US Box Office: May 4 – 6, 2012

The Avengers made history at the US box office this weekend. The superhero ensemble, which sees Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Thor band together to put an end to Loki’s treacherous threat, grossed an astounding $207.4M in its opening weekend, giving it the biggest opening weekend of all time.

Think Like A Man dropped a place to two with $8.1M, while The Hunger Games Continue reading “US Box Office: May 4 – 6, 2012”

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US Box Office: April 27 – 29, 2011

Think Like A Man topped the US box office for a second week running. Screen Gems’ comedy-drama, starring Kevin Hart and Gabrille Union, pulled in another $18M, bringing its domestic total to a very impressive $60M, almost five times its production budget.

Aardman’s latest claymation Pirates! Band Of Misfits (titled Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists in the U.K.) landed in second place. The film, which Continue reading “US Box Office: April 27 – 29, 2011”

US Box Office: March 23 – 25, 2012

The Hunger Games – Lionsgate’s adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ much-loved novel – conquered the US box office with a staggering, and record-breaking, $155M. The sci-fi action crossover, which centers on an annual battle to the death, now boasts several impressive accolades.

Last week’s victor, the thoroughly enjoyable 21 Jump Street, dropped to second place with an estimated $21.3M, while Illumination Entertainment’s high scoring Continue reading “US Box Office: March 23 – 25, 2012”

US Box Office: March 9 – 11, 2012

The Lorax maintained its impressive lead at the US box office this weekend, grossing an estimated $39.1M. The animated take on Dr. Seuss beloved children’s novel has earned a tidy $121M in a mere ten days.

Disney’s new fantasy-adventure John Carter landed in second place, pulling in a modest $30.6M. The Andrew Stanton-directed tentpole, featuring the heroic protagonist of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom series of novels, divided critics but surpassed analysts expectations. Continue reading “US Box Office: March 9 – 11, 2012”

US Box Office: March 2 – 4, 2012

Surpassing studio and analyst expectations, The Lorax won the weekend with an astonishing $70.7M. The latest film – a new take on Dr. Seuss’ acclaimed children’s book – from emerging animation studio Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Hop), The Lorax, along with this week’s other top ten entries, showcased a particularly on-form box office.

The Lorax sought off stiff competition from the Todd Philips produced Project X. Debuting to the tune of $20.7M, the found-footage comedy proved a hit with Continue reading “US Box Office: March 2 – 4, 2012”

US Box Office: February 3 – 5, 2012

Chronicle soared to victory at the US box office this weekend, fending off competition from The Woman In Black and Big Miracle. Josh Trank’s low-budget superhero-come-found-footage film reaped the rewards of its terrific reviews to a very impressive £22M haul, edging out horror remake The Woman In Black ($21M) by the skin of its teeth.

Last week’s big hitter The Grey fell two places to three with $9.5M, while The Big Miracle, Universal’s whale weepy starring Drew Barrymore, drew a more than Continue reading “US Box Office: February 3 – 5, 2012”

US Box Office: January 13 – 15, 2011

Universal Pictures’ Contraband reigned supreme at the US box office this weekend. The modestly budgeted action-thriller starring Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale raked in an impressive $28.8M to nab the top stop.

A re-issued, 3D conversion of Beauty And The Beast proved popular with audiences, to the tune of $23.5M, while other new entry, the musical-comedy Joyful Noise, landed at four with a more than solid $13.8M.

Elsewhere, last week’s winner The Devil Inside ($9.2M) failed to entice audiences Continue reading “US Box Office: January 13 – 15, 2011”

US Box Office: January 6 – 8, 2011

Low-budget horror The Devil Inside emerged victorious at the US box office this weekend. The film, which earned scathing reviews from most critics, proved a commercial success to the tune of $34.5M.

Elsewhere, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol ($20.5M), Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows ($14.1M) and Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked ($9.5M) continued to pull in solid post-Christmas crowds, while The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo stayed strong ($11.4M), slowly improving its domestic take Continue reading “US Box Office: January 6 – 8, 2011”

US Box Office: December 30 – January 1, 2012

1. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – $29.6M

2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows – $21M

3. Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – $16.4M Continue reading “US Box Office: December 30 – January 1, 2012”

US Box Office: December 23 – 25, 2011

1. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – $29.5M

2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows – $20.3M

3. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – $12.8M Continue reading “US Box Office: December 23 – 25, 2011”