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The Hobbit goes out on top at the box office

2014-12-22 11:12

While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a movie going truism: Hobbits sell.

Big Hero 6 has box office superpowers

2014-11-10 11:29

Animated comedy Big Hero 6 has proved to have superpowers in the weekend battle for the box office.

Spirits move Ouija to No 1 at the box office

2014-10-27 10:28

The spirits have moved Ouija to No 1 at the box office, with the board-game adaption leading the weekend with a $20m debut.

Transformers holds number 1 spot at the box office

2014-07-07 08:49

The Fourth of July went off like a dud at the box office, as Transformers: Age of Extinction led the weakest summer holiday weekend in at least a decade.

The Fault in Our Stars tops Tom Cruise at box office

2014-06-09 12:52

In a box-office battle that pitted young versus old, teenage romance The Fault in Our Stars easily bested the time-shifting Tom Cruise action film Edge of Tomorrow.

Raunchy adult comedy Neighbors knocks Spider-Man from top of box office

2014-05-12 11:31

Raunchy adult comedy Neighbors, starring Seth Rogen as a family man who lives next to a frat house, kicked superhero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from the top of the box office.

Captain America sets new box office record

2014-04-07 09:34

Captain America: The Winter Soldier has set a record as the biggest domestic April release ever.

Divergent pulls away from box-office rivals

2014-03-24 17:00

Sci-fi thriller Divergent pulled apart from rivals at the North American box office in its first weekend.

Lego Movie blocks RoboCop

2014-02-17 18:00

The Lego Movie built a huge lead on top of the weekend's new releases at the box office.

Hobbit towers over competition at box office

2013-12-17 11:12

The latest installment of the Tolkien epic series, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, is dominating the top of the box office with a $73.7m opening weekend.

Kidnap thriller tops box office

2013-09-23 11:00

The more adult-oriented movie season got off to a strong start over the weekend, as the Hugh Jackman kidnapping drama Prisoners opened with a box office-leading $21.4m.

The Wolverine claws past ghosts

2013-07-29 07:53

The Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman as Marvel Comics' sharp-clawed superhero, has slashed its way to $55m in ticket sales at the weekend box office.

The Heat burns White House Down

2013-07-01 14:24

A female buddy-cop starring Sandra Bullock has brought The Heat against Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx at the box office, while Pixar's Monsters University remains top.

Man of Steel soars with $116m debut

2013-06-18 11:04

Superman blockbuster Man of Steel has claimed top spot at the US box office, scoring a $116.6m opening despite mixed reviews.

Will Smith's 'rotten' After Earth a flop

2013-06-04 13:16

With a poor opening for futuristic action-adventure After Earth, is Will Smith's reign as Mr Bankable Box Office over?

Iron Man 3 now 5th highest grossing movie

2013-05-29 14:46

Iron Man 3 has become the fifth highest grossing film of all time after making $1.14bn in just one month.

Fast & Furious 6 races past Hangover 3

2013-05-27 13:10

Fast & Furious 6 has raced past The Hangover Part III taking the No 1 position at the Memorial Day holiday weekend box office with $98.5m.

 

These were the 10 most watched movies in South Africa this year!

2014-12-19 14:30

It was an exciting year in cinema. Sequels, animations and superheroes reigned supreme. These are the top 10 movies South Africans loved!

Nightcrawler and Ouija tie at the box office

2014-11-03 14:40

In a scary close finish, the Jake Gyllenhaal crime thriller Nightcrawler and the board-game adaptation Ouija tied for first at the box office.

Gone Girl tops box office for second weekend

2014-10-13 07:31

Gone Girl defeats Dracula Untold to spend another weekend atop the box office.

Guardians of the Galaxy tops box office for fourth weekend

2014-09-08 13:46

Guardians of the Galaxy has arrived in first place at the box office for a fourth weekend with $10.2m, according to studio estimates.

Guardians of the Galaxy skyrockets to top of box office

2014-08-25 16:30

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, the critically acclaimed science-fiction superhero romp, has skyrocketed to the top spot at the box office.

Ninja Turtles in box office romp

2014-08-11 16:00

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles romped to the top of the US box office, dethroning Guardians of the Galaxy.

Brain beats brawn at the box office this weekend!

2014-07-28 16:00

Luc Besson's Lucy proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of Hercules at the box office on the weekend.

Godzilla crushes the box office

2014-05-20 14:54

The latest remake of classic monster flick Godzilla stormed to the top of the box office.

Spider-Man 2 swings in at number 1

2014-05-05 11:01

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 debuted with $92m. It was a solid opening for Sony's Columbia Pictures.

You'll never guess which movie drowned the competition at the box office this weekend!

2014-03-31 09:23

After weathering a sea of controversy, this biblical epic starring Russell Crowe in the titular role opened with $44m, according to studio estimates.

Mr Peabody is top dog at the box office

2014-03-17 10:22

Chasing down the top spot at the box office after debuting at No. 2 last week, Mr. Peabody & Sherman took the lead in its second weekend.

Lego Movie is number 1 for third weekend

2014-02-24 16:30

Action-packed new releases couldn't stack up to 3D hit The Lego Movie, which took the No 1 slot in its third weekend at the box office.

Ride Along steers into first place at the box office

2014-01-20 11:09

Police comedy Ride Along made its debut at the top of the box office.

Gravity tops box office for 3rd week

2013-10-21 08:29

With $31m over the weekend according to studio estimates, Gravity has topped the box office for the third straight week, cementing its status as the juggernaut of the fall movie-going season.

Oprah beats the One Direction boys

2013-09-03 13:13

Lee Daniels' The Butler has regained the top slot at the North American box office over the US holiday weekend, according to preliminary figures.

Lone Ranger a $190m loss for Disney

2013-07-10 08:18

Disney could stand to lose a mammoth $190m on its new film The Lone Ranger because it has significantly underperformed around the world since its release.

Monsters University opens at top of class

2013-06-24 08:03

Monsters University - a prequel to Pixar's 2001 hit Monsters, Inc - has buried Brad Pitt zombie flick World War Z and took the top spot at the US box office.

The Purge scares up $36.4m at box office

2013-06-10 09:42

Ethan Hawke thriller The Purge has topped the weekend box office with a shocking $36.4m, according to studio estimates.

Fast 6 hangs onto box office No 1 spot

2013-06-03 08:01

With its supercharged muscle cars, Fast & Furious 6 has raced to first place at the box office for the second consecutive weekend.

Fast 6 obliterates box-office record

2013-05-29 09:11

Souped-up franchise Fast & Furious 6 has driven a record-breaking US holiday weekend box-office haul - and delivered a turbo-charged performance overseas too.

Star Trek knocks Iron Man 3 off No 1

2013-05-20 13:44

Star Trek: Into Darkness has warped its way to a $70.6m launch in the US, though it's not setting any light-speed records with a debut that's lower than the studio's expectations.

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