Alt Film Guide's box-office journalist Franck Tabouring is a freelance film writer.


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'Family Movies' Among Biggest Fall Box Office Hits

'Where the Wild Things Are.' Oct. 18, '09, update: Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are easily defeated its competition at the North American box office this weekend with a solid $32.4 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The big-screen adaptation of Maurice Sendak's beloved book scored […]


'The Final Destination' Movie Has Sensational Debut

'The Final Destination.' Sept. 6, '09, update: The Final Destination held on to the No. 1 spot at the North American box office for a second consecutive weekend with $12.4 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. New Line Cinema's David R. Ellis-directed horror sequel scored an average […]


'Transformers 2' Smashes Competition

June 29, 09, update: Though massacred by critics, Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen crushed the North American box office this week with an impressive $201.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, and Josh Duhamel, the anticipated sequel to Transformers opened […]


'Obsessed' Beyoncé & '17 Again' Zac Efron Rule

April 26 update: Beyoncé Knowles' Obsessed defeated its competition at the North American box office with $28.5 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. In the Steve Shill-directed thriller, Idris Elba co-stars as a successful asset manager who gets into trouble with his wife (Knowles) when his new […]


Madea Tops Mall Cop & Jonas Brothers + Serial Killer Jason & Clint Eastwood

'Madea Goes to Jail.' March 2 update: Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail topped the North American box office for the second consecutive weekend with $16.5 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The latest installment in the popular Madea series regained momentum Saturday and Sunday after briefly […]


Box Office: Canine Star Beats Brad Pitt & Adam Sandler + Tom Cruise

Marley & Me with Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, and the dog Clyde. Directed by David Frankel, the canine comedy-drama has once again topped the domestic box office, beating big-name competitors such as Adam Sandler (Bedtime Stories), Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), and Tom Cruise (Valkyrie). Weekend box […]


Zac Efron Musical & Vampire Romance Rule

Nov. 24 '08 update: Summit Entertainment's Twilight stormed to the top of the North American box office this weekend with a whopping $70 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Catherine Hardwicke's adaptation of the popular Stephenie Meyer novel started its path to box office glory early this […]


Vin Diesel Tattoo & Nicolas Cage Thrills & Channing Tatum Body: Box Office

Vin Diesel tattoo show: Babylon A.D. with Mélanie Thierry. Notwithstanding all the body art and big pecs, film has had little box office appeal. Sept. 28 update: D.J. Caruso's action blockbuster Eagle Eye stormed to the top of the North American box office this weekend with US$29.2 million in ticket sales, […]


'The Dark Knight' Trailing Only 'Star Wars' & 'Titanic'?

'The Dark Knight' with Heath Ledger as The Joker and Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes: Latest Batman movie trailing only 'Star Wars' and 'Titanic'? 'The Dark Knight' has climbed to third spot on all-time domestic box office chart – or has it? Aug. 11, '08, update: The Dark Knight topped […]


Pixar Tops & Angelina Jolie Wanted

'WALL-E' movie: Pixar release enjoys impressive box office debut. 'WALL-E' tops U.S. and Canada box office, Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy 'inspirational' thriller 'Wanted' a strong runner-up June 30, '08: Directed by Andrew Stanton, Pixar Animation's WALL-E was catapulted to the top of the North American box office this weekend […]


'Crystal Skull' Crushes 'Iron Man'

'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' with Cate Blanchett and Harrison Ford: Memorial Day blockbuster. 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' eviscerates box office competition May 26: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull dug up $126 million at the North American […]


'21' & 'Horton' Among Recent Top Hits

March 31, 08: 21 played its cards right this weekend, seizing the top spot at the North American box office with US$23.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Released by Sony Pictures and directed by Robert Luketic, the crime drama stars newcomer Jim Sturgess as a gifted MIT student whose […]