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  1. Deadpool 2 Has Record-Breaking Thursday, Meaning Not Enough of You Saw Book ClubDoes it have hot Andy Garcia, though?
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    A Quiet Place Had the Best Opening Ever for an Original Horror MovieWith a $50 million debut weekend, it’s also the third-highest opening for any horror film overall.
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    Girls Trip Is the Most Successful R-Rated Summer Comedy Since 2015Girls Trip’s strong box-office showing over-performed, since the movie only cost about $20 million to make.
  4. Dunkirk Is Getting Great Reviews. But Can It Be a Hit?What are the prospects for a $150 million war film based on a battle few Americans have heard of?
  5. Wonder Woman Is Looking Like a Hit. Here’s What That Would Mean for Hollywood.Wonder Woman has a chance at the highest-ever opening for a live-action female-directed film.
  6. Don’t Blame Critics When Your Blockbusters Are BadBoth Pirates and Baywatch had bigger problems than their Rotten Tomatoes scores.
  7. King Arthur Was the Summer’s First Flop. What Happened?There’s a certain kind of intellectual property that seems to lend itself to flops.
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    Donald Trump Is President and Boss Baby’ Is the No. 1 Movie in AmericaThe animated film took in $49 million in its opening weekend.
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    Even Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal Can’t Make an Original Film a Hit NowBad news for fans of original films.
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    Beauty and the Beast Broke Box-Office Records and It’s All Because of WomenFully 72 percent of the film’s opening-day audience were women.
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    2017 Is Horror’s Best Year at the Box Office in a Long TimeIn Get Out and Split, the genre has already seen two $100 million grossers.
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    The Lego Batman Movie Edged 50 Shades Darker at the Box OfficeOnly one of this weekend’s sequels managed to improve on its predecessor.
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    Split Is the Highest-Grossing Horror Movie Since 2013M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller topped the box-office chart for the third week in a row.
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    The Twist Is That Audiences Still Really Like SplitPlus, a tired nation asks itself: What is a dog’s purpose?
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    Split Was the Weekend’s Box-Office HitSplit won the weekend, but Hidden Figures and La La Land held steady.
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    Hidden Figures Trounced Live by NightPlus: La La Land continues its rise, and Monster Trucks … could’ve done worse?
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    Was Rogue One’s Box Office Solid or Sensational?$155 million is a lot of money. But is it Star Wars money?
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    Everyone Was Excited for La La Land at the Box Office This WeekendIt’s topped Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea in at least one respect.
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    Manchester by the Sea Is Looking Like a HitPlus good news for Paramount, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Natalie Portman’s Jackie Kennedy accent.
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    Moana Rules the Thanksgiving Box OfficeThe Disney musical earned more than $80 million over the holiday weekend.
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    Fantastic Beasts’ Opening Isn’t Quite Fantastic$75 million is a lot of money, but it isn’t Harry Potter money.
  22. Franchise Haters Rejoice: Arrival’s a HitMeanwhile, Doctor Strange, Trolls, and Hacksaw Ridge all had surprisingly big second weekends.
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    Doctor Strange Leads a Superpowered Weekend Box OfficeIt was a good weekend at the box office.
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    Why Did Inferno Bomb?The Tom Hanks vehicle earned $15 million in its first weekend at the U.S. box office.
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    Tyler Perry Crosses Over As Boo! A Madea Halloween Wins the Box OfficeAt 27 million, Madea edged out Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.
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    The Accountant Is a Hit, and Ben Affleck Is Truly a Movie Star AgainThis is the first movie that’s been a hit solely on the strength of Ben Affleck, the actor, in … a long time.
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    The Birth of a Nation Couldn’t Overcome Nate Parker at the Box OfficeBut the people who did see it seemed to like it.
  28. YBOE: Good Day to Die Hard Doesn’t Need the U.S.The latest John McClane explodo-installment is all about the international markets.
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    Box Office: Bullet to the Head Can’t Stop ZombieAlso, Best Picture nominees keep chugging along.
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    Box Office Explained: Best Pic Noms Score BigExcept for Django.
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    Texas Chainsaw Carves Out Top Spot at Box OfficeAnd Django is likely to become the highest-grossing Tarantino film next weekend.
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    Your Box Office Explained: 2012 Was a Good Year for HollywoodThe industry saw its biggest single increase in admissions in a decade.
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    Why Didn’t The Hobbit Make More Money?Not that $85 million isn’t a boatload.
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    Your Box Office Explained: Why Skyfall Won’t FallIt and Lincoln have lured in a very important — and long-tailed — older audience.
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    Box Office: Killing Them Dies an Unworthy DeathWith no new major studio releases, three Thanksgiving leftovers took the top spots.
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    Your Box Office Explained: Vampires, Bond, Lincoln — Everyone’s a Winner!It was a stellar box-office weekend.
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    Skyfall Makes It Rain With Biggest Bond Debut$87 million. In one weekend.
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    Box Office Explained: Wreck-It Destroys FieldStill, Flight had a good weekend.
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    Cloud Atlas Finds Itself Lost Against ArgoAnd let’s not even talk about Chasing Mavericks.
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    Your Box Office Explained: Paranormal Activity 4So what if it’s on track to be the lowest-grossing film of the franchise so far?
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    Your Box Office Explained: Hollywood Chases All the Young DudesArgo, Taken 2, and Sinister end the weekend in a tight finish.
  42. Three Films Tie for No. 1 in Weak B.O. WeekendEnd of Watch, Trouble With the Curve, and House at the End of the Street.
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    A Proposal for Fixing Hollywood’s Box-Office ProblemAfter a terrible summer, does Tinseltown need a bailout?
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    The Possession Remains Box Office No. 1The Jewish demon film wins a scarily weak box office weekend.
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    Your Box Office Explained: No One Loves OogielovesThat’s not an exaggeration.
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    Summer 2012 Box-Office Report Card: Action, Genre, and Superhero EditionThe Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers, yes. Everything else, meh.
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    Your Box Office Explained: So, What’s With This Anti-Obama Documentary?And what happened to the new Joseph Gordon-Levitt movie?
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    The Summer 2012 Box-Office Report Card: Comedy EditionWe’re in the middle of an R-rated renaissance.
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    The Summer 2012 Box-Office Report Card: Indie-Film EditionThe twin indie success stories of the past three months were Moonrise Kingdom and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
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    Expendables 2 Is Number One With Many BulletsWhitney Houston’s last film also did solid biz.
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