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Weekend Box Office: 300: Rise of An Empire Takes Number One But Falls Short
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.
Weekend Box Office: The Hobbit Threepeats Number One, 47 Ronin Makes Bid for Biggest Bomb of 2013
There were four new wide release movies dumped into theaters for the last week of the year, and if the filmmakers were hoping to take advantage of people heading to the movies for the holiday weekend, they were likely a little disappointed.
Weekend Box Office: The Hobbit Holds First Place, Anchorman Takes Not So Legendary Second
Despite a sharp drop of almost 60% from last weekend, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug enjoyed a weekend without major competition and a second weekend at number one. The repeat top spot comes as a surprise given the high expectations for the newcomer sequel to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
Weekend Box Office: The Desolation of Smaug Smokes Number One Spot, Madea Loses Ground
Some audiences and critics have been buzzing at how much better the second installment in the trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is than the first part, but that didn't translate into improved box office numbers.
Weekend Box Office: Frozen Puts The Chill On Catching Fire, Furnace Fizzles
The flame under The Hunger Games: Catching Fire began to sputter this weekend and the movie dropped 63%. It dropped out of first place, leaving room for Frozen, which held on stronger, to have its shot at number one.
Weekend Box Office: Catching Fire and Frozen Enjoy A Holiday Box Office Feast
The Thanksgiving weekend was big news for a handful of major players while the rest of the field had very little to be thankful for. It was a tale of file and ice as last weekend's number one The Hunger Games: Catching Fire went up against the highly anticipated Disney animated feature Frozen.