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Latest news on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'

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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Knocks Off "Avatar" For Highest Domestic Grossing Film

Posted Jan. 7, 2016, 9:18 am

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" became the highest-grossing film in domestic box office history on Wednesday, surpassing the $760.5 million record set by director James Cameron's epic "Avatar."

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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Adds Another $88.3M In Third Weekend

Posted Jan. 3, 2015, 10:56 am

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" added another $88.3 million in its third weekend in theaters in the United States and Canada, pushing its total domestic box office take to within reach of the all-time record, according to estimated industry figures released today.

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Continues To Break Box Office Records

Posted Dec. 27, 2015, 9:56 am

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" posted the biggest second-weekend box office total ever recorded in North America, raking in more than $153 million in the United States and Canada, according to box office figures released today.

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'The Force Awakens' Smashes Records With $517 Million Worldwide Opening

Posted Dec. 20, 2015, 11:48 am

Hollywood records fell like so many imperial storm troopers this weekend, as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" blasted through the stratosphere with $517 million in estimated weekend sales worldwide.

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'The Force Awakens' Collects Record-Breaking $120 Million On First Day In Theaters

Posted Dec. 19, 2015, 11:28 am

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" took in an estimated $120 million in its first day in theaters across the United States and Canada, according to industry figures released today. That breaks the previous one-day record of $91 million set by 2011's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows II."

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2' tops the weekend box office.

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'Mockingjay' Stays At Top Of Box Office For Fourth Straight Week

Posted Dec. 13, 2015, 9:16 am

It was another good weekend for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2", which won the box office battle for the fourth straight week, according to industry estimates released today.

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2' tops the weekend box office.

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Horror-Comedy "Krampus" Almost Knocks "Mockingjay" From Top Of Box Office

Posted Dec. 6, 2015, 9:44 am

The movie industry had a good weekend, with sales up 26 percent over the same weekend period last year, an analyst said today.

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2' tops the weekend box office.

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'Hunger Games' On Track To Top Box Office For Second Week With $75.8 Million

Posted Nov. 29, 2015, 10:17 am

Hollywood had a "solid, but not record-breaking" Thanksgiving weekend, with the latest Hunger Games movie, and a new Disney Pixar flick, in the one-two positions.

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2' tops the weekend box office.

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"The Hunger Games' Opens With $101 Million In Ticket Sales

Posted Nov. 22, 2015, 9:33 am

A heroine named Katniss proved to be catnip to the nation's moviegoers this weekend, as "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" opened with $101 million in ticket sales.

James Bond stars in 'Spectre.'

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'Spectre' Stays At Top Of Weekend Box Office With $35.4 Million In Ticket Sales

Posted Nov. 15, 2015, 9:30 am

James Bond's ticket sales dropped 50 percent from last weekend, but the latest 007 flick still was the most-popular movie in North America today.

James Bond stars in 'Spectre.'

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Spectre, 24th James Bond Movie, Opens At Top Of Box Office With $73M In Sales

Posted Nov. 8, 2015, 12:11 pm

James Bond beat Snoopy in their box office duel this weekend, as a duo of reworkings from popular, 60-year-old franchises finished 1-2 at the North American ticket windows.

Matt Damon stars in 'The Martian.'

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'The Martian' Stays At Top Of Weekend Box Office With Paltry $11.4 Million In Sales

Posted Nov. 1, 2015, 11:00 am

Hollywood slumbered through a "very slow" Halloween weekend, with an otherworldly survival epic remaining the most- favorite picture in North America.

Matt Damon stars in 'The Martian.'

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'The Martian' Tops Weekend Box Office Again With Just $15.9 Million In Ticket Sales

Posted Oct. 25, 2015, 9:35 am

"The Martian" starring Matt Damon stuck in space was projected to sell $15.9 million in tickets, topping the weekend box office again.

'Straight Outta Compton' stays on top of the North American box office.

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Rap Music Flick "Straight Outta Compton" Stays On Top Of Weekend Box Office

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:38 am

North America's moviegoers continue to choose "Straight Outta Compton" as the most-popular movie this weekend, and the rap music flick is again the box office champ.

'Straight Outta Compton' stays on top of the North American box office.

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"Straight Outta Compton" Stays At Top Of Weekend Box Office

Posted Aug. 23, 2015, 9:59 am

"Straight Outta Compton" and "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" were the number one and two movies in North America again this weekend, as two new releases opened behind them.

'Straight Outta Compton' opened in the number one position at the continent's box offices this weekend, with an estimated $56 million in ticket sales.

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"Straight Outta Compton" Opens Number One At Box Office, Collecting $56 Million

Posted Aug. 16, 2015, 9:23 am

"Straight Outta Compton" opened in the number one position at the continent's box offices this weekend, with an estimated $56 million in ticket sales.

 'Ant-Man', from Disney and Pixar studios, took in another $24,765,000.

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Ant-Man Tops Weekend Box Office, Adding $24.7 Million To Its $100M+ Tally

Posted Jul. 26, 2015, 10:36 am

A tiny superhero bested a pack of yellow "villains" to win the North American box office race for the second week in a row, according to projections released today by tracking firm Rentrack.

"Minions" was projected to open with $115.2 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada, according to Universal estimates.

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"Minions" Makes Mincemeat Of "Jurassic World" Opening With $115.2 Million

Posted Jul. 12, 2015, 9:17 am

"Minions" made mincemeat of the dinos at the movieplexes this weekend, as the yellow spinoffs from "Despicable Me" crushed "Jurassic World" in the North American box office race.

"Jurassic World" continues to dominate the box office.

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"Jurassic World" Crosses Half-Billion Dollar In Domestic Ticket Sales

Posted Jun. 28, 2015, 9:06 am

"Jurassic World" crossed the half-billion dollar mark in domestic sales today, and the genetically re-engineered dinos dominated the box office returns for a third straight week.

Pixar's 'Inside Out' brought in $91 million during its opening weekend, behind 'Jurassic World' that brought in $102 million during its second weekend.

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Want Original Films Like Pixar's Inside Out? Go See Them

Posted Jun. 24, 2015, 9:24 am

Santa Monica is a city that encourages creativity and innovation. Walking down the Third Street Promenade, you will see street performers galore. Behind in the alley, you have comedians in Westside Comedy Theater trying to present their original material to an audience. Santa Monica and West Los Angeles in general is a cradle of innovation.

"Jurassic World" continues to dominate the box office.

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"Jurassic World" Continues Box Office Domination, Adding $102M Domestically

Posted Jun. 21, 2015, 9:13 am

Dinosaurs beat out the latest Pixar confection at the box office this weekend. "Jurassic World" handed the Pixar Studios its first-ever debut in less than first place, as the dinosaur-bites-man sequel grossed $102 million this weekend, and "Inside Out" brought in $91 million.

'Jurassic World' brought in an estimated $204,596,380 in its opening weekend.

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'Jurassic World' Brings In Almost $205 Million In Opening Weekend

Posted Jun. 14, 2015, 10:07 am

"Jurassic World" exceeded expectations and some records in its opening weekend, bringing in an estimated $204,596,380.

Melissa McCarthy stars in 'Spy.'

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"Spy" Opens With $30 Million To Top Weekend Box Office

Posted Jun. 7, 2015, 9:55 am

Melissa McCarthy was box office gold for the third straight time, as her R-rated comedy "Spy" opened in first place with a $30 million take this weekend.

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"San Andreas" Rattles Weekend Box Office With $53.2 Million Opening

Posted May. 31, 2015, 8:53 am

"San Andreas" may be getting panned by seismologists, but it is number one at the North American box office, with an earthshaking $53.2 million in opening weekend receipts.

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Latest "Avengers" Adds $77.2 Million To Box Office Tally

Posted May. 10, 2015, 2:11 pm

"Avengers - Age Of Ultron" was atop the heap at the North American box office again today, and it has grossed $875 million around the world so far.

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