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Weekend Box Office

'Madea Halloween' Scares Off 'Jack Reacher' Sequel At The Box Office

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.24.2016 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES ( - It was a battle of the sequels at the multiplexes this weekend, as “Boo! A Madea Halloween” narrowly edged out “Jack...

'Sully' Soars Over Competition At The Box Office

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.19.2016 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES ( - Some things aren’t worth the wait. “Blair Witch” and “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” sequels to films that first hit t...

'Don't Breathe' Scares Off Box Office Competition On Labor Day Weekend

Reuters | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 09.04.2016 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES ( - The second weekend of horror-thriller “Don’t Breathe” is showing plenty of life at an otherwise quiet Labor Day box ...

'Finding Dory' Keeps Swimming To Massive $136.2 Million Box Office Debut

Reuters | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 06.20.2016 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES ( - Family audiences turned out in droves over the weekend, propelling "Finding Dory" to a massive $136.2 million debut and es...

'The Boss' Is Kryptonite To 'Batman v Superman' At The Box Office

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 04.10.2016 | Entertainment

Melissa McCarthy's "The Boss" proved to be a worthy adversary of "Batman v Superman" at the box office this weekend, narrowly besting the Warner Bros....

Why Aren't There More Movies About Thanksgiving?

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.23.2015 | Entertainment

It's pretty much a rule that stockings and snowmen get big-budget productions, but turkey and stuffing do not. While Hollywood dutifully puts out at l...

Survival of the Fittest: X-Men Killed Godzilla

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

X-Men had timing, a critical component for evolution. It hit the theaters a week after Godzilla, over a big Memorial Day weekend, which made X-Men look fresh, energetic and ready for battle.

Godzilla vs. Million Dollar Arm: The Monster That Ate a Better Film

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

Whether Million Dollar Arm will grow a pair of legs next weekend or whether Godzilla will lose a couple remains to be seen. But we do know this; Godzilla ate Million Dollar Arm in their first weekend.

Why You Should See From the Rough

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 07.01.2014 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

My fellow Virgo and Howard University Alum, Taraji P. Henson, sat down with me last week to have an early morning breakfast and a chat about her new f...

'Lone Survivor' Makes A Huge Debut

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2014 | Entertainment

By Ronald Grover and Chris Michaud LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - "Lone Survivor," the true story of a failed U.S. Navy SEA...

Catching Fire: The Hunger Games' Young Heroes Reinvent the Unsettling World of Politics, Violence, and Revolution

Russell C. Smith | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Russell C. Smith

In some ways, the YA dystopian novels of the early 21st Century can be looked upon as narrative handbooks for navigating an uncertain and murky future.

1D No. 1 At Box Office

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment

The world's Directioners loaded the MTV Video Music Awards ballot last month, and this weekend they loaded theaters across the country. "One Direction...

HUGE Opening For Kevin Hart Film Shocks Hollywood

Posted 07.05.2013 | Entertainment

"Despicable Me 2" and "The Lone Ranger" have received the lion's share of press over the last week, but it's "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain" that has bec...


The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.01.2013 | Entertainment

"White House Down" is a flop, no matter how many fans of the film chastise the American public for not showing up. Roland Emmerich's latest feature wa...

SUPER Start For 'Man Of Steel'

Posted 06.14.2013 | Entertainment

"Man of Steel" is off to a super start at the box office. (Related: Try the veal.) Zack Snyder's Superman reboot grossed a total of $21 million fro...

'The Purge' Schools 'The Internship' At Box Office

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.09.2013 | Entertainment

As expected, this weekend was a bit of a bummer for Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, with "The Purge" scaring away the competition at the box office. The...

'After Earth' Loses Big Box Office Upset

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 06.02.2013 | Entertainment

Will Smith just broke his winning streak with the release of "After Earth." The highly publicized sci-fi film hit theaters this weekend, taking the nu...

A Huge Opening For 'Fast Six'

Reuters | Posted 07.26.2013 | Entertainment

By Lisa Richwine and Chris Michaud May 26 (Reuters) - The speed demons of "Fast & Furious 6" raced ahead of the hard-partying "Hangove...

'Star Trek Into Darkness' Soars To No. 1 At Box Office

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment

"Star Trek Into Darkness" soared to No. 1 at the box office this weekend as expected, but its $84.1 million intake fell slightly short of studio expec...

'Iron Man 3' Beats Out 'Gatsby'

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 05.12.2013 | Entertainment

Not too shabby, old sport. Baz Luhrmann's "Great Gatsby" opened to an impressive $51.1 million weekend. The adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's celebr...

Mark Wahlberg's Major Success

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment

Mark Wahlberg saw success at the box office this weekend with the release of "Pain & Gain," his new movie with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, directed by ...

Tom Cruise's Major Success

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment

It was a good weekend for Tom Cruise as the actor's latest flick, "Oblivion" won the weekend box office. The futuristic film, which also stars Morgan ...

'42' Hits A Home Run

Posted 04.15.2013 | Entertainment

Jackie Robinson biopic "42" hit it out of the park, winning the weekend box office. The baseball film opened this weekend to $27.25 million across 3,0...

'Evil Dead' Wins The Weekend

Posted 04.07.2013 | Entertainment

Audiences had an apetite for horror this weekend as Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead" reboot won the weekend box office. "Evil Dead" took the number one spot, b...

'Evil Dead' Spooks Up A Lead

Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment

Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead" remake spooked up an early lead at the weekend box office. The horror flick opened Friday to $11.9 million across 3,025 theate...