ARTICLES RELATING TO 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.

Iron Man beats Gatsby at box office

2013-05-13 08:04

Tony Stark's superpowers havr lifted blockbuster Iron Man 3 back to the top of movie charts in the United States and Canada, beating out a strong debut over the weekend for The Great Gatsby.

Iron Man 3 grabs $21.5m in China debut

2013-05-03 12:41

Iron Man 3 has earned $21.5m in itsopening day in China, beating the $18m haul that The Avengers took in over its first two days in China last year.

Iron Man rules world, Pain & Gain takes US

2013-04-29 08:21

Iron Man 3 was the heavy-lifter at overseas theatres with a debut that overshadowed a gang of mercenary bodybuilders.

G I Joe tops box office

2013-03-31 22:33

G I Joe: Retaliation deployed to the top spot at the box office after a nine-month delay.

Oz keeps magic spell at box office

2013-03-18 11:38

The movie Oz the Great and Powerful reigned over movie box offices in its second weekend, following up its strong debut.

DStv BoxOffice rental goes online

2013-03-04 16:11

MultiChoice has launched the official online version of its DStv BoxOffice movie rental service, which will also be available to non-DStv subscribers.

Jack slays the competition

2013-03-03 21:24

Action movie Jack the Giant Slayer has climbed to the top of movie box office charts in the US and Canada.

Identity Thief steals No 1 at box office

2013-02-11 09:57

Comedy Identity Thief, starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, has made a strong debut at the US box office, despite a snowstorm that buried much of the Northeast.

Hansel & Gretel tops box office

2013-01-28 09:47

A grown-up Hansel & Gretel have grabbed the weekend box office title, pulling in $19m in ticket sales with its reinvention of the classic fairy tale characters as fierce bounty hunters.

Skyfall becomes 14th film to reach $1bn

2013-01-02 14:08

James Bond film Skyfall has made over $1bn at the worldwide box office and is now one of the highest-grossing films ever made.

The Hobbit stays top for third week

2012-12-31 11:00

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey continues to rule them all at the box office, staying on top for a third-straight week and capping a record-setting $10.8 billion year in moviegoing.

The Hobbit beats off Tom Cruise

2012-12-24 09:37

Tiny hobbit Bilbo Baggins is running circles around some of the biggest names in Hollywood, holding off a box office challenge from Tom Cruise's latest action flick Jack Reacher.

Skyfall becomes UK's biggest ever film

2012-12-06 07:35

The latest James Bond movie Skyfall has smashed all British box office records to become the highest grossing movie ever, knocking Avatar from top spot.

 

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.

Iron Man 3 has 2nd biggest debut ever

2013-05-06 08:11

Iron Man 3 has had the second-biggest debut ever with a $175.3m opening weekend at the domestic box office, behind the $207.4m start last year for The Avengers.

Iron Man 3 beats The Avengers debut

2013-04-29 11:51

Iron Man 3 has exceeded expectations by earning $195.3m in just five days around the world, surpassing last year's opening weekend numbers for The Avengers.

Evil Dead slays box office in debut

2013-04-08 10:51

The reboot of the horror classic Evil Dead has slayed its rivals in its opening weekend, topping the North American box office with $26m in ticket sales.

The Croods covets crowd-pleasing $45m

2013-03-25 09:59

The caveman comedy The Croods left an indelible mark on the wall, opening at No 1 at the US box office, while White House-set action thriller Olympus Has Fallen with Gerard Butler came in second.

Oz bewitches box office with $80m debut

2013-03-11 09:27

Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful has topped the box office in the US, raking in more than $80m in its first weekend.

The Hobbit crosses $1bn landmark

2013-03-04 15:02

The first film in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy has surpassed the billion dollar mark at the worldwide box office - becoming only the 15th film in history to do so.

Bruce Willis' Die Hard scores $25m debut

2013-02-18 09:43

The fifth movie in the Bruce Willis Die Hard franchise has scored the biggest box office action over a US holiday weekend, beating out love story Safe Haven.

Warm Bodies heats up box office

2013-02-04 07:49

The love-struck zombies of Warm Bodies have swarmed the box office on Super Bowl weekend with a $20M opening.

Texas Chainsaw 3D hacks its way to No 1

2013-01-07 09:03

Horror sequel Texas Chainsaw 3D has chased tiny hobbit Bilbo Baggins out of the top spot at the US box office.

Skyfall sets £100m record in Britain

2013-01-02 08:10

The 23rd official Bond film Skyfall has breezed past Avatar to become the first movie ever to take £100m at the British box office.

Hollywood flush with 2012 billions

2012-12-27 13:04

The big deal for Hollywood is not the record $10.8bn that studios took in at US theatres in 2012. It's the fact that the number of tickets sold went up for the first time in three years.

Hobbit shatters December box office

2012-12-18 09:24

The first film in The Hobbit trilogy has raked in $223m at the global box office this weekend, achieving the highest-ever gross for a movie opening in the US in December.

Twilight, Skyfall remain top picks

2012-12-02 22:41

The movies Twilight and Skyfall maintain blockbuster pace to remain top picks for movie fans.

 
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