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 ...
Moviegoers got Obsessed over the weekend: The Fatal Attraction-esque thriller, starring Beyonce and Ali Larter, scared up $28.5 million to secure the top spot.
Dropping to second place was ...
Zac Efron is a marquee name: The tween heartthrob took down Oscar winners Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck and Helen Mirren at the box office as 17 Again ruled with $24.1 million.
The body-swapping comedy exceeded expectations and easily took the top spot from Hannah Montana: The Movie, starring Efron's fellow tween idol, Miley Cyrus. Hannah Montana fell to ...
Fast & Furious, the fourth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise and the first follow-up reuniting all four stars of the 2001 original — Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster — topped the box office with a $72.5 million opening weekend, 2009's best debut to date.
To achieve that honor, Fast & Furious shattered the $59.3 million mark set just last weekend by Monsters vs. Aliens, which dropped to second place this cycle with a $33.5 million haul.
Fast & Furious also set a record for ...
Monsters vs. Aliens
Monsters vs. Aliens was the decided victor at the weekend box office, reeling in $58.2 million. The haul eclipsed Watchmen's $55 million debut as the biggest so far in 2009.
Opening way back in second place was ...
Nicolas Cage scared off Julia Roberts and a bro-mantic duo as his disaster action flick, Knowing, emerged victorious at the weekend box office, snatching up $24.8 million.
The weekend's other two big releases, I Love You, Man, and Duplicity, Roberts' leading-lady comeback, followed in second and third, with $18 million ...
Watchmen saw itself topple the weekend competition with a $55.7 million haul — the biggest 2009 opening so far.
The graphic novel adaptation did fall short of one record though — ...
Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience
So much for world domination.
Despite plenty of hype and a weekend theater-invasion tour, Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience opened second to Madea Goes to Jail, earning $12.7 million. The soft opening was well below industry expectations, which had the trio earning about twice as much. Fellow teen idol Miley Cyrus' 3-D picture, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds, opened to $31.1 million last year.
Madea Goes to Jail locked in the top spot for the second consecutive week with $16.5 million, putting its 10-day tally at $64.9 million.
Nipping at the Jonas Brothers' heels was ...