weekend box office
On this Oscar weekend, the erotic drama earned an estimated $23-million, giving it another first-place win at multiplexes.
With advance ticket sales through the roof, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ ran away with the box-office crown for Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day weekend.
The new animated comedy sequel, ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Fish Out of Water,’ opened to an estimated weekend total of $56-million.
The runaway hit, American Sniper, made it three weekends in a row in first place at the box office by earning an estimated $32-million, setting a record for Super Bowl Weekend.
Oscar-nominated American Sniper hit its target for a second weekend in a row, earning an estimated $64-million and remaining in first place at the box office.
The Oscar-nominated, Clint Eastwood-directed combat drama starring Bradley Cooper earned an estimated, whopping $90-million on its first weekend.
Taken 3, the action-thriller sequel starring Liam Neeson, finished first at the box office by earning an estimated $40-million on its weekend debut.
Middle-earth continues beckoning moviegoers.
The sequel, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, made it two weekends in a row on top by nailing another first-place finish at the box office, this time earning an estimated $41-million.
The third and final installment, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, easily led the way, earning an estimated $56-million on its debut weekend.
The science fiction sequel, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, made it three weeks in a row in first place, earning an estimated $22-million on its third weekend of release.
The dystopian fantasy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, remained the box office leader for a second weekend in a row.
The comedy sequel starring returnees Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels earned an estimated $38-million, giving its weekend debut a first-place finish.
The animated adventure ‘Big Hero 6′ finished first by earning an estimated $56-million on its debut weekend.
In a nose-to-nose finish, Nightcrawler, the thriller with Jake Gyllenhaal, eked out a first-place finish over the horror thriller, Ouija, which was last weekend’s leader.