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Box Office Weekend Rundown

'Les Miserables' Is Beat Out By 'Django Unchained' And 'The Hobbit'

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 12.30.2012 | Entertainment

In an unexpected turn, Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" out-earned the much-hyped "Les Miserables" this weekend. "Django" earned $30.6 millio...

One Bad 'Trip'

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Entertainment

Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand's "Guilt Trip" is off to a rough start. The road-trip comedy made just $5.3 million on its opening weekend, keeping th...

Weekend Box Office: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Opens With an Expected (and Record) $84 million.

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.16.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey basically opened like a Lord of the Rings film, give or take various variables. Its $84.7 million estimated debut clobbered the December record.

'The Hobbit' Breaks Records On Opening Weekend

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 12.16.2012 | Entertainment

After a huge Friday opening, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" continued to shine at the box office, making $84.7 million across 4,045 theaters this...

Breaking Records

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Entertainment

It seems that Tolkien fever is still very much alive. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" opened to a record-breaking Friday. Peter Jackson's adap...

'Paranormal Activity 4' Grosses $30 Million In Opening Weekend

Posted 10.21.2012 | Entertainment

After leading the box office on Friday, "Paranormal Activity 4" has officially captured the top spot, grossing $30.2 million this weekend. Accordi...

Colorado Shooting Had Little Effect on The Dark Knight Rises Weekend Box Office

Scott Mendelson | Posted 09.23.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The Dark Knight Rises' performance should be closely monitored in terms of what should be considered the top-tier potential for any and all other comic book adaptations for the near future.

Is The Amazing Spider-Man the Next Batman Begins or Merely the Next Superman Returns?

Scott Mendelson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

I'd argue that Sony may have won the battle with The Amazing Spider-Man (it's not a flop by any means), but they may have lost the war.

Weekend Box Office: Paranormal Activity 3 Scores Record October Debut With $54 Million

Scott Mendelson | Posted 12.24.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The $5 million film grossed a massive $54 million this weekend, which is a 35% jump from Paranormal Activity 2's $40.6 million opening this time last year.

Weekend Box Office: Dolphin's Tale Is #1 as Top 3 From Last Weekend Remain on Top, Fending Off Four New Releases

Scott Mendelson | Posted 12.02.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Four new releases fought for a piece of the box office pie and, with the exception of a lower-profile Christian drama playing in 1,100 screens, none of them had much bite.

Weekend Box Office: Moneyball Sets Record for Baseball Pic, Comes in Second to Lion King 3D Anyway. Taylor Lautner's Abduction and Statham's Killer Elite Open Low

Scott Mendelson | Posted 11.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Unless Moneyball completely collapses for reasons unknown, Brad Pitt is (deservedly) guaranteed to receive a Best Actor Oscar nomination, and he is quickly looking like one of the front-runners to win.

Weekend Box Office: Adult Films Trash Cheap Exploitation Fare and Dominate Labor Day Weekend, as The Help and The Debt Defeat Shark Night and Apollo 18

Scott Mendelson | Posted 11.06.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Summer must be over, as grownups are seemingly returning to the marketplace.

Weekend Box Office: Summer 2011 Ends With a Hurricane, Kneecapping Three New Releases (Colombiana, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Our Idiot Brother) and All Holdovers

Scott Mendelson | Posted 10.28.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

It's a tough thing to accurately gauge how well a movie would have done if not for an unforeseen variable, such as in this case a massive hurricane that threatened much of the East Coast of the country and shut down hundreds of movie theaters over the weekend.

Weekend Box Office: The Smurfs, Cowboys and Aliens Do Battle, Tying With $36.2 Million, While Stupid Crazy Love Opens With $19.2 Million

Scott Mendelson | Posted 10.01.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

This weekend is an excellent example of why it's the numbers, not the rankings that matter when discussing box office. And, more importantly, the context of the numbers must be taken into account as well as the hard figures.

Weekend Box Office: Transformers 3 Tops Again, Horrible Bosses Opens Well While Zookeeper Opens (Relatively) Soft

Scott Mendelson | Posted 09.09.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The Autobots and Decepticons ruled the box office yet again, as the Middle East-occupation parable grossed another $47 million over the weekend.

Weekend Box Office: Transformers 3 Crushes Records, Larry Crowne Underwhelms, Cars 2 Crashes

Scott Mendelson | Posted 09.02.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

There are those who will scream "DISAPPOINTMENT!" because Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opened with $200 million in its first five days two years ago. If $180 million in six days is disappointment, sign me up for failure anytime.

Weekend Box Office: Hangover 2 Scores $86m, Kung Fu Panda 2 nets $47m Over Fri-Sun.

Scott Mendelson | Posted 07.29.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

It was close, but no cigar, as The Hangover 2 made a run for the R-rated opening weekend record. As it stands, the film pulled in $86.4 million over the Friday-Sunday frame.

Weekend Box Office: Rio Tops, While Scream 4 Under-Performs and The Conspirator Surprises

Scott Mendelson | Posted 06.17.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

If the estimate holds, Rio will become the first pic of the year to top $40 million. There will be talk that the film should have opened higher due to being 3D, but 2011 is quickly proving that 3D is no longer an enticement.

Weekend Box Office: Hop Tops Again, Soul Surfer Surprises, Your Highness Underwhelms

Scott Mendelson | Posted 06.10.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

There were four new releases this weekend and frankly none of them did well. Oddly enough, all four were female-driven, which means they should have been spread out. Instead they hurt each other.

Weekend Box Office: Hop Scores $38m, Source Code and Insidious Open Well, Sucker Punch Crashes

Scott Mendelson | Posted 06.03.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Until tomorrow's final numbers are released, Hop has the top opening weekend of 2011. Universal didn't even bother hyping the celebrity voices, instead selling the various cuddly characters.

Weekend Box Office: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 Knocks Out Slightly-under-performing Sucker Punch

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.27.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Stymied by the difficult-to-explain narrative and reviews that couldn't see past the fishnets and colorful visuals, the film is another example of geek excitement not translating into mainstream interest.

Weekend Box Office: Two Openers (Rango and Adjustment Bureau) Win, Two Openers (Beastly, Take Me Home Tonight) Lose

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The critically-acclaimed and nearly-existential Johnny Depp vehicle grossed $38 million over the three-day weekend. That's the biggest opening for a Paramount animated feature not from Dreamworks.

Weekend Box Office: Hall Passes barely edges out Gnomeo and Juliet, while Drive Angry crashes over Oscar weekend.

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

In kinda shocking news, the patently mediocre Gnomeo and Juliet is still benefiting from the utter lack of real kid-flick competition for one more weekend and actually reached number one.

Weekend Box Office: Liam Neeson's Unknown Fends Off I Am Number Four While Gnomeo and Juliet Holds Strong

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

It was a crowded weekend at the box office for the second weekend in a row, as three major openers squared off against a surprisingly resilient animated feature from the week before.

Weekend Box Office: The Roommate Tops Super Bowl Weekend, While Sanctum Barely Stays Afloat

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The Roommate was number one at the box office this weekend, as the 'your college roommate wants to be you and kill you' alleged thriller opened with an okay $15.6 million.