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Final "Twilight" Film Edges "Skyfall" for Another Box Office Win

Final "Twilight" Film Edges "Skyfall" for Another Box Office WinSummit Pictures(NEW YORK) -- The final Twilight film won the box office for the third weekend in a row, earning an estimated $17.4 million.The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 has now made over $250 million at the domestic box office and over $70...

"Twilight" Tops Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office

"Twilight" Tops Thanksgiving Weekend Box OfficeSummit Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Moviegoers feasted on the latest Twilight and James Bond films during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.For the second consecutive weekend, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 was the box office champ, earning an esti...

Final "Twilight" Film Opens with $141 Million

Final "Twilight" Film Opens with $141 MillionSummit Pictures(NEW YORK) -- The final Twilight film broke through the competition and cruised to an easy box office victory over the weekend.The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 earned an estimated $141.3 million in its debut weekend, a total th...

"Skyfall" Earns US Debut-Record $87.8 Million

"Skyfall" Earns US Debut-Record $87.8 MillionMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions(NEW YORK) -- The sky was the limit for the new James Bond film at the weekend box office.The 23rd Bond film, Skyfall, opened with an estimated $87.8 million from Friday through Sunday -- a ...

"Wreck-It Ralph" Tops Box Office with $49 Million

"Wreck-It Ralph" Tops Box Office with $49 MillionComstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The animated Disney film Wreck-It Ralph scored the top spot at the weekend box office.The video game-themed flick earned an estimated $49.1 million in its first three days of release, despite the fact that the New York ...

"Argo" Tops Weekend Box Office with $12.4M

"Argo" Tops Weekend Box Office with $12.4MJason LaVeris/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- In its third weekend of release, Argo made the climb to number one at the box office.The Ben Affleck thriller earned an estimated $12.4 million to finish ahead of the four movies that opened over the weekend.The ens...

"Paranormal Activity 4" Debuts at Number One with $30 Million

"Paranormal Activity 4" Debuts at Number One with $30 MillioniStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Business was "normal" at the box office over the weekend.The horror sequel Paranormal Activity 4 opened in first place, earning an estimated $30.2 million.Taken 2, which was number one the previous two weekends, tumb...

"Taken 2" Tops Box Office Again with $22.5 Million

"Taken 2" Tops Box Office Again with $22.5 Million20th Century Fox(NEW YORK) -- Liam Neeson has taken the box office crown for the second week in a row.His thriller, Taken 2, remains in first place after earning an estimated $22.5 million over the weekend.  It topped the Ben Affleck drama Argo, w...

"Taken 2" Tops the Weekend Box Office

"Taken 2" Tops the Weekend Box Office20th Century Fox(NEW YORK) -- Liam Neeson’s Taken 2 took the number one spot at the box office this past weekend with an estimated $50 million in ticket sales.  That’s double the opening weekend of the first Taken back in 2009.In the a...

Quotas on Hollywood Films Shown in Russia — Censorship or Country Pride?

Quotas on Hollywood Films Shown in Russia — Censorship or Country Pride?iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- It might soon be harder to get tickets to Hollywood movies in Russia. Russia's Culture Ministry is considering quotas on the number of foreign films that can be shown there. Officials say it's an effort to boost Russia...

"Hotel Transylvania" Sets Record with $43 Million Debut

"Hotel Transylvania" Sets Record with $43 Million DebutiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Hotel Transylvania had a monster weekend at the box office.  The animated film, featuring Adam Sandler as the voice of Dracula, earned an estimated $43 million to open in first place.Hotel Transylvania set a rec...

"End of Watch" Wins Box Office

"End of Watch" Wins Box OfficeOpen Road Films(NEW YORK) -- The weekend box office competition has ended with a victory for End of Watch.The police drama, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena, earned $13.2 million from Friday through Sunday to debut in first place, according to...

Weekend Box Office Race Ends in Tie for First Place

Weekend Box Office Race Ends in Tie for First PlaceiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The weekend box office watch will continue into Monday after two films tied for first place.The Jake Gyllenhaal police drama End of Watch and the Jennifer Lawrence horror flick House at the End of the Street both deb...

“Resident Evil: Retribution” Debuts at No. 1 with $21.1 Million

“Resident Evil: Retribution” Debuts at No. 1 with $21.1 MillionJason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Evil was good enough to win the box office over the weekend.Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth film in the series, earned an estimated 21.1 million dollars to debut in first place.Disney's 3D re-rele...

"Oogieloves" Sets Dubious Record; "The Possession" Debuts on Top

"Oogieloves" Sets Dubious Record; "The Possession" Debuts on TopDiyah Pera/Lionsgate(NEW YORK) -- The Oogieloves' BIG adventure turned out to be a BIG flop.The interactive kids film The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure set a dubious record over the weekend by earning just $448,000 from Friday through Sunday ...

Summer Movie Turnout Likely Lower Than Last Year

Summer Movie Turnout Likely Lower Than Last YearWarner Bros. Pictures TM/© DC ComicsPhoto by Ron Phillips(NEW YORK) -- While blockbusters like The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises brought in record-sized audiences, this summer may be seeing lower attendance levels than last year, in part due ...

"The Expendables 2" Tops Box Office Again with $13.5 Million

"The Expendables 2" Tops Box Office Again with $13.5 MillionFrank Masi/Lionsgate(NEW YORK) -- Make it two in a row for The Expendables 2. Sylvester Stallone's action flick was the box office champ for the second consecutive weekend, earning an estimated $13.5 million. Of the new releases, the Joseph Gordon-Levi...

"The Expendables 2" Tops Box Office with $28.8 Million Debut

"The Expendables 2" Tops Box Office with $28.8 Million DebutFrank Masi/Lionsgate(NEW YORK) -- Moviegoers couldn't go without seeing The Expendables 2 over the weekend. Sylvester Stallone's star-studded action sequel topped the box office, with an estimated $28.8 million debut.Last week's champ, The Bourne Legac...

"The Bourne Legacy" Knocks "The Dark Knight Rises" Out of Top Spot

"The Bourne Legacy" Knocks "The Dark Knight Rises" Out of Top SpotUniversal Pictures(NEW YORK) -- The latest Bourne film didn’t need Matt Damon to overtake The Dark Knight Rises for the box office crown.The Bourne Legacy, featuring Jeremy Renner in the same type of assassin role filled by Damon in the previous ...

"The Dark Knight Rises" Tops Box Office Again with $36.4 Million

"The Dark Knight Rises" Tops Box Office Again with $36.4 MillionWarner Bros. Pictures/TM and © DC Comics(NEW YORK) -- The Dark Knight Rises did not fall out of the top spot at the box office over the weekend.The Batman sequel earned an estimated $36.4 million to reach number one for the third weekend in a row....
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