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Box Office Weekend Rundown

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.

Weekend Box Office: Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher Top Charts With No Strings Attached

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The Ivan Reitman romantic-comedy, No Strings Attached, was a solid win for both Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher.

HuffPost Weekend Box Office in Review: Green Hornet Dominates MLK Holiday

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

For months, if not a year, The Green Hornet was pegged as a costly sure-fire flop. But then the film started screening for geek crowds to mostly positive responses.

Little Fockers, True Grit Dominate New Year's Weekend; Family Films Stay Above Water: Weekend Box Office

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

As is usually the case for New Year's weekend, there are no new wide releases, leaving the field for holdover domination and a couple smaller pictures to make a last-minute Oscar-qualifying limited opening.

Christmas Box Office: Little Fockers Opens Soft, True Grit Sets Record for a Western, Tron: Legacy Struggles

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

I remember being genuinely shocked at the success of Meet the Fockers back in Christmas 2004. It had been well over four years since the original and...

Weekend Box Office Review: Tron: Legacy Stays Above Water, How Do You Know Flops

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

That Disney was able to convince the moviegoing populace that they wanted to see a sequel to a 28-year old film that barely anyone remembers in any detail is both a testament to Disney's marketing skill and a sad commentary on blockbuster filmmaking.

Narnia 3 and Depp/Jolie Vehicle The Tourist Flop, The Fighter and Black Swan Excel in Limited Release: Weekend Box Office (12/12/10).

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

It was a gruesome weekend for wide releases, as two sure-fire openers underperformed, which frankly ought to make Disney very nervous for next weekend.

Tangled Tops, Black Swan Soars, and Warrior's Way Fumbles in Post-Thanksgiving Box Office

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

There was but a single new wide-release this weekend, as the weekend after Thanksgiving is a scary time for Hollywood. Few studios are willing to risk dealing with the post-holiday hangover, so this weekend brings just The Warrior's Way.

Paranormal Activity 2 Scores Record $40.6 Million; Hereafter Nets $12 Million; Holdovers Hold Strong -- Weekend Box Office Review

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Costing just $3 million, the Paramount sequel to Paranormal Activity capitalized on the much-buzzed about original, which had a stunningly successful platform release over last September and October.

Shrek 4 Wins Memorial Day Box Office Derby, While Sex and the City 2 and Prince of Persia Crash

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

As expected, Shrek: The Final Chapter was able to easily surpass Sex and the City 2 to take the weekend crown over Memorial Day weekend.

Shrek 4 Opens With $70 Million, While MacGruber Implodes

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

By any normal standards, a movie opening with $71.2 million in three days would be a pretty big success. But unless overseas numbers explode, Shrek: The Final Chapter will live up to its name.