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“Yes Man” lands in first place at the Box Office

Jim Carrey won the battle of the superstars at the Box Office this weekend. Carrey’s comedy, “Yes Man” debuted as the most popular movie in the country, beating out Will Smith’s new melodrama, “Seven Pounds.” Both films opened last Friday. “Yes Man” managed to ring up an estimated $18 million at theaters across the nation. Not a great opening for a Carrey flick. Some analysts blame the similarities between this film and Carrey’s comedy hit, “Liar Liar.” Other film industry watchers say the bad weather is the reason Box Office... Read More →

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Remake of sci-fi classic scores big at the Box Office

A new remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic, “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” shook up the Box Office this weekend. “The Day the Earth Stood Still” got less than stellar reviews, but moviegoers flocked to the film anyway, allowing it to rack up an estimated $31 million to become the number one flick in the country. An impressive debut for this version of “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” Far behind in second place, “Four Christmases” took in around $13 million. The romantic comedy held down the number one spot for two... Read More →

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Reese & Vince still hot at the Box Office

Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaugh are on a roll. Their romantic comedy movie, “Four Christmases,” is  number one at the Box Office for the second straight weekend. Moviegoers apparently are looking for laughs and romance wrapped up in the spirit of the holidays. “Four Christmases” earned an estimated $18 million this weekend, which brings the film’s domestic total to around $70 million. “Four Christmases” had a production budget in the $80 million range.  In second place, the teen vampire romance picture, “Twilight,” with an estimated $13 million, followed... Read More →

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“Four Christmases” wins the race at the holiday box office

Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has quite a bit to smile about this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Witherspoon stars with Vince Vaughn in the new romantic comedy, “Four Christmases” and it’s the number one movie in the country. Witherspoon won the best actress Oscar in 2006 for playing June Carter in “Walk the Line.” Nevertheless, the actress knows her way around a chick flick. The Tennessee native’s breakout film was the 2001 comedy, “Legally Blonde.”  The next year, she had another hit with the romantic comedy, “Sweet Home Alabama.” Witherspoon’s... Read More →

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“Twilight” lights up the Box Office

Google Image — Cast of “Twilight”   The vampire flick “Twilight” took a huge bite out of the Box Office over the weekend to become the number one film in the country. “Twilight” had an incredible debut with a haul of $70 million. The film version of Stephanie Meyer’s best selling teen vampire romance novel, “Twilight,” had eager moviegoers lining up at theaters nationwide for midnight screenings on Thursday. “Twilight” got off to a fast start, racking up $7 million from those midnight shows and close to $36 million on Friday.  Fans of the... Read More →

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James Bond kills the competition at the Box Office

Daniel Craig stars in “Quantum of Solace” The economy is in the dumps, but folks are still shelling out money to be entertained at the movies. This past weekend the new James Bond flick, “Quantum of Solace,” blew away the competition with an estimated $70.4 million debut;grabbing the number one spot and the best opening ever for a 007 film. Also, this is another victory for the blue-eyed blond actor Daniel Craig who was a controversial choice for the lead role in the 2006 hit, “Casino Royale.” There’s a pretty good chance Craig is going to be... Read More →

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Top five at the Box Office

  “Madagascar:Escape 2 Africa” # 1 at the Box Office Moviegoers were on the hunt for light fun and laughter over the weekend, which helped the sequel to the animated film “Madagascar” capture one of the biggest openings ever. “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” debuted in first place with $63.1 million. Earlier this year, “Wall-E” grabbed the title of this year’s best opening for an animated flick with $63 million. The “Madagascar” sequel now has bragging rights to that title. Also, this robust Box Office is a nice kick off for the much anticipated holiday movie season. In second place, another new film, the... Read More →

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“Beverly Hills Chihuahua” top dogg again

  The Disney comedy about a pampered talking dog beat back a lot of competition to hold onto the number one spot at the box office. “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” woofed up an estimated $17.5 million over the weekend to remain the top film in the U.S.  In two weeks, the doggie comedy has earned around $52.5 million. There is speculation that after the ghastly week of bad economic news and the Wall Street meltdown, movegoers were looking to escape by seeking out light entertainment. In second place the fright film, “Quarantine,” which... Read More →

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Top five at the Box Office

  A film featuring a pampered, talking chihuahua was top dog at the box office this past weekend. “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” barked up an estimated $29 million to become the number one movie in the country. The Disney comedy features celebrity voices like Drew Barrymore as the chihuahua Chloe who gets lost in Mexico and must find her way back home. Other stars lending their voices to the film include Andy Garcia, George Lopez, and Edward James Olmos. While some critics panned this film as too crass and materialistic, many moviegoers liked the... Read More →

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Top five at the box office

Frances McDormand  At the top of the box office this past weekend, “Burn After Reading,” a dark comedy by Ethan and Joel Coen. The film debuted with an estimated $19.4 million. The star-studded cast includes, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, and John Malkovich. Tyler Perry In second place, “Tyler Perry’s the Family that Preys” racked up an estimated $18 million on its first weekend on the Big Screen. Written and directed by the very successful Tyler Perry who had another film out earlier this year. “Meet the Browns” was written and directed... Read More →

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“Tropic Thunder” & “The Dark Knight” Box Office winners

Movegoers buying tickets at a theater in Burbank. The Box Office is losing some of its heat as the summer draws to a close. Ticket buying was slow over the long Labor Day weekend, but there were still a couple of clear cut winners. “Tropic Thunder” held onto the number one spot for the third week in a row with an estimated haul of $14.3 million. That brings the adult comedy’s total to $86.8 million. The other big winner was “The Dark Knight,” which became only the second movie in history to... Read More →

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“Tropic Thunder” rolls by “The Dark Knight”

After four weeks of riding high as the number one film in the country, “The Dark Knight” got bumped down a notch over the weekend. The new adult comedy “Tropic Thunder” debuted in first place with an estimated $26 million. It opened on Wednesday, so those additional screenings lifted the comedy’s total to about $37 million. The Batman sequel rang up around $16.8 million bringing its total to $471.5 million. The new earnings should move “The Dark Knight” into the number two spot on the list of top box office champs, right behind the mighty... Read More →

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Top Five at the Box Office

  “The Dark Knight” continues its record-breaking romp at the box office. For the third straight week, the Batman sequel is the number one film in the country with $42.6 million. On Monday, “The Dark Knight” leaped over the $400 million mark in only 18 days — the fastest any movie has reached that level. The last holder of that record, “Shrek 2,” took 43 days to get to that point.  Meanwhile, the third installment of the Mummy series, “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” starring Brendan Fraser debuted with $40.4... Read More →

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Top Five at the Box Office

No joke.  “The Dark Knight” has leaped over the $300 million mark without slowing down one bit. “The Dark Knight” continued to break-records and dominate the domestic box office over the weekend. The Batman sequel grabbed the title of best second weekend ever with a $75.6 million haul to hold onto the number one spot at the box office.  That pushed the film’s domestic total to $314.2 million and the superhero flick is still going strong. “The Dark Knight” crossed the $300 million mark in 10 days beating the 2006 record set by “Pirates of the... Read More →

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“The Dark Knight”: mo’ money, ticket deals & Bale’s arrest

“The Dark Knight” continues to surpass expectations. On Monday, the Batman sequel’s record-breaking domestic weekend box office got bumped up from $155 million to a mighty $158.3 million. “The Dark Knight” is racking up other records as well to go along with the biggest opening ever for a three-day weekend. Also on Monday, the film earned $24.6 million — that’s the best gross ever for a non-holiday Monday. “The Dark Knight” broke through the $200 million barrier on Tuesday and rung-up more than $18 million for screenings yesterday.... Read More →

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The Dark Knight rolls into history

Google Image “The Dark Knight” is the new king of the box office. The Batman sequel became the event movie to see this weekend. The film rolled right over the competition for a money haul estimated at a staggering $155.4 million for the highest weekend opening ever. “The Dark Knight” snatched the title from the previous winner, “Spider-Man 3” which opened at $151.1 million in May 2007. More later on “The Dark Knight” and the weekend box office.  

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The Dark Knight – A Record Breaker!

Google Image   The first day out of the gate, the new Batman movie exploded and raced into the record books. “The Dark Knight” opened yesterday and Warner Bros. says the film earned an estimated $66.4 million. That’s a new single-day box office record! Another film headlined by a comic book crusader, “Spider-Man 3” set the previous record of $59. 8 million, last year. “The Dark Knight” has a good chance of crashing through some other records as well this weekend. The demand for this film... Read More →

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Bat Fever!

Google Image The new Batman movie, “The Dark Knight,” starring Christian Bale opens today and it has all the makings of a box office mega-hit. Interest in this follow-up to “Batman Begins” has been running high for months. Then the untimely death of actor Heath Ledger in January at the age of 28 ramped up interest even more. Ledger reportedly gives a powerful performance as Batman nemesis, The Joker. News stories are coming out today about huge advance ticket sales and long lines at early morning screenings of “The Dark... Read More →

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Hellboy II burns rubber on the competition at the box office

Google Images A really hot time at the movie theaters this weekend for some films. At the top of the list, a weird red demon/superhero with a surly attitude played by Ron Perlman. The number one movie in the U.S. is “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” with an estimated haul of $35.9 million. Will Smith’s “Hancock” came in second with $33 million, followed by the new 3-D version of “Journey to the Center of the Earth” with $20.6 million and starring Brendan... Read More →

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Will Smith dusts competition in the July 4th box office race

  Google Image Will Smith’s new anti-superhero flick, “Hancock,” made a killing during the long 4th of July holiday weekend easily grabbing the number one spot at the box office. “Hancock” pulled in an estimated $107.3 million over the five and a half days. That’s the third biggest July opener and Smith’s eighth film in a row to open Stateside as number one. The brother is on a serious roll! The animated feature”Wall-E” took the number two spot, followed by the comic book inspired actioner “Wanted” in third... Read More →

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July 4th holiday weekend movie fans head to the theaters

Moviegoers line up to buy tickets in Burbank. The theaters are packed this July 4th holiday weekend and many folks are buying tickets to see Will Smith as an irreverent superhero in “Hancock.” The film has received mostly negative reviews, but Smith still owns the July 4th weekend. In its first three days , “Hancock” has raked in $60.1 million dollars at the box office. That total includes Tuesday previews, along with Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday receipts. That haul is ahead of the two “Men in Black” film... Read More →

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