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  • 'Wall Street' Sequel Marks Michael Douglas' Biggest Career Box Office Win

    Posted Sep 27th 2010 at 06:12 AM by Moviefone Editors

    Oliver Stone's sequel 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' took the top spot at the box office this weekend, proving again that yes, greed may indeed be good. Michael Douglas' Gordon Gekko reeled in $19 in first-weekend ticket sales. Pairing Douglas with protege Shia LaBeouf may have brought in younger viewers as well, our friends at Moviefone write. In any case, $19 million marks Douglas' best ...

  • 'New Moon' Sinks Teeth Into $140.7 Opening Weekend

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009 at 04:41 PM by PopEater / Wire Services

    'New Moon' fever exploded over the weekend, as the second installment of the 'Twilight' saga opened up with $140.7 million in its first three days and pulled in a total of $258.8 million worldwide, according to studio estimates. 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' kicked things off with the biggest Friday opening of all time with a whopping $72.7 million Friday, beating previous record holder 'T...

  • On Opening Day, Edward Kicks Batman's Box Office Butt

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009 at 05:47 AM by PopEater Staff

    'New Moon' box office exploded on Friday, as the second installment of the 'Twilight' saga opened up with the biggest Friday take in Hollywood history. 'New Moon' raked in an estimated, whopping $72.7 million Friday, beating previous record holder 'The Dark Knight' which opened in 2008 with $67.2 million on nearly 800 more screens, according to Box Office Mojo. The $72 million basically...

  • 'Michael Jackson's This Is It' Heals the World

    Posted Nov 1st 2009 at 05:00 PM by PopEater / Wire Services

    (AP) "Michael Jackson's This Is It" pulled in $101 million worldwide in its first five days, and distributor Sony is extending the farewell performance film beyond its planned two-week run. The film was the No. 1 Halloween thriller domestically with a $21.3 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday....

  • 'Paranormal Activity' Cuts Down 'Saw' at Box Office

    Posted Oct 25th 2009 at 05:20 PM by PopEater / Wire Services

    (AP) - "Paranormal Activity" has won a weekend battle of fright films over part six of the "Saw" franchise. Paramount's upstart chiller "Paranormal Activity" went into nationwide release and took over the No. 1 spot with $22 million. That compares to just $14.8 million for the debut of "Saw VI," a franchise that has been an annual Halloween fixture since 2004. It was the worst opening ever for Lio...

  • 'Wild Things' Scares Up Box Office Win

    Posted Oct 18th 2009 at 05:00 PM by PopEater / Wire Services

    (AP) - "Where the Wild Things Are" proved a bigger hit with adult audiences than family crowds as the adaptation of Maurice Sendak's beloved children's book debuted at No. 1 with $32.5 million. Moviegoers 18 and older accounted for 43 percent of the audience, while parents with children made up 27 percent, according to distributor Warner Bros....

  • Moviegoers Escape to 'Couples Retreat' Over the Weekend

    Posted Oct 11th 2009 at 07:20 PM by PopEater / Wire Services

    (AP) - "Swingers" co-stars Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau buddied up for the weekend's top movie as 'Couples Retreat' debuted with $35.3 million, while the micro-budgeted fright flick 'Paranormal Activity' leaped into the top 10. Shot for a reported $15,000, 'Paranormal Activity' came in at No. 5 with $7.1 million as distributor Paramount expanded it into daylong release after two weeks of midnight...

  • 'Zombieland' Comes Alive at Box Office

    Posted Oct 4th 2009 at 06:32 PM by PopEater / Wire Services

    The undead were alive and well at movie theaters as Woody Harrelson's horror comedy "Zombieland" opened on top with $25 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Yet the general box office was less lively as a flurry of new wide releases did solid to ho-hum business. Overall Hollywood revenues came in at $113.4 million, down 4 percent from the same weekend last year....

  • Moviegoers Were Hungry for 'Meatballs'

    Posted Sep 20th 2009 at 02:00 PM by PopEater Staff

    (AP) -- The forecast was bright at the box-office for "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," which earned $30.1 million to lead this weekend's films. Sony's 3-D animated family comedy was adapted from the popular 1978 children's book by Judi and Ron Barrett. Despite schools being back in session, the film still was able to draw kids and their parents to the multiplexes....

  • Tyler Perry's 'Bad' Does Good at the Box Office

    Posted Sep 13th 2009 at 07:40 PM by PopEater / Wire Services

    Being bad is good for Tyler Perry, whose latest movie, "I Can Do Bad All By Myself," opened at the top of the box office this weekend with more than $24 million. The Lionsgate comedy stars Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button") as a hard-drinking nightclub singer forced to care for her delinquent niece and nephews. Besides directing and writing the film, based on h...


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