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Inglourious Basterds Storms to Top of Box Office

Brad Pitt, Inglourious Basterds

previous best outing, Kill Bill Vol. 2, by more than $12 million. Basterds also took an additional $27.1 million overseas.

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District 9 Lands Top Spot at Box Office

Sharlto Copley - District 9

Aliens invaded the box office this weekend as District 9 topped the list with $37 million.

The sci-fi thriller, produced by Peter Jackson, knocked down last week's No. 1, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, to second place. Joe is still making dough: Its $22.5 million take brings its 10-day total to just under $100 million.

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G.I. Joe Rises to the Top of the Box Office

Channing Tatum

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra took full command of the weekend box office, easily nabbing the No. 1 spot with $56.2 million.

The action figure-inspired film also reeled in $44.3 million overseas to give Joe $100.5 million in worldwide dough.

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Bowing in second place was Meryl Streep and Amy Adams' Julie & Julia, which cooked up $20.1 million. The weekend's other new release, slasher flick A Perfect Getaway, only managed to gross ...
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Funny People Tops Box Office

Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen

Funny People got the last laugh at the box office.

The serious Judd Apatow comedy premiered at No. 1 with $23.4 million to win the weekend crown. Compared with Apatow's previous directorial efforts, Funny People's debut haul falls in between Knocked Up's $30.7 million opening and The 40-Year-Old Virgin's $21.4 million bow.

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Holding steady in second place was Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which reeled in $17.7 million to bring its three-week total to $255.4 million. It narrowly beat G-Force, which slid ...
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Harry Potter Casts Spell for Box Office Gold

Daniel Radcliffe

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince took in a spellbinding $79.5 million over the weekend and $159.7 million over its five-day debut. (Internationally, the wizardly Warner Bros. film also dominated the box office with a $396.7 million total take — the strongest start ever for a Harry Potter film.)

Exit polls showed loyal fans are standing by the franchise as they are maturing, with 60 percent of audiences comprised of ... read more

Half-Blood Prince Conjures $104 Million Worldwide in One Day

Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson

The Half-Blood Prince is the king of the box office.

Check out photos from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The sixth installment of the boy-wizard flicks, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, hauled in a record worldwide total of $104 million in its first day of release to post the best start ever for the franchise. The film grossed $58.2 million domestically and $45.9 million overseas on Wednesday, Variety reports.

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Brüno Heads Straight to the Top of the Box Office


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 ...
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Ice Age 3, Transformers 2 Tie for Box Office Win

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.

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Transformers Towers Over Box Office

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen proved to be an unstoppable machine at the box office: The sequel raked in $112 million over the weekend, bringing its five-day total to $201.2 million.

The monster haul narrowly falls short of The Dark Knight's five-day gross of $203.8 million last summer, which remains the biggest five-day gross of all time.

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The Hangover Hangs On to No. 1

Ed Helms

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 ...
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