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Weekend B.O. Nov. 9-11 (Bond Rules The World)

  • By Sergio
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  • November 11, 2012 12:28 PM
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After 50 years on screen, James Bond can still pull them in. Skyfall grossed nearly $88 million this weeknd in its U.S. opening. It's far and away the biggest opening ever for a Bond film

UPDATE: Weekend B.O. Nov. 2-4 ('Ralph' And 'Flight' Above The Fray; 'Skyfall' slays overseas)

  • By Sergio
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  • November 4, 2012 12:32 PM
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First of all, keep in mind that, because of Hurricane Sandy, the box office totals for this weekend are somewhat lower overall. Having said that, not surprisingly, Disney's animated film Wreck-It-Ralph lead the field with $49 million. 

Weekend B.O. Oct. 26-28 ('Argo' Leads A Weak Field)

  • By Sergio
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  • October 28, 2012 12:28 PM
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Argo jumped ahead to the No.1 slot this weekend, in what was pretty much a weak weekend for films, grossing $12.3 million, for a total to date of almost $61 million.

Weekend B.O. Oct. 19-21 ('Cross' Doesn't Cut It, While 'Nowhere' And 'Argo' Stay Strong)

  • By Sergio
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  • October 21, 2012 12:41 PM
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Before we get to this weekend box office numbers, can I get something off my chest that’s been bothering me?

Weekend B.O. Oct. 12-14 ('Nowhere' Opens To Biggest Per Screen Average This Weekend)

  • By Sergio
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  • October 14, 2012 12:38 PM
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To start off with some good news, Ava DuVernay's Middle Of Nowhere opened to the biggest per screen average of any film currently in release.  But we'll get to that in just a moment.

Weekend B.O. Oct. 5-7 ('Taken' Does It Again and 'The Avengers' Calls It A Day)

  • By Sergio
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  • October 7, 2012 12:39 PM
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The first Taken movie was a genuine where-did-that-come-from? sleeper hit in 2009. The film, financed and produced by Luc Besson’s French based Europa Corp, had opened overseas months earlier and grossed a respectable $80 million by the time it was finally released in the U.S. in January 2009.

Weekend B.O. Sept.28-30 ('Transylvania' Rises To the Top; 'Back Down' Flunks Very Badly)

  • By Sergio
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  • September 30, 2012 12:36 PM
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Not surprisingly, the Sony animated film Hotel Transylvania did extremely well this weekend. But then again, almost all animated films, especially those voiced by big name stars, tend to do well at the box office. Parents need something to take their kids to, no matter how mediocre.

Weekend B.O. Sept. 21-23 (A Middling Week)

  • By Sergio
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  • September 23, 2012 12:29 PM
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It was a pretty middling weekend, with one sleeper hit standing out. The Jennifer Lawrence suspense thriller The House at the End of the Street was No.1 this weekend, although people were expecting a better result due to her huge box office sucess in The Hunger Games.

Weekend B.O. Sept. 14-16 (The Two Paul Andersons Double Punch)

  • By Sergio
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  • September 16, 2012 12:36 PM
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The major box office news this weekend is that it pays to be a director if your name is Paul Anderson.

Box Office: Newbie 'Detropia' Strong, While Oldies ('Sparkle,' 'Madea,' Others) A Mixed Bag

  • By Courtney
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  • September 9, 2012 2:09 PM
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Of note this weekend, with respect to new films with people of Africa descent at the center of their narratives, the independently-released documentary, Detropia, which opened on just 1 screen in New York City (at IFC Center), grossed $18,400. Look for announcements of cities it'll expand to for next weekend.