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Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ Debuts With $69.4 Million

Angelina Jolie scared up $69.4 million over the weekend for Disney’s “Maleficent,” trouncing the other new wide-release, Seth MacFarlane’s comic Western “A Million Ways to Die in the West.” The Universal comedy opened with $16.8 million.


 Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. (L-r) LEGO® minifigures Wyldstyle (voiced by ELIZABETH BANKS), Emmet (CHRIS PRATT) and Vitruvius (MORGAN FREEMAN) in the 3D computer animated adventure “The LEGO® Movie,” from Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and Lego System A/S. A Warner Bros. Pictures release.

The Lego ® Movie Connects With Moviegoers, Wins Weekend Box Office

“The Lego Movie” connected with moviegoers, assembling an exceptional $69.1 million debut at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/10/2014

In 2nd Week, ‘Frozen’ Tops Box Office With $31.6M

In its second weekend at the box office, the Disney animated tale “Frozen” cooled off “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and the lone new release “Out of the Furnace.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/09/2013

Jackson Nicoll is Billy (far left) and Johnny Knoxville (center left) is Irving Zisman in JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA, from Paramount Pictures and MTV Films.

‘Bad Grandpa’ Sinks ‘Gravity’ To Top Box Office

Paramount’s “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” topped the weekend box office with $32 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, sinking three-week champ “Gravity” to second place.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/28/2013

‘Gravity’ Eclipses ‘Phillips’ At Weekend Box Office

The Warner Bros. astronaut adventure directed by Alfonso Cuaron and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney landed in the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/14/2013

“Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2” Takes The Weekend Box Office

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” takes in $35 million in its opening weekend.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/30/2013

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‘Riddick’ Illuminates Box Office With $18.7M Debut

The sci-fi thriller starring Vin Diesel as an intergalactic criminal with built-in night vision debuted in first place with $18.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/09/2013

Thanksgiving Crowds Pack Theaters; Record Revenue At The Box Office

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, three movies combined to lift Hollywood to record Thanksgiving revenue at the box office. Read on to find out which three.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/26/2012

Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks, left), Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson, center) and Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence, right) in THE HUNGER GAMES.  Photo Credit: Murray Close

“The Hunger Games” Remains Atop The Box Office

“The Hunger Games” is still the first item on the menu for movie fans. The blockbuster took in $61.1 million to remain the No. 1 film in its second weekend.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2012

Director MADONNA (center) on the set of W.E.  Courtesy: The Weinstein Company

Crowded Weekend At The Box Office

Movie-goers have a choice between the new offerings: W/E, directed by Madonna; The Vow, starring Rachael McAdams and Channing Tatum; Safe House, starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds; the 3D version of Star Wars Episode I the Phantom Menace; and the family-friendly Jungle 2: The Mysterious Island.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/10/2012