Moviegoers Rush To 'Doctor Strange,' 'Arrival' Post-electionMoviegoers drained by the drama of the presidential election sought refuge at the movies over the weekend, where ticket sales were robust for just about everything.
'Miss Peregrine' Bests 'Deepwater Horizon' at Box OfficeTim Burton's latest fantastical oddity, "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," debuted with $28.5 million, leading North America ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.
'Suicide Squad' Sets August Opening Record With $135.1MThe supervillain romp "Suicide Squad" shrugged off scathing reviews to open with an estimated $135.1 million in North American ticket sales, scoring one of the year's biggest box-office debuts.
'Finding Dory' Blows Animation Record Out of the WaterThe forgetful blue fish of "Finding Dory" is box office gold. The Pixar sequel far-surpassed its already Ocean-sized expectations to take in $136.2 million in North American theaters, making it the highest-grossing animated debut of all time, according to comScore estimates Sunday. The 2007 film "Shrek the Third" was the previous record-holder with a $121.6 million debut.
'Angry Birds' Flocks to No. 1 Over 'Neighbors,' 'Nice Guys'"Captain America" has found a worthy competitor in a bunch of flightless birds. "TheAngry Birds Movie" soared to $39 million in its debut weekend, knocking "Captain America: Civil War" off its first-place perch, according to comScore estimates Sunday.
Disney's 'Maleficent' Debuts With $69.4 MillionAngelina Jolie scared up $69.4 million over the weekend for Disney's "Maleficent," trouncing the other new wide-release, Seth MacFarlane's comic Western "A Million Ways to Die in the West." The Universal comedy opened with $16.8 million.
Harry Potter Casts A Spell On The Box OfficeMuggles by the millions made a movie about a wizard their choice over the weekend. The final installment in the Harry Potter series shattered all previous records for ticket sales.
'Wicked' Returns To Kennedy Center For 10-WeeksThe hit Broadway musical "Wicked" is returning to Washington after breaking box office records at the Kennedy Center and selling out in record time in 2005.