Luc Besson’s “Lucy” starring Scarlett Johansson proved that mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of “Hercules” by director Brett Ratner at the box office this weekend.
The summer box office continued to lack mojo, as “Sex Tape” failed to turn on moviegoers on a weekend where “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” maintained its rule.
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” roared to $73 million on its opening weekend, one of the summer’s best debuts, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The Fourth of July went off like a dud at the box office, as “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and “Tammy” led the weakest summer holiday weekend in at least a decade.
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” is ruling the box office. The fourth installment in filmmaker Michael Bay’s morphing robots series earned $100 million in North America during its opening weekend.
The ensemble comedy “Think Like a Man Too” topped a slow weekend at the summer box office with $30 million, besting “Jersey Boys” and several blockbuster holdovers.
In a summertime battle of sequels, a pair of kooky cops beat out flying dragons for the top spot at the North American box office, but the dragons soared internationally.
In a box-office battle that pitted modest drama against big-budget spectacle, the teenage romance “The Fault in Our Stars” easily bested the Tom Cruise action film “Edge of Tomorrow.”
The biggest box-office debut of Angelina Jolie’s career propelled Disney’s twisted fairy tale “Maleficent” to a scary-good $70 million opening.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” debuted with $91 million, beating last weekend’s top hit, the sci-fi adventure “Godzilla,” which earned another $31.4 million in its second weekend.
“Godzilla” has smashed its way to the top of the box office. The monster movie had the second-largest debut of the year this weekend with $93.2 million, according to estimates.
Seth Rogen and Zac Efron’s family versus fraternity comedy “Neighbors” was the top draw for moviegoers this weekend, unseating last week’s champ, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”