While Hurricane Irene turned out to be far less devastating than had been forecast on Friday, the storm's impact on weekend box office was certainly more than a blip.
Domestic box office took a serious hit this weekend, down roughly 20% from the same frame in 2010, with Hurricane Irene causing theater closings in most of Manhattan and the New York tristate area.
Again, and in spite of the looming threat of Hurricane Irene, Disney's domestic drama "The Help" won Friday night with $4.4 million.
With no new major day-and-date releases over the Aug. 19-21 weekend, Sony's mighty blue crew, "The Smurfs," managed to stay atop the overseas B.O., grossing $35.2 million in the pic's fourth frame to…
While Disney's "The Help" looks to hold in the No. 1 spot, Hurricane Irene is making weekend box office predictions tough.
The quiet days of August turn out to have been the ideal spot for "The Help," which is poised to again top Stateside box office. The Disney-DreamWorks pic is pitted against a trio of wide releases…
Holdovers set the pace this weekend at the worldwide box office: "The Help," Disney-DreamWorks' diverse crowdpleaser, surged in its soph sesh to top the Stateside chart with an estimated $20.5…
Newcomers notwithstanding, Disney's "The Help" took first place on its second Friday with $5.8 million from 2,690 locations.
Call it a little bit of blue magic. In a surprising weekend (Aug. 12-14), Sony's live action-toon hybrid "The Smurfs" collected an outstanding $60.5 million at the overseas box office to unseat…
A quartet of weekend openers -- led by a pair of 3D titles, Lionsgate's "Conan the Barbarian" and Disney-DreamWorks' "Fright Night" -- should keep overall box office clicking at a steady pace. But…
The weekend box office offered some surprises, both internationally and domestically. Sony's "The Smurfs" shot to No. 1 overseas, followed by Fox's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" -- which held onto…
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