This was a tricky weekend to determine who the winners and losers at the box office really were.
On the one hand, there was “2 Guns,” which did better than its studio predicted but not as well as box office experts predicted, yet still opened at the top of the chart. On the other hand, there was “The Smurfs 2,” which… Continue reading Box Office: Why '2 Guns' and 'Smurfs 2' Are Both Winners -- and Losers
LOS ANGELES — “2 Guns” is No. 1 at the weekend box office.
The Universal action film starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg pulled the trigger in the top spot with $ 27.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
“2 Guns” is based on a graphic novel of the same… Continue reading Box Office: '2 Guns' Shoots Its Way to No. 1; 'Smurfs 2' Underwhelms
Here’s your 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. 2 Guns – $ 27.3 million
2. The Wolverine – $ 21.7 million
3. The Smurfs 2 – $ 18.2 million
4. The Conjuring – $ 13.6 million
5. Despicable Me 2 – $ 10.3 million
6. Grown Ups 2 – $ 8.1 million
7. Turbo – $ 6.4 million
8. Red 2 – $ 5.6 million
9. The Heat – $ 4.7 million
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