story revival made little noise at the box office, debuting with $10.5 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday—a worrisome result for a movie industry struggling to recapture its finger-snapping rhythm....

Encanto Stays on Top
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Encanto Repeats

Top three draws hold their spots in last weekend before 'West Side Story' hits

(Newser) - Leftovers were on the menu for moviegoers in North America this weekend. Encanto, Ghostbusters: Afterlife and House of Gucci repeated in the top three spots, according to studio estimates on Sunday. All three films are playing exclusively in theaters, the AP reports. The weekend after Thanksgiving is usually pretty quiet...

Encanto , House of Gucci Open Strong
Encanto Wins
Weak Holiday
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Encanto Wins Weak Holiday Weekend

'House of Gucci' debuts in third place

(Newser) - Thanksgiving weekend moviegoing was still far from the feast it normally is, but Disney's Encanto and the Lady Gaga-led House of Gucci both gave a lift to two genres that have been particularly battered by the pandemic: family movies and adult dramas. Encanto led the box office with $27...

Ridley Scott Blames Bomb on Millennials and Their Phones
Ridley Scott Blames Flop on
Millennials and Their Phones
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Ridley Scott Blames Flop on Millennials and Their Phones

Director thought script, marketing strategy for Last Duel were fine

(Newser) - Millennials take the fall for everything from the decline of American cheese and breakfast cereal to shifts in marriage trends . Ridley Scott thinks they’re responsible for his latest movie tanking, too. The Gladiator director stopped by Marc Maron’s garage for an episode of the WTF podcast and blamed...

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Overwhelms King Richard
Ghostbusters Appears
to Find an Audience
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Ghostbusters Appears to Find an Audience

Like other dramas, King Richard opens modestly

(Newser) - Busting ghosts is still a fairly lucrative business after almost 40 years. Heading into Thanksgiving weekend, the latest attempt to revive Ghostbusters drew a sizable audience to theaters, while the awards darling King Richard, like most dramas in the pandemic era, is struggling. Featuring a reverence for nostalgia and a...

Eternals Plunges but Hangs On
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Eternals Survives Plunge

Clifford joins blockbusters in the weekend's top five

(Newser) - Disney and Marvel's Eternals took a steep drop in its second weekend in theaters, but it's still hanging on to first place ahead of newcomers like Clifford the Big Red Dog. Eternals added $27.5 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $118.8 million, according...

Eternals Draws Customers, Whether They Like It or Not

Audience ratings come in lower than previous Marvel films

(Newser) - Eternals, one of Marvel's most ambitious efforts to expand its superhero universe, arrived in theaters with about $71 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates. By most studios' box-office standards, the opening was enviable. Only three other films have debuted better during the pandemic, the...

On a Slow Weekend, Dune Stays on Top
Dune Tops
Weak Weekend
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Dune Tops Weak Weekend

'Last Night in Soho,' 'Antlers' finish well back, while 'The French Dispatch' does well on a few screens

(Newser) - After a record-breaking start, October's box office closed out quietly this weekend with Dune repeating at No. 1 and two prominent genre newcomers, Last Night in Soho and Antlers, stumbling. Whether it's due to Halloween falling on a Sunday, too many new options, or simply a lack of...

Dune Shines On Big Screen Despite Hybrid Release

Long-awaited sci-fi update sold $40.1M in tickets

(Newser) - Denis Villeneuve's Dune debuted with $40.1 million in ticket sales in its opening weekend in North America, drawing a large number of moviegoers to see the thundering sci-fi epic on the big screen despite it also being available to stream in homes. Warner Bros. launched the Legendary Entertainment...

Halloween Kills Has a Healthy Opening
Halloween Kills Looks
Like a Survivor
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Halloween Kills Looks Like a Survivor

New installment of horror series tops industry expectations

(Newser) - Halloween Kills may be available to watch at home, but the latest installment in the Michael Myers saga is making a killing at the North American box office in its first weekend in theaters. Universal's David Gordon Green-directed film scared up $50.4 million from 3,705 locations, according...

Latest Bond Film Hits Its Mark
Latest Bond Film
Hits Its Mark
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Latest Bond Film Hits Its Mark

'No Time to Die' sets no records but posts fourth-best opening in franchise history

(Newser) - After over 18 months of pandemic delays, No Time to Die opened on target. The final James Bond film of the Daniel Craig era grossed $56 million from 4,407 North American theaters, according to studio estimates on Sunday, to easily take the first-place spot. It didn't break any...

Venom Debut Hits Pre-COVID Heights
Venom Debut
Hits Pre-COVID

Venom Debut Hits Pre-COVID Heights

The movie, only in theaters, blew away expectations with its $90.1 opening

(Newser) - Pandemic moviegoing is finally starting to look like pre-pandemic moviegoing. Sony Pictures' Marvel sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage blew away expectations to debut with $90.1 million in ticket sales, making it easily the best opening of the pandemic, according to studio estimates Sunday. Venom: Let There Be Carnage...

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