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Cars 2 Tops Predecessor, Bad Teacher Surprises at Box Office

Cars 2

Cars 2 and Bad Teacher both beat box-office expectations in their first weekend of release, Box Office Mojo reports.

Cars 2 grossed an estimated $68 million and surpassed the opening weekend of the first Cars, which took in $60.1 million in 2006. Not only did Cars 2 outpace... read more

Green Lantern Fails to Light Up Box Office

Ryan Reynolds

Green Lantern debuted atop the box office, though it failed to live up to some of its comic book-based predecessors, Box Office Mojo reports.

The action movie, starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, grossed an estimated $52.7 million in its first weekend of release. The figure was higher than The Green Hornet's $33.5 million take in January, but lower than the opening numbers for... read more

Super 8 Grabs Top Spot at Box Office

Super 8

Super 8 nabbed the No. 1 spot at the box office in its first weekend, grossing $37 million, Box Office Mojo reports.

The sci-film from J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg outpaced last week's top film, X-Men: First Class, which ranked second with $25 million. The Hangover Part II came in at... read more

X-Men: First Class Debuts on Top But Falls Short for Franchise

X-Men: First Class

X-Men: First Class won the top spot at the box office in its first weekend, according to Box Office Mojo.

It grossed an estimated $56 million, higher than the first X-Men film released in 2000 ($54.5 million), but notably lower than... read more

Hangover and Kung Fu Panda Sequels Add Up for Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Ever

The Hangover Part II

The Hangover Part II broke several records, becoming the biggest debut ever for a live-action comedy and the biggest opening week ever for an R-rated comedy, according to Box Office Mojo.

The sequel to 2009's The Hangover, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, grossed an estimated $86.5 million over the weekend and $118.1 million since the film's Thursday opening.

Pirates plunders $90 million at the box office

Because of its early Thursday release, The Hangover Part II ranks behind the latest Pirates as the.... read more

Pirates Plunders $90 Million at the Box Office; Overseas Record Set

Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush

The fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film sailed to the top of the weekend box office, Box Office Mojo reports.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides brought in some major booty — an estimated $90.1 million — to become the top opening of 2011. However, the debut was notably lower than that of the... read more

Thor Keeps the Hammer Down on Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids walked behind Thor, which kept its top spot at the movie box office.

The film about the hammer-wielding thunder god raked in $34.5 million (bringing its two-weekend total to $119.3 million) while the wedding comedy, written by and starring Saturday Night Live's Kristen Wiig, grossed a creditable $24.4 million, Box Office Mojo reports. read more

Thor Hammers Out Top Spot at Box Office

Chris Hemsworth

Thor hammered out the top spot at the weekend box office, Box Office Mojo reports.

The superhero film, starring newcomer Chris Hemsworth, and Oscar winners Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins, grossed an estimated... read more

Fast Five Speeds to $83 Million; Becomes Biggest April Opening

Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Vin Diesel

The latest installment in The Fast and Furious franchise revved up the box office, breaking records for the biggest April opening ever, Box Office Mojo reports.

Fast Five  grossed an estimated $83.6 million, and also broke... read more

Rio Tops Box Office, Breaks Record for 2011

Rio

Rio soared to the top spot at the box office for a second week, making it the top-grossing  release of 2011 so far, Box Office Mojo reports.

The Fox animated film, featuring the voices of Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg, took in $26.8 million in its second weekend, bringing its worldwide total to $286 million. Rio fended off new release Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family, which brought in $25.8 million and took second place for the weekend.

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