Despite a string of summertime flops, Hollywood is expected to have a banner year at the domestic box office, coming in just shy of $11 billion, the largest annual take ever. But because of higher ticket prices, actual attendance at North American theaters remained flat after a decade of decline.
Per studio estimates Sunday, Warner Bros. “Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” was No. 1 at the weekend box office with $73.7 million, besting last weekend’s No. 1 film, Disney’s animated fable “Frozen.”
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is a scorching hit at the box office. Lionsgate has released early numbers on what’s expected to be one of the biggest November openings ever.
“Ender’s Game,” based on the novel by Orson Scott Card, stars Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford as intergalactic soldiers.
“Bad Grandpa” stars Johnny Knoxville as an accident-prone grandfather in the hidden-camera comedy.
The Warner Bros. astronaut adventure directed by Alfonso Cuaron and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney landed in the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Gravity” earned $44.3 million, raising its domestic total to $123.4 million.
The Sandra Bullock-George Clooney space drama “Gravity” rocketed to the top of the box office and into industry record books during its opening weekend.
“Riddick” is seeing light at the box office. The sci-fi thriller starring Vin Diesel as an intergalactic criminal with built-in night vision debuted in first place with $18.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
“The Wolverine” slashed monsters and minions to debut atop the weekend box office.
It’s been a summer to forget at the box office so far for some of Hollywood’s biggest studios.
Moviegoers were ready for a fright this weekend, sending “The Conjuring” into first place at the box office.
Universal’s minions ran away with the box office for the second week in a row.
Studio estimates Friday show “Despicable Me 2″ is trampling the Johnny Depp Western at the holiday box office.
Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy brought “The Heat” against Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx at the box office.
Disney’s “Monsters University” is the weekend box-office winner, according to studio estimates released Sunday.