box office report
A record-breaking Valentine's weekend for the sex romance couldn't stop Matthew Vaughn's comic movie from exceeding expectations.
The Oscar-nominated film by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper shattered box office records over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.
In a weekend that saw two films debut at over $50 million, it was Disney's "Big Hero 6," based on a Marvel comic, that took the top box office spot.
Friday box office estimates have space-epic "Interstellar" rocketing to first place, but the animated "Big Hero 6" is expected to win the weekend.
"Big Hero 6" may be positioned for a higher opening weekend box office gross than Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar."
Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" has passed $700 million in global box office gross following its record-setting debut in China.
The latest Marvel film beats expectations, breaks records and brings in $160.4 million globally.
The latest Marvel film opened to $37.8 million in North America on Friday and is expected to bring in a record-breaking $92 million this weekend.
Grossing $11.2 million in late night preview screenings, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" has the record for biggest pre-opening total of 2014.
If Hollywood needs more proof that a Wonder Woman or a Black Widow solo film can be a commercial success, "Lucy" may be providing it.
After opening to a non-record $15.6 million at midnight, analysts state "Iron Man 3" is currently set for $165 million to $180 million opening weekend.
Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" surpassed $1 billion worldwide this weekend, while Joss Whedon's "The Avengers" came back to theaters for a significant bump to $1.5 billion worldwide.
Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" finishes its opening weekend below initial estimates, earning a respectable $160 million box office gross, breaking the record for 2D film opening weekend.
Although "Men in Black 3" dethroned "The Avengers" as the number one movie during Memorial Day weekend, Joss Whedon's superhero epic still continued to break box office records.
Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's "Ghost Rider" sequel starring Nicolas Cage had a competitive third place finish opening weekend, bested by "Safe House" and "The Vow."