Box Office Top 3
Each week, we take a look at the movies that won the weekend box office.
'It' Holds At No. 1, And 'Mother!' Makes History In All The Wrong WaysBy Jamal Andress | September 17, 2017
"Mother!" earned an F on Cinemascore, which measures audience reception. For context, "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" got a B-minus.
'It' Just Had The Best R-Rated Horror Film Debut EverBy Jamal Andress | September 10, 2017
After just three days in theaters, "It" has broken at least six different box-office records on its way to $117 million.
'Hitman's Bodyguard' Presides Over Miserable Labor Day Box OfficeBy Matt Picht | September 4, 2017
The long Labor Day weekend didn't do the box office any favors.
Harvey And Boxing Give The Box Office Its Worst Weekend In 16 YearsBy Jamal Andress | August 27, 2017
The box office made $64 million this weekend. The last time it did that poorly, "Hardball" was in theaters.
'The Hitman's Bodyguard' Kills Box-Office Hopes For 'Logan Lucky'By Jamal Andress | August 20, 2017
Despite a score on the low end of the Tomatometer, "The Hitman's Bodyguard" scored high marks where it counts: the ticket counter.
'Conjuring' Series Gets More Terrifying With 'Annabelle: Creation'By Jamal Andress | August 13, 2017
Having spent just over $80 million to produce all four "Conjuring" films, the return on investment for Warner Bros. is about 12 times that.
'The Dark Tower' Takes An Unsatisfying No. 1 Spot Bow At Box OfficeBy Jamal Andress | August 6, 2017
With an 18 percent Rotten Tomatoes score and a mediocre $19.5 million weekend, "The Dark Tower" struggled its way into first place.
There's A Movie Completely About Emoji, And It's Awful. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯By Jamal Andress | July 30, 2017
While "The Emoji Movie" didn't flop at the box office, it did face-plant with critics — it holds a regrettable 8 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
"Girls Trip" Is The First Hit Adult Comedy Of the Summer — By A LotBy Jamal Andress | July 23, 2017
"Rough Night," "Baywatch" and "Snatched" all tanked in their domestic openings, but "Girls Trip" has already made its money back.
'War For The Planet Of The Apes' Takes Top Spot From 'Spider-Man'By Gabrielle Ware | July 17, 2017
"Spider-Man" had one of the biggest second-week drops in Marvel history, making way for "War for Planet of the Apes" to take the No. 1 spot.
Marvel Studios Delivers A $117M Debut And A More Authentic Spider-ManBy Jamal Andress | July 9, 2017
After five films, "Spider-Man" is back in the hands of Marvel Studios, and fans and critics are loving it.
'Baby Driver' Takes No. 2 At The Box Office But Still Wins The WeekendBy Jamal Andress | July 2, 2017
With 196 reviews tallied, "Baby Driver" has a 97 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes — and for good reason.
The Newest 'Transformers' Film Had The Worst US Debut Of The FranchiseBy Jamal Andress | June 25, 2017
The "Transformers" franchise has never had a critically acclaimed film. Despite that, the series has managed more than $3.8 billion over 10 years.
Pixar Redeems Itself With 'Cars 3'; Tupac Biopic Beats ExpectationsBy Jamal Andress | June 19, 2017
"Cars 3" raises the bar from where "Cars 2" left off, and "All Eyez on Me" has the third-biggest debut ever for a movie about rap.
'The Mummy' Shows No Signs Of Life At The Domestic Box OfficeBy Jamal Andress | June 11, 2017
The reboot was supposed to help launch a "Dark Universe" — à la Marvel's gold mine of movies — but it was dead on arrival here in North America.
'Alien: Covenant' Debuts Below Expectations But Takes Top Spot AnywayBy Jamal Andress | May 21, 2017
Director Ridley Scott only recently returned to the franchise, but now it seems like he's here to stay.
'King Arthur' Is The First (And Maybe Worst) Flop Of The SummerBy Jamal Andress | May 14, 2017
The action-comedy "Snatched" managed to bring in more money than the extremely expensive medieval epic.
It's Officially Blockbuster Season: 'Guardians 2' Opens With $145MBy Jamal Andress | May 7, 2017
As most people expected, this box office debut beat the original "Guardians of the Galaxy" by more than $50 million.
The 'Fast And Furious' Franchise Makes $1 Billion. Again.By Jamal Andress | April 30, 2017
There are now 30 movies in the billion-dollar box office club, but none of them relied on the foreign box office as heavily as "Fate of the Furious."
'Fate Of The Furious' Is Having The Best Worldwide Debut Of All TimeBy Jamal Andress | April 16, 2017
For those of you keeping count, Dominic Toretto and his "family" have brought in a stunning grand total of $4.4 billion since 2001.
Nostalgia Wasn't Enough To Get The New 'Smurfs' Film A Decent DebutBy Jamal Andress | April 9, 2017
At $14 million, "Smurfs: The Lost Village" had the worst debut of all three Smurfs feature films.
'The Boss Baby' Is In Charge Of The Box Office This WeekendBy Jamal Andress | April 2, 2017
"The Boss Baby" took the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend with $49 million, taking "Beauty and the Beast" down a peg.
'Ghost In The Shell' Has To Face Whitewashing Criticism At Box OfficeBy Jamal Andress | March 30, 2017
It's a consistent critique of Hollywood: Studios place white actors in roles when the source material is based on characters of color.
'Beauty And The Beast': A Tale As Old As Time And Profitable As EverBy Jamal Andress | March 19, 2017
With a $170 million debut, turns out you don't need comic book heroes to break box office records — talking candles will get the job done.
'Kong: Skull Island' Brings The Famous Ape Back To Theaters ProperlyBy Jamal Andress | March 12, 2017
With a $61 million debut and solid reviews, "Kong: Skull Island" properly introduces the latest generation of monster movie fans to King Kong.
Hugh Jackman's Last Turn As 'Logan' Turns Out To Be His BestBy Jamal Andress | March 6, 2017
With a more than $85 million dollar debut — the fourth best ever for a R-rated film — Wolverine leaves on top.
Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' Takes Critics And The Box Office By StormBy Jamal Andress | February 26, 2017
With a 100 percent Rotten Tomatoes score and a $30.5 million opening, it's safe to say Jordan Peele is having a spectacular directorial debut.
After Making Millions In China, 'The Great Wall' Flops In US TheatersBy Jamal Andress | February 19, 2017
Despite three new films premiering this weekend, Matt Damon's "The Great Wall" was the only one to crack the top three at the box office.
'Lego Batman,' 'Fifty Shades,' 'John Wick' Share Crowded Box OfficeBy Jamal Andress | February 12, 2017
During a weekend at the movies that offered Lego superheroes, erotic fantasy film and angry action, moviegoers spread the ticket sales pretty evenly.
M. Night Shyamalan Continues Comeback With $40M 'Split' DebutBy Jamal Andress | January 22, 2017
M. Night Shyamalan's "Split" beat all box office predictions and signals a return to form for the much maligned director.
'Hidden Figures' Stays Strong In A Weekend Full Of FlopsBy Jamal Andress | January 15, 2017
In a box office weekend full of duds, "Hidden Figures" manages to show staying power with moviegoers.
'Rogue One' Hogs 'Sing's' SpotlightBy Matt Picht | December 27, 2016
"Rogue One" proves its staying power, "Sing" shines in its debut and "Passengers" gets some odd looks from critics.
'Rogue One' Manages Huge $155M Debut But Is Still Behind Episode VIIBy Jamal Andress | December 18, 2016
After bringing in $155 million in three days, "Rogue One" still can't touch Episode VII's historic debut.
'Office Christmas Party' Is King Among Raunchy Christmas MoviesBy Jamal Andress | December 11, 2016
Taking the No. 2 spot this week is the one movie all employed adults can relate to. "Office Christmas Party" brought in an estimated $17.5 million.
Disney Is The Undisputed King Of The 2016 Box OfficeBy Katherine Biek | December 9, 2016
The studio had the year's four highest-grossing movies worldwide.
As Per Usual, Disney And 'Harry Potter' Movies Top The Box OfficeBy Jamal Andress | December 4, 2016
Taking the No. 1 spot again this week is Walt Disney's "Moana," bringing in an estimated $28 million — pushing the total box sales past $177 million.
'Fantastic Beasts' Can't Match The 'Potter' Films But Nabs $75M DebutBy Jamal Andress | November 20, 2016
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" brought in $90 million domestically in its debut, and that was 15 years ago.
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