In addition to destroying Valentine’s and Presidents Day weekend records, “Fifty Shades of Grey” has also become the second-highest February debut ever, behind “Passion of the Christ’s” $83.9 million opening in 2004.
Angelina Jolie scared up $69.4 million over the weekend for Disney’s “Maleficent,” trouncing the other new wide-release, Seth MacFarlane’s comic Western “A Million Ways to Die in the West.” The Universal comedy opened with $16.8 million.
After weathering a sea of controversy, “Noah” arrived in first place at the weekend box office.
“Les Miserables” sang its way to the top of the Christmas Day box office.
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” had a bountiful box office opening, earning $70.7 million in its first weekend to score the biggest debut of the year.
Tom Cruise is off to a good start for the new year with a second-straight No. 1 weekend at the box office.
Harry Potter has cast his biggest spell yet with a record-breaking first day at the box office for his final film. Distributor Warner Bros. reports that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ summoned up $92.1 million domestically on opening day Friday.
Harry Potter still has that magic touch — even before dawn.
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” has $97.5 million in the bank at the domestic box office since opening Tuesday night. Distributor Paramount estimated Saturday that the movie could top the holiday weekend records held by “Spider-Man 2″ and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.”
“Thor” nailed down the No. 1 spot at the box office again.
The summer-style blockbuster “Battle: Los Angles” performed like one at the box office, opening to a strong debut of $36 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The film stars Aaron Eckhart as a veteran soldier leading a platoon of Marines in combat against invading aliens.
The animated Paramount film featuring Johnny Depp as the voice of a Wild West chameleon sheriff rode into town with a $38 million debut, according to studio estimates released Sunday.