Impossible Franchise Refuses to Take Vacation

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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

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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

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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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Jurassic World Terminates Genisys, Magic Mike

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Tired of dinosaurs yet? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Neither is the movie-going public. For the fourth straight weekend, Jurassic World laid claim to a little mini-epoch and cemented itself as the biggest, baddest, roaringest movie around. Sure, maybe it’s looking a bit long in the tooth these days, earning a mere $30.9 million. But […]

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Ted 2 Mere Appetizer for Jurassic World

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Someday, when paleontologists dig through the rubble of our current age, they’ll discover the fossilized box office receipts for this June. They’ll carefully brush around the remnants of our days with their specialized whisk brooms, examine the strata and utter low whistles. “Yes,” they will say to each other. “This was truly the age of […]

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Jurassic World Turns Inside Out Upside Down

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The day of the dinosaurs has lasted for another epoch. Or, at least, one more weekend. Despite facing a new warm-blooded challenger in Inside Out, Jurassic World roared to another victory, ripping and tearing its way to a truly monstrous $102 million (estimated, of course), bringing its North American total gross to $398.2 million. If […]

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Jurassic World Takes a Big Bite Out of the Box Office

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Let’s face it: No one wants to tangle with a T-rex, genetically modified or not. So when the technically enhanced dinosaurs of Jurassic World started rampaging through multiplexes around the world, we all knew there was going to be some pretty serious carnage left in its wake. But no one expected anything quite like this. […]

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Zooms to Financial Stratosphere

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Yeah, you know your movie is saddled with some superhuman expectations when $188 million draws a collective “meh.” That’s the bittersweet fate of Avengers: Age of Ultron. The superhero movie zoomed to a massive $187.7 million opening (estimated, of course)—the second biggest opening ever. And to be clear, no one’s crying over Ultron’s box office […]

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