Clint Eastwood's controversial 'American Sniper' went from strength to strength at the North American box office with the highest ever January weekend holdover and an extraordinary $17,444 per theatre average.
Clint Eastwood’s controversial R-rated 'American Sniper' smashed the North American box office record books over the weekend with the highest ever January three day opening and has already surpassed the previous Martin Luther King holiday four day high with Monday still to come.
Clint Eastwood's Navy SEAL thriller, 'American Sniper', rewrote the record books at the North American speciality box office with a sensational $160,000 per-location average from four theatres during its second weekend in play.
Clint Eastwood's R-rated 'American Sniper', starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, grabbed the headlines at the North American box office after bagging a sensational $212,000 average off four theatres and an exceptionally rare 'A+' CinemaScore from first night audiences.
Peter Jackson’s 'The Hobbit : The Battle Of Five Armies' enlivened the North American box office with a strong $90.6m five-day opening above expectations off 3,875 theatres and should play well over the Christmas period after receiving a powerful 'A- CinemaScore from first night audiences.
Serious Oscar contender, 'The Imitation Game', made a massive splash at the North American weekend speciality box office where it averaged a massive $120,000 from four theatres , two apiece in New York and Los Angeles.
Lionsgate’s 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1', starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, grossed $123m at the North American weekend box office for the year's highest opening but trailed the franchise's first two instalments by $29m and $35m respectively with a higher than expected drop.
'Gone Girl’ became the first R-rated film since Martin Scorsese's 'Shutter Island' to claim a repeat win at the North American weekend box office after coming from behind on Friday night for the second consecutive week.
Fox’s YA sci-fi thriller, ‘The Maze Runner’, starring Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Will Poulter, celebrated a commanding $32.5m opening weekend from 3,604 North American theatres at the high end of market expectations.
Sony's PG13-rated, 'No Good Deed', starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, defied market analysts with a comfortable win at the North American weekend box office, the third of the year for producer Will Packer.
The speciality market grabbed the headlines at the North American weekend box office with Richard Linklater's early Oscar hopeful, 'Boyhood', grossing a stunning $1.2m after expanding from five to 34 theatres during its second weekend in play.
As the weekend's only wide release at the North American box office, Fox's reboot sequel, 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes', capitalised on a powerful 'A-' CinemaScore and outstanding reviews to smash studio and analyst projections.
‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ was too strong for the holiday new releases during a quiet session at the North American weekend box office and becomes the first film since ‘Captain America 2′ to retain the No.1 position.
Michael Bay's blockbuster, 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction', starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor, is not only the year's highest North American opener but also hit the $100m weekend milestone to boot.
Phil Lord's and Christopher Miller's 22 Jump Street, starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, grossed a stunning $60m from 3,306 theatres for the North American weekend box office's second highest ever R-rated comedy opening.
Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ opened in North America with $91.4m over the three day session and $111m during the Memorial Day weekend as a whole, which is on a par with 'Godzilla' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2', the other two tentpoles to arrive in the territory during the last month.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' landed in North America with a reasonable $92m weekend haul, which fell $10m short of the top end predictions but was high enough not to derail Sony's long term plans for the franchise.
Nick Cassavetes’ PG-13 rated ‘The Other Woman’, starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton, easily won a quiet North American weekend box office after grossing a strong $25.4m from 3,240 theatres over the three days.
The speciality market grabbed the headlines at the North American box office when John Turturro’s new comedy, 'Fading Gigolo', starring Woody Allen, massively exceeded expectations at the weekend with the second best limited debut of the year so far.
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson, dominated the North American box office, comfortably exceeding market expectations with a commanding $96m opening weekend from a market-high 3,938 theatres.
Neil Burger’s ‘Divergent’, starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James, opened with a $56m weekend at the North American box office, being slightly off the pace for hitting top end forecasts but setting up a potentially strong run after receiving an 'A’ CinemaScore from first night audiences.
Warner Bros struck gold with their first animation feature for three years, 'The Lego Movie', after a Saturday flurry powered it to a sensational $69m opening weekend from 3,375 theatres at the North American box office.
Denis Villleneuve’s Toronto hit, ‘Prisoners', starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, opened with an imposing $21.4m at the North American weekend box office but remains a difficult film to predict.
The Vin Diesel-vehicle, 'Riddick', easily won the North American weekend box office but with no other wide releases and Lee Daniels’ 'The Butler' entering its fourth week, it is more a reflection on the lack of competition than a strong performance.
'Lee Daniels’ The Butler' grossed an outstanding $25m over the weekend, fully justifying Weinstein’s decision to launch the historical drama in a high 2,933 theatres, rather than the more usual 'slow burn' platform release for award contenders.
Woody Allen grabbed the headlines at the North America weekend box office when his latest comedy, 'Blue Jasmine', became only the sixth film in history to debut with a per-screen average in excess of $100,000.
Despicable Me 2 toppled Toy Story 3's record for an animated film's highest ever five-day opening at the North America box office, grossing a whopping $142.1m over the extended Independence Day weekend.
The Jackie Robinson biopic, ’42′, starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, gave Warner Bros some welcome respite from a disappointing year at the North American box office, when it massively over-performed during the weekend.
All eyes are on Clint Eastwood’s controversial 'American Sniper' after it grossed a further $10m at Friday's North American box office, giving it a realistic shot at heading for the highest ever Super Bowl weekend.
Multiple Oscar nominations and powerful word of mouth since its limited release in the speciality market have propelled Clint Eastwood’s 'American Sniper' to a stunning $30.5m record breaking January single day after going wide on Friday at the North American box office.
Tom Harper's 'The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death' exceeded expectations at the North American box office with a strong $7.7m opening Friday from 2,602 theatres (including $1.5m off Thursday previews).
Ridley Scott’s biblical epic, 'Exodus: Gods and Kings', starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton, grossed a lacklustre $8.6m during its opening Friday at the North American box office, including $1.2m from Thursday previews.
Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' grossed a reasonable $6.5m at Friday's North American box office as it continued to hold well on the back of an 'A-' CinemaScore after a comparatively disappointing opening weekend.
David Ayer’s R-rated WW2 drama, 'Fury', starring Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf, is heading for an easy win at the North American weekend box office after a strong $8.8m opening Friday (inc $1.2m Thursday night takings) from 3155 theatres.
Oscar hopeful, ‘Gone Girl’, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, is on course for David Fincher’s highest ever North American weekend debut but faces stiff competition from low budget R-rated horror ‘Annabelle’.
Fox’s YA sci-fi thriller, ‘The Maze Runner’, starring Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Will Poulter, enjoyed a strong opening Friday at the North American box office, grossing $11m from 3,604 theatres.
Michael Bay's latest blockbuster, 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction', starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor, is on course for the highest opening of the year so far at the North American weekend box office after grossing a powerful $41.3m on Friday (including Thursday previews).
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are heading for their second opening weekend of the year that massively exceeds expectations at the North American box office after '22 Jump Street' arrived with a stunning $25m on Friday.
Fan girls' huge social media buzz translated into box office success as Josh Boone’s adaptation of John Green’s bestseller, ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, landed in North America with a spectacular $26m opening Friday (including late Thursday previews).
Warner Bros' Godzilla has a shot at beating Captain America 2's $95m highest opening weekend of the year after landing in North America with a jaw dropping $38.5m Friday (including $9.3m from Thursday night previews).
Sony's 'Amazing Spider-Man 2', starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx, arrived in North America with a so-so $35.5m opening Friday (including $8.7m for late Thursday screenings) in line with expectations after market analysts revised forecasts downwards.
The Easter holiday is traditionally a difficult one at the North America box office but nobody could have anticipated Transcendence's catastrophic opening, which marks Johnny Depp's fourth consecutive box office failure.
The latest Marvel/Disney tentpole, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson, landed in North America with a whacking $37m on Thursday night (starting at a comparatively early 20.00) and Friday.
Neil Burger's 'Divergent', starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James, did enough on Friday at the North American box office for Lionsgate to continue with its proposed three film franchise and, with an 'A' CinemaScore from first night audiences, the Veronica Roth adaptation has built a decent platform notwithstanding missing out on high end forecasts.
DreamWorks' PG-13 rated 'Need For Speed', starring Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper, fell flat on Friday at the North American box office when it grossed a soft $6.6m from 3,115 theatres with huge 3D 'premium rate' coverage.
Peter Berg's 'Lone Survivor', starring Mark Wahlberg as real life war hero, Marcus Luttrell, massively exceeded studio and market predictions by grossing a mighty $14.4m on Friday at the North American box office.
Paramount's 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' edged ahead of 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' at Friday's North American box office by the smallest of margins but will probably have to settle for second place over the weekend session once the family audiences turn out during Saturday and Sunday.
Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth sequel, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’, took control of the North American box office with a $31m opening Friday, including Thursday's midnight screenings, which puts it on pace for a $76m weekend.
A combination of awards buzz and strong reviews propelled Alfonso Cuarón's sci-fi thriller to an astonishing $17.5m Friday (and late night Thursday) and takes it into potentially record breaking territory.
Denis Villleneuve’s Toronto hit, 'Prisoners', starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, overcame its R-rating and 253mins running time to gross a strong $7m Friday debut at the North American box office.
As the only major wide release, there was little doubt that Riddick, the third part of David Twohy's sci-fi trilogy, would win the North American weekend box office but, after Friday's $7.3m return, the margin will be less than some market predictions but in line with Universals' distribution expectations.
An end of summer lull has hit the North American box office with the weekend's three wide releases failing to make an impact, leaving 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' on course to easily retain the No.1 spot.
Universal’s $3m micro-budget home-invasion thriller 'The Purge', starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headley, has taken the North American box office by storm, grossing a sensational $16.7m on its Friday debut.
YA blockbuster, 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1', starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, amassed a stunning $154.3m during its opening five days at the international box office for the best launch of the year.
Fox’s YA sci-fi thriller 'The Maze Runner', starring Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Will Poulter, took control of the international weekend box office, grossing a strong $38m over the three days.
Paramount's 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' expanded from 51 to 58 markets, including Germany and Brazil, after the World Cup finished and retained the No. 1 spot at the international box office with a mighty $81.2m during its fourth weekend in play.
Disney's 'Maleficent' returns to the No.1 spot at the international weekend box office for the first time since opening at the beginning of the month, after a close contest with DreamWorks' 'How To Train Your Dragon 2'.
Bryan Singer’s ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ enjoyed a sensational opening to its international run, grossing an all-powerful $171.1m for Fox International's best ever and topping the studio's $165m Avatar debut along the way.
Sony's 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' continued to perform stronger overseas than in North America and claimed the No.1 spot for the third consecutive weekend after grossing a further $69.5m from a high 91 markets.
'Rio 2' had more staying power internationally than North America when it grossed a strong $62.3m from 62 markets to claim the top spot after a close contest with 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'.
Disney's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', starring Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson, dominated the international weekend box office with a powerful $75m from a modest 32 markets.
Warner Bros' sequel, '300: Rise Of An Empire', starring Sullivan Stapleton and Eva Green, dominated the international box office with an outstanding $88.8m weekend, being 10% more than the original's launch.
'Pacific Rim' missed out on the No.1 spot at the international weekend box office after a close contest with 'Despicable Me 2' but went some way to making amends for an uninspiring performance upon its North America debut.
Baz Luhrmann’s 'The Great Gatsby', starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, claimed the No 1 spot at the international weekend box office after winning a tight three-way battle with 'Star Trek Into Darkness' and 'Iron Man 3'.
YA blockbuster, 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' grossed $14.55m on Wednesday to remain in control of the North American box office one day before Thanksgiving but still fell below Liongate's expectations.
David Ayer's Oscar hopeful, 'Fury', starring Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf, grossed a strong $1.2m from Thursday night previews after arriving in 2,489 North American theatres at 19.00 on its way to what looks like a comfortable weekend win.
Fox's YA sci-fi thriller, 'The Maze Runner', starring Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario and Will Poulter, grossed a fairly solid $1.1m on Thursday night after arriving at 10 p.m. in 2,200 North America theatres.
All eyes are on the North American speciality market where Richard Linklater's early Oscar hopeful, 'Boyhood', expands from 5 to 34 theatres during its second weekend in play and should exceed $1m over the three days.
Tim Story's comedy sequel 'Think Like a Man Too', starring Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy and Jerry Ferrara, grossed an impressive $1.8m from 1,825 theatres when it arrived at the North American box office at 20.00 for Thursday previews.
Disney's $180m 'Maleficent', starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, seems on course for a $65m+ weekend at the North American box office in line with top end market forecasts, after grossing a strong $4.2m from Thursday night previews, which got under way at 19.00.
'Transcendence', the debut film from Oscar winning cinematographer, Wally Pfister ('Inception'), seems unlikely to make a significant impact on the North American box office after a quiet Thursday night opening.
Disney is expanding Hayao Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises' from 21 to 500 screens at the North American box office following last weekend's encouraging opening in the speciality market when it grossed a $14,571 per screen average.
Universal's 'Ride Along', starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, grossed a strong $1.1m on Thursday night as the action comedy began its North American roll out ahead of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
Universal had high expectations for the Navy SEAL drama, 'Lone Survivor', and it seems set to deliver after receiving strong reviews, 51% of Fandango's weekend's advance ticket sales and a lively $1.5m from 1811 theatres during Thursday's late night screenings.
Malcolm D. Lee's sequel, 'The Best Man Holiday' with Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut and Taye Diggs all returning from the original, should recoup its modest production cost of $17m and gain a little more upon opening in North America this weekend.
Denis Villeneuve's Toronto hit, 'Prisoners', starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, should land No. 1 at this weekend's North American box office but the film's length, running at 253mins, could off-set the benefit of strong reviews and positive publicity.
After exceeding expectations during last weekend's limited North American release, averaging a $18,894 per site average, the Weinstein Company will expand Wong Kar-wai's 'The Grandmaster' today from seven to a high 749 theatres.