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The ‘Lego Batman Movie’ Holds On to #1 – Seriously?

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The Lego Batman Movie held onto the top spot in the revenue lists for the second straight weekend, pulling in a fresh $33 million for Warner Bros. and proving, ultimately, that overcast winter weather, flaccid competition and nothing but reruns at home are a magic formula for profits at the cinema, even if film is conceived and written by high …

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Horror Film ‘Split’ Holds Top Spot with Weekend Take of $14.5M

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Formulaic horror film Split held on to the top spot in the revenue charts for the third straight weekend, proving what happens when a hackneyed plot falls into the hands of a master storyteller, like director M. Night Shyamalan. Spilt is a story you might tell around a campfire to scare the young ‘uns – the story of a man …

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Shock: Thriller ‘Split’ Tops Revenue Charts Again with $26.2M Take

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Thriller Split, the latest from director M. Night Shyamalan, topped the revenue charts for the second straight weekend. However, it was the no. 8 film in domestic theaters, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that once again captured headlines. Split, which tells the story of a kidnapping perpetrated by a man with 28 different personalities, pulled in $26.2 million over the …

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It’s La La Land’s Weekend at Golden Globes, Star Wars at Box Office

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With La La Land capturing awards and headlines, it was still Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s weekend at the box office with the musical that captured a record seven Golden Globe awards earning less than half of what the No. 1 feature film did over the weekend. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story even outperformed 20th Century Fox’s Hidden …

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From ‘Finding Dory’ to ‘Satanic’: 2016 Box Office Records

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While weekend revenue numbers remain incomplete, this being a holiday weekend and all, the box office numbers are in for the annual revenue sweepstakes, which are all about Disney Studios this year. Disney captured the top three positions for the year with Finding Dory the top draw, earning $486.2 million in 2016, while Rogue One: A Star Wars Story earned …

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Star Wars Swashbuckler ‘Rogue One’ Blasts into Earnings Top Spot

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No surprise which movie blasted its way to the top of the revenue lists over the weekend. Despite the publicity push for the Oscar-bound Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling musical La La Land, U.S. audiences went in droves to see the latest Star Wars swashbuckler Rogue One, the well-reviewed eighth movie in the series begun by George Lucas in 1977. Called …

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Critics Go Gaga for ‘La La Land’ as Audiences Wait in the Wings

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How do you generate Oscar buzz? It turns out, one of the basic strategies is to offer a film for limited release and let the nationwide audience suffer a bit – or, let’s say, stew in their own juices – in anticipation of a movie like La La Land that is being awarded generous accolades from reviewers. The mysterious film of …

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‘Moana’ Out-Muscles ‘Fantastic Beasts’ in Weekend Revenue Race

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them had another bountiful week at U.S. theaters – with a take of $45.1 million – but the latest from the world of witches and wizards was muscled out of the No. 1 slot with the release of Disney animation Moana, starring Dwayne Johnson as the ripped shapeshifting demi-god Maui. Moana took in $55.5 …

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ Lands at #1 with $75 Million Weekend

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J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them scalded the competition over the weekend in U.S. theaters, earning a solid $75 million (right on the nose) in domestic theaters and raking in $143.3 million in international theaters. That gave the post-Harry Potter startup a healthy $218.3 million take Thursday through Sunday, allowing Warner Bros. to turn a profit in …

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