Producers of the telecast will hope to build on last year’s 7.24 million viewers — the show’s largest audience in four years — with Hugh Jackman playing the role of host.
Angelina Jolie scared up $69.4 million over the weekend for Disney’s “Maleficent,” trouncing the other new wide-release, Seth MacFarlane’s comic Western “A Million Ways to Die in the West.” The Universal comedy opened with $16.8 million.
The Hollywood summer movie season is set to kick off Friday with a friendly neighbor.
At the box office this weekend, superhero Captain America was overpowered by Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton, whose revenge comedy “The Other Woman” debuted at No. 1.
Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and beating formidable contender Johnny Depp.
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. says the final book of its “Divergent” trilogy will be made into two parts, following the lucrative formula it has used for “Twilight” and is repeating for “The Hunger Games.”
Continuing the success of their superhero franchise, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has set a record as the biggest domestic April release ever.
Chasing down the top spot at the box office after debuting at No. 2 last week, “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” took the lead in its second weekend.
Action-packed new releases couldn’t stack up to 3D hit “The Lego Movie,” which took the No. 1 slot in its third weekend at the box office.
“The Lego Movie” built a huge lead on top of the weekend’s new releases at the box office.
With Super Bowl XLVII weekend in full swing, “Ride Along” remained strong, steering Universal Pictures into the No. 1 slot in a surprising three-week takeover at the box office.
“Ride Along” arrived in first place at the weekend box office.
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continued to top the box office, landing at No. 1 over the Christmas holiday for the third weekend in a row.
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.”