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“12 Strong” Offers Chris Hemsworth on a Horse – Is That Enough to Defeat “Jumanji”?

12StrongDenofThievesThe military action-drama and STXfilms’ Den of Thieves will try to snag guys away from Sunday’s football, but neither should make much of a lasting impression.

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“Jumanji” Remains #1, Followed by Spielberg’s “The Post,” Neeson’s “The Commuter

jumanjithepostWarner Bros’ Paddington 2 and Screen Gems’ Proud Mary both had disappointing showings outside the top 5 within a mish-mash of new and returning movies that grossed between $12 and 16.3 million.

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Weekend Update: “Jumanji” Still Dominating, but Spielberg’s “The Post” a Strong Second Place

jumanjithepostOther than The Post, most of the new wide releases like Liam Neeson’s The Commuter, Taraji P. Henson’s Proud Maary and Paddington 2 disappointed.

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MLK Holiday Weekend Presents Stronger Competition for “Jumanji,” Though It Should Remain #1

BoxOfficePreview11218Warners’ recent pick-up Paddington 2 should do well, as should Spielberg’s The Post in wide release with Taraji P. Henson’s Proud Mary and Liam Neeson’s The Commuter splitting the action fans.

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“Jumanji” Keeps Blowing Up Expectations While “Insidious: The Last Key” Also Does Decently

JumanjiInsidiousBOStar Wars: The Last Jedi is now the sixth highest grossing movie ever domestically and 13th-highest worldwide, yet it still didn’t do as well in China as other recent movies.

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2017 Box Office Power Players, Missed Opportunities and Straight-Up Bombs

wonder womanWarner Bros’ Wonder Woman movie was one of the bigger surprises at the 2017 box office, but it wasn’t the only one, and hopefully, lessons will be learned from the bigger mistakes and disasters.

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Weekend Update: “Jumanji” Dominates, “Insidious: The Last Key” Doing Better Than Expected

JumanjiMattTolmach1Star Wars: The Last Jedi is likely to end up in third place as positive word-of-mouth from the holiday releases helps Sony’s family hit and Hugh Jackman’s The Greatest Showman.

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“Insidious: The Last Key” Won’t Get Past the “Jumanji,” “The Last Jedi” Blockbusters

Insidious4Review32018 kicks off with a possible three-way race for first place while Aaron Sorkin’s Molly’s Game, starring Jessica Chastain, expands to the rest of the country.

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“Jumanji” Gained Ground on “The Last Jedi” Leading up to New Year’s Day

JumanjiStarWarsBOThe latest Star Wars episode has already crossed $500 million, but the Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart adventure-comedy has grossed $185 million over the past two weeks.

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“Star Wars,” “Jumanji” Were Very Good Over Pre-XMas Weekend… Most Other Movies Received Coal

StarWarsJumanjiPitch Perfect 3 disappoints and Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, starring Matt Damon, and Warners’ Father Figures outright bomb.

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Weekend Update: “Star Wars” Still Riding High with “Jumanji,” “Pitch Perfect” In Pursuit

LastjediBoxOfficeThe top three films look to bring in roughly $180 million over the four-day weekend. Hugh Jackman’s The Greatest Showman looking at a distant fourth place.

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“Jumanji,” “Pitch Perfect 3” Take on the “Star Wars” Juggernaut Over Holiday Break

BOPreview122217New movies starring Matt Damon, Owen Wilson and Hugh Jackman may be scraping for business against stronger movies this pre-Xmas weekend.

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Achieves Second Biggest Opening Weekend Ever

StarWarsBOReport1The Lucasfilm sequel is estimated to have made $450 million worldwide over the weekend. Fox’s animated Ferdinand comes in a distant second.

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Weekend Update: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Makes Almost $105 Million Opening Day

LastJediBOOpeningAlready the second biggest opening day for a domestic release, although that includes $45 million from Thursday previews. Fox’s Ferdinand is taking a distant second place.

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Racks Up $45 Million on Thursday Night

LastjediBoxOfficeThe sequel, directed by Looper‘s Rian Johnson, opens nationwide in over 4,200 theaters where it’s likely to be the biggest opener of the year, surpassing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Set to Revive an Ailing Box Office

star wars last jedi poster smallWhat’s likely to be the biggest movie of 2017 is shooting for a $200 million-plus opening, while Fox releases the animated Ferdinand as counter-programming.

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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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