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.
“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.
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.”
Universal’s minions ran away with the box office for the second week in a row.
“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” cooked up $19 million in its opening weekend.
Adam Sandler’s monster mash-up “Hotel Transylvania” has brought the weekend box office back to life after a late-summer slump.
It’s both a bear and bull market for Hollywood. The bear is “Ted,” Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane’s comedy for Universal Pictures about a talking teddy bear, which opened as the No. 1 movie with $54.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Audiences are heading back to school for the TV update “21 Jump Street,” which has opened as the No. 1 weekend movie with $35 million.
“Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax” has easily beaten Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “John Carter” at the weekend box office.
“Contraband” managed to steal the top slot at the weekend box office away from competitors.
The fright flick “The Devil Inside” scared up a monstrous $34.5 million opening weekend to help Hollywood exorcise its recent box-office demons, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The boy wizard has vanquished the dark knight with a record-setting magic act at the weekend box office.
“Rango” has lassoed the top spot at the box office. Studio estimates released Sunday show the animated Paramount film rode into town with a $38 million debut.