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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ scores biggest box office opening ever

May 1, 2018


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Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” the only new wide release this weekend, set a record at the box office with an estimated $250-million debut in the U.S. and Canada, according to figures from measurement firm ComScore. That makes it the highest domestic opening of all time (not adjusted for...

‘Jungle Book’ adds to box-office streak

May 3, 2016


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By Tre’vell Anderson Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — For the third straight week, Disney’s “The Jungle Book” bested all others at the box office, pushing its worldwide gross to almost $700 million and continuing a hot streak for the Burbank entertainment giant. The studio’s retell...

Melissa McCarthy’s ‘The Boss’ edges ‘Batman v Superman’ at box office

April 12, 2016


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By Josh Rottenberg Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — In this weekend’s photo-finish box office race, Melissa McCarthy showed Batman and Superman who’s boss — but just by a nose. McCarthy’s R-rated comedy “The Boss” opened at the top spot with an estimated $23.48 million in the U.S...

Female-directed films rule a weekend box office topped by ‘Spectre,’ ‘Peanuts’

November 17, 2015


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By Tre’vell Anderson Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Women owned this past weekend’s theaters as directors of three high-profile premieres opened across the country — Jessie Nelson’s “Love the Coopers” and Patricia Riggen’s “The 33” nationwide and Angelina Jolie Pitt’s “B...

Halloween was no treat for movie box office

Halloween was no treat for movie box office

November 4, 2015


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By Tre'vell Anderson Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES _ Potential moviegoers found their treats largely outside of theaters this weekend as new releases "Burnt" with Bradley Cooper, "Our Brand Is Crisis" with Sandra Bullock and "Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse" all suffered poor ticket sale...

‘The Martian’ leads box office with $55 million

October 6, 2015


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “The Martian” launched with an estimated $55 million weekend at the domestic box office, nearly matching the October record held by the 2013 stranded-in-space film “Gravity.” “The Martian,” which cost $108 million to make, met the...

‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ wins box office, ‘Black Mass’ and ‘Everest’ open strong

‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ wins box office, ‘Black Mass’ and ‘Everest’ open strong

September 23, 2015


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” ignited the weekend box office with an estimated $30.3 million domestic debut, while the Johnny Depp gangster film “Black Mass” opened with some heat of its own. Going into the weekend, tracking estimates...

Hollywood posts second-strongest summer ever at domestic box office

Hollywood posts second-strongest summer ever at domestic box office

September 9, 2015


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — It’s official: 2015 is now the second-strongest summer ever at the domestic box office. Summer movies, which kicked off May 1 and wrapped up on Labor Day, ended up grossing $4.48 billion in the United States and Canada this year. That haul is...

‘Cinderella’ Enchants Moviegoers

‘Cinderella’ Enchants Moviegoers

March 17, 2015


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “Cinderella” brought her magic to the box office this weekend, debuting with a studio-estimated $70.1 million in the U.S. and Canada. The Disney film edged ahead of the May 2014 release of “Maleficent,” the spinoff of “Sleeping Beauty” t...

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Sinks 73 Percent In 2nd Weekend, Still Tops Box Office

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Sinks 73 Percent In 2nd Weekend, Still Tops Box Office

February 26, 2015


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “Fifty Shades of Grey” saw ticket sales drop 73 percent from its opening, but an estimated $23.2 million second-weekend gross was good enough to win the box office race and push the movie’s domestic haul so far to $130.1 million. Though...

‘Gone Girl’ Likely To Top Box Office For Second Weekend

‘Gone Girl’ Likely To Top Box Office For Second Weekend

October 10, 2014


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By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Looks like David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” won’t disappear from the box office just yet. Despite four new releases this weekend, the R-rated thriller will likely add $25 million to its domestic gross, according to people who have seen pr...

‘Gravity’ is box-office heavyweight again

‘Gravity’ is box-office heavyweight again

October 13, 2013


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By Amy Kaufman Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — No rival came within the orbit of “Gravity” at the box office this weekend. The 3-D space drama was No. 1 for a second weekend, collecting an impressive $44.3 million, according to an estimate from distributor Warner Bros. That me...

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