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‘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.

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‘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.

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'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.

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'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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Exodus: Gods And Kings

Exodus wins modest US session on $24.5m

14-Dec-2014 | By

Fox’s Biblical epic from Ridley Scott Exodus: Gods And Kings flooded into the US charts on an estimated $24.5m as Mockingjay – Part 1 crossed $275m in its fourth weekend.

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Exodus leads US social media buzz

12-Dec-2014 | By

Ridley Scott’s biblical epic Exodus: Gods And Kings is ready to ride out in the US.

Mockingjay rules quiet US on $22m

7-Dec-2014 | By

A lacklustre session enlivened only by an excellent limited bow for Wild saw box office for the top 12 earn $70.4m and fall 54% against last weekend and 19% against the comparable weekend in 2013.

Mockingjay stays top in US on $57m

30-Nov-2014 | By

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 brought in an estimated $56.9m through Lionsgate over Thanksgiving weekend to reach $225.7m after two sessions as The Imitation Game scored a sensational limited debut.

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Mockingjay leads US box office on $123m

23-Nov-2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 starring Jennifer Lawrence was the clear winner at the North American box office although it scored the lowest of all three entries in the franchise so far.

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Dumb And Dumber To rules US on $36.1m

16-Nov-2014 | By

NOVEMBER 17 UPDATE: Twenty years after Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels headlined the global comedy smash Dumb And Dumber the pair reprise their roles and get back to winning ways at the box office with the Farrelly brothers.

Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 rules US on $56.2m

10-Nov-2014 | By

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest family feature overcame Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar to rule the North American charts as box office for the top 12 gained 87% on last weekend.

Nightcrawler opens top in US charts

2-Nov-2014 | By

The independent drama starring awards contender Jake Gyllenhaal as a freelance LA crime reporter dominated a weak Halloween weekend session on $11m.

Ouija

Ouija tops US box office on $20m

26-Oct-2014 | By

It may have been a slow session, but that won’t stop Universal executives celebrating a number one berth heading into Halloween this week and top brass at The Weinstein Company feeling good about St. Vincent.

Fury

Fury rolls into top US slot

19-Oct-2014 | By

The prospect of Brad Pitt in a tank proved irresistible to North American audiences as the Second World War tale rolled into action through Sony, while Birdman delivered the result of the weekend with a massive limited launch via Fox Searchlight.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl stays atop US on $27m

12-Oct-2014 | By

Fox/New Regency’s David Fincher mystery starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike is becoming a box office force as word of mouth kept it at number one for the second weekend in a row.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl tops US box office

5-Oct-2014 | By

All eyes turn to Monday’s confirmed results after Fox-New Regency’s mystery claimed number one and Warner Bros’ horror debut Annabelle had to settle for second place on an estimated $37.2m.

The Equalizer claims US crown on $35m

28-Sep-2014 | By

North American audiences could not resist the reteaming of Denzel Washington and his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua as action thriller The Equalizer opened top through Sony on an estimated $35m.

The Admiral: Roaring Currents

S Korea's Admiral sets US BO record

22-Sep-2014 | By

After six weeks the South Korean naval battle film has crossed $2.5m to overtake The Host and become the highest grossing Korean-language film in North America.

The Maze Runner

Maze Runner tops US on $33m

21-Sep-2014 | By

Fox’s YA adaptation beat a path to the pinnacle of the North American box office as an estimated $32.5m was enough to help the top 12 climb approximately 17% against last weekend.

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.

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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.

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