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Weekend Box Office Report: 'Elysium' Wins a Busy Weekend

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by Jacob Hall August 11, 2013 @ 11:42 AM
Sony
In a weekend with four new major releases but no definitive frontrunners, the Matt Damon sci-fi action flick 'Elysium' snagged the top spot over some seemingly powerful competition. Director Neill Blomkamp's film continues this summer's trend of R-rated fare opening big ('The Purge,' 'The Conjuring,' '2 Guns') and proves that there's plenty of box office success to be had in the typically slow final weeks of the season.

Weekend Box Office Report: '2 Guns' Shoots Down 'The Smurfs 2'

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by Jacob Hall August 4, 2013 @ 12:02 PM
Universal
Ah, the continuing appeal of the one and only Denzel Washington. How much do people love this guy? They love him so much that they'll transform just about any movie he appears in into a respectable hit, even if that movie is a poorly marketed (but well-reviewed) action movie based on a comic book that no one read. We shouldn't be surprised that '2 Guns' shot to the top of the box office, but we are a little. Oh, Denzel Washington, you always catch us off guard.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Wolverine' Opens On Top, But is it Enough?

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by Jacob Hall July 28, 2013 @ 11:54 AM
20th Century Fox
The X-Men franchise may have kickstarted the superhero movie revolution, but it's lagged behind the competition in recent years, with 'X-Men: First Class' and 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' failing to match the business of the first three films in the series. So all eyes are on 'The Wolverine,' and its number one opening is certainly a reason to celebrate ... but is the opening big enough?

Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Conjuring' Conjures Up a Massive Opening

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by Jacob Hall July 21, 2013 @ 12:02 PM
Warner Bros.
There was a lot of buzz surrounding James Wan's 'The Conjuring' going into this weekend. "Scariest movie of the year." "Best horror movie in a long time." And so on. But it paid off. 'The Conjuring' not only won the box office, it won the box office in a way that R-rated horror movies often don't. Between this and 'The Purge,' R-rated horror is officially back in a big way.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Despicable Me 2' Triumphs over 'Grown Ups 2' and 'Pacific Rim'

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by Jacob Hall July 14, 2013 @ 11:38 AM
Universal
What's more powerful than a bunch of giant robots and giant monsters? What's more powerful than Adam Sandler and all his buddies? This weekend gave us a definitive answer: a lovable supervillain voiced by Steve Carell. 'Despicable Me 2' triumphed at the box office for the second week in a row, beating out newcomers like 'Grown Ups 2' and 'Pacific Rim' and making it look easy.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Despicable Me 2' Rides Over 'The Lone Ranger'

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by Jacob Hall July 7, 2013 @ 12:08 PM
Universal
Which would you expect to win the Fourth of July weekend: the Disney-produced, Johnny Depp-starring revival of an iconic American hero or the sequel to a French-made, Steve Carell-starring animated movie about a lovable supervillain? Well, it looks like American audiences simply aren't interested in westerns, even the uber-expensive ones starring Captain Jack Sparrow with a bird on his head. 'Despicable Me 2' destroyed 'The Lone Ranger' over the holiday weekend. Like, totally wrecked it. Mercilessly.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Heat' and 'White House Down' Play Second Fiddle to Pixar

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by Jacob Hall June 30, 2013 @ 12:05 PM
20th Century Fox
What happens when two new releases that look like sure-things smash into the unstoppable wall that is a Pixar movie? Well, you get one second place hit and one severe disappointment. 'The Heat' still looks good next to the continued success of 'Monsters University,' but it made 'White House Down' stumbling at the starting line look all the more horrible.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Monsters University' Schools 'World War Z'

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by Jacob Hall June 23, 2013 @ 1:56 PM
Pixar
Zombies may be really hot right now, but there's one thing that is (and probably always will be) a bigger deal: Pixar. Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' performed quite well in its opening weekend, but even the biggest zombie movie of all time couldn't keep pace with 'Monsters University.'

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Man of Steel' Soars to Number One

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by Jacob Hall June 16, 2013 @ 12:40 PM
Warner Bros.
After months of feverish anticipation and a marketing campaign that left everyone at ScreenCrush practically speechless, 'Man of Steel' has arrived (amidst a flurry of mixed reviews) and taken its place at the top of the box office chart. Although the latest Superman film broke June box office records, it's yet to be seen whether or not the film is truly prepared for the long road ahead.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Purge' Wipes Out 'The Internship'

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by Jacob Hall June 9, 2013 @ 11:57 AM
Universal
For the second week in a row, a David has taken down a Goliath. Last week, a little magician thriller handily derailed a Will Smith juggernaut and this week, the tiny horror film 'The Purge' took 'The Internship' down a peg or a dozen. We're one month in and this summer movie season has already given us plenty of surprises at the box office.