Weekend Ticket Sales

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3-D ‘Lion King’ Feels The Love With $29.3M Opening

It’s 1994 all over again, with a re-release of “The Lion King” opening at the top of the box office.


Actress Aunjanue Ellis attends the premiere of DreamWorks Pictures' 'The Help' held at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Samuel Goldwyn Theater on August 9, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

‘The Help’ Remains Hollywood’s Top Draw With 14.3M

“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.


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‘Help’ Moves Upstairs With $20.5M, No. 1 Weekend

“The Help” continues to clean up at the box office, taking over the No. 1 spot with $20.5 million in its second weekend.


Actress Freida Pinto arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on July 28, 2011. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Apes’ Rise To Number 1 Weekend With $54 Million

According to studio estimates Sunday, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” took in $54 million to open as the No. 1 movie.


Fans attend the New York premiere of 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon' in Times Square on June 28, 2011 in New York City. (credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

‘Transformers’ Shape Up With Year’s Best Weekend

“Transformers” robots have lost some of their money-making power but still have delivered the biggest opening weekend domestically so far this year.


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‘Cars 2’ Keeps Pixar In Driver’s Seat With $68 Million

Pixar Animation remains undefeated at the box-office races. The Disney unit’s animated sequel “Cars 2” cruised to a No. 1 finish with a $68 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.


Actor Ryan Reynolds arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Green Lantern' held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 15, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Reynolds’ ‘Lantern’ Has Low-Beam Debut Of $52.7M

Ryan Reynolds is the latest superhero to rule the weekend box office. Reynolds’ “Green Lantern” debuted at No. 1 with $52.7 million, a fair but unremarkable opening stacked up against other comic-book adaptations.


Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz (R) pose during the photocall of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' presented out of competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2011. (credit: FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Latest ‘Pirates’ Expected To Rake In $90M Opening Weekend

The latest “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie is the weakest box office performer of two of its three sequels and is on track for a $90 million or so weekend, an analyst said Saturday.


Actor Chris Hemsworth arrives at the premiere of "Thor" in Hollywood on May 2, 2011.  (credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Thor’ Hammers ‘Bridesmaids’ At Box Office

“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 arrives for the premiere of Twentieth Century Fox & Blue Sky Studios' 'RIO' on April 10, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (credit: John Sciulli/Getty Images)

‘Rio’ Speaks Louder Than ‘Madea,’ Repeats At No. 1

Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg’s talking birds have edged out Tyler Perry’s sass-talking grandma at the weekend box office.


(L-R) Actors Robert Capron and Zachary Gordon attend the premiere of 'Diary Of A Wimpy Kid' at the Ziegfeld Theatre on March 4, 2010 in New York City. (credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

‘Wimpy Kid’ Rules Weekend With $24.4M Opening

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.


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‘True Grit’ Rides Tall With $15M And No. 1 Finish

“True Grit” has seized the reins at the weekend box office with $15 million, taking the No. 1 spot and becoming the first Western to top the $100 million mark since the 1990s.


‘Paranormal’ Follow-Up Scares $41.5M Out Of Fans

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.


A general view of atmosphere at the 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on September 20, 2010 in New York City. (credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

‘Wall Street’ Leads Market With $19 Million Debut

Movie fans are investing in Michael Douglas and Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street” sequel.


Ben Affleck and Rebecca Hall attend a special screening of “The Town,” held at The Odeon West End on Sept. 19, in London, England. (credit: Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

‘Town’ Is Talk Of Box Office, Opening With $23.8M

“The Town” is the talk of the box office, opening with $23.8 million to take the No. 1 spot.