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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 …


‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ roars past ‘Spider-Man’

Monkey business still pays. “War for the Planet of the Apes” took down “Spider-Man: Homecoming” at the North American box office, opening with an estimated $56.5 million in ticket sales.


Box Office Top 10: ‘Cars 3’ takes first from ‘Wonder Woman’

LOS ANGELES – “Cars 3” finished in first place at the North American box office this weekend with $53.7 million in earnings. It effectively stole the top spot from “Wonder …


‘Cars 3’ speeds to No. 1, Tupac biopic nets strong debut

“Wonder Woman” fell to second place in its third weekend in theaters, but it’s still doing the heavy lifting for the otherwise lackluster summer box office.


‘Wonder Woman’ buries ‘The Mummy’ at box office

Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman” wrapped up Cruise’s “The Mummy” at the weekend box office, pulling in an estimated $57.2 million in North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal’s …


Box office top 10: ‘Wonder Woman’ revised up to $103.3M

The Patty Jenkins-directed film, starring Gal Gadot, became the biggest opening for a film directed by a woman and by far the most successful female-led superhero release.


UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 4:20 p.m.

‘Wonder Woman’ lassos $100.5 million at domestic box office

The DC Comics film adaptation starring Gal Gadot in the title role grossed an estimated $100.5 million in the U.S. and Canada in its debut weekend, well above analyst projections …


Box office top 10: ‘Pirates 5’ leads slow holiday weekend

Paramount’s big screen take on “Baywatch” capsized with only $23.1 million across the four day weekend. The poorly reviewed Dwayne Johnson-starrer carried a hefty production price tag of nearly $70 …


Hollywood’s summer has flopped so far. Here comes ‘Wonder Woman’ to the rescue

Hollywood just suffered its worst Memorial Day weekend in 18 years, an eye-popping omen for what’s shaping up to be a bleak summer box office.


Box office: ‘Alien: Covenant’ dethrones ‘Guardians 2’

Ridley Scott’s space horror film “Alien: Covenant” scared reigning box office champ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” out of the No. 1 spot over the weekend – but just …


UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 1:40 p.m.

Box Office Top 10: ‘Guardians 2’ rules, ‘King Arthur’ flops

Neither King Arthur nor Amy Schumer proved to be decent competition for the intergalactic misfits of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”


Globalism reigns at box office, while ‘Furious’ passes $1B

As expected, it was another runaway weekend for “The Fate of the Furious,” which took No. 1 for the third straight week with $19.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. …


‘The Fate of the Furious’ laps new films at box office

“The Fate of the Furious” sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller “Unforgettable” and historical drama “The Promise” in the dust.


‘Boss Baby’ dethrones ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with $49M debut

The taskmaster toddler of “The Boss Baby” dethroned Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at the box office with a $49 million debut, handing its star Alec Baldwin what President Donald …


‘Beauty and the Beast’ dances off with top box-office spot

This weekend at the box office, nostalgia-driven fare was everywhere, from “Beauty and the Beast” to “Power Rangers” and “CHIPS,” producing both successful and underwhelming results.


‘Beauty’ roars with $170M debut

Disney’s live-action “Beauty” was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies.


UPDATED: Sun., March 12, 2017, 6:34 p.m.

’Kong’ outmuscles ‘Logan’ to become king of the box office

It was a battle of the beasts at the box office this weekend, and King Kong emerged as the definitive victor over Wolverine.


‘Logan’ claws its way to the top of box-office charts

Twentieth Century Fox’s “Logan” may be Hugh Jackman’s final portrayal of the iconic X-Men character Wolverine, but the man with the adamantium claws isn’t going out without a fight.


Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ scares up big $30.5 million debut

Great reviews and buzz propelled comedian Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, the micro-budget thriller “Get Out,” to a chart-topping opening weekend with $30.5 million according to studio estimates Sunday.


‘Lego Batman’ stays No. 1, conquers ‘The Great Wall’

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 …


Box Office Top 10: ‘Lego Batman,’ ‘Fifty Shades’ open on top

In third place, “John Wick: Chapter Two” earned $30.4 million – more than double what the first film made in its opening weekend.


‘Lego Batman’ earns $56 million, tops ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ in a battle of toy-happy sequels

Warner Bros./DC’s “Lego Batman” performed slightly below expectations but still grossed $55.6 million – the biggest domestic debut so far this year. “Fifty Shades” finished with $46.8 million, followed by …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 7:35 a.m.

Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ leads box office for third weekend

NEW YORK – 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, …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 8:55 a.m.

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ opens to $18.4 million amid controversy

Based on early projections, the family film was expected to open in the mid $20-million range, but studio estimates Sunday indicated it took in $18.4 million for a second-place start. …


Box office top 10: Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ trounces ‘xXx’

NEW YORK – M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller “Split” blew away box-office expectations, earning $40 million in ticket sales over inauguration weekend, according to final figures Monday. The director’s second …


Film about 1960s black mathematicians tops MLK weekend

“Hidden Figures,” the uplifting film about African-American mathematicians at NASA during the 1960s space race, led the North American box office for the second straight week, selling $27.5 million in …


‘Hidden Figures’ soars past ‘Rogue One’ to top box office

With an ongoing taste for space, moviegoers propelled the NASA drama “Hidden Figures” past “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” at the box office.