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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Edges “Jumanji” At US Friday Box Office

With no blockbuster releases entering the market, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” had no trouble dominating the US box office on Friday. “Star Wars,” which has won the past two weekend races, was Friday’s #1 film. It added $19.1 million to its haul. “Jumanji” followed with $17.8 million in Friday receipts. Analysts expect “Star Wars” to retain its lead through Sunday — and secure a third consecutive weekend box office crown. Credited with $6.6 million in receipts, “Pitch Perfect 3” took third place at the Friday box office. “The Greatest Showman” followed in fourth ... Read more

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Conquers US Weekend Box Office With #2 All-Time Opening

In an utterly unsurprising outcome, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” delivered one of the biggest opening weekend performances in US box office history. Per studio estimates, the new “Star Wars” film earned $220.0 million in its opening weekend. The figure ranks as the second-biggest weekend gross ever. Only 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($248.0 million) had a bigger one. “The Last Jedi,” meanwhile, is just the fourth film to gross more than $200 million in a weekend. “Jurassic World” ($208.8 million) and “Marvel’s The Avengers” ($207.4 million) are the two non-“Star Wars” films to achieve the feat. The $220.0 ... Read more

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Debuts With Second-Biggest Day In US Box Office History

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” predictably got off to a scorching start at the US weekend box office. The new “Star Wars” film earned $104.8 million Friday (including Thursday previews). The mammoth tally represents the second-biggest daily gross in US box office history. Only predecessor “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” earned more in one day ($119.1 million). Friday’s best figure by a factor of 29, the tally positions “The Last Jedi” for an opening weekend in excess of $200 million. “Ferdinand,” which earned $3.6 million, was Friday’s #2 film. “Coco” grabbed #3 with $2.2 million, while a tally of $1.5 ... Read more

“Coco” Tops Third Another US Weekend Box Office

Again facing no competition from a new, wide release, “Coco” cruises to a third consecutive victory at the US weekend box office. “Coco” added an estimated $18.3 million to its haul this weekend. The figure, which brings the film’s cumulative gross to $135.5 million, nearly doubles that of the #2 film. “Justice League,” which holds at #2, earned another $9.6 million this weekend (cume now $212.1 million). Credited with an estimated $8.5 million in weekend receipts (cume now $100.3 million), “Wonder” spends another weekend at #3. “The Disaster Artist,” which expanded to 840 screens this weekend, takes #4 with $6.4 ... Read more

“Coco” Wins Second Consecutive US Weekend Box Office

Without competition from any new wide releases, “Coco” had no trouble retaining its US weekend box office crown. The film stays at #1 thanks to an estimated $26.1 million in second weekend receipts. The gross brings the film’s cumulative haul to $108.7 million. “Justice League” holds at #2 with $16.6 million (cume now $197.3 million), while “Wonder” keeps third place on the strength of $12.5 million (cume now $88.0 million). “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Daddy’s Home 2” are also steady this weekend. The former holds at #4 with $9.7 million (cume now $291.4 million), while the latter keeps #5 with $7.5 ... Read more

“Coco” Leads US Weekend Box Office

Only one major film debuted at the US box office this week. “Coco,” that film, earns #1 on the US weekend box office chart. According to studio estimates, “Coco” will earn about $49.0 million over the November 24-26 weekend. With its first two days included, “Coco” boasts a cumulative gross of $71.2 million. “Justice League,” last weekend’s winner, settles for #2 this weekend. It added $40.7 million to its haul (cume now $171.5 million). “Wonder” takes #3 with $22.3 million (cume now $69.4 million), while “Thor: Ragnarok” grabs #4 on the strength of its $16.8 million in receipts (cume now ... Read more

US Weekend Box Office: “Thor: Ragnarok” Stays #1; “Daddy’s Home 2,” “Orient Express” Follow

In an utterly unsurprising outcome, “Thor: Ragnork” tops a second consecutive US weekend box office chart. The song added #56.6 million to its haul this weekend. The tally, which nearly doubles that of the weekend’s #2 film, brings the cumulative “Ragnarok” total to $211.6 million. New release “Daddy’s Home 2” earns #2 on this weekend’s chart. The film’s opening weekend gross of $30.0 million trails the $38.7 million posted by the 2015 original (which, it should be noted, benefited from launching during Christmas weekend). Fellow newcomer “Murder On The Orient Express” debuts at #3 with $28.2 million. Down two places, ... Read more

“Thor: Ragnarok” Dominates US Weekend Box Office, “A Bad Moms Christmas” Takes #2

Two high-profile films debuted at the US box office this weekend. They earn the top two spots on the earnings chart. “Thor: Ragnarok” predictably wins the weekend with an estimated $121.0 million in opening weekend earnings. “A Bad Moms Christmas” takes #2 with $17.0 million. “Jigsaw,” last weekend’s winner, settles for #3 this weekend with $6.7 million. Its cumulative gross now stands at $28.8 million. “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” falls two places to #4 with $4.7 million (cume now $43.0 million), and “Geostorm” drops two spots to #5 with $3.0 million (cume now $28.8 million).

“Jigsaw” Wins US Weekend Box Office As “Thank You For Your Service,” “Suburbicon” Bomb

Three major new releases opened at the US box office this weekend. Only one even landed in the Top 5. “Jigsaw,” that film, claims #1 on this weekend’s chart. It earned an estimated $16.3 million in its first weekend. While the gross was enough for a convincing #1 bow, it is low by “Saw” franchise standards. Only 2009’s “Saw VII” ($14.1 million) posted a smaller opening weekend gross. “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” which took first place weekend, grabs #2 on this weekend’s chart. It added $10.0 million to its haul (cume now $35.5 million). “Geostorm” follows at ... Read more

“Jigsaw” Wins US Friday Box Office, “Thank You For Your Service,” “Suburbicon” Flop

On the one hand, “Jigsaw” got off to a slower start than all but two of the previous “Saw” films (“Saw” and “Saw VI”). On the other hand, it still convincingly ranked as Friday’s #1 film at the US box office. The first “Saw” film since 2010 had earned $7.2 million by the close of its first day. The count more than doubles that of the day’s #2 film. It puts “Saw” on track for an opening weekend tally in the $15-18 million range, which will be more than enough for a weekend victory. “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea ... Read more