Box Office Hit
Hollywood’s summer box-office streak has cooled a bit with a $37 million opening weekend for J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi tale “Super 8.”
“The Hangover Part II” hauled in $86.5 million in its first weekend, nearly twice the business the original blockbuster comedy did in its debut two years ago, according to studio estimates Sunday.
“Thor” nailed down the No. 1 spot at the box office again. The 3-D superhero film from Paramount, based on the Marvel comic, earned $34.5 million in its second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg’s talking birds have edged out Tyler Perry’s sass-talking grandma at the weekend box office.
The 20th Century Fox family sequel “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” debuted as the No. 1 movie with $24.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
There was no stopping “Limitless” at the box office. The sci-fi thriller opened at No. 1 this weekend with $19 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Walt Disney’s “Gnomeo & Juliet,” an animated 3-D twist on “Romeo and Juliet,” took in $14.2 million in its third week of release, leading the box office on Oscar weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are America’s box-office sweethearts, but Justin Bieber is the valentine for teen fans.
The college thriller “The Roommate” has moved into the top spot at the box office with a $15.6 million debut over a typically slow Super Bowl weekend as the NFL championship game preoccupies movie fans.
Jeff Bridges’ sci-fi sequel “Tron: Legacy” has leaped to the top of the box-office grid with a $43.6 million opening weekend.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” remained the No. 1 movie with $50.3 million over Thanksgiving weekend, closely followed by the animated musical “Tangled” with $49.1 million.
Harry Potter has cast his biggest box-office spell yet with a franchise record $125.1 million domestically over opening weekend.
Will Ferrell’s animated super-villain comedy “Megamind” debuted as the No. 1 movie with $47.7 million. The voice cast also includes Brad Pitt, Tina Fey and Jonah Hill.
Fear has taken hold at the box office with a $41.5 million debut for scary movie “Paranormal Activity 2,” according to studio estimates Sunday.
Movie fans are spending some face time with a story about the founders of Facebook. “The Social Network,” director David Fincher’s drama about the quarrelsome creation of the online juggernaut, debuted as the No. 1 weekend film with $23 million.