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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Dominates Box Office

Swaggering into theaters across North America, Straight Outta Compton beat all expectations, grabbing an estimated $56.1 million — and leaving The Man from U.N.C.L.E., the weekend’s other new wide release, which pulled in a meager $13.5 million, in its dust. The top 12 films of the weekend, as of Sunday, August 16, are as …

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‘Fantastic Four’ Bombs Big At Box Office

A poor script, bad direction, and lack of story combined to land a major blow to 20th Century Fox’s plan to secure the fate of a key franchise. Controversial director Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four opened to a dismal $26.2 million from 3,995 theaters at the North American box office after being rejected by …

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‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” Wins Box Office

Over the weekend, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation opened to a better-than-expected $56 million in North America in a needed win for Cruise, whose star status has diminished outside of the spy series over the past decade. The movie, fueled by males (62 percent) and older moviegoers, easily came in No. 1. …

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‘Ant Man’ Squashes ‘Pixels’

Ant-Man narrowly beat Adam Sandler‘s new action-comedy, Pixels, at the North American box office in another blow for Sandler, whose standing at the multiplex has been on the wane. Pixels debuted to an estimated $24 million from 3,723 theaters, not a good start for a summer tentpole that cost Sony and its financing partners at …

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‘Ant Man’ Misses Expectations But Wins Box Office

Disney and Marvel’s Ant-Man came in somewhat behind expectations with $58 million. While that’s certainly not a shabby number, it marks the second-lowest debut for Marvel Studios since it went solo and launched its cinematic universe, beginning with Iron Man ($98.6 million) in May 2008. Only The Incredible Hulk opened lower ($55.4 million). The top 12 …

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‘Minions’ Breaks Box Office Records

Minions jabbered its way to an estimated $115.2 million debut to nab the second-biggest opening weekend of all time for an animated title, not accounting for inflation. And overseas, where it began rolling out two weekends ago, the family title also placed No. 1 with $124.3 million from 56 markets for …

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Dinosars Devour Terminators and Strippers At Box Office

Firework champs Inside Out and Jurassic World beat new entries Terminator: Genisys and Magic Mike XXL to all but tie for the holiday weekend crown in their third and fourth weekends, respectively. Universal has Jurassic World winning the weekend with $30.9 million for a T. Rex-like domestic total of $558.2 million — the fourth-best showing of all time in North America …

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‘Spy’ tops Box Office, ‘Entourage’ Falters

In an R-rated comedy showdown, Melissa McCarthy’s James Bond spoof Spy won the crowded race at the North American box office with $30 million, while Entourage failed to revive the glory days of the hit HBO series. The top 12 films of the weekend, as of Sunday, June 7, are as follows: RANK TITLE DISTRIBUTOR …

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‘San Andreas’ Shakes Up Box Office

San Andreas rocked the North American box office this weekend with a better-than-expected $53.2 million after earning an A- CinemaScore from audiences happy to be jolted again and again. The film easily topped the week’s other newcomer, Aloha, which only managed a sixth place finish. The top 12 films of the …

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‘Tomorrowland’ Disappoints But Still Wins Box Office

Tomorrowland suffered one of the worst Memorial Day starts in recent memory for an all-audience tentpole, marking a rare miss for an otherwise empowered Disney. The big-budget fantasy adventure, starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson, debuted to $41.7 million in North America over the four-day weekend, the lowest opening for a big-budget tentpole since Prince of …

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