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No Good Deed

No Good Deed wins US on $25m

14-Sep-2014 | By

Box office bounced back – how could it do otherwise? – after last week’s historic low as the Screen Gems thriller starring Idris Elba beat Dolphin Tale 2 to open top on an estimated $24.5m.

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Guardians stays top in dismal US session

7-Sep-2014 | By

Marvel Studios’ Guardians Of The Galaxy added an estimated $10.2m in its sixth weekend through Buena Vista to surge to $294.6m in the lowest box office weekend in two years.

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Guardians holds firm over Labor Day on $16m

31-Aug-2014 | By

UPDATE SEPT 1: Marvel Studios’ summer hit stayed at number one thanks to an estimated $22.2m haul over the four-day holiday weekend as the season ended on a whimper and fell approximately 15% against summer 2013 to mark the weakest summer since 2006.

Guardians crosses $500m worldwide

27-Aug-2014 | By

Marvel Studios’ Guardians Of The Galaxy has earned $245.3m internationally and $255.2m in North America.

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Guardians back on top in US on $18m

24-Aug-2014 | By

A lacklustre session allowed Guardians Of The Galaxy to take advantage of a lightweight trio of releases to return to the top and become the leading film of the summer.

Teenage

Turtles stay afloat in US on $28m

17-Aug-2014 | By

Paramount and Nickelodeon Films’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles held on to pole position in the second weekend in North America as The Expendables 3 limped in at number four through Lionsgate on $16.2m.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Turtles storm US box office on $65m

10-Aug-2014 | By

Following a loud Comic-Con presentation in July, Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot took command of the North American box office in its opening session.

Guardians Of The Galaxy

Guardians' $94m debut boosts US BO

3-Aug-2014 | By

Marvel Studios’ Guardians Of The Galaxy stormed the North American box office, soaring to number one on an estimated $94m through Buena Vista that scored the biggest August debut and the third biggest of the year-to-date.

Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Transformers 4 crosses $1bn

3-Aug-2014 | By

Paramount Pictures’ Transformers: Age Of Extinction has become the second in the sci-fi franchise to reach the global mark after Dark Of The Moon did so in 2011.

Lucy

Lucy tops North America on $44m

27-Jul-2014 | By

EuropaCorp’s thriller starring Scarlett Johansson delivered a strong debut through Universal as box office for the top 12 matched the comparable session of 2013.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Apes keep swinging on $36m

20-Jul-2014 | By

Fox’s Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes held off the challenge of three potential threats and climbed to $139m in its second weekend as the top 12 North American releases slipped 25% against 2013.

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Transformers 4 rules July Fourth on $36m

6-Jul-2014 | By

Paramount’s Transformers: Age Of Extinction held on to pole position in North America over a lacklustre July Fourth holiday weekend that saw a year-on-year drop of nearly 50 percent.

Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Transformers 4 opens in US on $100m

29-Jun-2014 | By

Paramount’s sci-fi behemoth delivered the biggest North American debut so far in 2014 on an estimated $100m as the $301.3m global launch eclipsed everything in its orbit.

Think Like A Man Too

Man Too edges out Street on $30m

22-Jun-2014 | By

Screen Gems’ comedy Think Like A Man Too opened on $30m to finish approximately $1m ahead of Sony stablemate 22 Jump Street, which powered past $100m in its second weekend.

22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street leads US chart

15-Jun-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s sequel launches with second biggest R-rated comedy debut at $60m; Fox’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 flies in with $50m.

The Fault In Our Stars

Stars aligns in US on $48.2m

8-Jun-2014 | By

The Fox 2000 drama dislodged Maleficent and dismissed the challenge of Tom Cruise to storm to number one.

Maleficent

Angelina Jolie rules US on $70m

1-Jun-2014 | By

Four years since the world last saw Jolie in a lead live-action role, the star returned to winning ways in Maleficent with a career-best launch courtesy of Disney’s fantasy romp.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

X-Men leads US Memorial Day weekend

25-May-2014 | By John Hazelton

X-Men: Days of Future Past had a powerful but not record-breaking opening at the North American box office this weekend, grossing an estimated $90.7m over the first three days of the four day Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Godzilla

Godzilla smashes into US on $93.2m

18-May-2014 | By

The monster movie was unstoppable at the weekend, launching in North America on an estimated $93.2m.

Neighbors

Neighbors rules US on $51m

11-May-2014 | By

Universal’s frat house comedy starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron dominated thanks to an estimated $51m debut that blew The Amazing Spider Man 2 into second place in its second session.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 2 rules US on $92m

4-May-2014 | By

As expected, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 dominated the domestic session thanks to an estimated $92m haul that established itself as the second biggest launch of the year-to-date behind Captain America 2.

The Other Woman

The Other Woman rules US on $25m

27-Apr-2014 | By

Fox’s comedy starring the potent mix of Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann secured top spot on an estimated $24.7m.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier rules US, crosses $200m

20-Apr-2014 | By

Marvel Studios’ 2014 poster boy stayed top of the North American charts in its in third weekend in action, adding an estimated $26.6m to reach $201.5m.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America 2 stays top in US

13-Apr-2014 | By

Marvel Studios’ superhero sequel held on to pole position through Disney to reach $159m after two sessions and see off the challenge from Fox’s Rio 2.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America 2 in record April debut

6-Apr-2014 | By

Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier announced itself with an estimated $96.2m debut through Buena Vista that rewrote the record books for April opening weekends.

Noah

Noah tops US on $44m

30-Mar-2014 | By

Paramount and Regency Enterprises’ epic delivered an estimated $44m number one debut in North America that exceeded expectations – now the question is will it hold.

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China first market to cross $3bn

25-Mar-2014 | By

CINEMACON: MPAA CEO and chairman Senator Chris Dodd said global box office for all films released in 2013 reached $35.9bn, marking a 4% year-on-year rise.

Divergent

Divergent storms US on $56m

23-Mar-2014 | By

The pilot feature from the latest aspiring YA franchise conformed to industry predictions to open top and deliver a highly promising $56m debut.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Peabody rules US charts on $21.2m

16-Mar-2014 | By

DreamWorks Animation’s family release Mr. Peabody & Sherman climbed to the top in its second session through Fox after narrowly edging out Warner Bros’ 300 sequel with an estimated $21.2m.

300 Rise of an Empire

300 sequel conquers US on $45m

9-Mar-2014 | By

Warner Bros’ 300 sequel beat off the competition from DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman, while Fox Searchlight capitalised on 12 Years A Slave’s Oscar glory and scored a massive limited debut on The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Non-Stop

Non-Stop opens top in US on $30m

2-Mar-2014 | By

StudioCanal’s fully financed action film starring Liam Neeson opened top of the North American charts through Universal on an estimated $30m.

Frozen

Frozen crosses $1bn global BO

2-Mar-2014 | By

Frozen – the favourite to win the best animation Oscar  – crossed $1bn at the global box office on Sunday (March 2) to reach $1.0002bn and cemented its status as the industry’s biggest non-sequel animation and the second biggest animation of all time behind Toy Story 3.

The Lego Movie

Lego holds US top slot with $49m

16-Feb-2014 | By

Warner Bros’ family hit The Lego Movie consolidated last weekend’s number one launch with a strong hold that relegated new arrivals About Last Night and RoboCop to second and third on the podium.

The Lego Movie

Lego Movie storms US on $69m

9-Feb-2014 | By

Warner Bros’ family film The Lego Movie scaled the top of the charts on an estimated $69.1m as The Monuments opened solidly in second place on $22.7m.

Ride Along

Ride Along stays top in US on $12m

2-Feb-2014 | By

Superbowl Weekend allows Universal buddy comedy to make hay.

Ride Along

Ride Along stays top in US on $21m

26-Jan-2014 | By

The Universal one-two held firm as Ride Along dominated the US charts with ease and Lone Survivor held on to second place. Lakeshore’s newcomer I, Frankenstein delivered a disappointing $8.3m through Lionsgate at number six.

Ride Along

Ride Along sets MLK record

19-Jan-2014 | By

Universal executives were celebrating as the Ice Cube-Kevin Hart comedy grossed an estimated $41.2m to set a three-day holiday weekend record.

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor secures US pinnacle

12-Jan-2014 | By

Peter Berg’s war film starring Mark Wahlberg and Taylor Kitsch climbed 37 places to number one after expanding in its second weekend through Universal and grossing an excellent $39m.

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2013 sets box office record

29-Dec-2013 | By

North American box office for the calendar year was set to reach new heights as the running total equalled the $10.8bn haul from 2012 on December 29, according to estimates that remained unconfirmed at time of writing.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

Smaug stays top in US on $30m

29-Dec-2013 | By

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug held firm at number one in its third session to see out the holiday period as The Wolf Of Wall Street arrived in fifth place on a mediocre $18.5m over three days.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Smaug slays US rivals on $32m hold

22-Dec-2013 | By

After two weekends Warner Bros, New Line and MGM’s The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug trails the 2012 Hobbit release by approximately 16% at the same stage when adjusted for inflation. Dhoom 3 has become the biggest Bollywood release in North America.

Frozen

Disney sets domestic BO record

16-Dec-2013 | By

Fuelled by Frozen, the studio reached $1.547bn on December 14 to establish a new company high-water mark and complete the trifecta of record domestic, international and global tallies.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

Smaug debuts top in US on $74m

15-Dec-2013 | By

While the opening session of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug trailed the $84.6m debut of The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey exactly one year ago by roughly 13%, it was still good enough to deliver the third biggest December launch.

Frozen

Frozen skates to top on $32m

8-Dec-2013 | By

Heading into the holidays Buena Vista’s animation climbed one place to the pinnacle of the North American charts on an estimated $31.6m for $134.3m. Inside Llewyn Davis arrived on a superb limited debut.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Catching Fire, Thor cross $600m

5-Dec-2013 | By

UPDATE: Lionsgate’s sequel to The Hunger Games and Thor 2 have both reached $600m at the worldwide box office.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Catching Fire rules US on $75m

1-Dec-2013 | By

As expected Catching Fire maintained control of the North American charts over the Thanksgiving holiday period despite a superb first wide weekend from Disney’s animation Frozen.

Saving Santa

Saving Santa brings good cheer to CMG

27-Nov-2013 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Gateway Films & Prana Studios’ 3D animated feature opened in second place at the Polish box office last week behind The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Fire sparks $161.1m November record

24-Nov-2013 | By

Catching Fire stormed to the top of the North American charts on an estimated $161.1m to set a new November record and score the fourth biggest domestic debut of all time.

Despicable Me 2

Universal breaks company record

18-Nov-2013 | By

A spokesperson said on Monday (18) the studio had broken its previous best North American box office for a calendar year of $1.335bn set in 2012.

Thor: The Dark World

Thor 2 adds $39m in US

17-Nov-2013 | By

Thor: The Dark World held on to the North American crown for its third and most likely final weekend ahead of the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

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