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Memorial Day Weekend tends to be one of Hollywood’s most lucrative runs at the box office. But sometimes, the frame delivers a dud or three. (We’re looking at you, “Super Mario Bros.”)

As George Clooney’s “Tomorrowland” and the remake of “Poltergeist” hit theaters this weekend, here’s a look at those films that either opened big or flopped over the long holiday… Continue reading Box Office: 14 Huge Memorial Day Weekend Flops (and Hits)

Our resident VOD expert tells you what’s new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix.

Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $ 3-$ 10, in 24- or 48-hour periods

Still Alice (Oscar-winning… Continue reading New VOD and Digital HD Movies, Plus: Recruit 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' for Duty at Home This Weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Sean Penn’s “The Gunman” was no match for the rebel kids of “Insurgent.”

According Rentrak estimates Sunday, the second installment in the “Divergent” series easily topped the box office with $ 54 million from 3,875 theaters.

Both “The Hunger Games” and the “Twilight” films boasted opening weekend gains with their second films, but “Insurgent’s” opening nearly matches that of its predecessor, “Divergent,” which debuted to… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'Insurgent' Seizes No. 1, 'The Gunman' Misfires

Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):

1. Chappie – $ 13.3 million ($ 13.3 million total)

2. Focus – $ 10.0 million ($ 34.5 million total)

3. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $ 8.6 million ($ 8.6 million total)

4. Kingsman: The Secret Service – $ 8.3 million ($ 98.0 million total)

5. The Spongebob Movie: Sponge

“Fifty Shades of Grey” was already on track for a huge box office haul, but the S&M-tinged book adaptation exceeded prognosticators’ wildest expectations, breaking several records along the way.

After the four-day holiday weekend, “Fifty Shades” is estimated to have pulled in $ 94.4 million domestically, a whopping total that far outpaces the previous four-day holiday weekend champ, “Valentine’s Day,” which nabbed $ 63.1 million back… Continue reading 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Shatters Box Office Records Over Holiday Weekend