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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.

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.

Exodus: Gods And Kings

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.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

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.

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.

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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.

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