Hotel Transylvania 2 Flaps to September Record

Leave it to an undead hotel manager to inject a little life into the September box office. Dracula and all his comi-creepy cohorts from Hotel Transylvania 2 siphoned an estimated $47.5 million out of moviegoers this weekend—enough entertainment lifeblood to claim a box office win and notch an earnings record for the month of September. […]

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The Perfect Guy in a Predictable Spot

The weekend’s box office showdown pitted a predictable thriller against the newest effort from M. Night Shyamalan, the one-time cinematic prince of unpredictability. And who won? Well, let’s just say the results were … predictable. The Perfect Guy stalked into the No. 1 slot, becoming the third straight movie with a predominantly black cast to […]

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Compton Triumphs Over Sinister Hitman

The rap biopic Straight Outta Compton laid the beat down on its competition for the second straight week, Easy-E’ing into the top box office spot with an estimated Ice Cube-cold $26.8 million. Compton has already snatched $111.5 million in two weekends of work, and that’s nothing to spit at. Granted, Compton’s win came during a […]

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Straight Outta Compton Goes Straight to the Top

Straight Outta Compton, a biopic about the controversial and influential rap act N.W.A., busted through the box office noise and climbed to the top, banking a pretty phenomenal $56.1 million. It crushed the rest of its competitors, earning more than the rest of the Top Five combined. Bad rap? Well, the movie certainly didn’t wow […]

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Impossible Franchise Refuses to Take Vacation

Mission: impossible? When it comes to collecting cash from weekend moviegoers, call it mission: inevitable. Riding Tom Cruise’s seemingly eternally young coattails, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation grabbed hold of the speeding box office and held on for dear life as the thing rose into the clear, blue air. Cruise’s latest turn as superspy Ethan […]

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Ant-Man Makes Large(ish) Splash

Superheroes don’t get much smaller than Ant-Man. But the guy still made a big impact. Like one of those six-legged critters that can lift lemons over their waving antennae, Ant-Man hoisted an estimated $58 million and skittered away with it, all the way back to Disney’s increasingly palatial offices. Granted, Ant-Man’s opening gross fell a […]

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Minions Bag Jurassic World

At the beginning of the movie Minions, our capsule-shaped protagonists accidentally dispatch their first boss ever—the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex, king of the dinosaurs. And now, it seems, fictional animated history repeats itself. Universal’s Minions rumbled to a phenomenal $115.2 million estimated weekend, chucking Jurassic World into the pool of box office-afterthought lava. It nearly set […]

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