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The animated family film took in $2.6 million in previews, compared to $1.95 million for Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Skyscraper’ Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper grossed a modest $1.95 million in Thursday-night previews at the North American box office, losing to Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, which earned $2.6 million. It remains to be seen whether Skyscraper can pull
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Elsewhere, Sundance horror sensation ‘Hereditary’ launches with $1.4 million in Thursday-evening previews. The star-studded, female-fronted Ocean’s 8 grossed $4 million in Thrusday previews as it began its box-office run, followed by Sundance Film Festival horror sensation Hereditary with $1.4 million. From Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow, the Ocean’s Eleven spinoff should have no trouble stealing the
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That’s behind the preview gross for the first ‘Pacific Rim.’ The bots are back. Legendary and Universal’s big-budget release Pacific Rim: Uprising began stomping into North American theaters Thursday night, grossing $2.4 million from 2,850 theaters. That compares to $3.6 million in previews for the first Pacific Rim, which debuted to $37 million domestically Pacific
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It remains to be seen whether Ava DuVernay’s adventure-fantasy can beat ‘Black Panther,’ now in its fourth weekend. Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time — based on Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved book — has finally transported into theaters. The fantasy-adventure grossed $1.3 million in Thursday-evening previews for a projected debut in the $35 million-$40 million range,
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’12 Strong’ and ‘Forever My Girl’ also debut nationwide. Den of Thieves nabbed $950,000 in Thursday preview screenings. STXfilms’ R-rated heist movie stars Gerard Butler as a cop who’s pitted against a crew looking to rob the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Los Angeles. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Pablo Schreiber and O’Shea Jackson Jr. are also among
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‘Paddington 2,’ ‘Proud Mary’ and ‘The Commuter’ also debut. Fox’s The Post earned $775,000 on Thursday night in its nationwide expansion to 2,375 North American screens this weekend. The Steven Spielberg-direct drama recounts how Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) joined forces to defy the government and publish the Pentagon Papers. Playing in just a handful of
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The George Clooney-directed ‘Suburbicon’ and Miles Teller’s veteran drama ‘Thank You for Your Service’ also open this weekend. Lionsgate’s Jigsaw earned $1.6 million in Thursday-night previews at over 2,400 locations. The film sees the Saw horror franchise get a fresh makeover with a new storyline and new characters. Michael and Peter Spierig direct the eighth
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