The latest “Hunger Games” sequel continues to dominate the box office, but some awards season hopefuls proved their might with impressive limited release showings.
“Mockingjay, Part 1″ didn’t catch fire like the previous installments of “The Hunger Games,” but it still had the biggest opening of the year, according to studio estimates.
Twenty years after the 1994 original, “Dumb and Dumber To” opened with $38.1 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates released on Sunday.
A team of animated Marvel characters rocketed past a group of astronauts at the weekend box office, but both new films landed in the $50 million range after three days.
In a scary close finish, the Jake Gyllenhaal crime thriller “Nightcrawler” and the board-game adaptation “Ouija” tied for first at the box office with $10.9 million each over the Halloween weekend.
The spirits moved “Ouija” to the top of the box office, with the board-game adaption leading the weekend with a $20 million debut, according to estimates on Sunday.
Brad Pitt’s bloody World War II drama “Fury” blew past “Gone Girl” at theaters this weekend, capturing $23.5 million in ticket sales during its debut at the box office.
The thriller starring Ben Affleck as a man whose wife goes missing is poised to top the box office for a second week with $26.8 million in ticket sales, according to estimates.
“Gone Girl,” the Ben Afflect thriller about a man whose wife goes missing, overcame the possessed doll horror movie “Annabelle” with a $38 million debut.
Flexing his star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller “The Equalizer” to a $35 million debut at the box office, according to studio estimates released on Sunday.
The young adult adaptation “The Maze Runner” raced to the top of the box office this weekend with $32.5 million, giving the budding franchise a quick start out of the gate.
“No Good Deed,” which stars Idris Elba as an escaped convict and Taraji P. Henson as the innocent who he terrorizes, opened on top of the box office with $24.5 million.