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Thunder buddies for life? Not for audiences, at least.

“Ted 2” fans proved shockingly disloyal this weekend, ponying up only $ 32.9 million for the sequel — off more than $ 20 million from what the original “Ted” made ($ 54.4 million) three years ago over the same weekend frame. It was supposed to give holdovers “Jurassic World” and “Inside Out” a… Continue reading Why Did 'Ted 2' Stumble at the Box Office?

box office runner runnerAP Photo/20th Century Fox, Scott Garfield

This weekend, 20th Century Fox went all in on “Runner Runner,” a $ 30 million drama about online poker starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck, and even though just about everyone bet high on it, the film went bust… Continue reading Box Office: What Made 'Runner Runner' Stumble Stumble?

Opening in seventh place this weekend with just $ 5.0 million on 2,043 screens, “Movie 43” marks one of the poorest wide-release openings of Hugh Jackman’s career. Or Kate Winslet’s. Or Halle Berry’s. Or Emma Stone’s. Or those of Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell, Kate Bosworth, Gerard Butler, Josh Duhamel, Anna Faris, Richard Gere, Terrence Howard, Greg Kinnear, Johnny Knoxville, Justin Long, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Moretz, Liev Schreiber, Seann William Scott… Continue reading Box Office: Why Did All-Star Comedy 'Movie 43' Stumble?

Weekend Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible’ Takes Christmas Crown, as ‘Dragon Tattoo,’ ‘Tintin,’ ‘Zoo’ Stumble

A return to the days when Tom Cruise was a top domestic box office draw might have seemed like an impossible mission, but ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,’ easily fended off several highly-touted newcomers, including ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ and ‘The Adventures of Tintin,’ to take the holiday box office crown.

After last week’s successful IMAX-only debut, the fourth ‘Mission: Impossible’ installment expanded from 425 screens to 3,448, resulting… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'Mission: Impossible' Takes Christmas Crown, as 'Dragon Tattoo,' 'Tintin,' 'Zoo' Stumble