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  1. 'Avengers: Endgame' Set for Global Domination, Can It Deliver a $300M Domestic Debut?
    In 2008 we saw the birth of what has come to be known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the release of Iron Man. Eleven years, 21 films and $18.6 billion in worldwide ticket sales later, that universe has come to redefine the idea of the modern blockbuster. This weekend Avengers: Endgame will give audiences the ending they were promised all those years ago, concluding the events that began with last year's record-breaking release of Avengers: Infinity War, en route to a sure-fire record...
  2. 'Curse of La Llorona' Lifted to #1 Over Easter Weekend
  3. 'Curse of La Llorona' Looks to Lead Calm Weekend before the 'Avengers' Storm
    SATURDAY AM UPDATE: WB and New Line's The Curse of La Llorona is looking at a dominating weekend as the film brought in an impressive $11.8 million on Friday and is looking at a three-day weekend anywhere from $24-26 million. The film also received a "B-" CinemaScore. Disney's release of Fox's Breakthrough brought in an estimated $3.8 million on Friday and is expected to deliver a $10-11 million three-day performance for a $14-15 million five-day after debuting on Wednesday. ...
  4. 'Shazam!' #1 for Second Weekend as 'Little' Tops 'Hellboy' to Lead Newcomers
    After four straight weekends featuring a new #1 film at the weekend box office, Warner Bros.'s Shazam! took the crown for a second weekend in a row, topping a flurry of newcomers that delivered varying returns. Universal's Little secured the runner-up position, out-performing Lionsgate and Summit's Hellboy, which struggled amidst a flurry of negative reviews ahead of release not to mention reports of tension during production. Additionally, United Artists's release of Laika's Missing Link ...
  5. 'Shazam!' Poised for Second Weekend at #1, Topping 'Hellboy' & 'Little'
    SATURDAY AM UPDATE: WB's Shazam! is skating to an easy second weekend at #1, looking to bring in an estimated $22+ million for the three-day and a domestic cume topping $92 million by the end of the weekend. However, it won't be Lionsgate's Hellboy in runner-up position, but instead Universal's comedy Little, which brought in an estimated $5.37 million on Friday and is looking at a $15+ million three-day debut. The film received a "B+" CinemaScore from opening day audiences. M...
  6. 'Shazam!' Leads Weekend with $53M Debut; 'Pet Sematary' Digs Up $25M
    The weekend played out mostly as expected with the release of Shazam! from Warner Bros. and New Line securing the top spot in both the domestic and worldwide marketplace while Paramount's release of Pet Sematary scored the second largest opening for a Stephen King adaptation. STX's The Best of Enemies, however, fell a bit below expectations as April is off to a solid start, but it won't be until the release of Avengers: Endgame at the end of the month that we'll be able to see whether this...
  7. 'Shazam!' & 'Pet Sematary' Look to Kick Off April with a Bang and Scream
    SATURDAY AM UPDATE: With an estimated $20.5 million on Friday night, WB's Shazam! is on its way to leading the weekend box office. The film is currently expected to hit around $51+ million for the weekend for a cume approaching $55 million once you roll the $3.3 million in from the pre-release Fandango event. The film also received an "A" CinemaScore from opening night audiences. Paramount's release of Pet Sematary is looking at a runner-up finish after an estimated $10 millio...
  8. Disney's 'Dumbo' Flies to #1 While 'Captain Marvel' Nears $1 Billion Worldwide
    Disney's Dumbo was unable to reach studio or industry expectations, but still managed a #1 finish, making for the third different #1 film at the domestic weekend box office in as many weeks. Meanwhile holdovers such as Us and Captain Marvel continued their strong performances and Pure Flix's release of the anti-abortion drama Unplanned managed to out-perform expectations and find itself a spot in the top five. With an estimated $45 million, Disney's Dumbo topped the weekend box office ...
  9. Disney's 'Dumbo' Looks to Fly to #1 at the Weekend Box Office
    SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Disney's Dumbo is leading the way, pulling in an estimated $15.3 million on Friday, heading toward a debut on the lower end of our weekend expectations, most likely finishing around $45-50 million. The film received an "A-" CinemaScore. At the same time, Pure Flix's anti-abortion feature, Unplanned, brought in an estimated $2.96 million and is looking at a weekend that could top $7 million. Bleecker's Hotel Mumbai expanded into 924 theaters (+920) this ...
  10. Jordan Peele's 'Us' Delivers a Mind-Blowing $70 Million Debut
    Universal's release of Jordan Peele's Us dominated the domestic box office, not only out-performing the opening weekends for several recent horror hits, but delivering the second largest opening ever for a live-action, original picture, topping the weekend box office with over $70 million. As a result, the 2019 box office continues to improve over the month of March after struggling to begin the year. Overall, this weekend was the third straight to outperform the same weekend last year. ...

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