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'Ride Along' Continues To Impress

AP | Posted 03.28.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — The Kevin Hart, Ice Cube police comedy "Ride Along" cruised to the top of the box office again, taking in $21.2 million in its secon...

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...

'The Croods' Wins The Weekend With A Huge Debut

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 03.24.2013 | Entertainment

An animated prehistoric family won the box office this weekend as "The Croods" took the number one spot. Out from DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox, "Th...

'Die Hard' Opens Strong

Posted 02.17.2013 | Entertainment

It was a good weekend for "Die Hard" as the action flick made $25 million across 3,553 theaters. Starring Bruce Willis, "A Good Day to Die Hard" has m...

'Identity Thief' Steals A Box Office Lead

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment

Despite receiving harsh reviews from critics, "Identity Thief" took an early lead at the box office on Friday. The comedy, starring Melissa McCarthy a...

'Warm Bodies' Wins The Weekend

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 02.03.2013 | Entertainment

The zombie-rom-com (zom-rom-com?) has found its place at the box office. Nicholas Hoult's "Warm Bodies" opened this weekend to $19.5 million across 3,...

Weekend Box Office: Sherlock Holmes 2 and Alvin and the Chipmunks 3 Underwhelm Compared to Predecessors; Mission Impossible IV Sizzles in IMAX Debut

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.17.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

This was a weekend where two films gave the strongest evidence yet that there may be some kind of "slump" in domestic box office, while a third stood as a firm, "It's the movie, stupid!" rebuttal.

Weekend Box Office Review: Nightmare on Elm Street Remake Easily Takes Box Office Crown

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Letters to Juliet opens on May 14th. Ironically, May 14th also is the opening day of Universal's Robin Hood, which puts the two studios with the absolute worst marketing teams head to head.

HuffPost Weekend Box Office Review: Avatar Crosses $2 Billion Worldwide

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Second place went to the Mel Gibson comeback vehicle Edge of Darkness. This is his lowest opening since Braveheart back in May 1995. Of course, he's had some major PR problems in the last eight years.

Jonas Brothers Movie A Disaster! I Mean, A Smash!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Don't say the Jonas Brothers fell flat. Say that Hollywood still finds it remarkably difficult to predict the movie-going habits of teenage girls.

Blaming Nicole Kidman

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

Kidman is emblematic of the obsession with opening weekend dollars and how women still can't rate like the guys. Instead of blaming the actresses why don't we figure out a way for them to succeed?

Are Critically Acclaimed Movies More Popular? They Were Last Year

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

Both critics and moviegoers seem to like quality and not crap. Is this revelatory? In a society that dismisses quality, and that holds up crap for imitation, it certainly feels revelatory.