Animated adventure Home surpassed all expectations at the box office this weekend, giving DreamWorks Animation reason to rejoice and easily snatching the number one spot from R-rated comedy Get Hard in the process.
The clock struck midnight for Cinderella this weekend: Insurgent knocked Disney's latest live-action fairy tale from the top of the box office heap.
The YA sequel opened at number one, while straightforward Sean Penn actioner The Gunman shot itself in the foot, opening in fourth place and becoming the latest high-profile box office whiff of 2015, and the religious drama Do You Believe? didn't inspire too much faith.
Disney's enchanted pumpkin carriage ride continues.
The studio's latest lavish, live-action remake of a classic animated fairy tale had the magic touch at the box office this weekend, sliding on a glass slipper worth an enchanting $70 million.
That's how much the Kenneth Branagh-directed romance is estimated to have earned from 3,845 theaters in the U.S. and Canada, making it the number one movie in North America by a margin of damn near $60 million.
Chris Kyle's high-velocity sniper rounds have proven more potent than Katniss Everdeen's arrows at the box office.
American Sniper now ranks as the highest-grossing U.S. release of 2014, surpassing The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 as last year's hometown champion.
This wasn't just the slowest weekend of the year so far, ladies and gentlemen, overall box office was down a whopping 39% from the same weekend last year.
So even though Chappie is the number one movie in America, it's not exactly a resounding victory.
It may not have be a full-blown Big Willie Weekend,* but Will Smith is back atop the box office heap.
Focus, in which Smith stars alongside Margot Robbie, opened at number one as Fifty Shades of Grey tumbled and The Lazarus Effect showed that, even in the wake of the Oscars, there's always an audience for old school scares.
After its record-breaking opening last week, Fifty Shades of Grey could only take a dive over Oscar weekend.
And dive it did, declining a whopping 73% based on current estimates, which indicate that the erotic drama earned $23.2 million from 3,655 theaters in North America.
With the frenzy that accompanied its Presidents Day debut, Fifty Shades of Grey was bound to be front-loaded, burning off demand quickly. Since neither word of mouth nor reviews have been kind to the BDSM blockbuster, though, the decline in attendance was steeper than anticipated.
America got a little freaky at the multiplex over the weekend, making Fifty Shades of Grey a bona-fide sensation.
According to current estimates, the adaptation raked in $81.6 million from 3,646 theaters in the U.S. and Canada.
After three weeks and many a broken record, American Sniper has slipped from its perch atop the box office chart.
Who had the huevos to knock the deadliest sniper in U.S. history from the number one spot? None other than SpongeBob SquarePants.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water opened in first place this weekend, while long-delayed fantasy/scifi tales Jupiter Ascending and Seventh Son debuted to middling commercial results.
It's Super Bowl Sunday, a secular holiday of football, greasy food, beer, and expensive commercials. This, generally, is not a weekend when Americans are too concerned about what's playing at a theater near them, but this particular Super Bowl weekend proved to be an exception to that rule.
American Sniper continued its dominance at the box office for the third consecutive weekend, while newcomers Black or White and Project Almanac debuted strong, The Loft rounded out the top ten, and an HBO show invaded IMAX.