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Wakanda Plunges but Stays No. 1
Wakanda
Swamps
Newcomers
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Wakanda Swamps Newcomers

'She Said' has positive reviews but a rough opening

(Newser) - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever extended its box office reign in its second week of release with $67 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, while She Said, about the journalistic investigation of Harvey Weinstein, struggled in wide release. After its $180 million launch, Ryan Coogler'...

Black Panther Sequel Posts Big Opening
Black Panther Sequel
Posts Big Opening
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Black Panther Sequel Posts Big Opening

'Wakanda Forever' records strong first day

(Newser) - The box office roared back to life over the weekend with the long-awaited release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The Marvel sequel earned $180 million in ticket sales from more than 4,396 theaters in the US and Canada, according to estimates from the Walt Disney Co. on Sunday, making...

Black Adam Wins in Lull Ahead of Black Panther
Black Adam Wins in Lull
Ahead of Black Panther
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Black Adam Wins in Lull Ahead of Black Panther

Industry expects major opening Thursday

(Newser) - On a quiet weekend in movie theaters before the upcoming release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Warner Bros.' Black Adam topped the box office for the third straight weekend with $18.5 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Black Adam, Dwayne Johnson's bid to launch...

Black Adam Easily Tops Ticket to Paradise
Superheroes Keep
Romance at Bay
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Superheroes Keep Romance at Bay

Horror films follow, setting the stage for Halloween

(Newser) - Black Adam, the Dwayne Johnson-fronted DC superhero film, kept its hold on the No. 1 spot at the North American box office in its second weekend in theaters. Down 59% from its launch and facing little new competition, Black Adam added $27.7 million in ticket sales, bringing its domestic...

Black Adam Surpasses Big-Name Rom-Com
Poor Reviews
Don't Slow
Black Adam
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Poor Reviews Don't Slow Black Adam

'Ticket to Paradise' does better than recent rom-coms

(Newser) - Warner Bros.' Black Adam opened with an estimated $67 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, handing Dwayne Johnson his biggest box-office weekend as a leading man and launching the DC Comics character he spent a decade bringing to the big screen. Black Adam was a $200 million bid to...

Streaming Halloween Ends Tops Field at Theaters
Halloween Ends
Revives
Debate on
Streaming

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Halloween Ends Revives Debate on Streaming

Results show audience prefers theaters, analyst says

(Newser) - No matter how you look at the numbers, Halloween Ends had a good opening weekend. Touted as the final showdown between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, the slasher pic earned $41.3 million in ticket sales from 3,901 theaters in North America, according to studio estimates Sunday. It's...

Creepy Smile Repeats
New Releases Can't Touch Smile
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New Releases Can't Touch Smile

'Amsterdam' and 'Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile' don't do much

(Newser) - David O. Russell's star-studded 1930s mystery Amsterdam flopped, and the children's book adaptation Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile debuted softly, allowing the horror thriller Smile to repeat atop the box office in US and Canada theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. Neither new release caught fire with moviegoers, the AP...

Smile Tops Pioneering Rom-Com
October
Opens With
Horror Film
on Top
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October Opens With Horror Film on Top

'Smile' easily defeats ' Bros' in its debut

(Newser) - Moviegoing audiences chose the horror movie over the romantic comedy to kick off the month of October. Paramount's Smile topped the North American charts with $22 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday, leaving Billy Eichner's rom-com Bros in the dust. Universal's Bros launched with...

Don't Worry Darling Audience Sees What the Fuss Is About

Olivia Wilde's film tops weekend, though it's less than a hit

(Newser) - After off-screen drama threatened to consume Olivia Wilde's Don't Worry Darling, the Warner Bros. release opened No. 1 at the box office, debuting with $19.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, Don't Worry Darling was engulfed by...

The Woman King Reigns in Debut
The Woman King
Easily Defeats
a Crowded Field
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The Woman King Easily Defeats a Crowded Field

Several films debut over a slow weekend

(Newser) - The Viola Davis-led action epic The Woman King easily conquered the North American box office in its first weekend in theaters, against a crowded market of new releases. The film, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, surpassed expectations and earned $19 million in ticket sales, according to estimates from Sony on Sunday....

Unconventional Horror Film Wins Weekend
Unconventional
Horror Film
Wins Weekend
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Unconventional Horror Film Wins Weekend

Hindi-language fantasy finishes second on far fewer screens

(Newser) - The horror film Barbarian won the weekend by bringing in $10 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, as the late-summer doldrums at the box office persisted. Director Zach Cregger's debut from Disney's 20th Century Studios premiered at San Diego Comic-Con in July and opened Friday on 2,340...

Spider-Man Wins Weekend in Rerelease
Spider-Man
Returns to Top
With New Footage
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Spider-Man Returns to Top With New Footage

Film industry celebrates success of $3 promotion

(Newser) - Spider-Man: No Way Home has swung back on top of the box office during a holiday weekend where American theaters aimed to lure moviegoers with discounted $3 tickets. The first National Cinema Day nationwide promotion appeared to work with the highest-attended day of the year, drawing an estimated 8.1...

The Invitation Leads Weak Performers
Inexpensive Horror Film
Tops Bullet Train
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Inexpensive Horror Film Tops Bullet Train

The Invitation opens to $7M after costing $10M to make

(Newser) - The horror film The Invitation needed just $7 million to finish at the top of the weakest weekend of the summer at the North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. Directed and co-written by Jessica M. Thompson and starring Game of Thrones actor Nathalie Emmanuel, The Invitation tells...

Dragon Ball Super Holds Off Beast
Dragon Ball Super
Tops Idris Elba Film
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Dragon Ball Super Tops Idris Elba Film

Actor has another one opening next weekend

(Newser) - Idris Elba may go head-to-head with a lion in Beast, but the action flick was no match for the latest Dragon Ball movie at the North American box office this weekend. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero topped the charts in its first weekend in theaters, with $20.1 million in...

Bullet Train Keeps Its Lead
Bullet Train Keeps Its Lead
NEW RELEASE

Bullet Train Keeps Its Lead

'Maverick' bounces back to third place on a slow weekend

(Newser) - The Brad Pitt action film Bullet Train led all movies in ticket sales for a second straight weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, while a quiet spell in theaters and incredible staying power allowed Top Gun: Maverick to rocket back into third place in its 12th week of release. After...

Brad Pitt's Bullet Train Has Solid but Unspectacular Debut
Reviews Don't Help Bullet Train
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Reviews Don't Help Bullet Train

Brad Pitt film has solid but unspectacular debut

(Newser) - The stylized action romp Bullet Train, starring Brad Pitt, arrived with a $30.1 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, as the last big movie of Hollywood's summer recovery landed in theaters. The film's debut for Sony Pictures was solid but unspectacular for a movie that...

Super-Pets Edges Nope
Nope Falls to
Super-Pets
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Nope Falls to Super-Pets

Theaters begin to experience summer slowdown

(Newser) - The summer box office showed signs of slowing down this weekend, as the animated DC League of Super-Pets opened in theaters across North America. The superhero spinoff about Superman's dog earned $23 million from 4,314 locations, according to studio estimates Sunday. Though slightly less than expected, it was...

Nope Replaces Thor in Top Spot
Nope Replaces
Thor in
Top Spot
box office

Nope Replaces Thor in Top Spot

Reviews are positive about Jordan Peele thriller

(Newser) - The UFO thriller Nope topped the North American charts in its first weekend in theaters with an estimated $44 million in ticket sales, Universal Pictures said Sunday. Though it doesn't come close to the $71 million debut of Us, it is still significantly impressive for an original, R-rated film—...

Thor Survives Major Fall
Thor Survives Major Fall
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Thor Survives Major Fall

Dropoff is big but similar to those of other Disney superhero films

(Newser) - The Marvel sequel Thor: Love & Thunder dropped a hefty 68% in its second weekend of release but still held the top spot at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday, while the bestseller adaptation Where the Crawdads Sing debuted with a better-than-expected $17 million. Taika Waititi's Love ...

Thor: Love and Thunder Has Franchise's Biggest Debut
Thor: Love and Thunder Has
Franchise's Biggest Debut
box office

Thor: Love and Thunder Has Franchise's Biggest Debut

Marvel hit still trails its Doctor Strange

(Newser) - Four movies in, Thor is still bringing the hammer down at the box office. Thor: Love and Thunder earned $143 million in its opening weekend in North America, according to studio estimates Sunday. It's a franchise best for the god of thunder and another success story of the summer...

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