Posted Jan. 7, 2016, 9:18 am
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" became the highest-grossing film in domestic box office history on Wednesday, surpassing the $760.5 million record set by director James Cameron's epic "Avatar."
Posted Jan. 3, 2015, 10:56 am
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" added another $88.3 million in its third weekend in theaters in the United States and Canada, pushing its total domestic box office take to within reach of the all-time record, according to estimated industry figures released today.
Posted Dec. 27, 2015, 9:56 am
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" posted the biggest second-weekend box office total ever recorded in North America, raking in more than $153 million in the United States and Canada, according to box office figures released today.
Posted Dec. 20, 2015, 11:48 am
Hollywood records fell like so many imperial storm troopers this weekend, as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" blasted through the stratosphere with $517 million in estimated weekend sales worldwide.
Posted Dec. 19, 2015, 11:28 am
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" took in an estimated $120 million in its first day in theaters across the United States and Canada, according to industry figures released today. That breaks the previous one-day record of $91 million set by 2011's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows II."
Posted Dec. 13, 2015, 9:16 am
It was another good weekend for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2", which won the box office battle for the fourth straight week, according to industry estimates released today.
Posted Dec. 6, 2015, 9:44 am
The movie industry had a good weekend, with sales up 26 percent over the same weekend period last year, an analyst said today.
Posted Nov. 29, 2015, 10:17 am
Hollywood had a "solid, but not record-breaking" Thanksgiving weekend, with the latest Hunger Games movie, and a new Disney Pixar flick, in the one-two positions.
Posted Nov. 22, 2015, 9:33 am
A heroine named Katniss proved to be catnip to the nation's moviegoers this weekend, as "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" opened with $101 million in ticket sales.
Posted Nov. 15, 2015, 9:30 am
James Bond's ticket sales dropped 50 percent from last weekend, but the latest 007 flick still was the most-popular movie in North America today.
Posted Nov. 8, 2015, 12:11 pm
James Bond beat Snoopy in their box office duel this weekend, as a duo of reworkings from popular, 60-year-old franchises finished 1-2 at the North American ticket windows.
Posted Nov. 1, 2015, 11:00 am
Hollywood slumbered through a "very slow" Halloween weekend, with an otherworldly survival epic remaining the most- favorite picture in North America.
Posted Oct. 25, 2015, 9:35 am
"The Martian" starring Matt Damon stuck in space was projected to sell $15.9 million in tickets, topping the weekend box office again.
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Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:38 am
North America's moviegoers continue to choose "Straight Outta Compton" as the most-popular movie this weekend, and the rap music flick is again the box office champ.
Posted Aug. 23, 2015, 9:59 am
"Straight Outta Compton" and "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" were the number one and two movies in North America again this weekend, as two new releases opened behind them.
Posted Aug. 16, 2015, 9:23 am
"Straight Outta Compton" opened in the number one position at the continent's box offices this weekend, with an estimated $56 million in ticket sales.
Posted Jul. 26, 2015, 10:36 am
A tiny superhero bested a pack of yellow "villains" to win the North American box office race for the second week in a row, according to projections released today by tracking firm Rentrack.
Posted Jul. 12, 2015, 9:17 am
"Minions" made mincemeat of the dinos at the movieplexes this weekend, as the yellow spinoffs from "Despicable Me" crushed "Jurassic World" in the North American box office race.
Posted Jun. 28, 2015, 9:06 am
"Jurassic World" crossed the half-billion dollar mark in domestic sales today, and the genetically re-engineered dinos dominated the box office returns for a third straight week.
Posted Jun. 24, 2015, 9:24 am
Santa Monica is a city that encourages creativity and innovation. Walking down the Third Street Promenade, you will see street performers galore. Behind in the alley, you have comedians in Westside Comedy Theater trying to present their original material to an audience. Santa Monica and West Los Angeles in general is a cradle of innovation.
Posted Jun. 21, 2015, 9:13 am
Dinosaurs beat out the latest Pixar confection at the box office this weekend. "Jurassic World" handed the Pixar Studios its first-ever debut in less than first place, as the dinosaur-bites-man sequel grossed $102 million this weekend, and "Inside Out" brought in $91 million.
Posted Jun. 14, 2015, 10:07 am
"Jurassic World" exceeded expectations and some records in its opening weekend, bringing in an estimated $204,596,380.
Posted Jun. 7, 2015, 9:55 am
Melissa McCarthy was box office gold for the third straight time, as her R-rated comedy "Spy" opened in first place with a $30 million take this weekend.
Posted May. 31, 2015, 8:53 am
"San Andreas" may be getting panned by seismologists, but it is number one at the North American box office, with an earthshaking $53.2 million in opening weekend receipts.
Posted May. 10, 2015, 2:11 pm
"Avengers - Age Of Ultron" was atop the heap at the North American box office again today, and it has grossed $875 million around the world so far.