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UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018, 5:35 p.m.

‘Infinity Wars’ opens with record $250M, passing ‘Star Wars’

A whole lot of superheroes added up to a whole lot of ticket sales. The superhero smorgasbord “Avengers: Infinity Wars” opened with predictable shock-and-awe, earning $250 million in box office …


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Rampage’ lead newcomers at box office

It’s another weekend of buzz versus pure star power at the box office as the word of mouth sensation “A Quiet Place” finds itself neck-and-neck again with Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage.” …


UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

In a close race, ‘Rampage’ takes No. 1 from ‘A Quiet Place’

After a wobbly start, Dwayne Johnson muscled his way to a No. 1 opening for “Rampage” – but just barely. Close on its heels was the word-of-mouth sensation “A Quiet …


UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

‘A Quiet Place’ roars at box office with $50M debut

John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” made a thunderous debut at the box office, opening with $50 million in ticket sales and rumbling to the year’s second-best weekend after “Black Panther,” …


Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ tops holiday box office

Steven Spielberg has found his way back to the top of the box office with the action-adventure “Ready Player One,” while Tyler Perry has scored again with “Acrimony.”


‘Black Panther’ tops box office for 5th straight weekend

Not since “Avatar” has a box-office hit had the kind of staying power of “Black Panther.” Ryan Coogler’s comic-book sensation on Sunday became the first film since James Cameron’s 2009 …


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

‘Black Panther,’ 4 weeks in, tops ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

T’Challa still rules the box office four weeks in, even with the fresh rivalry of another Walt Disney Studios release in “A Wrinkle in Time.”


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Second weekend for ‘Black Panther’ is one of the best ever

“Black Panther” scored one of the best second weekends ever with an estimated $108 million in ticket sales, putting it on track to rank among the highest-grossing blockbusters ever.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

‘Black Panther’ blows away box office with $192M weekend

A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed “Black Panther” to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero …


‘Fifty Shades Freed’ commands $38.8 million to top charts

Newcomers like “Fifty Shades Freed,” “Peter Rabbit” and “The 15:17 to Paris” breathed some fresh life into a marketplace that has for weeks been dominated by “Jumanji: Welcome to the …


‘Jumanji’ rolls along as newcomers ‘12 Strong’ and ‘Den of Thieves’ beat expectations

Demonstrating the continued drawing power of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” fended off a pair of male-skewing, action-oriented newcomers – “12 Strong” and “Den of …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 11:33 a.m.

‘Jumanji’ tops box office for third straight weekend

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” outdid another weekend’s worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing …


‘Jumanji’ tops ‘The Post,’ ‘The Commuter’ at MLK box office

Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Taraji P. Henson and Paddington Bear and all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” still roared …


‘Jumanji,’ ‘Insidious’ top ‘Star Wars’ in its fourth weekend

Move over, “Star Wars,” there are some new box office champs this weekend. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” has topped the charts after three weekends in theaters, and newcomer “Insidious: …


‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ still dominating the movie galaxy

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is continuing its dominance over the movie galaxy as expected, outpacing three new releases. The eighth installment in the Disney-owned space saga is expected to …


‘The Last Jedi’ opens with $220M, 2nd best weekend all-time

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will happily settle for second.


Pixar’s ‘Coco’ feasts on ‘Justice League’ at box office

Pixar’s “Coco” sang its way to the fourth best Thanksgiving weekend ever with an estimated $71.2 million over the five-day weekend, a total that easily toppled Warner Bros.’ “Justice League.”


‘Thor’ tops ‘Daddy’s Home 2,’ ‘Orient Express’ at box office

The God of Thunder isn’t ready to relinquish his box office throne yet.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 3:07 p.m.

In $121M debut, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and Disney flex their might

“Thor: Ragnarok” thundered to one of the year’s best box-office debuts with an estimated $121 million domestically, proving again – just as its flexing its muscle – the might of …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 1:57 p.m.

Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ tanks, ‘Saw’ sequel No. 1 with $16.3M

George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” notched one of the most dismal wide-release debuts in recent years on a sluggish pre-Halloween weekend where the horror sequel “Jigsaw” topped all releases despite an underperforming …


A scary box office weekend for everyone but Tyler Perry

It was a spooky weekend at the box office for nearly everyone but Tyler Perry.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

‘Happy Death Day’ scares off ‘Blade Runner’ at box office

This weekend the “Groundhog Day”-like horror pic “Happy Death Day” scored a first-place finish, surpassing expectations and blowing the much costlier and star-driven “Blade Runner 2049” out of the water.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

‘Blade Runner 2049’ pulls in older guys, but few others

“Blade Runner 2049” had the pedigree, the stars and the stellar reviews. But even though the highly touted sequel had seemingly everything going for it, something didn’t click with audiences.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 5:25 p.m.

‘It’ edges out Tom Cruise’s ‘American Made’ to take No. 1

After dipping to No. 2 last weekend, “It” has regained control of the North American box office in its fourth weekend in theaters.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 4:28 p.m.

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ dethrones ‘It’ with $39M debut

The R-rated spy comedy “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” displaced the horror sensation “It” as the No. 1 film in North America, while the second “Lego Movie” spinoff of the year …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 6:43 p.m.

No ‘It’ factor among the new box-office releases

“It” does it again. Despite dropping 51 percent in earnings in its second weekend in theaters, the Warner Bros.’ Stephen King adaptation kept the top spot in this week’s box …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 12:44 p.m.

‘Leap’ to battle ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ in another brutal box-office weekend

Hollywood’s summertime blues are only going to get worse this weekend as the box office limps toward the end of its weakest summer in at least a decade, in terms …


‘Dark Tower’ tops slow weekend with $19.5M at box office

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 …


‘Dunkirk’ conquers ‘Emoji,’ ‘Atomic Blonde’ at box office

“The Emoji Movie” survived negative reviews but couldn’t conquer “Dunkirk,” which had enough fight left to conquer the box office for a second weekend in a row.


Victory for ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Girls Trip’ at the box office

It’s victory for “Dunkirk” and “Girls Trip” at the box office this weekend. Both original and well-reviewed films smashed expectations and enticed diverse audiences to the theaters, even though cumulatively …