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“Maleficent 2” Didn’t Meet Expectations, But Still Won the Box Office

“Maleficent 2” Didn’t Meet Expectations, But Still Won the Box Office

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” performed well below expectations, but still managed to win the box office.  It earned $36 million.  The original“Maleficent”opened with almost twice that . . . $69.4 million . . . five years ago. “Joker” is still hanging in there at #2, while“Zombieland 2” opened in third place.  Here’s the Top 10 . . .…MORE

“Joker” Wasn’t a Fluke . . . It’s Still #1, and Made Another $55 Million

“Joker” Wasn’t a Fluke . . . It’s Still #1, and Made Another $55 Million

“Joker” was not a one-week wonder.  It made another $55 million over the weekend, and topped the box office for the second straight week. And if you’re a big box office nerd, you might want to know that it’s the “largest SECOND weekend” that a movie has ever had in October.  It surpassed “Gravity”, which made…MORE

“Abominable” Won the Box Office, “Judy” Opened in 7th

“Abominable” Won the Box Office, “Judy” Opened in 7th

The animated movie “Abominable” won the box office this weekend, with $20.1 million. “Judy”, starring RENEE ZELLWEGER as Judy Garland, opened in 7th, with $3.1 million.  But it only played 461 theaters, compared to 4,242 for “Abominable“.  Here’s the Top 10:   1.  NEW:  “Abominable”, $20.1 million.   2.  “Downton Abbey”, $14.5 million.  Up to $58.5…MORE

“Hustlers” Did Well, But Couldn’t Beat “It 2” at the Box Office

“Hustlers” Did Well, But Couldn’t Beat “It 2” at the Box Office

“It: Chapter Two” won the box office for the second straight week . . . banking another $40.7 million.  But “Hustlers” did well in its first week, with $33.2 million. The coming of age movie “The Goldfinch” bombed.  It only made $2.6 million, despite playing in more than 2,500 theaters.     Here’s this weekend’s Top 10:     1.  “It: Chapter…MORE

“It: Chapter Two” Was Really the Only Movie People Saw This Weekend

“It: Chapter Two” Was Really the Only Movie People Saw This Weekend

“It: Chapter Two” had a gigantic debut over the weekend, raking in $91 million at the box office.  It was easily #1 at the box office . . . in fact, it was basically the only movie people saw in theaters this weekend. Last week’s #1 “Angel Has Fallen” was second . . . but it only…MORE

THE OSCARS

THE OSCARS

“Green Book” won Best Picture at the Oscars last night, while RAMI MALEK won Best Actor for“Bohemian Rhapsody” and OLIVIA COLMAN won Best Actress for “The Favourite”.  ALFONSO CUARON won Best Director for “Roma”. LADY GAGA and SPIKE LEE both picked up their first Oscars.  Spike won for Best Adapted Screenplay for“BlacKkKlansman”, although he was also up…MORE

“Venom” Won the Box Office, but “A Star is Born” Had a Strong Second-Place Opening

“Venom” Won the Box Office, but “A Star is Born” Had a Strong Second-Place Opening

“Venom”crushed the record for an October opening, by debuting with $80 million this weekend.  The previous record-holder was “Gravity”, with $55.8 million.  Meanwhile, “A Star is Born” had a respectable second-place opening, with $41.3 million.  Here’s this weekend’s Top 10 . . . 1.  NEW:  “Venom”, $80 million. 2.  NEW:  “A Star is Born”, $41.3…MORE

Check Out All the Trailers That Premiered at Comic-Con

Check Out All the Trailers That Premiered at Comic-Con

Trailers that debuted at Comic-Con included “Aquaman”, “Shazam”, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”, “Glass”, and the new season of “The Walking Dead”. Here’s a rundown of all the important trailers that debuted during Comic-Con this weekend . . .   Movie Trailers: DC brought us “Aquaman“ and “Shazam“ . . . plus the streaming series “Titans”,…MORE

The 10 Most Shazamed Songs of All Time

The 10 Most Shazamed Songs of All Time

The music-identifying app Shazam released a list of ‘The 10 Most Shazamed Songs of All Time.’  So, these are the songs that are playing at the mall when you see people holding up their phones trying to figure out what they are.   Here’s the list, along with the number of times they’ve been tagged…MORE

New in Theaters: “Smurfs: The Lost Village” and “Going in Style”

New in Theaters: “Smurfs: The Lost Village” and “Going in Style”

1.  “Smurfs: The Lost Village“  (PG)  Trailer Smurfette joins Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty Smurf on a quest through the Forbidden Forest to find a lost Smurf village before Gargamel does.  Demi Lovato is the new voice of Smurfette and Rainn Wilson is Gargamel. The rest of the cast includes Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf, Jack McBrayer from “30…MORE

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