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Not Much Movement at Box Office as “Coco” Remains #1 for Third Weekend

CocoBoxOfficeTNA24’s The Disaster Artist, directed by and starring James Franco, enters the top 5 with an est. $6.4 million. Broad Green’s Just Getting Started isn’t… it bombed pretty badly its opening weekend.

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Weekend Update: “Coco” Remains Atop the Box Office

CocoBoxOfficeTNJames Franco’s The Disaster Artist faring well in first weekend of wide release, while Justice League and Wonder are in a close race for second place.

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Another Drab Weekend at Box Office Before “Star Wars” Destroys All

BoxOffice128JGSDisasterArtistRon Shelton’s comedy Just Getting Started, starring Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones, takes on James Franco’s The Disaster Artist as it expands nationwide.

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Will “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Be Bigger Than “The Force Awakens”?

ReyLastJediTNLucasfilm’s 2017 release is just weeks away. Advance tickets are selling like hotcakes. But few think it will break some of the seemingly insurmountable box office records set by its 2015 precursor.

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Disney’s “Coco” Repeats At #1 While Specialty Releases Continue to Soar

CocoBOTNGreta Gerwig’s Lady BIrd and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards both expanded into over 1,000 theaters and grossed roughly $4.5 million in the slower post-Thanksgiving weekend. James Franco’s The Disaster Artist scored an impressive opening in just 19 theaters.

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Weekend Update: “Coco” Winning Its Second Weekend But No Surprise There

CocoBORTN1Wonder is giving Justice League a run for second place with a few other close races with no new wide releases or Top 10 entries.

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No New Wide Releases But Many Great Prestige, Awards Candidates Debuting

Coco ExcerptFox Searchlight expands Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards further but otherwise, Disney’s Coco is free and clear to repeat at #1.

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Pixar’s “Coco” Becomes Fourth-Biggest Thanksgiving Opener

CocoBORTN1Pixar’s latest opened lower than last year’s Moana but better than 2015’s The Good Dinosaur, while Justice League dropped to second place.

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Weekend Update: “Coco” Soundly Defeating “Justice League” Over Thanksgiving

CocoBoxOfficeTN2The latest Pixar Animation film is looking to gross close to $70 mill. over the five-day weekend, making it the fourth-biggest Thanksgiving opener for the studio.

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Pixar’s “Coco” Hopes to Continue Disney’s Thanksgiving Tradition

CocoBoxOfficeTNThe new animated feature from Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) is taking on the second weekend of Warners’ Justice League. Denzel Washington’s Roman J. Israel, Esq. also expands nationwide.

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“Justice League” Gets Little Justice at Box Office, While “Wonder” Astounds

JLWrapUpTNWhile Warner Bros’ latest failed to find the success of previous DCEU movies, the adaptation of Raquel Palacio’s novel far exceeded all expectations and early predictions.

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Weekend Update: “Justice League” Disappointing Compared to the Impressive Opening for “Wonder”

JusticeLeagueTNWarner Bros’ holiday tentpole probably won’t make $100 million this weekend, as Justice League grossed less than half what Batman v Superman made its first Friday.

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“Justice League” Looks to Dominate the Weekend, but Is It Too Late to Win Back the Fans?

JusticeLeagueBoxOfficeTN Lionsgate’s Wonder and Sony’s animated The Star offer minimal counter-programming with the former likely to break out.

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“Daddy’s Home 2” Runs “Orient Express” Off the Tracks In Race for Second Place

Daddys Home 2Disney/Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok predictably won the weekend with $57.1 million, representing a larger-than-expected 53.5 percent drop. Justice League won’t help matters next weekend, but Taika Waititi’s sequel has already passed Thor: The Dark World in the box office history books.

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Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” to Derail “Orient Express,” “Daddy’s Home 2”

Thor: RagnarokOn the specialty side, Fox Searchlight opens Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri on four screens, and it could very well end up challenging Lady Bird for this year’s per-screen average crown.

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“Thor: Ragnarok” Enjoys Thunderous Opening Weekend as Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” Posts Year’s Highest Per-Screen Average

Halloween may be over, but Lionsgate hung on to 3rd and 4th place thanks to “Jigsaw” and “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” which finished behind “A Bad Moms Christmas.”

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“Thor: Ragnarok” Set to Hulk Out at the Box Office, Leaving “Bad Moms” to Settle for Second Place

On the arthouse side, it’s actually a good weekend to be an adult at the movies, as this weekend sees the release of Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” and Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.”

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“Jigsaw” Might Be Weekend Winner but It’s Overshadowed by “Thor’s” Overseas Opening

Lionsgate’s attempt to reboot their horror franchise falls short, but “Thank You For Your Service” and “Suburbicon” are massive bombs.

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What Kind of Chance Does “Justice League” Have at the Box Office?

JusticeLeagueBOTNAnalyzing the pros and cons of Warner Bros’ biggest make or break movie of the fall/holiday movie season.

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Weekend Update: “Jigsaw” Topping a Dreary Box Office Full of Mega-Bombs

jigswboupdateTNGeorge Clooney, Matt Damon might have the biggest bomb of their careers with the Paramount dark comedy “Suburbicon.”

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Last Weekend of October Offers Return of “Jigsaw” but Mixed Bag Otherwise

JigsawBOTNThe horror sequel stands the best chance over weekend before Halloween, but does Matt Damon + George Clooney + Julianne Moore = a bomb?

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Tyler Perry’s “Boo 2” Wins a Weekend With Way Too Many Movies

Boo2BORTNGerard Butler’s “Geostorm” fizzles but still does better than three other star-led movies.

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Weekend Update: Tyler Perry’s New Madea Movie Doing Best In a Disappointing Weekend

Boo2BoxOfficeUpdateTN“Geostorm” should take second place, but everything else is doing rather poorly.

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Tyler Perry is Back with Another Madea Halloween Movie Which Should Be #1 by Default

boxofficepreview1020TNOther movies offer star power galore but is that enough to make a mark in a weekend with far too many movies?

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“Happy Death Day” Kills It to Take #1 over “Blade Runner 2049”

happydeathdayBOTN2Jackie Chan’s “The Foreigner” also does better than expected but settles for third place. “Marshall” and “Professor Marston” represent a bad weekend for biopics.

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Weekend Update: “Happy Death Day” Wins Friday the 13th by Significant Margin

HappyDeathDayBOTNThe Blumhouse horror flick will beat “Blade Runner 2049” for first place while Jackie Chan’s “The Foreigner” should place third.

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Three New Movies Try to Avoid Friday the 13th Jinx and October Blahs

boxofficepreview1013TNBlumhouse’s “Happy Death Day,” Jackie Chan’s “The Foreigner” and Chadwick Boseman as “Marshall” take on “Blade Runner 2049.”

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“Blade Runner 2049” Stalls Out Despite Strong Reviews and Ticket Presales

BladeRunnerTNThe Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel, released 35 years after the original movie, only made $31.5 mill. this weekend, far below most expectations. “My Little Pony: The Movie” also opened weakly in fourth place.

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Weekend Update: “Blade Runner 2049” Disappointing with $12.7 Million Friday Opening

BladeRunnerBox2TNDespite positive tracking and reviews, the sci-fi sequel may not make more than $40 mill. this weekend. Meanwhile, weaker offerings “My Little Pony” and “Mountain Between Us” might be fighting it out for second place.

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“Blade Runner 2049” is Shooting for a New October Record But Will Probably Fall Just Short

BladeRunner2049TNRyan Gosling, Harrison Ford are brought together for Denis Villeneuve’s long-awaited sequel that’s receiving rave reviews. “My Little Pony” and “The Mountain Between Us” probably won’t make similar waves.

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