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Straight Outta Compton

'Compton' stays top in US on $13.1m

30-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 31 UPDATE: With no real pretenders to usurp it, Universal’s Straight Outta Compton held on to top berth for the third consecutive weekend and climbed to $134m.

Universal sets North American box office record

26-Aug-2015 | By

The studio continued to sweep aside all before it on Wednesday as executives announced an industry-high $2.113bn with four months still to go.

Straight Outta Compton

'Compton' extends US rule on $26.4m

23-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 24 UPDATE: Universal’s NWA biopic held on to top berth in its second weekend as an estimated $26.4m boosted the running total to an impressive $111.1m.

Straight Outta Compton

'Compton' soars to $60.2m on US debut

16-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 17 UPDATE: The year when Universal Pictures can seemingly do no wrong continued as the NWA biopic brushed Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation aside. Warner Bros’ The Man From U.N.C.L.E. flopped in third place.

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION

'Rogue Nation' tops US on $28.5m

9-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 10 UPDATE: The Tom Cruise roadshow rolled on with gusto as Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation stayed top in its second weekend on a confirmed $28.5m that propelled the Paramount-Skydance film’s running total to $107.8m.

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F

'Dragon Ball Z' scores US opening day hit

6-Aug-2015 | By

FUNimation Entertainment announced a mighty opening night for the theatrical release of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

'Rogue Nation' tops US on $55.5m

2-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 3 UPDATE: Tom Cruise returned to pole position at the North American box office and bucked the trend of diminishing debuts for the last two episodes in the spy franchise, playing his part in helping 2015 box office stay 8.1% ahead of last year by the same stage.

ant-man

'Ant-Man' stays top in North America on $25m

26-Jul-2015 | By

UPDATED JULY 27: Marvel Studios’ latest slice of superhero action held on to its top bunk over the weekend to beat Sony’s new arrival Pixels in a photo finish.

'Inside Out' crosses $500m at global box office

23-Jul-2015 | By

The Disney-Pixar hit became on Tuesday the eighth consecutive Pixar film to reach the milestone and its 11th overall.

‘Ant-Man’ swarms over US box office on $57m

19-Jul-2015 | By

JULY 20 UPDATE: The final film of Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe debuted top in North America as Universal comedy Trainwreck arrived at number three on $30.1m.

Minions

‘Minions’ leaps to top of US on $115.2m

12-Jul-2015 | By

The Universal bandwagon rolled on as Minions - its Despicable Me spin-off with Illumination Entertainment - delivered the second biggest animated launch ever at the North American box office.

‘Jurassic World’ crosses $500m in US

28-Jun-2015 | By

UPDATED JUNE 29: Universal’s global smash held on to pole position in its third weekend and used a confirmed $54.5m to become the fifth film to cross the half-billion mark.

Uni soars past $3.8bn box office

23-Jun-2015 | By

Worldwide tickets sales for the year-to-date reached a new high for the studio of $3.819bn on Monday.

‘Jurassic World’ rules North America on $106.6m

21-Jun-2015 | By

JUNE 22 UPDATE: A monster North American session saw Universal-Legendary’s smash produce the second biggest second weekend ever to reach $402.8m, while Inside Out scored the biggest opening for an original property on $90.4m.

‘Jurassic World’ scores $208.8m in North America

14-Jun-2015 | By

JUNE 15 UPDATE: An extraordinary weekend for Universal Pictures saw the revival of Steven Spielberg’s action-adventure franchise confirmed on Monday as the highest North American release in industry history.

'Jurassic World' spurs two Uni records

14-Jun-2015 | By

An explosive start for the dinosaur romp has resulted in a box office trifecta for the studio as its films crossed $1bn in North America and $3bn worldwide in industry record time following last week’s $2bn international feat.

Spy

'Spy' tops North America on $29m

7-Jun-2015 | By

JUNE 8 UPDATE: A confirmed $29.1m debut for Fox’s Melissa McCarthy action comedy was enough to consign San Andreas to second place as Entourage failed to ignite in fourth place.

San Andreas

'San Andreas' rocks US on $54.6m

31-May-2015 | By

JUNE 1 UPDATE: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson jolted the North American box office as the Warner Bros disaster film delivered a thunderous start for the tentpole’s prospects and the star’s biggest solo opening weekend outside the Fast & Furious franchise.

Tomorrowland

‘Tomorrowland’ leads Memorial Day on $41.7m

24-May-2015 | By

Disney’s George Clooney and Britt Robertson action-adventure from Brad Bird led the charts in a tepid Memorial Day Weekend.

‘Pitch Perfect 2’ rules US on $70.3m

17-May-2015 | By

Universal’s female comedy directed by Elizabeth Banks stormed to the top of the North American charts as Mad Max: Fury Road arrived in second place.

‘Ultron’ crosses $1bn global

15-May-2015 | By

Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron was on course to reach the milestone on Friday, its 24th day of release.

‘Mad Max’ rolls into 68 markets this week

12-May-2015 | By

Warner Bros has unveiled details of the action film’s international roll-out on more than 16,000 screens in the coming days.

‘Ultron’ surges past $300m in North America

10-May-2015 | By

UPDATED MAY 11: Marvel Studios and Disney celebrated as Avengers: Age of Ultron grossed a confirmed $77.7m to retain pole position with ease as Warner Bros’ Hotel Pursuit flopped in second place.

‘Ultron’ delivers $191.3m US debut

3-May-2015 | By

UPDATED MAY 5: Marvel Studios’ superhero tentpole erupted into 4,276 theatres across North America at the weekend to deliver the second biggest three-day debut in history.

Fast and Furious 7

‘Furious 7’ holds firm in US on $17.8m

26-Apr-2015 | By

APRIL 27 UPDATE: Universal’s global smash, which crossed $1bn at the international box office on Sunday and stands at $1.321bn worldwide, retained pole position in North America in its fourth session.

Fast and Furious 7

'Furious 7' closes on $300m in North America

19-Apr-2015 | By

UPDATED APRIL 20: Universal’s smash action release, which this weekend became the studio’s biggest global hit of all time on $1.152bn, held on to North American pole position on $29.2m for a confirmed $294.5m after three weekends.

'Furious 7' stays top in US on $60m

12-Apr-2015 | By

APRIL 13 UPDATE: Universal’s global blockbuster – now at $801.5m – soared to $251.5m on the back of a confirmed $59.6m second weekend number one hold.

Fast and Furious 7

'Furious 7' claims US pole on $147.2m

5-Apr-2015 | By

Universal’s North American portion of global domination generated a confirmed $147.2m as the action release stormed to the top.

'Home' tops North American charts on $52.1m

29-Mar-2015 | By

Fox’s number one debut gave beleaguered DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg some breathing room as the film posted the best opening for his studio in nearly three years.

'Insurgent' leads US box office with $52.3m

22-Mar-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

MARCH 23 UPDATE: Lionsgate’s sequel opens roughly on par with its predecessor; Open Road’s The Gunman takes soft $5m on debut.

Cinderella

'Cinderella' tops US box office with $67.9m opening

16-Mar-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

UPDATED MARCH 16: Disney’s live-action remake records seventh largest March opening in industry history; It Follows delivers strong $163k opening from four sites for RADiUS-TWC.

Global box office grew 1% in 2014

11-Mar-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Fuelled by strong growth in the Asia Pacific region, global box office receipts hit $36.4bn last year.

Chappie, Unfinished Business flop in US

8-Mar-2015 | By

Public sentiment aligned with critical disapproval for Neill Blomkamp’s latest sci-fi spectacle as Chappie delivered an anaemic estimated $13.3m debut via Columbia Pictures.

Distributors play on Oscar success at box office

1-Mar-2015 | By

There were several noticeable bumps in evidence at the weekend as distributors expanded their theatrical footprints in the wake of last Sunday’s (February 22) Academy Awards.

Focus tops US charts on $18.7m

1-Mar-2015 | By

UPDATED MARCH 2: Will Smith’s return to action in Warner Bros’ caper opposite Margot Robbie helped the film opened top in North America on a confirmed $18.7m over a slow post-Oscar session.

American Sniper

Oscar nominees feel box office bump

22-Feb-2015 | By

American Sniper received the most dramatic box office ‘bump’ of all eight best film Oscar nominees following the Academy Award nominations.

Fifty Shades stays top over Oscar weekend

22-Feb-2015 | By

FEBRUARY 23 UPDATE: Fifty Shades Of Grey dropped 74% in its second session as a confirmed $22.3m was still enough to stay top through Universal and Focus Features.

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades ties up US on $93m

15-Feb-2015 | By

FEBRUARY 17 UPDATE: Universal’s smash S&M romance dominated North America on a confirmed $85.2m three-day debut that toppled The Passion Of The Christ’s 11-year February record and scored $93m over the four-day Presidents’ Day Weekend.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water

SpongeBob rules US on $56m

8-Feb-2015 | By

Paramount’s children’s comedy The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water arrived in grand style thanks to an estimated $56m that scored the fifth biggest February launch of all time.

American Sniper

American Sniper claims Super Bowl weekend record

1-Feb-2015 | By

Clint Eastwood’s war film held on to number one for the third consecutive weekend as an estimated $31.9m looks to have set a new record for the weekend and boosted the running total through Warner Bros to $248.9m.

Dear White People

Dear White People sets box office record

29-Jan-2015 | By

The Sundance 2014 release has reached $4.4m in the US since its release on October 17 2014 – which its representatives said was a new high-water mark for a crowd-funded film.

American Sniper

American Sniper hits $200m in US

25-Jan-2015 | By

UPDATED JANUARY 26: Clint Eastwood’s box office phenomenon crossed the $200m threshold in its second wide weekend while Lionsgate’s Mortdecai and Disney’s Strange Magic both flopped.

American Sniper

American Sniper hits bullseye in US on $107.2m

18-Jan-2015 | By

JANUARY 20 UPDATE: The Warner Bros war film expanded wide in its fourth session and vaulted 20 places to top of the charts in a record wide debut for a winter release and a handful of other records.

Indie int'l box office hits $1.2bn

16-Jan-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Films licensed internationally through the major US-based sales agencies generated an estimated $1.152bn last year.

Taken 3

Taken 3 storms US on $40.4m

11-Jan-2015 | By

Liam Neeson returned to the top of the North American box office thanks to an estimated $40.4m debut in 3,594 sites via Fox, while Selma expanded wide through Paramount and soared 22 places to number two on a $11.2m weekend haul.

Taken 3

Taken 3 arrives in 30 markets

8-Jan-2015 | By

Fox International’s Taken 3 arrives in around 30 markets including the UK, Australia, Japan and Taiwan this weekend in a big early step for the international thriller.

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Hobbit rules US over New Year on $22m

4-Jan-2015 | By

UPDATED JANUARY 5: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies maintained its hold over the North American box office into the first session of 2015, falling 47% in its third weekend on a confirmed $21.7m through Warner Bros for $220.6m.

Lionsgate grosses $1.73bn in 2014

1-Jan-2015 | By

Lionsgate releases delivered more than $1.726bn worldwide in 2014, fuelled by a $1.032bn international tally that included $363m from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.

The Interview

The Interview takes $15m online

28-Dec-2014 | By

UPDATED DECEMBER 29: New Line-MGM’s The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies stayed top in its second session over the December holiday weekend to reach $168m through Warner Bros, while Sony Picture’s The Interview grossed $2.8m from 331 sites in a day-and-date digital launch that drew 2million rentals and downloads.

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Hobbit finale storms to $90m in US

21-Dec-2014 | By

New Line-MGM’s The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies dominated the North American box office, grossing an estimated $56.2m from Friday-Sunday that climbed to $91M over five days.

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