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‘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, 5:24 p.m.

‘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, 7:59 p.m.

‘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, 10:29 p.m.

‘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, 9:43 p.m.

‘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, 12:12 a.m.

‘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, 10:38 p.m.

‘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, 12:20 p.m.

‘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, 9:34 p.m.

‘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, 2:37 p.m.

‘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 …


‘Ralph’ repeats as No. 1, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ flops in China

On a typically sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend in movie theaters, leftovers led the box office and Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” repeated as No. 1 with $25.8 million in ticket sales, …


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 …