'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.