Monday, February 20, 2017

box office

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

"The Great Wall" was a hit in China. In North America, it was a dud.

The most expensive film ever made in China and with a budget of $150 million, "The Great Wall" was intended to prove that the world's no. 2 movie marketplace could produce Hollywood-sized blockbusters of its own. Though...

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017

Moviegoers could choose violence, sex or family-friendly fare this weekend with three diverse new offerings that all drew healthy numbers at the North American box office.

"The Lego Batman Movie" took the top spot with $55.6 million, dominating "Fifty Shades Darker," which attracted $46.8...

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017

M. Night Shyamalan's multiple-personality thriller "Split" led the box office for a third-straight week, an unusual streak for a low-budget horror film.

According to studio estimates Sunday, "Split" came out on top again with $14.6 million in North American ticket sales, bringing the...

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

Opening in theaters amid controversy over animal treatment on set and calls for a boycott, "A Dog's Purpose" still managed to earn $18.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Tracking expectations had pegged the family film to open in the mid $20-million range, but it had a...

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

M. Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller "Split" blew away box-office expectations, earning $40.2 million in ticket sales over inauguration weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Though many were focused on Friday's presidential inauguration and Saturday's nationwide women's...

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017

Labors of love, one from Martin Scorsese, the other from Ben Affleck, proved costly at a casualty strewn weekend box office where the uplifting NASA drama "Hidden Figures" stayed on top for the second straight week.

"Hidden Figures," about African-American mathematicians in the 1960s...

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017

With an ongoing taste for space, moviegoers propelled the NASA drama "Hidden Figures" past "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" at the box office. (Preliminary figures released yesterday had "Rogue One" in the top slot, edging "Hidden Figures" but with the release of updated info, rankings were...

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017

"Star Wars" is still dominating the movie universe, with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" leading the box office for a fourth straight week.

The intergalactic adventure edged out the NASA drama "Hidden Figures" for the top spot this weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. "Rogue One...

Monday, Jan. 2, 2017

The new year at the box office is starting where 2016 left off: with Disney on top.

The "Star Wars" spinoff "Rogue One" led the box office for the third straight week, taking in an estimated $64.3 million over the four-day New Year's weekend, according to studio estimates Monday.

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Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016

A forgetful fish, infighting superheroes and some intergalactic rebels led the North American box office in 2016, which, with an estimated $11.2 billion in earnings to date, has become the highest grossing year of all time - slightly surpassing last year's $11.1 billion record.

Those top...