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‘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.

Box office top 20: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Sing’ lead holiday frame

NEW YORK — “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” remained the number 1 film at the box office for the third straight week, as the “Star Wars” spinoff maintained its …

‘Rogue One’ tops holiday weekend box office with $96.1M

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” continues to soar at the box office, adding $96.1 million in ticket sales and beating a spate of new releases to remain No. 1 …

‘Rogue One’ takes off with $29 million opening night

It’s the biggest Thursday preview of 2016, narrowly topping “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’s” $27.7 million and “Captain America: Civil War’s” $25 million. But it doesn’t hold a candle …

Box Office Top 10: ‘Moana’ tops ‘Office Christmas Party’

LOS ANGELES – “Moana” held on to its first place spot for the third weekend in a row with $18.5 million, bringing its domestic total to $144.7 million. It beat …

Box office: ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Trolls’ stay on top

Marvel’s mystical superhero adventure “Doctor Strange” and the musical animated release “Trolls” remained No. 1 and No. 2 at the box office for the second straight weekend, while new releases …

Box office: ‘Doctor Strange’ conjures $85.1 million

Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” topped a strong weekend at the box office with $85.1 million from North American theaters, according to box office sales reported by the studios on Monday. The …

Box office: Bad reviews extinguish ‘Inferno’

LOS ANGELES – Terrible reviews and a seven-year gap since the previous installment helped extinguished “Inferno,” the third film in the “Da Vinci Code” franchise,” at the North American box …

Box office: Burton and ‘Peculiar Children’ are No. 1

In a matchup of $100 million-plus films, Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” topped Peter Berg’s “Deepwater Horizon.”

Box office: ‘Magnificent Seven’ rides to $34.7M

Propelled by a diverse cast led by Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven” topped North American theaters with $34.7 million in ticket sales in its debut …

Box office: ‘Sully’ makes $35 million splash

Clint Eastwood’s “Sully” made a splash in its first weekend in theaters, bringing in a solid $35 million, according to studio reported actuals Monday.

Box office top 20: ‘Don’t Breathe’ stays no. 1 again

The low-budget home invasion horror film “Don’t Breathe” led the box office for the second straight week, topping all films over the Labor Day weekend with a four-day haul of …

Box office: ‘Don’t Breathe’ inhales $26.4 million

The modestly budgeted horror movie “Don’t Breathe” scared off competitors at the box office this weekend, taking first place with $26.4 million in its first days in theaters. Directed by …

Box office: ‘Suicide,’ ‘Sausage’ stay on top

Suicide Squad” and “Sausage Party” remained no. 1 and no. 2 at the weekend box office in North America, while a trio of newcomers failed to make much of a …

Box office: ‘Sausage Party’ scarfs up $34.3 million

It was a feast for the raunchy animated comedy “Sausage Party” at the box office this weekend. The R-rated pic about anthropomorphized hot dogs and other grocery store foodstuffs earned …

Box Office: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ beams up $59.3 million

“Star Trek Beyond” easily topped the domestic box office in its first weekend in theaters with $59.3 million, but the real winner was “Lights Out,” which cost Warner Bros. $5 …

Box office: ‘Pets’ kicks ‘Dory’ out of top spot

After a three-week run at the top of the box office, “Finding Dory” finally found some worthy competition in “The Secret Life of Pets,” another animated family film with an …

Box office: ‘Tarzan,’ ‘BFG’ drowned by ‘Dory’

Tarzan didn’t roar and The Big Friendly Giant didn’t stomp.