weekend box office

Lucy (Kristin Wilde) brings Gru and some Minions to the Anti-Villan League headquarters. (Photo courtesy Universal Pictures)

Weekend Box Office

Despicable Me 2 Beats Out Two Debuts In a fairly close three-way race at the box office last weekend, Universal’s Despicable Me 2 was able to hold off both Sony’s Grown Ups 2 and Warner Brothers’ Pacific Rim to remain on top for a second week. The computer
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Ethan Hawke stars in the low-budget The Purge (Universal Pictures)

Weekend Box Office

The Purge Kicks Fast 6 from Top For the second week in a row, domestic audiences came out in better-than-expected numbers for an original film with no built-in audience as the thriller The Purge debuted at number one without A-list stars. The top five contained only one sequel
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Zachary Quinto plays Commander Spock and Chris Pine is Captain Kirk in Star Trek Into Darkness (Paramount)

Weekend Box Office

Star Trek Wins, But Not at Warp Speed Star Trek Into Darkness opened atop the U.S. box office, though its debut didn’t quite make the jump to warp speed that Paramount Pictures executives expected. Into Darkness, the second J.J. Abrams-directed installment of the sci-fi
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