Brüno beat dinosaurs at the box office, but can it beat Borat?
Sacha Baron Cohen's latest cringe-inducing mockumentary reeled in $30.4 million, good enough to win the weekend. But Brüno made half of its total on Friday and took an atypical nosedive over the weekend. Movies usually gross more over the weekend — Saturday especially — but Brüno only made $8.8 million on Saturday and $7.2 million on Sunday.
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Borat opened with $26.5 and finished its theatrical run with $128.5 million.
In second place was Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, with $28.5 million. The animated family film has ...
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
In a box office rarity, two films have tied for the top slot — with neither contender's studio puffing up its estimated haul to eke out a "win."
According to studio estimates, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs collected $42.5 million in its debut weekend (and $67.5 mil since opening last Wednesday). Similarly, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen this weekend added an estimated $42.5 mil to its own coffers.
Final, official numbers arriving later Monday could ...
Moviegoers are still feeling The Hangover: The bawdy comedy reeled in $33.4 million to retain the box-office crown for the second week in a row. It is also the first summer movie to hold the No. 1 spot for two consecutive weeks. The Hangover has now grossed $105.3 million in 10 days.
Coming in second was Up, with $30.5 million. The animated film's cumulative total now stands at $187.2 million, making it summer's second ...
Contrary to earlier reports, The Hangover topped the weekend box office in its debut weekend, overtaking Up.
Hangover earned $45 million — about $1.8 million more than Sunday's estimates, according to the Associated Press. Pixar's animated Up was close behind, with $44.2 million in its second week.
While the raunchy Hangover exceeded expectations, another comedy underwhelmed...
Up floated to the top of the box office in its opening weekend, filling its balloons with $68.2 million. That's good enough for No.3 on the animation giant Pixar's all-time list, trailing only Finding Nemo (which opened with $70 mil) and The Incredibles.
Up was unanimously trumpeted by reviewers, and rightfully so. The action-comedy, about an elderly man (voiced by Ed Asner) who sets his house aloft on a journey to South America, was truly wonderful, remarkably original and teeming with ...
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Terminators were no match for Ben Stiller at the box office this weekend.
Stiller's Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian raked in $70 million in its opening weekend, besting the Christian Bale-fronted Terminator Salvation, according to Variety. The franchise reboot — which opened a day earlier than Museum — earned $53.8 million over the holiday weekend and an additional $13.4 million on its Thursday opening.
Museum benefitted from ...
Angels & Demons didn't soar above expectations at the box office, but it staved off a strong Star Trek showing to debut at No. 1.
The Tom Hanks-starrer reeled in $48 million, edging out Star Trek's solid second-week haul of $43 million. The J.J. Abrams reboot now stands at ...
J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot beamed into its coffers $76.5 million in its opening weekend, well outpacing the $50 mil debut Paramount Pictures had (rather conservatively, one might say) predicted.
Star Trek took in $72.5 mil from Friday through Sunday, on top of $4 mil in midnight-Thursday receipts. Also included in its haul is $8.2 million in IMAX ticket sales, besting the super-big-screen record set last summer by The Dark Knight.
According to Exhibitor Relations, Star Trek made more on Friday alone — $26.8 million — than ...
Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber
Kicking off the summer box office in killer fashion, X-Men Origins: Wolverine raked in $87 million over the weekend to easily grab the No. 1 spot.
Though Wolverine's number falls short of the $102 million take by 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand, it is still the ...