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3 years 9 months ago

Green Lantern rules at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ryan Reynolds is the latest superhero to rule the weekend box office. Reynolds' "Green Lantern" debuted at No. 1 with $52.7 million, a fair but unremarkable opening stacked up against other comic-book adaptations. "Green Lantern" brought up the rear among superhero movies to open...

3 years 11 months ago

Weekend box office numbers rally behind Rio

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The 20th Century Fox animated family flick "Rio" is leading the weekend box office with a healthy $40 million debut, according to studio estimates. The slasher comedy "Scream 4" opened second while previous first-place holder "Hop" is third.

4 years 8 months ago

3D fatigue at the box office

3D movies such as "Avatar" and "Alice in Wonderland" have proven to be such a hit with audiences that Hollywood is racing to make more of them. More than half a dozen 3D films have opened so far this year and a dozen more are slated by year's end....

4 years 8 months ago

Twilight breaks record

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" has broken another box-office record. The latest chapter in the vampire adventure took in $68.5 million in its first day, the best ever for a movie opening on a Wednesday. "Eclipse" surpassed the previous Wednesday record of $62 million set last...

5 years 1 month ago

`Shutter Island' stays afloat at No. 1 with $22.2M

"Shutter Island" remains the top destination for movie-goers. The psychological thriller from director Martin Scorsese and star Leonardo DiCaprio held the No. 1 spot for a second straight weekend with $22.2 million. "Shutter Island" raised its 10-day total to $75.1 million. Debuting in second-place was Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan's...

5 years 1 month ago

'Valentine's Day' courts $52.4M opening weekend

The star-studded romance "Valentine's Day" has wooed audiences with a $52.4 million opening weekend. The movie easily grabbed the No. 1 spot on Valentine's weekend. The cast of "Valentine's Day" includes Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Biel, Shirley MacLaine, Taylor...

5 years 2 months ago

'Avatar' remains in orbit with $48.5M weekend

"Avatar" remains the top box-office draw for the fourth straight weekend with $48.5 million. The science-fiction epic has rocketed past $400 million to become the No. 1 domestic hit for 2009. James Cameron's tale of humans and aliens in conflict on a distant world climbed to $429 million domestically, putting...

5 years 3 months ago

'Princess and Frog' rules box office

"The Princess and the Frog" earned a big wet kiss from family audiences as the animated musical leaped to No. 1 with $25 million in its first weekend of nationwide release, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Disney musical is the studio's first hand-drawn animated tale in five years,...

5 years 4 months ago

'This Is It' tops charts with $101M worldwide

"Michael Jackson's This Is It" is the No. 1 Halloween thriller for movie audiences. "This Is It" led the weekend box office with a domestic debut of $21.3 million and raised its five-day total worldwide to $101 million. The low-budget horror sensation "Paranormal Activity" slipped from first-place to second...

5 years 5 months ago

'Wild Things' delivers $32.5M box-office rumpus

Movie fans are eagerly making the journey to "Where the Wild Things Are." The live-action adaptation of Maurice Sendak's beloved picture book led the box office with a $32.5 million opening weekend. "Where the Wild Things Are" was followed by Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler's vengeance thriller "Law Abiding Citizen,"...

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