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‘Black Widow’ soars to pandemic box office record

Even with an option to watch “Black Widow” at home, audiences went to the movie theater in pandemic record numbers this weekend to catch the first Marvel movie released in two years. Th...

Universal takes top three spots at domestic box office

Although the box office has yet to fully recover from the pandemic, at least one studio has good reason to celebrate this Fourth of July weekend. Universal Pictures currently has the top three films a...

'F9' puts charge back into movie theaters with $70M opening

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the strongest sign yet that life is left in movie theaters, “F9" sped to a box office take of $70 million in its first weekend, the biggest opening for a film since the pandemic ...

‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ hits top mark at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” struck the top box office target. The Lionsgate’s film starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek brought in $11.6 m...

With King Kong, a little swagger returns to the box office

NEW YORK (AP) — Once again, mayhem and mass destruction is back at the box office. It’s almost like old times. “Godzilla vs. Kong,” one of the few tentpoles to dare release during CO...

Calamity? Anomaly? 2020 was a box office year like no other

When the sun sets on the 2020 film box office, it’ll be difficult to look at the numbers as anything but disastrous. After five consecutive years of North American revenues exceeding...

Outlook not improving for beleaguered US movie theaters

About three quarters of the country’s movie theaters are open, but Americans are not going back in significant numbers in the COVID-era, even with new films coming into the marketplace weekly. ...

No ‘Black Widow’ or ‘F9’ leaves a muted summer movie season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The six-year fan campaign for a standalone Black Widow movie was paying off: at long last, a film would put Scarlett Johansson’s popular Avenger front and center. And, l...

‘The Invisible Man’ tops box office with $29 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Elisabeth Moss-led thriller “The Invisible Man” rode a wave of good reviews to a very visible spot atop the box office this weekend. Universal Pictures on Sunday estimated that ...

Box office goes 'Sonic' again but hears 'Call of the Wild'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hedgehog edged the sled dog by a nose at the box office. “Sonic: The Hedgehog” zoomed to the top of the box office with a take of $26.3 million in its second ...

'Bad Boys' tops box office for third straight week

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Bad Boys of Life” went for a three-peat at the box office during Super Bowl weekend. The Sony Pictures’ film starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence brought in $...

'Bad Boys for Life' debuts so good with box office top spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two "Bad Boys” were too good for one “Dolittle” at the box office. “Bad Boys for Life” starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence brought in $59 million in the U.S. a...

Riding Globes, '1917' ends 'Star Wars' box-office reign

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took the Great War to finally take down “Star Wars.” Director Sam Mendes' World War I story “1917" brought in $36.5 million in its first weekend of wide releas...

In 2019, the box office belonged to Disney

NEW YORK (AP) — Every movie year offers up a parade of hits and flops. But in 2019, no winner was in the same galaxy as the Walt Disney Co. And the biggest loser might have been anyone less thrilled a...

Summer Movie Preview: Sequels galore, but original gems too

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pass the popcorn, the summer movie season is here and all the spectacle and air-conditioned respite it offers audiences. Summer at the movies has long been synonymous with blockbust...