JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer
NEW YORK (AP) – “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” finally unseated Clint Eastwood’s runaway hit “American Sniper” at the weekend box office, while a pair of high-priced fantasies flopped.
According to estimates Sunday, Paramount Pictures’ “SpongeBob Movie” earned $ 56 million, a huge debut for the animated Nickelodeon big-screen transfer. That finally pushed “American Sniper” off the top spot after a three-week… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'SpongeBob' Dethrones 'American Sniper,' Takes No. 1 Spot
Do you have Valentine’s Day plans yet? Looking for something a little sexy and a little spicy with just the right amount of intrigue and suspense? We’ve got you covered. Tickets are now on sale for Fifty Shades of Grey over at Fandango, with the big-screen adaptation of the steamy, addictive book poised to be one of the year’s first massive success stories. … Continue reading Watch an Extended TV Spot for 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' Plus: Tickets Are on Sale Now
DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) – After three weeks atop the box office, “The Hobbit” has been taken down by Liam Neeson.
“Taken 3″ nabbed the top spot at the weekend box office with $ 40.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The third installment of the 20th Century Fox thriller series stars Neeson as a vengeance-seeking retired CIA operative with… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'Taken 3' Takes the Top Spot From 'The Hobbit'
NEW YORK (AP) – In a scary close finish, the Jake Gyllenhaal thriller “Nightcrawler” and the board-game adaptation “Ouija” tied for first at the box office with $ 10.9 million each over the Halloween weekend.
That was according to studio estimates Sunday. When final figures are announced Monday, one film could slightly edge out the other. Studios estimate Sunday grosses with fairly accurate… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'Nightcrawler' and 'Ouija' Tie For the Top Spot
Iron Man 4: Last month, Robert Downey Jr., who stars in this week’s legal drama The Judge, said there were no current plans for his superhero character to return in Iron Man 4. However, at the conclusion of an extensive interview recently, the actor spoke glowingly about Mel Gibson, and then was asked if he would do Iron Man 4