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Avatar Extends Winning Streak
Avatar Climbs
All-Time List

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Avatar Climbs All-Time List

Little new competition surfaces over the weekend

(Newser) - James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water led ticket sales in movie theaters for the sixth straight weekend, making it the first film to have such a sustained reign since 2009's Avatar. The Walt Disney Co.'s The Way of Water added $19.7 million in US...

New Films Can't Touch Avatar, M3GAN
New Films Can't
Touch Avatar, M3GAN
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New Films Can't Touch Avatar, M3GAN

'Plane,' 'House Party' finish well back for the weekend

(Newser) - New movies like Plane and House Party were no match for Avatar: The Way of Water and the killer doll horror M3GAN at the box office this weekend. The two holdovers topped the charts again, according to studio estimates Sunday. In first place for the fifth weekend in a row...

Avatar Keeps M3gan at Bay


M3gan Goes
After Avatar
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M3gan Goes After Avatar

Movie about evil doll does well, but can't overtake the James Cameron flick

(Newser) - The Blumhouse evil-doll horror film M3gan got off to a killer start, debuting with $30.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates, while Avatar: The Way of Water continued its box-office reign in the top spot. Universal Pictures' M3gan, about a robot companion built for a young girl...

Avatar 2 Shows No Slippage


Avatar 2 Shows
No Slippage
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Avatar 2 Shows No Slippage

'Babylon' ticket sales drop, despite nominations

(Newser) - Avatar: The Way of Water is the box office king for a third straight week and shows no sign of slowing down. James Cameron's long-awaited sequel brought in an estimated $63 million over the holiday weekend, roughly the same as the previous week, and now has collected more than...

Avatar Sequel Sets 2022 Box Office Record

It's the fastest to hit $1B global box office this year

(Newser) - For the last 25 years, the world box office record has been held by movies directed by James Cameron, and Avatar: The Way of Water could extend the streak. Cameron's 1997 Titanic film was knocked off top spot by the first Avatar movie in early 2010, and the long-awaited...

Avatar 's Showing Suggests It Could Meet Expectations
Avatar's Showing Suggests
It Could Meet Expectations
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Avatar's Showing Suggests It Could Meet Expectations

'Babylon,' on the other hand, opens in a distant fourth place

(Newser) - Avatar: The Way of Water sailed to the top of the box office in its second weekend, bringing in a strong $58 million in North America that suggests it may stay afloat into the new year and approach the high expectations that met its release. James Cameron's digital extravaganza...

Avatar 2 's Opening Falls Short of Huge
Avatar 2's Opening
Falls Short of Huge
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Avatar 2's Opening Falls Short of Huge

Industry expectations were high for $350 million sequel

(Newser) - Avatar: The Way of Water didn't make quite as big a splash as many assumed it would, but James Cameron's big-budget spectacle still helped breathe life into the box office this weekend. The sequel earned $134 million from North American theaters and $300.5 million internationally for a...

Hollywood Should Be Worried About a Box Office Trend

Films directed at 'grownups' are fizzling

(Newser) - Studios have been putting out a lot of movies of late that have wowed the critics, writes Brooks Barnes in a New York Times analysis. The problem is that Barnes sums up the box office results for these movies—think "Oscar-oriented films" and "films for grownups," as...

With Rival Pulled, Wakanda Repeats
With Rival Pulled,
Wakanda Repeats
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With Rival Pulled, Wakanda Repeats

Netflix decides to cut back theatrical run of 'Glass Onion'

(Newser) - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever kept the box-office crown for the fourth straight weekend, and the comic holiday thriller Violent Night debuted with $13.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. But the biggest talking point was a movie conspicuously absent from theaters. Had Netflix kept Rian Johnson's whodunit sequel...

Wakanda Tops Quiet Holiday Weekend
Wakanda
Profits From
Strange World's
Slow Start
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Wakanda Profits From Strange World's Slow Start

Disney's animated film comes in a distant second

(Newser) - Thanksgiving often serves up a feast of new family movies at the box office, but the Walt Disney Co.'s animated offering Strange World fizzled with audiences out of the gates. The production, which carried a reported $180 million budget, grossed just $18.6 million in ticket sales in...

Wakanda Plunges but Stays No. 1
Wakanda
Swamps
Newcomers
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Wakanda Swamps Newcomers

'She Said' has positive reviews but a rough opening

(Newser) - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever extended its box office reign in its second week of release with $67 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, while She Said, about the journalistic investigation of Harvey Weinstein, struggled in wide release. After its $180 million launch, Ryan Coogler'...

Black Panther Sequel Posts Big Opening
Black Panther Sequel
Posts Big Opening
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Black Panther Sequel Posts Big Opening

'Wakanda Forever' records strong first day

(Newser) - The box office roared back to life over the weekend with the long-awaited release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The Marvel sequel earned $180 million in ticket sales from more than 4,396 theaters in the US and Canada, according to estimates from the Walt Disney Co. on Sunday, making...

Black Adam Wins in Lull Ahead of Black Panther
Black Adam Wins in Lull
Ahead of Black Panther
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Black Adam Wins in Lull Ahead of Black Panther

Industry expects major opening Thursday

(Newser) - On a quiet weekend in movie theaters before the upcoming release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Warner Bros.' Black Adam topped the box office for the third straight weekend with $18.5 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Black Adam, Dwayne Johnson's bid to launch...

Black Adam Easily Tops Ticket to Paradise
Superheroes Keep
Romance at Bay
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Superheroes Keep Romance at Bay

Horror films follow, setting the stage for Halloween

(Newser) - Black Adam, the Dwayne Johnson-fronted DC superhero film, kept its hold on the No. 1 spot at the North American box office in its second weekend in theaters. Down 59% from its launch and facing little new competition, Black Adam added $27.7 million in ticket sales, bringing its domestic...

Black Adam Surpasses Big-Name Rom-Com
Poor Reviews
Don't Slow
Black Adam
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Poor Reviews Don't Slow Black Adam

'Ticket to Paradise' does better than recent rom-coms

(Newser) - Warner Bros.' Black Adam opened with an estimated $67 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, handing Dwayne Johnson his biggest box-office weekend as a leading man and launching the DC Comics character he spent a decade bringing to the big screen. Black Adam was a $200 million bid to...

Streaming Halloween Ends Tops Field at Theaters
Halloween Ends
Revives
Debate on
Streaming

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Halloween Ends Revives Debate on Streaming

Results show audience prefers theaters, analyst says

(Newser) - No matter how you look at the numbers, Halloween Ends had a good opening weekend. Touted as the final showdown between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, the slasher pic earned $41.3 million in ticket sales from 3,901 theaters in North America, according to studio estimates Sunday. It's...

Creepy Smile Repeats
New Releases Can't Touch Smile
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New Releases Can't Touch Smile

'Amsterdam' and 'Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile' don't do much

(Newser) - David O. Russell's star-studded 1930s mystery Amsterdam flopped, and the children's book adaptation Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile debuted softly, allowing the horror thriller Smile to repeat atop the box office in US and Canada theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. Neither new release caught fire with moviegoers, the AP...

Smile Tops Pioneering Rom-Com
October
Opens With
Horror Film
on Top
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October Opens With Horror Film on Top

'Smile' easily defeats ' Bros' in its debut

(Newser) - Moviegoing audiences chose the horror movie over the romantic comedy to kick off the month of October. Paramount's Smile topped the North American charts with $22 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday, leaving Billy Eichner's rom-com Bros in the dust. Universal's Bros launched with...

Don't Worry Darling Audience Sees What the Fuss Is About

Olivia Wilde's film tops weekend, though it's less than a hit

(Newser) - After off-screen drama threatened to consume Olivia Wilde's Don't Worry Darling, the Warner Bros. release opened No. 1 at the box office, debuting with $19.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, Don't Worry Darling was engulfed by...

The Woman King Reigns in Debut
The Woman King
Easily Defeats
a Crowded Field
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The Woman King Easily Defeats a Crowded Field

Several films debut over a slow weekend

(Newser) - The Viola Davis-led action epic The Woman King easily conquered the North American box office in its first weekend in theaters, against a crowded market of new releases. The film, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, surpassed expectations and earned $19 million in ticket sales, according to estimates from Sony on Sunday....

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