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 Jack Reacher sequel unlikely to happen
Fans of macho posturing, OTT gunplay and Tom Cruise will be disappointed with the news that a prospective Jack Reacher sequel is unlikely to materialise, thanks to the film’s lukewarm showing at the box office…

Jack Reacher sequel unlikely to happen

Fans of macho posturing, OTT gunplay and Tom Cruise will be disappointed with the news that a prospective Jack Reacher sequel is unlikely to materialise, thanks to the film’s lukewarm showing at the box office…

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 Breaking Dawn Part 2 tops the US box office
Breaking Dawn Part 2 has surprised precisely no one by storming to the top of the US box office, although it fell just short of the series’ best ever haul…

Breaking Dawn Part 2 tops the US box office

Breaking Dawn Part 2 has surprised precisely no one by storming to the top of the US box office, although it fell just short of the series’ best ever haul…

The Hunger Games still on top at the US box office
The Hunger Games enjoyed a third weekend on top of the US box office, with a healthy haul of $33.5m ensuring it held off competition from American Pie: Reunion and the re-released Titanic 3D…

The Hunger Games still on top at the US box office

The Hunger Games enjoyed a third weekend on top of the US box office, with a healthy haul of $33.5m ensuring it held off competition from American Pie: Reunion and the re-released Titanic 3D

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Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams’ The Vow tops the US box office
Eight years after her rain-soaked smooches with Ryan Gosling in The Notebook caused audiences to swoon, Rachel McAdams has done it again with romantic drama The Vow…

Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams’ The Vow tops the US box office

Eight years after her rain-soaked smooches with Ryan Gosling in The Notebook caused audiences to swoon, Rachel McAdams has done it again with romantic drama The Vow

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Immortals tops the US box office
Tarsem Singh’s swords and sandals spectacular Immortals hacked and slashed its way to the top of the US box office this weekend, beating Adam Sandler’s twin comedy Jack And Jill into second place.The 3D action-fest took $32 million in its first weekend; not the most jaw-dropping haul for a 3D film, but more than enough to trump Jack And Jill’s $26 million.[FOR THE FULL BOX-OFFICE RUNDOWN, CLICK ON HENRY OR FOLLOW THIS LINK]

Immortals tops the US box office

Tarsem Singh’s swords and sandals spectacular Immortals hacked and slashed its way to the top of the US box office this weekend, beating Adam Sandler’s twin comedy Jack And Jill into second place.

The 3D action-fest took $32 million in its first weekend; not the most jaw-dropping haul for a 3D film, but more than enough to trump Jack And Jill’s $26 million.

[FOR THE FULL BOX-OFFICE RUNDOWN, CLICK ON HENRY OR FOLLOW THIS LINK]

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Puss In Boots tops US box office
Despite lacking the titular S-word of its predecessors, Dreamworks Animation’s Puss In Boots still performed strongly on its opening weekend, with a $34 million take putting it top of the US box office.Despite making less than half the money Shrek Forever After made on its respective opening, Puss In Boots now holds the record for biggest Halloween weekend opening of all time, narrowly edging out Saw 3 on $33.6 million.[FOR THE FULL BOX OFFICE ROUND-UP, CLICK ON PUSS IN BOOTS, OR FOLLOW THIS LINK]

Puss In Boots tops US box office

Despite lacking the titular S-word of its predecessors, Dreamworks Animation’s Puss In Boots still performed strongly on its opening weekend, with a $34 million take putting it top of the US box office.

Despite making less than half the money Shrek Forever After made on its respective opening, Puss In Boots now holds the record for biggest Halloween weekend opening of all time, narrowly edging out Saw 3 on $33.6 million.

[FOR THE FULL BOX OFFICE ROUND-UP, CLICK ON PUSS IN BOOTS, OR FOLLOW THIS LINK]

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The Help tops the US box office
After hogging top spot for the last two weeks, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes was toppled by Disney’s The Help this weekend.Bringing in just shy of $20.5 million, The Help was down just 21% on last weekend, suggesting it should have the legs to stick around the upper echelons of the box office chart for a while to come.The take leaves the film’s overall gross at $71.8 million and it looks a good bet to break the $100 million mark in the coming weeks. ROTPOTA has already reached that milestone, with a $16.3 million weekend taking its overall tally to $133.8 million.
So, how did Conan The Barbarian, Spy Kids 4 and Fright Night fare?

The Help tops the US box office

After hogging top spot for the last two weeks, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes was toppled by Disney’s The Help this weekend.

Bringing in just shy of $20.5 million, The Help was down just 21% on last weekend, suggesting it should have the legs to stick around the upper echelons of the box office chart for a while to come.

The take leaves the film’s overall gross at $71.8 million and it looks a good bet to break the $100 million mark in the coming weeks. ROTPOTA has already reached that milestone, with a $16.3 million weekend taking its overall tally to $133.8 million.

So, how did Conan The Barbarian, Spy Kids 4 and Fright Night fare?

Deathly Hallows Part 2 now the third biggest-grossing film of all-time

And it’s barely been out for a month!
Next stop… Titanic. Then Avatar.

Deathly Hallows Part 2 now the third biggest-grossing film of all-time

And it’s barely been out for a month!

Next stop… Titanic. Then Avatar.

Harry Potter casts his final spell over the US box office
Harry Potter went out with a bang this weekend – the boy wizard’s last ever movie outing smashed box office records as the film rolled out worldwide.Stateside, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 earned a staggering $168m in its first weekend.With that much cash being thrown at it, the final Harry Potter film even managed to top The Dark Knight’s opening weekend record of $158m, creating a new record for the highest ever US opening weekend. Yes, ever.Internationally, Deathly Hallows Part 2 took a further $75m, meaning its total global earnings are actually a Gringotts-busting $250m.

Harry Potter casts his final spell over the US box office

Harry Potter went out with a bang this weekend – the boy wizard’s last ever movie outing smashed box office records as the film rolled out worldwide.

Stateside, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 earned a staggering $168m in its first weekend.

With that much cash being thrown at it, the final Harry Potter film even managed to top The Dark Knight’s opening weekend record of $158m, creating a new record for the highest ever US opening weekend. Yes, ever.

Internationally, Deathly Hallows Part 2 took a further $75m, meaning its total global earnings are actually a Gringotts-busting $250m.

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Cars 2 speeds all the way to box office victory
Pixar’s hot-wheeled sequel Cars 2 revved to the top of the US box office this weekend, grossing an impressive $68m.In a bit of a blow to Pixar’s stellar run, the follow-up to the studio’s 2006 vehicle only managed to bag fair to middling reviews, even though it beat the first Cars' debut of $60m.However, the sequel was still streets ahead of the nearest competition, with Cameron Diaz’s Bad Teacher (a fitting title given the critical reactions it’s had) landing in second place with $31m.

Cars 2 speeds all the way to box office victory

Pixar’s hot-wheeled sequel Cars 2 revved to the top of the US box office this weekend, grossing an impressive $68m.

In a bit of a blow to Pixar’s stellar run, the follow-up to the studio’s 2006 vehicle only managed to bag fair to middling reviews, even though it beat the first Cars' debut of $60m.

However, the sequel was still streets ahead of the nearest competition, with Cameron Diaz’s Bad Teacher (a fitting title given the critical reactions it’s had) landing in second place with $31m.

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Green Lantern lights up the US box office
Green Lantern took its bow at the US box office this weekend, powering its way to the top of the pile and landing $52.6m.Though nothing to be scoffed at, that’s still $4m short of X-Men: First Class’ opening a few weeks ago – the latter’s debut was considered stable if not overwhelmingly successful.Lantern did beat Warner Bros’ last attempt to launch a comic-book franchise, however. Six years ago, Batman Begins only opened with $48.7m.

Green Lantern lights up the US box office

Green Lantern took its bow at the US box office this weekend, powering its way to the top of the pile and landing $52.6m.

Though nothing to be scoffed at, that’s still $4m short of X-Men: First Class’ opening a few weeks ago – the latter’s debut was considered stable if not overwhelmingly successful.

Lantern did beat Warner Bros’ last attempt to launch a comic-book franchise, however. Six years ago, Batman Begins only opened with $48.7m.

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X-Men: First Class jets in at number one
The X-Men blasted back onto the big screen this weekend, and made their way, quite comfortably, straight to first place at the box office.Though X-Men: First Class didn’t enjoy an opening weekend anywhere near as profitable as the last two X films (The Last Stand and Wolverine), it still enjoyed a decent debut with $54m.Market analysts are blaming that comparatively low figure (Wolverine opened with $85m) on the lack of Hugh Jackman – but considering the rave reviews First Class has been receiving, it should definitely have staying power at the box office.

X-Men: First Class jets in at number one

The X-Men blasted back onto the big screen this weekend, and made their way, quite comfortably, straight to first place at the box office.

Though X-Men: First Class didn’t enjoy an opening weekend anywhere near as profitable as the last two X films (The Last Stand and Wolverine), it still enjoyed a decent debut with $54m.

Market analysts are blaming that comparatively low figure (Wolverine opened with $85m) on the lack of Hugh Jackman – but considering the rave reviews First Class has been receiving, it should definitely have staying power at the box office.

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Hop bounces its way to big box office win
Russell Brand’s Easter-themed movie takeover proved more successful than any of us imagined it would be, as Hop this weekend became the year’s biggest opening movie.Debuting with a record-setting $38m, the fluffy family comedy beat this year’s previous big earner Rango by just under $1m.On the opposite end of the audience spectrum – i.e. those older than five – Duncan Jones’ sophomore sci-fi Source Code also came out trumps, opening in second place with $15m.

Hop bounces its way to big box office win

Russell Brand’s Easter-themed movie takeover proved more successful than any of us imagined it would be, as Hop this weekend became the year’s biggest opening movie.

Debuting with a record-setting $38m, the fluffy family comedy beat this year’s previous big earner Rango by just under $1m.

On the opposite end of the audience spectrum – i.e. those older than five – Duncan Jones’ sophomore sci-fi Source Code also came out trumps, opening in second place with $15m.

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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 2 deals blow to Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch may have been the movie everybody was talking about this weekend, but Zack Snyder’s new action mash-up lost out on the US box office top spot.That honour instead went to kiddie sequel Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, which nabbed the number one spot with an opening of $24.4m.Sucker Punch fell just behind in second with $19m, which is a very disappointing opening for a film that tried so hard to push so many sexy marketing buttons.

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 2 deals blow to Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch may have been the movie everybody was talking about this weekend, but Zack Snyder’s new action mash-up lost out on the US box office top spot.

That honour instead went to kiddie sequel Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, which nabbed the number one spot with an opening of $24.4m.

Sucker Punch fell just behind in second with $19m, which is a very disappointing opening for a film that tried so hard to push so many sexy marketing buttons.