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UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

‘Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch’ makes off with $66M at box office

“Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” sledded past mixed reviews and made off with $66 million for Universal Pictures to top the weekend North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.


With $50 million debut, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is no poor boy

The Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” and 20th Century Fox are – for now, at least – champions of the world.


‘Halloween’ carves up another $32 million to top box office

“Halloween” dominated the North American box office for the second straight weekend, carving up an estimated $32 million in ticket sales.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018, 3:02 p.m.

‘Halloween’ scares up $77.5 million in ticket sales

Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare.


‘First Man’ blasts off behind ‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’

The Neil Armstrong film “First Man” settled for a third-place landing at the North American box office in its opening weekend in theaters. The Ryan Gosling-starrer and a host of …


‘Venom’ sets October record with $80M; ‘Star Is Born’ soars

In a weekend of perfect counterprogramming for Hollywood, the comic-book movie “Venom” shrugged off bad reviews to shatter the October box-office record with an $80 million debut, while Bradley Cooper’s …


Haddish and Hart lead ‘Night School’ to No. 1 with $28M

For the first time in more than two years, a straight-up comedy is No. 1 at the box office. Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish’s “Night School” debuted with $28 million …


‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ ticks to No. 1 in theaters

The gothic family fantasy “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office, while …


‘The Predator’ tops box office but still falls short; ‘A Simple Favor’ beats expectations

For the first time in weeks, the weekend box office was dominated by three new releases, signaling an unofficial start to the fall movie season.


‘The Nun’ opens at No. 1 with series-best $53.5 million

In first place, New Line Cinema’s horror spinoff “The Nun,” based on a character introduced in the successful “Conjuring” franchise, opened with a series-best $53.5 million, according to figures from …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 1:22 p.m.

With ‘The Nun,’ Warner Bros.’ box office streak continues

The horror movie “The Nun” has topped the domestic box office in its first weekend, scoring a best for the “Conjuring” franchise and another win for Warner Bros.


‘Crazy Rich Asians’ banks another crazy rich weekend

“Crazy Rich Asians” isn’t slowing down at the box office even in its third weekend in theaters, and is helping to send a strong summer moviegoing season off on a …


With minuscule drop, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is No. 1 again

The opening weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” was historic. Its second weekend was even more impressive.


‘Mission: Impossible’ bests Winnie-the-Pooh at box office

Tom Cruise sped past Winnie-the-Pooh at the box office to lead all films for the second straight week with an estimated $35 million in ticket sales for “Mission Impossible: Fallout.”


‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ shoots to No. 1

After six movies, 22 years, countless bruises and a broken ankle, Tom Cruise’s death-defying “Mission: Impossible” stunts continue to pay off at the box office.


UPDATED: Sun., July 22, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

‘Equalizer 2’ squeaks past ‘Mamma Mia 2’ and takes top spot

In the battle of two very different sequels at the box office this weekend, Denzel Washington’s action pic “The Equalizer 2” has narrowly won out over the ABBA jukebox musical …


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ tops charts, ‘Skyscraper’ stumbles

“Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, “Skyscraper,” in the …


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ buzzes to $76 million debut

Despite its heroes’ diminutive size, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” opened with typical Marvel might at the box office, with an estimated $76 million in ticket sales.


‘Jurassic World 2’ takes No. 1 again

The “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” dinosaurs ruled the box office for a second weekend in a row, but also left a little room for more modest newcomers like “Sicario: Day …


UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 10 p.m.

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ takes $150 million chomp out of box office

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” dominated the box office this weekend, knocking Disney-Pixar’s behemoth “Incredibles 2” into second place.


‘Ocean’s 8’ opens with franchise-best $41.5M to top weekend

“Ocean’s 8,” the female-fronted overhaul of the starry heist franchise, opened with an estimated $41.5 million at the box office, taking the weekend’s top spot from the fast-falling “Solo: A …


‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ falls 65 percent in second weekend

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is losing momentum quickly at the box office, even with a relatively quiet weekend free of any new blockbuster competition. After an underwhelming launch, the …


‘Solo’ sputters in takeoff with $83.3M at box office

In the largest disturbance yet in Disney’s otherwise lucrative reign over “Star Wars,” the Han Solo spinoff “Solo: A Star Wars Story” opened well below expectations with a franchise-low $83.3 …


‘Deadpool 2’ ends Avengers’ box-office reign, rakes in $125M

Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 8 p.m.

‘Avengers’ winning streak not threatened by ‘Life of the Party’

“Avengers: Infinity War” easily retained the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office for a third straight weekend, adding $61.8 million in ticket sales. What’s more, the Disney/Marvel film …


‘Avengers: Infinity War’ scores second best weekend 2 ever

After breaking opening weekend records, “Avengers: Infinity War” continued to dominate in its second weekend in theaters, but alternative programming like the romantic comedy “Overboard” also found an audience in …


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,” …