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Elvis Opens Even With Top Gun
Elvis Shares
Crown With
Top Gun
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Elvis Shares Crown With Top Gun

Films finish weekend in a virtual tie as bio pic tops expectations

(Newser) - Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic Elvis shook up theaters with an estimated $30.5 million in weekend ticket sales, but—in a box-office rarity—Elvis tied Top Gun: Maverick, which also reported $30.5 million, for No. 1 in theaters. Final figures Monday, once Sunday's grosses are tabulated,...

Lightyear Can't Catch Jurassic World
Lightyear Can't Catch
Jurassic World
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Lightyear Can't Catch Jurassic World

Animated film's opening is strong by pandemic standards

(Newser) - Lightyear did not go to infinity (or beyond) in its first weekend in theaters: Pixar's first major theatrical release since March 2020 blasted off with $51 million in its debut weekend in North America, according to studio estimates on Sunday. Not only did it open lower than expected, the...

Jurassic Sequel Rules Weekend
Jurassic Franchise Roars Back
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Jurassic Franchise Roars Back

'Top Gun: Maverick' slips a notch

(Newser) - Move over Maverick, the dinosaurs have arrived to claim their throne. Jurassic World: Dominion took a mighty bite out of the weekend box office with $143.4 million in North American ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Including earnings from international showings—the film opened in various markets last...

Top Gun Loses Little After Debut
Top Gun Loses Little After Debut
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Top Gun Loses Little After Debut

Blockbusters usually fall much more in second weekend

(Newser) - Top Gun: Maverick continued to soar in its second weekend, dropping just 32% from its opening with $86 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Paramount Pictures release, with Tom Cruise reprising his role from the 1986 original, is holding steadier than any film of its kind...

Cruise Posts Personal Best With Top Gun: Maverick
Top Gun: Maverick Sets
Tom Cruise Record
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Top Gun: Maverick Sets Tom Cruise Record

Ticket sales for opening weekend hit $124 million

(Newser) - Forget breaking the sound barrier: Tom Cruise just flew past a major career milestone. The 59-year-old superstar just had his first $100 million opening weekend with Top Gun: Maverick. In its first three days in North American theaters, the long-in-the-works sequel earned an estimated $124 million in ticket sales, Paramount...

Doctor Strange Wins Weekend Ahead of Top Gun
Doctor Strange Repeats,
but Top Gun Is Incoming
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Doctor Strange Repeats, but Top Gun Is Incoming

Tom Cruise film lands next weekend

(Newser) - Doctor Strange and his multiverse got to linger a little longer atop the weekend box office as Tom Cruise and Top Gun wait in the wings. Marvel's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was the top-earning film of the weekend for the third straight week, bringing in $31....

Doctor Strange Plunges but Stays on Top
Doctor Strange
Drops 68% but
Remains No. 1
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Doctor Strange Drops 68% but Remains No. 1

Film already ranks as the second biggest of the year

(Newser) - Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stayed on top of the box office charts during its second weekend in theaters, earning an additional $61 million from North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. With $688 million in global grosses, it's already one of the highest-grossing films of...

Doctor Strange 2 Has Year's Biggest Opening
Doctor Strange 2 Is
Twice as Big as Part 1
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Doctor Strange 2 Is Twice as Big as Part 1

December's Spider-Man may deserve part of the credit

(Newser) - The summer movie season is off to a blockbuster start thanks to Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. The superhero extravaganza grossed an estimated $185 million in ticket sales in its first weekend in US and Canadian theaters, the Walt Disney Co. said Sunday. Not only did it more...

The Bad Guys Repeats
Liam Neeson Film Can't
Catch The Bad Guys
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Liam Neeson Film Can't Catch The Bad Guys

'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' holds onto second place

(Newser) - The DreamWorks animated heist movie The Bad Guys was the top film in US and Canada theaters for the second straight weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, while the latest Liam Neeson thriller suggested the actor's particular set of skills may be wearing thin with audiences. The Bad Guys,...

'The Bad Guys' Leaves Nicolas Cage Behind
The Bad Guys Leaves
Nicolas Cage Behind
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The Bad Guys Leaves Nicolas Cage Behind

3 new releases compete at theaters

(Newser) - On an unusually crowded weekend at movie theaters that featured a pricey Viking epic and Nicolas Cage playing himself, DreamWorks Animation's The Bad Guys bested the field, signaling a continued resurgence for family moviegoing after a downturn during the pandemic. The Bad Guys, released by Universal Pictures, debuted with...

The Secrets of Dumbledore Sets a Low for the Franchise

Film is the third chapter in Harry Potter spinoff

(Newser) - Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore got off to a less than magical start in its first weekend in US and Canadian theaters. The third installment in the Harry Potter spinoff opened to $43 million in North America, according to studio estimates Sunday. It was enough to secure the top...

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Roars Past Ambulance
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 
Roars Past Ambulance
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Roars Past Ambulance

(Newser) - Sonic the Hedgehog 2 sped to the top of the charts in its opening weekend, earning $71 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Paramount's PG-rated sequel easily bested the weekend's other major newcomer, Michael Bay's Ambulance, which faltered in theaters, the AP reports. Sonic 2, which brings...

Morbius Opening Isn't Typical for Marvel
Morbius Opening
Isn't Typical for Marvel
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Morbius Opening Isn't Typical for Marvel

Jared Leto film wins weekend despite poor reviews

(Newser) - Sony Pictures' Marvel adaptation Morbius landed with dismal reviews but still managed to debut with $39.1 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. That was enough to easily hand the film, which stars Jared Leto as a vampire-transforming biochemist, the top spot at the box office—even...

Big Names Beat The Batman
Big Names Beat
The Batman
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Big Names Beat The Batman

Stars' chemistry helps 'The Lost City' Take No. 1

(Newser) - Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum led the action-adventure comedy throwback The Lost City to a $31 million debut in US and Canadian theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, dethroning The Batman from the No. 1 spot the superhero film had held for most of March. The Lost ...

The Batman Holds Steady at the Top
The Batman
Holds Steady
at the Top
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The Batman Holds Steady at the Top

Film beats expectations in topping $300M

(Newser) - The Batman is still going strong three weeks into its theatrical run, with a tight grip on the top spot at the box office. Robert Pattinson's debut as the Dark Knight earned an additional $36.8 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. It also slid past...

The Batman Reigns, but BTS Concert Is a Hit
The Batman
Reigns, but
BTS Concert
Is a Hit
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The Batman Reigns, but BTS Concert Is a Hit

Live broadcast of Seoul performance packs theaters

(Newser) - In its second weekend of release, Warner Bros.' The Batman easily remained the No. 1 movie in North American theaters with $66 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday, while a live BTS concert broadcast was one-day-only blockbuster. Matt Reeves' Caped Crusader reboot starring Robert Pattinson and...

The Batman Opens Strong Without Russia
The Batman Has
Strong Opening
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The Batman Has Strong Opening

Latest chapter still lags ' Spider-Man: No Way Home'

(Newser) - Batman has his fair share of pressures, from saving Gotham to saving movie theaters. And while they're both still decidedly works in progress, The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, managed to give a little glimmer of hope to both by grossing $128.5 million in North America, according to studio...

Tom Holland Stays No. 1 as Godfather Resurfaces
Uncharted
Stays No. 1
as Godfather
Reappears
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Uncharted Stays No. 1 as Godfather Reappears

New releases are few as industry anticipates 'The Batman'

(Newser) - For the eighth time in the last 2½ months, a movie starring Tom Holland is No. 1 at the box office. The Sony Pictures videogame adaptation Uncharted, starring Holland and Mark Wahlberg, led ticket sales for its second weekend of release with $23.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday....

Tom Holland's Next Film Opens on Top, Too
Tom Holland
Is Back
on Top
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Tom Holland Is Back on Top

'Uncharted,' based on a video game, follows 'Spider-Man'

(Newser) - Tom Holland might be without his Spider-Man suit in Uncharted, but his latest action-adventure film is still doing good business at the North American box office. The video game adaptation starring Holland and Mark Wahlberg is on its way to earning $51 million over the Presidents Day weekend, according to...

Death on the Nile Tops Rivals on a Distracted Weekend

Studios buy ad time during Super Bowl to push blockbusters

(Newser) - Hollywood's Super Bowl weekend largely fizzled with the muted debut of Kenneth Branagh's long-delayed Agatha Christie whodunit, Death on the Nile, a tepid reception for the Jennifer Lopez romantic-comedy Marry Me, and modest box-office bumps for Oscar nominees. Death on the Nile, Branagh's follow-up to the 2017...

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