NEW YORK (AP) – Flexing a rare kind of star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller “The Equalizer” to a $ 35 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The Columbia Pictures release dominated the weekend box office, coming out ahead of some forecasts for the film. In it, Washington plays a former commando lured into a battle with… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'The Equalizer' Dominates the Competition, Debuts at No. 1
Ever since “Twilight,” the studios keep making adaptations of Young Adult fantasy/sci-fi/post-apocalyptic-future novel series, but for every “Hunger Games” and “Divergent” that scores, there are several that fail (“Percy Jackson,” “Beautiful Creatures,” “The Mortal Instruments,” “The Giver”). This weekend’s “The Maze Runner,” however, seems to have figured out a way to beat the curse, as it debuted at No. 1… Continue reading Box Office: How Did 'The Maze Runner' Break the YA Curse?
JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer
NEW YORK (AP) – The young-adult thriller “The Maze Runner” raced to the box-office top spot with $ 32.5 million, sprinting past Liam Neeson’s “A Walk Among the Tombstones.”
According to studio estimates Sunday, Fox’ “Maze Runner” easily outpaced the $ 13.1 million debut of Neeson’s latest action film for Universal Studios. “The Maze Runner,” adapted… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'The Maze Runner' Sprints to No. 1
Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. The Maze Runner – $ 32.5 million ($ 32.5 million total)
2. A Walk Among the Tombstones – $ 13.1 million ($ 13.1 million total)
3. This is Where I Leave You – $ 11.8 million ($ 11.8 million total)
4. No Good Deed – $ 10.2 million ($ 40.1 million total)
LOS ANGELES (AP) – It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat “Guardians of the Galaxy” at movie theaters.
According to studio estimates Sunday, the Sony thriller “No Good Deed,” which stars Elba as an escaped convict, topped the box office with $ 24.5 million during its opening weekend. Warner Bros” feel-good film “Dolphin Tale 2″ debuted… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'No Good Deed' Breaks the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Winning Streak