weekend box office
PA4 finished in first place at the Box Office by earning an estimated $30-million on its debut weekend.
The action-thriller sequel, starring Liam Neeson, earned an estimated $50 million and a strong first-place finish on its initial weekend.
New releases attempted to pump a little life into the recently dismal box office as the top spots went to movies making their debut.
The new horror-sci-fi action thriller, ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’, finished first by taking in $21 million in its first weekend.
Like the final weekend of summer, the first weekend of fall was soft at the box office, to say the least. The result was the first weekend in four years in which no movie earned as much as $10 million.
With Labor Day weekend marking the end of the summer movie season, traffic at the nation’s multiplexes was even slower than was traditionally expected.
With the summer movie season winding down on August’s fourth weekend, the box office was characteristically weak, as holdover films dominated the marketplace.
The Dark Knight Rises, that is, the Batman-thriller sequel, took first place at the summer box office for the third straight weekend. It earned an estimated $36-million.
‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’, the fourth entry in the popular animated franchise, earned an estimated and impressive $46-million in its debut, giving it an uncontested first-place finish.
The franchise reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man, with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, which opened on Tuesday, finished first at the box office on its first weekend of release, earning an estimated $66 million and pushing its six-day total over the $140 million mark.
It was certainly a unique weekend at movie theaters, with a trash-talking teddy bear and male strippers lighting up the box office to the tune of nearly $100 million.
Brave, the feminist fantasy set in medieval Scotland, earned an estimated $67-million in its debut for a runaway first-place finish.
The animated threequel, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, finished first at the box office, earning an estimated $60-million on its debut weekend.
‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, the fairytale thriller starring Charlize Theron and Kristin Stewart, totaled an estimated $56 million on its debut weekend, earning it a first-place box office finish.
The superheroes thriller finished in first place for a third straight weekend, earning another $55 million, bringing its cumulative total over the $450 million mark.