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'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' claims No. 1 over 'Joker'

Oct. 20, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Co.'s "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" knocked "Joker" out of the No. 1 spot at the box office, but just barely. Studios on Sunday say the film starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning grossed an estimated $36 million in North America and $117 million internationally in its...

'Joker' tops box office again, beats 'Addams Family'

Oct. 13, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first weekend was no fluke: "Joker" is a hit. The R-rated comic book villain origin story had a phenomenal second weekend at the box office, topping the charts once more over newcomers such as the animated "The Addams Family" and the Will Smith action pic "Gemini Man." Warner Bros....

'Joker' laughs its way to October box office record

Oct. 6, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The filmmakers and studio behind "Joker" have reason to put on a happy face. Despite concerns over its violent themes and ramped up theater security, audiences flocked to the multiplex to check out the R-rated film this weekend resulting in a record October opening. Warner Bros. said...

'Joker' sets October box-office record for Thursday showings

Oct. 4, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Joker" is getting the first laugh on its debut weekend, scoring an October box-office record with $13.3 million earned in Thursday night showings. Warner Bros. released the figures Friday morning. "Joker" unseated "Venom," which also holds the record for best October opening with $80.3...

James Franco’s ex-students sue alleging sexual impropriety

Oct. 3, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two actresses sued James Franco and the acting and film school he founded Thursday, saying he intimidated his students into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations far beyond those acceptable on Hollywood film sets. Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, former students at the...

'Abominable' No.1 with $20.9M; Zellweger's 'Judy' sings out

Sep. 29, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The DreamWorks animated adventure "Abominable" topped the box office with $20.9 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, while the Renee Zellweger-led Judy Garland tale "Judy" got off to a strong start. "Abominable," the weekend's sole new wide...

'Downton Abbey' overpowers Brad Pitt, Rambo at box office

Sep. 22, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Raise your tea cups! The big-screen encore of "Downton Abbey" handily (but very politely) thumped both Brad Pitt's "Ad Astra" and Sylvester Stallone's "Rambo: Last Blood" in theaters over the weekend in one of the more unlikely box-office upsets. "Downton Abbey" debuted with $31 million in...

"It" is tops again; "Hustlers" full of flash at box office

Sep. 15, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It wasn't quite enough to take down Pennywise the clown, but Jennifer Lopez and the scheming strippers of "Hustlers" topped even the high expectations they brought to the weekend box office. "It: Chapter Two" brought in $40.7 million in the U.S. and Canada to keep the top spot in its...

'It: Chapter Two' scares up $91 million with debut

Sep. 8, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A robust audience turned out to catch "It: Chapter Two" in movie theaters this weekend, but not quite as big as the first. Warner Bros. says Sunday that "It: Chapter Two," the only major new release, earned an estimated $91 million from North American ticket sales in its first weekend...

Hollywood's summer ends 2% down despite Disney dominance

Sep. 1, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Never before has one studio so dominated summer at the movies. The Walt Disney Co. accounted for about half of all ticket sales in U.S. and Canada theaters on the season, which came to a close Sunday with the Gerard Butler action thriller "Angel Has Fallen" topping the box office for the...