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Weekend Box Office: Winter Soldiers Holds Top Spot Against Rio 2 And Oculus
After a competition-free opening last weekend, Captain America: The Winter Soldier managed to hold on to the number one spot yet again with three newcomers encroaching on its audiences.
Weekend Box Office: Captain America: Winter Soldier Captures Record Breaking Number One
When one of the Avengers has a movie release, it's a smart idea not to try and put out anything else that same weekend. Hollywood heeded this advice and Captain America: The Winter Soldier had the limelight all to itself, breaking a monthly record and scoring an easy number one.
Weekend Box Office: Noah Rides Out Flood To Number One
Audiences didn't exactly flood into theaters to see Darren Aronofsky's latest offering, Noah, but the much discussed Biblical adaptation made a solid opening, snagging a clear number on with $44 million. That's by far the largest opening for an Aronofsky film, but Noah also represents his biggest budget to date.
Weekend Box Office: Divergent Number One, Muppets Not So Wanted After All
Teen-targeted dramas like Hunger Games and Twilight have been cash cows for studios Lionsgate and Summit, but the two studios felt compelled to share the risk when it came to the lastest young adult novel adaptation Divergent. Even though Divergent the first in a series, banked an impressive number one this weekend with $56 million, it fell short of the other mega-franchise movies which have tended to open at $70 million or higher.
Weekend Box Office: Mr. Peabody & Sherman Takes Top Spot, Need For Speed Stuck In Low Gear
Last weekend animated feature Mr. Peabody & Sherman took a distant second place to 300: Rise of An Empire, but fortunes were switched this week. Rise fell almost 60%, banking just $19 million for second place while Mr. Peabody & Sherman slipped only 35%, earning $21 million and narrowly edging into the top spot.
Weekend Box Office: 300 Rises Again With A Sequel
There's been a promotional blitz of epic proportions surrounding the release of the 300 sequel 300: Rise of an Empire. The question is whether or not it would be successful enough to confirm the rise of a franchise.
Weekend Box Office: Liam Neeson Flies Non-Stop to Number One, Frozen Banks A Billion
People love to watch Liam Neeson fighting to get out of impossible situations. Taken, Taken 2, Unknown and The Grey all opened at number one. This weekend continued the tradition with Non-Stop banking $30 million for an easy number one.
Weekend Box Office: The LEGO Movie Pulls A Trifecta, Pompeii Goes Up In Flames
Things keep snapping into place for The LEGO Movie. The animated feature dominated the box office for a third weekend in a row, adding $31 million to its impressive $183 million total. Very few animated films show that kind of staying power. The last animated film to do so well going into its third weekend was Shrek 2.
Holiday Weekend Box Office: The LEGO Movie Breaks President's Day Weekend Record
Between Valentine's Day on Friday and President's Day on Monday, it was a good weekend at the box office for the long four day holiday weekend. On average the march of the 1980's remake got a so-so result, but everything was clicking and building for the Legos.
Weekend Box Office: The Lego Movie Has An Awesome Weekend
There have been plenty of movies and video games done in the Lego style, from Batman to Harry Potter to Star Wars, but it wasn't until someone finally figured out just how awesome Legos were on their own merit (but, you know, including Batman and Harry Potter and everything else) that the concept blew the doors off the box office.
Weekend Box Office: Ride Along Threepeats Number One On Slow Superbowl Weekend
Ride Along held on to the number one spot, adding $12 million to is $92 million total. Frozen has been showing a James Cameron-esque ability to hold on to top box office positions, returning back to second place for this, its eleventh weekend in theaters. With this kind of staying power it's poised to break into the $400 million bracket and possibly give Iron Man 3 a run for second highest grossing release of 2013.
Weekend Box Office: I Frankenstein Falls To Pieces, Ride Along Cruises To Repeat Top Spot
The one newcomer this weekend, I, Frankenstein, couldn't generate enough electricity to bring a Frankenstein monster to life, much less draw in audiences. The bizarre action/horror entry crashed in at sixth place with just $8 million against its $65 million production budget.
Weekend Box Office: Ride Along Breaks January Record, Jack Ryan and The Nut Job Break Down
Critics agreed that there wasn't much to laugh at in Kevin Hart and Ice Cube's new comedy Ride Along, but if the past has taught us anything it's that packing 30 second TV spots with images of ex-rappers making angry faces and small children insulting popular stand-up comedians will put butts in the seats almost every time.
Weekend Box Office: Lone Survivor Number One, Hercules Anything But Legendary
Lone Survivor opened wide this weekend after two weeks in small release, taking the top spot with little competition. With $38 million, it topped Frozen which added $15 million to its impressive $317 million total.
Weekend Box Office: Frozen Reclaims Number One As Paranormal Activity and The Hobbit Chill Out
Happy New Year! It was certainly happy for Disney, at any rate. Frozen showed heavy longevity this weekend, taking the top spot in the box office despite being in its seventh week in theaters.