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Ticket sales dive at box office; lowest turnout in 20 years

Ticket sales have plunged to their lowest levels in at least 20 years at North American movie theaters amid the coronavirus pandemic.


‘Sonic’ speeds to $57M debut; ‘Parasite’ sees big Oscar bump

NEW YORK – The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, while “Parasite” saw …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 19, 2020

‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot

“Bad Boys for Life“ exceeded expectations coming away with a dominating No. 1 showing at the box office.


Riding Globes, ‘1917’ ends ‘Star Wars’ box-office reign

It took the Great War to finally take down “Star Wars.”


‘Frozen 2’ leads box office again; ‘Playmobil’ bombs

NEW YORK – “Frozen 2” blanketed multiplexes for the third straight weekend, continuing its reign at No. 1 with $34.7 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The …


‘Frozen 2’ heats up box office with $127M opening weekend

Six years after “Frozen” kicked up a pop-culture blizzard, the sequel to Elsa, Anna and Olaf’s adventures snowed-in the box office with an estimated $127 million debut domestically and $350.2 …


For an encore, ‘Joker’ is No. 1 again at the box office

NEW YORK – Put on a happy face. “Joker” is No. 1 again. Todd Phillip’s R-rated comic-book hit regained the top spot at the weekend box office in its fourth …


‘Joker’ laughs its way to October box office record

LOS ANGELES – The filmmakers and studio behind “Joker” have reason to put on a happy face. Despite concerns over its violent themes and ramped up theater security, audiences flocked …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019

‘Abominable’ No. 1 with $20.9M; Zellweger’s ‘Judy’ sings out

The DreamWorks animated adventure “Abominable” has topped the box office with an estimated $20.9 million, while the Renee Zellweger-led Judy Garland tale “Judy” got off to a sonorous start.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019

‘Downton Abbey’ overpowers Brad Pitt, Rambo at box office

Brad Pitt’s “Ad Astra” and Sylvester Stallone’s “Rambo: Last Blood” were no match for “Downton Abbey” at the box office.


‘It: Chapter Two’ scares up $91 million with debut

LOS ANGELES – A robust audience turned out to catch “It: Chapter Two” in movie theaters this weekend, but not quite as big as the first. Warner Bros. says Sunday …


Ending a drought for R-rated comedies, ‘Good Boys’ is No. 1

The raunchy coming-of-age tale about a trio of 12-year-olds “Good Boys” is the first R-rated comedy in the last three years to open No. 1 at the box office.


‘Hobbs & Shaw’ repeats at No. 1 against slew of newcomers

LOS ANGELES – Audiences helped the “Fast & Furious” spinoff “Hobbs & Shaw” take another lap at No. 1 even with an onslaught of four new major releases this weekend. …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 4, 2019

‘Hobbs & Shaw’ is No. 1 but trails pace of ‘Fast & Furious’

The first spinoff of the 18-year-old “Fast & Furious” franchise, “Hobbs and Shaw,” has pocketed $60.8 million in its North American debut and another $120 million internationally.


UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019

‘Spider-Man’ does victory lap over ‘Crawl,’ ‘Stuber’

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” is celebrating another weekend at No. 1, but non-franchise fare continues to struggle at the box office.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019

‘Toy Story 4’ again No. 1 at box office; ‘Yesterday’ debuts at No. 3

“Toy Story 4” hung onto the top spot in its second week in theaters and the horror sequel “Annabelle Comes Home” opened in line with expectations, but the Cinderella story …


‘Toy Story 4’ opens big but below expectations with $118M

Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” brought the box office to life after a three-week sequels slump, but its $118 million debut came in below industry expectations.


‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ bests ‘Dark Phoenix’ at box office

Scorched by poor reviews, the $200 million “Dark Phoenix” earned a franchise low of $33 million from 3,721 North American locations over the weekend for a second place finish, according …


‘Avengers Endgame’ nears global record with over $2 billion

With over $2 billion and counting, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ inches closer to ‘Avatar’s’ all-time global record.


UPDATED: Sun., April 28, 2019

‘Avengers: Endgame’ obliterates records with $1.2B opening

“Avengers: Endgame” has shattered the record for biggest opening weekend with an estimated $350 million in domestic ticket sales and $1.2 billion globally.


A big Thursday opening for ‘Avengers’ sets the stage for a record weekend

Faster than the Milano on its way to Xandar with Korath the Pursuer hot on its trail, “Avengers: Endgame” took in a domestic record of $60 million in Thursday night …


‘The Curse of La Llorona’ reigns over weekend box office

The Warner Bros. horror film “The Curse of La Llorona” brought in $26.5 million according to studio estimates Sunday, putting it in the top spot on its opening weekend.


‘Captain Marvel’ rockets to historic $153M debut

NEW YORK – “Captain Marvel,” Marvel Studios’ first female-fronted superhero movie, launched with $153 million domestically and $455 million globally, according to studio estimates Sunday, making it one of the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

‘Alita’ leads a slow Presidents Day box office weekend

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ leads a slow Presidents Day box office weekend


‘The Lego Movie 2’ opens No. 1 but everything is not awesome

“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” is easily the weekend’s top ticket-seller in theaters over the weekend, but its $35 million haul is well shy of expectations.


‘Glass’ stays at No. 1, while ‘Miss Bala’ opens in third

LOS ANGELES – With the distraction of the Super Bowl, freezing temperatures affecting large portions of North America and only one big new release in theaters in “Miss Bala,” movie …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019

‘Glass’ is No. 1 again, Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Serenity’ flops

Matthew McConaughey recorded one of the worst debuts of his career, Oscar nominees saw only modest bumps and M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” easily remained No. 1 on a quiet weekend …


‘Aquaman’ continues reign, but ‘Escape Room’ sneaks into 2nd

“Aquaman” is still the champ at the box office three weeks in, but the high-concept thriller “Escape Room” also drew some substantial crowds in its debut weekend.


‘Aquaman’ outswims ‘Poppins,’ ‘Bumblebee’ with $67.4M debut

In a flood of new releases, “Aquaman” easily swam past “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Bumblebee” to lead the busy pre-Christmas weekend with an estimated $67.4 million over the weekend, according …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018

‘Spider-Verse’ swings to the top; ‘Mortal Engines’ tanks

The animated “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has swung to the top of the domestic box office in its first weekend in theaters with an estimated $35.4 million, followed by Clint …