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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

“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

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

THE OSCAR NOMINEES

THE OSCAR NOMINEES

“La La Land” Tied an All-Time Record for the Most Oscar Nominations The Academy announced this year’s Oscar nominees yesterday, and the musical “La La Land” with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone led the way 14 nominations.  That ties the all-time record. The other movies to get 14 are “Titanic” in 1998 and “All About…MORE

“Star Wars 8” Tops a List of the Most Anticipated Movies of 2017

“Star Wars 8” Tops a List of the Most Anticipated Movies of 2017

RottenTomatoes.com surveyed hundreds of movie critics to determine the most anticipated movies of the year . . . even though your mother-in-law could’ve just TOLD them it was “Fifty Shades Darker”.  They crunched the numbers, and “Star Wars 8” came out on top, obviously.  The Top Five broke down like this:   “Star Wars: Episode…MORE

New in Theaters:  “London Has Fallen” and “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”

New in Theaters: “London Has Fallen” and “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”

1.  “London Has Fallen“  (R)  Trailer Gerard Butler returns as his secret service character from “Olympus Has Fallen”.  In this one, the President is attending the funeral of the British Prime Minister when five other world leaders are assassinated and the rest of their detail is killed. So he and the president go on the run, and…MORE

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