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Star Trek Into Darkness Makes $22 Million On Friday, Barely More Than The First One
A lot of people were expecting Star Trek Into Darkness, with the added benefit of 3D and a big-time villain its center, to open a whole lot bigger than the first Star Trek film that J.J. Abrams directed in 2009. And while the movie is much bigger than the first one overseas-- which is what really counts these days-- it's not any bigger here at home, and that's even with the 3D bump.
The Great Gatsby Is The Triumph Of Female-Driven Spectacle
It is not an easy thing to be a surprise hit these days. The Iron Man 3's and Avengers's of the world come with months and months of buzz-building and tracking and anticipation, to the point that when the movies actually come to theaters, the studios know by Friday morning what Monday morning's box office will tell them. And yet, this weekend we had The Great Gatsby
Weekend Box Office: Great Gatsby Grasps Gratifying Gross, Iron Man Still Number One
Gatsby was indeed great this weekend. Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic bowed in with $51 million, the third largest opening of the year to date. That was something of a financial coup for Luhrmann as The Great Gatsby made more this weekend than most of his movies have earned domestically during their entire run. But, as great as it was, it still wasn't enough to swing number one.
The Great Gatsby Makes Impressive $19 Million On Friday, But Can't Beat Iron Man 3
Don't have plans with your mom for Mother's Day yet? Go take her to see The Great Gatsby-- you'll have plenty of company. The glossy literary adaptation is exceeding nearly all box office expectations this weekend, making a whopping $19 million between midnight Thursday and Friday showings, and on track for a $53 million opening
The Great Gatsby Has Surprisingly Big Debut, Could Even Beat Iron Man 3 This Weekend
The Great Gatsby was never going to have an opening as huge as Iron Man 3's, or really any movie with a superhero and a lot of explosions, but its box office so far has managed to be surprisingly strong for a film based on a 90-year-old book. Early estimates at Deadline say that Gatsby managed to make $3.2 million from midnight and Thursday night screenings
Weekend Box Office: Third Iron Man Takes First Place With Second Largest Ever Debut
After the rest of the world had an entire week to revel in the critically acclaimed Iron Man 3, this weekend Americans finally had their chance. While they turned out in horde-like droves, resulting in the biggest weekend at the box office so far this year, Iron Man fell short of being able to do alone what he had achieved with fellow Marvel characters in last summer's Avengers: break the record for biggest opening weekend.
Iron Man 3 Has Huge Friday Box Office, But Can't Beat The Avengers
Anyone who was following Iron Man 3's insane grosses overseas could pretty easily predict it would have a big American opening, and the superhero threequel has lived up to most expectations. According to the early numbers at The Hollywood Reporter Iron Man 3 opened to $68.3 million on Friday, putting it on track for the $165-$170 million weekend that many insiders had predicted
Iron Man 3 Makes $15 Million From Thursday And Midnight Showings
Iron Man 3, already a huge hit overseas, is preparing its American takeover this weekend. Technically you have to wait until Monday to know if a movie is a hit or not, but Disney executives are already sorting their cash into giant piles and picking out yachts to buy, because Iron Man 3 has been open in the United States for about 12 hours and is already a huge hit all over again
Weekend Box Office: Pain and Gain Pumps Up The Top Spot
Michael Bay scored one of the worst openings for one of his movies this weekend, but you won't hear him complaining too much. Turns out this was also one of his cheaper movies (one of only a few with a price tag less than $100 million). The $20 million debut was a comparably decent start against its non-special-effects-laden $26 million reported budget, and was enough to nab number on a slow weekend.
Iron Man 3 Beats The Avengers In International Box Office
Here in the U.S. we're waiting patiently for Iron Man 3 to finally kick off summer movie season, but overseas, the latest Marvel movie is already off like a rocket. It opened in 42 international territories this weekend and made an incredible $195.3 million, beating even the $185.1 million that The Avengers made it in its first international weekend last year.
Pain & Gain Leads Friday Box Office On Its Way To $20 Million Weekend
Michael Bay's Pain & Gain cost a hell of a lot less than any other movie he's made, which means that this opening weekend comes with much lower stakes. So while a $7 million Friday take-- including $750,000 from Thursday midnight shows-- would spell disaster for a Transformers movie, it seems to be positioning Pain & Gain for a pretty solid debut
Weekend Box Office: Number One Gives Way To Oblivion
Big sci-fi action adventure starring Tom Cruise sounds like summer blockbuster fare, but Universal debuted it just a shade before the summer spectaculars hit. There was nothing spectacular about its $38 million opening, but it was still an applaudable start and without any competition the movie took an easy number one.
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