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The Revenant has topped the US box office in a weekend affected by the East Coast snowstorm.

The Oscar nominated movie, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is about a frontiersman fighting for survival after being attacked by a Grizzly bear.

The Revenant took $16 million with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in second place with $14.3 million.

Storm Jonas forced theater closures in Washington DC and New York, while hundreds of others suspended showings.


The Revenant, directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu, has taken $119.2 million in North America so far.

The movie had a limited release on Christmas Day, followed by a wide release on January 8.The Revenant box office

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has made $1.94 billion globally to date and is likely to cross the $2 billion mark over the next week.

Last week’s No 1, Kevin Hart and Ice Cube comedy Ride Along 2, dropped to third with $13 million.

Rounding out the top five were two new entries, comedy Dirty Grandpa and The Boy, about an American nanny who finds her English family’s boy is a life-sized doll.

Next week’s new releases include thriller The Finest Hours starring Chris Pine, Holliday Grainger and Casey Affleck, and Kung Fu Panda 3.

US box office top 5:

  1. The Revenant – $16 million
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $14.3 million
  3. Ride Along 2 – $13 million
  4. Dirty Grandpa – $11.5 million
  5. The Boy – $11.3 million

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens has broken the record for the biggest box office debut weekend globally, with ticket sales of $529 million.

The previous record, $525 million, was set by Jurassic World in June.

Star Wars Episode VII opened with a record-breaking $248 million in the US and Canada.Star Wars The Force Awakens box office record

The new Star Wars movie also set a new opening night record in the US and Canada.

The Force Awakens made $57 million on December 17, beating the previous record of $43.5 million held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Analysts say the space saga could become the biggest-selling movie of all time.

The Force Awakens returns to “a galaxy far, far away” some 30 years on from the action of 1983’s Return of the Jedi.

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The new Star Wars movie is on course to smash the record for the biggest box office debut weekend in North America, Disney has said.

Ticket sales are estimated to have made $238 million – the previous record was held by Jurassic World, which took $208.8 million in June.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has taken an estimated $517 million globally in three days.

That is just behind Jurassic World, which broke the record with $525 million.

Jurassic World had the advantage of opening in China on the same weekend it opened everywhere else, whereas The Force Awakens will not debut in the world’s second biggest cinema-going territory until January 9.Star Wars The Force Awakens box office record

The Force Awakens also set a new opening night record in the US and Canada.

It made $57 million on Thursday night – beating the previous record of $43.5 million held by Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in 2011.

Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said in a statement: “Our sole focus has been creating a film that delivers that one-of-a-kind Star Wars experience, and director JJ Abrams, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, and the Lucasfilm team have outdone themselves.”

The new Star Wars movie also set a new opening day box office record in the UK and Ireland.

Analysts say the space saga could become the biggest selling movie of all time.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens returns to “a galaxy far, far away” some 30 years on from the action of 1983’s Return of the Jedi.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 has held onto the top spot at the North American box office, despite competition from Pixar’s new release, The Good Dinosaur.

The final movie in the Hunger Games series took $51.6 million on its second weekend in North American cinemas.

The Good Dinosaur took only $39.2 million after five days from its release.

Creed, a continuation of the Sylvester Stallone Rocky series, opened in third place with a $30.1 million haul.

Both The Good Dinosaur and Creed opened in cinemas on November 25 to take advantage of Thanksgiving holiday.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the final outing for Jennifer Lawrence’s futuristic tyranny-battling Katniss Everdeen character, has now made more than $440 million worldwide.Good Dinosaur US box office

However, its 10-day takings in North America – which currently stand at just short of $200 million – are $25 million down on what its immediate predecessor had grossed at the same point in its release one year ago, according to the Box Office Mojo site.

The Good Dinosaur, Pixar’s second release of 2015, tells of a friendship between an Apatosaurus and an infant caveman in an alternate reality in which dinosaurs have not become extinct.

The movie, which had a troubled production history, had the third lowest North American opening in the company’s history, with only A Bug’s Life and Toy Story 2 faring less well with what were far more limited debuts in comparison.

Creed, in which Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa character becomes the trainer to the son of his former adversary Apollo Creed, attracted an audience primarily made up of males aged 25 and over.

SPECTRE, the latest entry in the James Bond series, is ranked fourth in this week’s chart, with The Peanuts Movie charting in fifth place.

North American box office Top 5:

  1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – $51.6 million
  2. The Good Dinosaur – $39.2 million
  3. Creed – $30.1 million
  4. Spectre – $12.8 million
  5. The Peanuts Movie – $9.7 million

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Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 has topped the North American box office on its opening weekend, taking $101 million.

However, it was the quietest first weekend for the series, which began in 2012.

The first movie in the series took $152.5 million, the second $158.1 million and 2014’s Mockingjay – Part 1, $121.9 million.

So far, there have been only 34 movies in history to open at more than $100 million and each Hunger Games film has made it into that elite group.Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 box office

Spectre was second on this week’s US box office chart, with $14. 6 million, followed by The Peanuts Movie with $12.8 million.

Seth Rogen’s comedy The Night Before opened in fourth spot, with $10.1 million, while Julia Roberts’ thriller The Secret in Their Eyes, a remake of the Oscar-winning Argentinean movie, debuted with $6.6 million.

The weekend was down 11% from last year but fans are waiting for Star Wars: The Force Awakens which opens on December 18.

North American box office Top 5:

1.The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – $101 million

2.Spectre – $14.6 million

3.The Peanuts Movie – $12.8 million

4.The Night Before – $10.1 million

5.The Secret in Their Eyes – $6.6 million

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Spectre has continued to top the North American box office in its second week of release.

The 24th James Bond movie, starring Daniel Craig, made $35.4 million between November 13 and 15, according to estimates.

The Peanuts Movie held firm at No 2, with takings of $24.2 million.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt drama By the Sea failed to make a splash, taking just $95,440 at 10 screens.

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The European art house film stars the real-life couple as a husband and wife struggling to cope in the aftermath of a trauma. The movie was also directed by Angelina Jolie – her third time at the helm of a movie – and the actress also wrote the script.

By the Sea, which marks the first time Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have appeared together on the big screen since Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2005, has been generally panned by critics.

Despite its poor takings, By the Sea’s limited release is thought unlikely to hurt its film company, Universal, too much since it was made for a relatively modest budget of $10 million.

Spectre‘s takings fell 50% in its second weekend, bringing its North American total to $130.7 million.

That is well behind the $161 million earned by its predecessor Skyfall over the same period.

The Peanuts Movie – the family-friendly adaptation of the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, featuring Charlie Brown and Snoopy – saw its second weekend takings drop by 45%, bringing its total in the US to $82.5 million.

The rest of the top five saw Love the Coopers, an ensemble comedy about a family gathering starring Diane Keaton and Alan Arkin, enter the chart at number three with $8.4 million.

Old release The Martian dropped one place to No 4, while at number five was another new release, The 33.

The 33, based on the 2010 Chilean mining disaster, took $5.8 million from 2,452 theaters.

North American box office Top five:

  1. Spectre – $35.4 million
  2. The Peanuts Movie – $24.2 million
  3. Love the Coopers – $8.4 million
  4. The Martian – $6.7 million
  5. The 33 – $5.8 million

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Spectre has topped the North American box office in its first weekend of release.

The 24th movie in James Bond franchise, which sees Daniel Craig reprise his role as 007, earned $73 million between November 6 and 7, according to early estimates.

However, Spectre failed to beat the performance of the last James Bond movie Skyfall, which took $88.4 million in 2012.

The lower figure was partly due to this weekend’s release of The Peanuts Movie.

The family-friendly adaptation of the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, featuring Charlie Brown and Snoopy, took $45 million.

Spectre still had the second-biggest opening weekend for a Bond film in the US and Canada.Spectre US box office

“We never expected [Spectre] to open to the level of Skyfall,” Rory Bruer, Sony’s president of worldwide distribution, said.

“It was a very different scenario. The competition was different, the weekend was different. One thing I am certain of is that the Bond franchise is as healthy and strong as ever.”

The rest of the top five was made up of previous releases The Martian, family horror Goosebumps and Tom Hanks’ movie Bridge of Spies.

Three movies hoping to score success this awards season also opened in limited release across five theaters. They included Spotlight, which took $302,276.

Saoirse Ronan’s 1950s-set immigrant story Brooklyn made $181,000, while Bryan Cranston biopic Trumbo took $77,229.

North American box office Top 5:

  1. Spectre – $73 million
  2. The Peanuts Movie – $45 million
  3. The Martian – $9.3 million
  4. Goosebumps – $7 million
  5. Bridge of Spies – $6.1 million

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Steve Jobs biopic has failed to impress at the North American box office, taking just $7.3 million in its first general week of release.

Danny Boyle’s movie, for which Michael Fassbender has been tipped for a best actor Oscar, entered the chart at number seven.

Ridley Scott’s The Martian reclaimed the top spot taking $15.9 million.

Elsewhere, Jem and the Holograms made one of the worst debuts of all time for a major studio release opening in over 2,000 locations with $1.3 million.Steve Jobs biopic box office

The adaptation of the 1980s cartoon about the quest of a group of aspiring musicians to become global superstars, entered the chart in 15th place.

The Steve Jobs biopic cost around $30 million to make and has taken $9.98 million to date, after two limited release weeks and one week on full release.

Co-starring Kate Winslet and Seth Rogen, the movie is the most high-profile of half-a-dozen documentaries and films about the Apple founder since his death in 2011 and has generally received strong reviews.

Vin Diesel’s The Last Witch Hunter also failed to meet expectations, earning $10.8 million, while Bill Murray’s Rock the Kasbah pulled in just $1.5 million.

Rock the Kasbah, which features Bill Murray as a rock promoter in Afghanistan, cost $15 million to make.

Goosebumps, based on the popular children’s book series and starring Jack Black, fell a place to number two on the chart, earning $15.5 million.

North America box office Top 5:

  1. The Martian – $15.9 million
  2. Goosebumps -$15.5 milion
  3. Bridge of Spies – $11.4 million
  4. The Last Witch Hunter – $10.8 million
  5. Hotel Transylvania 2 – $9 million

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Goosebumps has topped the North American box office over the weekend, taking $23.5 million in its first three days.

The family horror movie, based on the popular children’s book series, stars Jack Black as horror writer R.L. Stine, whose imaginary demon creations are accidentally set free in a small town.

Ridley Scott’s space adventure The Martian was bumped into second place, taking $21.5 million.

The Matt Damon film has now taken $143.8 million in its third week of release.

Steven Spielberg’s cold-war thriller Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks, opened at No 3 with $15.4 million.

Guillermo del Toro’s gothic horror romance Crimson Peak did not fare as well in the Halloween period, debuting at four with $12.8 million.Goosebumps movie box office

This weekend also saw the release of Cary Fukunaga’s drama Beasts of No Nation, about child soldiers in Africa.

After making headlines earlier this year when Netflix bought the distribution rights for $12 million, the movie was simultaneously released in theaters and on the streaming platform.

Beasts of No Nation, starring Idris Elba, only made $50,699 across the 31 theaters it was shown at, averaging $1,635 per location.

It is understood the movie was given a limited theatrical release to qualify it for the upcoming awards season.

In a limited release, abduction drama Room also earned a respectable $120,000 from four screens.

North American box office Top 5:

  1. Goosebumps – $23.5 million
  2. The Martian – $21.5 million
  3. Bridge of Spies – $15.4 million
  4. Crimson Peak – $12.8 million
  5. Hotel Transylvania 2 – $12.3 million

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Pan has failed to reach the top of the North American box office chart on its opening weekend, despite much promotion and its $150 million cost.

The Neverland 3D-fantasy movie, starring Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard and directed by Atonement director Joe Wright, took $15.5 million and entered the chart at number three.

Pan was outshone by space thriller The Martian which held on to the top spot for a second week, taking $37 million.

Hotel Transylvania 2 stayed at No 2, making $20.3 million.Pan movie US box office

Pan‘s relative lack of success ranks it alongside The Fantastic Four and Tomorrowland as one of the year’s most disappointing big budget achievers. Pan was released over the four-day Columbus weekend, which remembers Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas in 1492.

The movie’s story is an invented prequel of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan and Captain Hook adventure.

Levi Miller plays Peter Pan alongside Hugh Jackman’s ruthless pirate and features Rooney Mara and Kathy Burke.

Ridley Scott’s The Martian, in its second week of release, has now notched up $108.7 million at the US box office.

Hotel Transylvania 2 also showed its staying power. Now in its third week, it has takings to date of $116.8 million.

Workplace comedy The Intern, starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, earned $8.7 million and finished the weekend at number four, the same spot as last week. It has now made $49.6 million.

Sicario, starring Emily Blunt, brought in $7.4 million and came in at number five, dropping from its previous number three position. The movie has overall takings to date of $26.7 million.

North American box office Top 10:

  1. The Martian – $37 million
  2. Hotel Transylvania 2 – $20.3 million
  3. Pan – $15.5 million
  4. The Intern -$8.7 million
  5. Sicario – $7.4 million
  6. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials – $5.3 million
  7. The Walk – $5.2 million
  8. Black Mass – $3.1 million
  9. Everest – $3 million
  10. The Visit – $2.4 million

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Hotel Transylvania sequel has topped the US box office with $47.5 million on its opening weekend.

The animation movie’s debut is the biggest September opening of all time.

Hotel Transylvania 2 breaks a record held by its predecessor Hotel Transylvania, which opened to $42.5 million in 2012, according to figures from Rentrak.

The story of a hotel for monsters, it features the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez and Mel Brooks.

The Intern, with Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, was at No 2 with $18.2 million.

Written and directed by Nancy Meyers, the office-based comedy stars Robert De Niro as an intern at a fashion website run by Anne Hathaway’s character.

Hotel Transylvania 2‘s success was attributed to early excitement for Halloween and the movie’s broad family appeal, with relatively little competition in the kids’ market until The Peanuts Movie is released in November.Hotel Transylvania 2 box office

The animation’s $47.5 million takings also far exceeded the studio’s expectations and industry projections, which were between $32-37 million, according to the LA Times.

Jeff Goldstein, executive vice president at Warner Bros, called The Intern “a real hit”, appealing to fans of Nancy Meyers’ previous films such as The Holiday and Something’s Gotta Give.

The audience was 62% female – with 55% of them over the age of 50, not an audience which typically sees films on opening weekend.

Teen sci-fi adventure Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials – last week’s top film in the US and Canada – was in third place with $14 million.

Mountaineering disaster movie Everest, which was only available at IMAX and premium 3D screens last weekend, was in fourth with $13.1 million after expanding to cinemas nationwide.

Eli Roth’s low budget horror Green Inferno opened at nine with $3.5 million.

Drug war thriller Sicario – starring Emily Blunt – managed to make it into the top 10 with $1.8 million from just 59 cinemas, a week ahead of its full US release.

Top 10 North American box office:

  1. Hotel Transylvania 2 – $47.5 million
  2. The intern – $18.2 million
  3. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials – $14 million
  4. Everest – $13.1 million
  5. Black Mass – $11.5 million
  6. The Visit – $6.7 million
  7. The Perfect Guy – $4.8 million
  8. War Room – $4.3 million
  9. The Green Inferno – $3.5 million
  10. Sicario – $1.8 million

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The Perfect Guy and The Visit have topped the North American box office this weekend.

The Perfect Guy, about a newly single woman whose new boyfriend is not all he seems, topped the chart with a first weekend tally of $26.7 million.

The Visit was not far behind, taking $25.6 million between Friday and Sunday.

The movies’ success has been attributed in part to a strong female turn-out.The Perfect Guy box office

An estimated 69% of The Perfect Guy‘s audience were women, while The Visit‘s audience was 60% female.

With its three black stars – Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut – The Perfect Guy continues the recent trend for chart-topping films with African-Americans in leading roles.

War Room and Straight Outta Compton, a biopic of rap group NWA, were the previous occupants of the No 1 berth.

The Visit represents a comeback for Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan, whose last movie was the critically savaged 2013 sci-fi opus After Earth.

Produced by Blumhouse, The Visit tells of a brother and sister who make an unsettling revelation at a remote Pennsylvania farm.

War Room dropped to third place with a second weekend haul of $7.4 million, while Robert Redford’s A Walk in the Woods dropped one place to four.

This week’s top five is rounded out by Tom Cruise’s fifth Mission: Impossible movie, which has now made almost $613 million at the worldwide box office.

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War Room has topped the North American box office chart over the weekend.

The movie about the power of prayer, made by Christian film-makers with an all-Christian cast, cost $3 million to make and earned $9.3 million between Friday and Sunday.

War Room marks the acting debut of Priscilla Shirer, a spiritual speaker and author.

Straight Outta Compton, a biopic of rap group NWA, fell one place to No 2 after spending three weeks in the top spot.War Room box office

War Room was written and directed by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, who have been dubbed “the Spielbergs of Christian cinema” by Variety magazine.

Straight Outta Compton made $8.9 million on its third weekend in US and Canadian cinemas, according to studio estimates.

A Walk in the Woods, an adaptation of a book by travel writer Bill Bryson starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, is ranked third with $8.1 million.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was fourth in this week’s chart, followed by new release The Transporter: Refueled.

The weekend was also a significant one for dinosaur blockbuster Jurassic World, which has now made more than $1 billion outside North America.

Jurassic World is the fourth film to achieve this feat, after Avatar, Titanic and this year’s Fast & Furious 7, according to Hollywood Reporter.

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Straight Outta Compton has remained at the top of the US box office for a second weekend after making its debut last week.

The NWA biopic, produced by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, took an estimated $26.8 million, bringing its running total to over $111.5 million.

The movie’s continued success comes in the wake of Dr. Dre saying he was sorry in a recent interview to women he has “hurt”.

A number of women have claimed the record producer and rapper was violent towards them in the past.Straight Outta Compton tops US box office

In other box office news, it was a second week at No 2 for Tom Cruise with Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which took $11.7 million in its fourth week of release.

Low-budget horror sequel Sinister 2 was the highest new entry, with an estimated $10.6 million.

Hitman: Agent 47, an adaptation of the popular video game, could only manage $8.2 million, while action comedy American Ultra, starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, only took $5.5 million.

North American box office Top ten:

  1. Straight Outta Compton – $26.8 million
  2. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation – $11.7 million
  3. Sinister 2 – $10.6 million
  4. Hitman: Agent 47 – $8.2 million
  5. Man from U.N.C.L.E – $7.4 million
  6. American Ultra – $5.5 million
  7. The Gift – $4.3 million
  8. Ant-Man – $4.1 million
  9. Minions -$3.7 million
  10. Fantastic Four – $3.65 million

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Straight Outta Compton debuted at the top of the North American box office this weekend, with takings of $56.1 million.

The NWA biopic, produced by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, was expected to make around half that figure, having cost $29 million to make.

Exit polls showed audiences were evenly divided between genders, while 46% were African-American and 23% white.

Dr. Dre’s soundtrack, Compton, is also top of the US album charts.Straight Outta Compton movie

The album is his first studio record in 16 years.

Ice Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., plays his father in the movie which tells the story of the band’s rise to fame and takes its title from their debut album, released in 1988.

The other big new film release, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., took just $13.5 million over the weekend, entering the chart at number three.

“I was hoping for a little higher number, quite frankly,” said Jeff Goldstein, executive vice president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros.

The movie was directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer as a pair of American and Russian agents during the Cold War-era.

Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation took $17 million, falling into second spot.

Fox’s Fantastic Four fell two places with $8 million to take the fourth place spot, while The Gift was fifth with $6.5 million.

North American box office top ten:

  1. Straight Outta Compton – $56.1 million
  2. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation – $17 million
  3. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. – $13.5 million
  4. Fantastic Four – $8 million
  5. The Gift – $6.5 million
  6. Ant-Man – $5.5 million
  7. Vacation – $5.3 million
  8. Minions – $5.2 million
  9. Ricki and the Flash – $4.6 million
  10. Trainwreck – $3.8 million

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation has topped the US and Canada box office over the weekend with $56 million.

The fifth installment of the franchise is the second-highest opening for the series since Mission Impossible II‘s $57.8 million in 2000.

According to box office analysts Rentrak, 62% of the opening weekend audiences were male, and 81% over 25.Mission Impossible 5 tops US box office

Tom Cruise pulled off a turnaround after a string of underperforming movies, including Jack Reacher and Edge of Tomorrow, and managed to sidestep awkward questions about his belief in Scientology.

Vacation, billed as a semi-sequel to the classic 1983 National Lampoon road trip comedy, starring Chevy Chase, opened second with takings of $14.9 million.

Reviews of the comedy have not been particularly kind and, according to exit polls, audiences gave the film a B CinemaScore.

The already released Ant-Man, Minions and Pixels rounded out the top five.

North American box office Top 5:

  1. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation -$56 million
  2. Vacation – $14.9 million
  3. AntMan – $12.6 million
  4. Minions – $12.2 million
  5. Pixels – $10.4 million

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Marvel’s Ant-Man has continued to top the US box office, beating off a challenge by Adam Sandler’s Pixels.

Ant-Man took $24.8 million over the weekend, bringing its US earnings to $106.1 million.

Pixels, which scored generally unfavorable reviews on Metacritic, missed first place with $24 million on its debut weekend.

However, Adam Sandler’s movie attracted younger people with 62% of its audience aged under 25.Pixels US box office

The comedy sees an alien race trying to wipe out mankind using 1980s video game characters like Pac-Man.

Despicable Me prequel Minions and Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck took the third and fourth spots with $22.1 million and $17.3 million, respectively.

Southpaw, a drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal, landed a strong uppercut, placing in the top five with a $16.5 million opening.

Paper Towns, an adaptation of John Green’s novel, starring Cara Delevigne, opened in sixth place with $12.5 million.

According to exit polls, 71% of Paper Towns audience was female and 78% were under age 25.

North American box office Top 5:

  1. Ant-Man – $24.8 million
  2. Pixels – $24 million
  3. Minions – $22.1 million
  4. Trainwreck – $17.3 million
  5. Southpaw – $16.5 million

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Marvel’s Ant-Man has topped the North American box office, earning $58 million in its first weekend on release.

Ant-Man, which stars Paul Rudd as a thief who is recruited to become a shrinking action hero, bumped Minions off the top of the box office chart.

The movie’s first weekend takings were lower than for other major Marvel films like Captain America and Iron Man.

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Ant-Man’s $130 million budget was also smaller than most Marvel blockbusters.

Minions made $50.2 million between Friday and Sunday, putting it in second place, according to studio estimates.

Romantic comedy Trainwreck, written by and starring Amy Schumer, exceeded expectations to earn $30.2 million and third place.

Pixar’s Inside Out was at No 4 with $11.6 million, closely followed by Jurassic World, with $11.4 million.

That made the dinosaur thriller only the fourth movie in history to have made more than $600 million at North American box offices, behind Avatar, Titanic and Avengers Assemble.

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Minions topped the US and Canada box office in its opening weekend, with the second-biggest debut for an animated film.

The Despicable Me spin-off took $115.2 million. It was second only to 2007’s Shrek the Third, beating the opening of all of the Toy Story movies.

Jurassic World dropped to second in its fifth week with $18.1 million.

Disney Pixar’s Inside Out took $17.1 million in its fourth week in US cinemas.

Minions, which features the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm, puts the spotlight on the babbling yellow, pill-shaped servants from the two Despicable Me films as they search for a new master.Minions us box office

Directed by Peter Coffin, who also voices the Minions, it topped the box office in 29 of the other 30 countries where it opened, according to box office tracker Rentrak, including France, Mexico and Russia.

“Given that they seek to work for the most evil people on the planet, they give off this incredible happiness,” said Universal’s Duncan Clark on the Minions‘ success.

“I think the quality they’re proving to have is a common denominator appeal across all cultures.”

Universal is planning to release Despicable Me 3 in the summer of 2017.

Several other new films debuted in the top 10, including ad-libbed high-school horror movie The Gallows, in fifth place with $10 million.

Sharing the hand-held camera technique made famous by 1999’s The Blair Witch Project, the film comes from the production company behind the Paranormal Activity and Insidious franchises.

Ryan Reynolds’ new sci-fi thriller Self/less – about a near-death billionaire who transmits himself into a younger body – was at number eight with $5.4 million.

North American box office Top ten:

  1. Minions – $115.2 million
  2. Jurassic World – $18.1 million
  3. Inside Out – $17.1 million
  4. Terminator Genisys – $13.7 million
  5. The Gallows – $10 million
  6. Magic Mike XXL – $9.6 million
  7. Ted 2 – $5.6 million
  8. Self/less – $5.4 million
  9. Max – $3.4 million
  10. Spy – $3 million

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Ted 2 has failed to knock Jurassic World off the top of the US and Canada box office chart, opening in third place behind Pixar’s Inside Out.

The comedy sequel, which stars Mark Wahlberg and a teddy bear voiced by Seth MacFarlane, made $32.9 million between Friday and Sunday, according to studio estimates.

Jurassic World and Inside Out made $54.2 million and $52.1 million respectively over the same period.

Canine drama Max, another new release, made its bow-wow in fourth place.

Max, about a military dog afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), made $12.2 million in its first three days in North American cinemas.Ted 2 box office debut

Ted 2‘s opening weekend tally is no disgrace for a film rated R, which requires under 17s to be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian.

Yet the Universal release had been expected to perform better given the success of its 2012 predecessor, which took almost $550 million at the worldwide box office.

“We could have had a higher gross, but we get the gross we get,” said Universal’s Nick Carpou.

“It was a very competitive marketplace this weekend.”

Jurassic World, which was also produced by Universal Pictures, has now spent three weekends as the US and Canada’s No 1 movie.

The fourth installment in the resurrected dinosaur franchise has now made more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

North American box office top 10:

  1. Jurassic World – $54.2 million
  2. Inside Out – $52.1 million
  3. Ted 2 – $32.9 million
  4. Max – $12.2 million
  5. Spy – $7.8 million
  6. San Andreas – $5.3 million
  7. Dope – $2.9 million
  8. Insidious: Chapter 3 – $2 million
  9. Mad Max: Fury Road – $1.7 million
  10. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.6 million

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United Passions, a vanity film about the history of soccer’s governing body FIFA, has flopped in the US, taking just $607 in its opening weekend.

The movie was funded by about $25 million of FIFA cash, and was completed before corruption charges were made against 14 of its officials at the end of last month.

Starring Tim Roth as Sepp Blatter, the hagiography of FIFA has had damning reviews.

The movie’s budget was estimated at between $25 – $32 million, with FIFA said to have put up about three-quarters of the money.FIFA movie United Passions

United Passions debuted in the States on June 5, on just 10 screens.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the FilmBar cinema in Phoenix reported takings of just $9, meaning only one person bought a ticket.

The movie’s release came as FIFA faces an investigation into allegations of corruption during the bidding process to host the 2010 World Cup.

The DoJ has indicted a total of 14 current and former FIFA officials and associates on charges of “rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted” corruption following a major inquiry by the FBI.

President Sepp Blatter stood down last week, although he faces no charges himself.

United Passions purports to present the history of FIFA through three leaders, and co-stars Sam Neill as Sepp Blatter’s predecessor, Joao Havelange, and Gerard Depardieu, who plays FIFA founder Jules Rimet.

Gerard Depardieu was the only actor who attended the movie’s world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014.

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San Andreas has topped the US box office, taking $53.2 million over the weekend.

The earthquake disaster movie, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, knocked last week’s top film Tomorrowland, which debuted with $40.7 million, into third place.

Pitch Perfect 2 was at No 2 and Mad Max: Fury Road was fourth.

Avengers: Age of Ultron – 2015’s biggest US film so far – was fifth.

The Marvel comic film has so far taken $427 million at the US box office.

Dan Fellman, head of domestic distribution for Warner Bros, which distributed San Andreas, said: “Some people felt they’d be a little nervous watching such a disaster hit both Los Angeles and San Francisco, but there was a curiosity factor.”

Box office tracker Rentrak said

It was also Dwayne Johnson’s biggest debut for a non-sequel as the top-billed actor, according to Rentrak.San Andreas tops US box office

San Andreas also features Kylie Minogue, as the sister of one of the key characters, Emma, played by Carla Gugino.

Aloha, starring starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams and Bill Murray was in sixth place.

Despite its stellar cast Aloha‘s reviews have not been particularly positive and it was in the spotlight last year after leaked emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Amy Pascal said its script was “ridiculous”.

Some native Hawaiian groups opposed the title; while an Asian-American group slated the use of a nearly all-white cast in a film shot in Hawaii.

The film, which took $10 million, cost about $37 million to make.

So far this year, US and Canadian box office takings are up nearly 5% at $4.26 billion, while attendance is up more than 4%.

North American box office Top 10:

  1. San Andreas – $53.2 million
  2. Pitch Perfect 2 – $14.8 million
  3. Tomorrowland – $13.8 million
  4. Mad Max: Fury Road – $13.6 million
  5. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $10.9 million
  6. Aloha – $10 million
  7. Poltergeist – $7.8 million
  8. Far From the Madding Crowd – $1.4 million
  9. Hot Pursuit – $1.4 million
  10. Home – $1.2 million

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Pitch Perfect 2 has topped the US box office with $70.3 million on its opening weekend.

The comedy sequel earned more in its first weekend than the $65 million that the first installment pulled in over the course of its entire US run in cinemas.

Universal’s Nick Carpou described the musical sequel’s success as “amazing”.Pitch Perfect 2 tops US box office

Directed by actress Elizabeth Banks, Pitch Perfect 2 marks the highest ever opening for a first-time feature film director.

Pitch Perfect 2 sees Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson reprising their original roles, alongside newcomer Hailee Steinfeld, as the fictional a capella singing group The Barden Bellas.

Mad Max: Fury Road racked up $44.4 million after receiving positive reviews when it premiered at Cannes Film Festival last week.

Pitch Perfect 2 cost a modest $29 million to produce, while Mad Max: Fury Road carries a significant $150 million price tag.

North American box office Top 10:

  1. Pitch Perfect 2 – $70.3 million
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road – $44.4 million
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $38.8 million
  4. Hot Pursuit – $5.8 million
  5. Furious 7 – $3.6 million
  6. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 – $3.6 million
  7. The Age of Adaline – $3.2 million
  8. Home – $2.7 million
  9. Ex Machina – $2.1 million
  10. Far from the Madding Crowd – $1.3 million

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Avengers: Age of Ultron has ruled the US box office for a second weekend.

The movie took $77 million, which is more than five times the earnings of its closest rival, action comedy Hot Pursuit.

Hot Pursuit, which stars Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara, made $13.3 million to take second place.

The Avengers sequel has now taken $313 million in just 10 days in the US.

It is the joint second fastest film to pass $300 million, tying with The Dark Knight.Avengers Age of Ultron tops US box office

The first movie in the Avengers series, which features Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America and Black Widow, reached that mark in just nine days in 2012.

Warner Bros admitted Hot Pursuit‘s opening weekend total was “a little lighter” than it had hoped, with the studio having estimated takings of $18 million or higher.

That should all change next week though, when Mad Max: Fury Road and Pitch Perfect 2 open.

Blake Lively’s fantasy drama The Age of Adaline was this weekend’s third placed movie with takings of $5.6 million, while Furious 7 took $5.2 million in 4th place.

Furious 7, starring Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker, has earned $1.5 billion globally to date.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 completed the top five with takings of just under $5.2 million.

North American box office Top 5:

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $77.2 million
  2. Hot Pursuit – $13.3 million
  3. The Age of Adaline – $5.6 million
  4. Furious 7 – $5.2 million
  5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 – $5.2 million

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Furious 7 has topped the North American box office for a fourth week in a row, taking $18.3 million over the weekend.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is leading the international box office, a week ahead of its US release.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 came at No 2 on the US box office with $15.5 million.

Last weekend, Furious 7 became the fastest film to make more than $1 billion internationally.

Avengers: Age of Ultron opened in 44 territories, taking $201.2 million.Furious 7

The latest installment in Joss Whedon’s superhero franchise, starring Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson, opens in the US and Canada on April 30, as well as dozens more countries and territories.

Furious 7, starring Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker, has now made $1.3 billion globally.

It is also the first movie to top the US box office for four weeks since The Hunger Games in March 2012.

Despite mixed reviews, fantasy romance The Age of Adaline opened in third place with $13.4 million.

It stars Blake Lively as a woman who is forced to stay 29 years old, along with Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn.

Animated alien hit Home was fourth with $8.4 million while social media thriller Unfriended was fifth with $6.2 million.

North American box office Top 5:

  1. Furious 7 – $18.3 million
  2. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 – $15.5 million
  3. The Age of Adaline – $13.4 million
  4. Home – $8.4 million
  5. Unfriended – $6.2 million