Tom Cruise’s latest mission has won a holiday weekend that’s shaping up with some silent nights at movie theaters as business continues to lag.
“The Twilight Saga” has staked out another huge opening with a $139.5 million first weekend domestically and a worldwide launch of $283.5 million.
The gods of ancient Greece have extended their rule to the weekend box office with a No. 1 debut for the action tale “Immortals.”
“Paranormal Activity 3″ didn’t just go bump in the night. It made a ton of noise at the box office with a huge, $54 million opening.
The robot boxers of “Real Steel” and the dancers of “Footloose” are in a tight fight for the box-office title.
Brad Pitt has been unable to put the cat out of first place at the weekend box office.
“The Help” remains Hollywood’s top draw with $14.3 million on a slow late-summer weekend whose business has come in even more sluggish as many East Coast theaters closed to ride out the storm there.
“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.