Biz hopes there's still chance that summer totals could surpass last year's record-setting number.
Focus Features kickstarted the holiday weekend with the Wednesday bow of George Clooney thriller "The American," which grossed a solid $1.7 million from 2,721 locations on its opening day.
With the summer season officially coming to an end this weekend, overall box office receipts are lagging slightly behind the same period last year.
Sony's "Takers" nabbed the top spot with revised figures.
August has turned out to be particularly sunny for Lionsgate.
The race for the weekend's top spot at the domestic B.O. was a photo finish.
Overseas fanboys embraced Paramount's 3D summer tentpole 'The Last Airbender' in a big way.
Are studios leaving money on table by focusing on opening and not marketing to repeat viewers?
Disney is making repeat visits to Hollywood's history books.
In these dog days of summer, moviegoers have fewer new entries than last week's crowded frame.
It's been a summer of a few hits and some notable misses at the domestic box office.