Weekend Ticket Sales
It’s 1994 all over again, with a re-release of “The Lion King” opening at the top of the 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 Help” continues to clean up at the box office, taking over the No. 1 spot with $20.5 million in its second weekend.
According to studio estimates Sunday, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” took in $54 million to open as the No. 1 movie.
“Transformers” robots have lost some of their money-making power but still have delivered the biggest opening weekend domestically so far this year.
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.
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.
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.
“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 and Jesse Eisenberg’s talking birds have edged out Tyler Perry’s sass-talking grandma at the weekend box office.
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.
“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.
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.
Movie fans are investing in Michael Douglas and Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street” sequel.
“The Town” is the talk of the box office, opening with $23.8 million to take the No. 1 spot.