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U.K. box office: ‘Angels & Demons’ heavenly

Everybody loves Tom Hanks. Or the prospect of the Vatican getting blown up: 1. Angels & Demons: £6 million (NEW) 2. Star Trek: £3.5 million (2nd week; drops 42%) 3. Coraline: £1.4 million (2nd week; drops 44%) 4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine: £1.2 million (3rd week; drops 46%) 5. Hannah Montana: The Movie: £1 million (3rd … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Star Trek’ beams up

Geeks are ascendant over the pond, too: 1. Star Trek: £5.95 million (NEW) 2. Coraline: £2.4 million (NEW) 3. X-Men Origins: Wolverine: £2.2 million (2nd week; drops 67%) 4. Hannah Montana: The Movie: £1.3 million (2nd week; drops 36%) 5. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past: £.79 million (2nd week; drops 19%) (actual numbers, not estimates) Trek … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Wolverine’ geekifies Britain, too

Everyone loves a kick-ass mutant: 1. X-Men Origins: Wolverine: £6.7 million (NEW) 2. Hannah Montana: The Movie: £2 million (NEW) 3. State of Play: £.982 million (2nd week; drops 35%) 4. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past: £.977 million (NEW) 5. 17 Again: £.53 (4th week; drops 48%) (actual numbers, not estimates) It’s the biggest opening of … more…

opening in the U.K. May 1: ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine,’ ‘Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,’ ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie,’ ‘Blood: The Last Vampire,’ more

X-Men Origins: Wolverine: I’m not enough of a comics fan to know whether or not Gambit and Deadpool got the treatment they deserved here, but die-hards probably won’t think so, just like there’s always a guy who thinks Wedge got the short end of the stick. But, you know, this ain’t called X-Men Origins: Deadpool. … more…

North American box office: Zac Efron is your god

The tweens have spoken, again: 1. 17 Again: $23.7 million (NEW) 2. State of Play: $14 million (NEW) 3. Hannah Montana: The Movie: $13.4 million (2nd week; drops 59%) 4. Monsters vs. Aliens: $13.2 million (4th week; drops 39%) 5. Fast & Furious: $11.8 million (3rd week; drops 57%) actual numbers, not estimates I said … more…