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Ticket Office Top 20: '' Thor: Ragnarok ' commands $122.7 million

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Nov. 6, 2017|5:15 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– The God of Thunder had an even mightier opening weekend than expected. “Thor: Ragnarok,” the 3rd movie in the series, scored a franchise best with a robust $122.7 million debut, making it the fourth-biggest opening of 2017.

The Walt Disney Co. and Marvel movie easily took the top spot for the weekend. In 2nd location was “A Bad Mommies Christmas,” with $16.8 million. The sequel to last year’s sleeper struck “Bad Mothers” opened on Wednesday and has actually netted $21.3 million to this day.

Rounding out the leading five were “Jigsaw,” in third with $6.6 million, “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” in fourth with $4.5 million and “Geostorm” in 5th with $3.2 million.

The leading 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by circulation studio, gross, variety of theater areas, average invoices per area, overall gross and number of weeks in release, as assembled Monday by comScore:

1. “Thor: Ragnarok,” Disney, $122,744,989, 4,080 locations, $30,085 average, $122,744,989, 1 Week.

2. “A Bad Mommies Christmas,” STX Entertainment, $16,759,161, 3,615 places, $4,636 average, $21,285,267, 1 Week.

3. “Jigsaw,” Lionsgate, $6,558,146, 2,941 areas, $2,230 average, $28,694,617, 2 Weeks.

4. “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” Lionsgate, $4,541,190, 2,202 locations, $2,062 average, $42,849,613, 3 Weeks.

5. “Geostorm,” Warner Bros., $3,194,031, 2,666 locations, $1,198 average, $28,929,372, 3 Weeks.

6. “Happy Death Day,” Universal, $2,699,715, 2,184 places, $1,236 average, $52,853,220, 4 Weeks.

7. “Blade Runner 2049,” Warner Bros., $2,321,372, 1,464 places, $1,586 average, $85,542,502, 5 Weeks.

8. “Thank You For Your Service,” Universal, $2,207,855, 2,083 areas, $1,060 average, $7,302,585, 2 Weeks.

9. “Just The Brave,” Sony, $1,920,075, 2,073 locations, $926 average, $15,300,542, 3 Weeks.

10. “Let There Be Light,” Atlas Circulation Business, $1,697,448, 642 areas, $2,644 average, $4,089,804, 2 Weeks.

11. “The Foreigner,” STX Entertainment, $1,596,414, 1,456 areas, $1,096 average, $31,994,397, 4 Weeks.

12. “Victoria And Abdul,” Focus Characteristic, $1,206,935, 796 areas, $1,516 average, $19,861,654, 7 Weeks.

13. “Suburbicon,” Paramount, $1,185,036, 2,046 locations, $579 average, $5,081,606, 2 Weeks.

14. “LBJ,” Vertical Entertainment, $1,110,565, 659 places, $1,685 average, $1,110,565, 1 Week.

15. “It,” Warner Bros., $1,001,288, 1,081 areas, $926 average, $325,879,722, 9 Weeks.

16. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” 20th Century Fox, $818,414, 802 places, $1,020 average, $98,682,466, 7 Weeks.

17. “American Made,” Universal, $799,595, 663 areas, $1,206 average, $49,979,430, 6 Weeks.

18. “Lego Ninjago Motion Picture,” Warner Bros., $793,007, 835 locations, $950 average, $57,511,830, 7 Weeks.

19. “The Florida Task,” A24, $633,735, 189 places, $3,353 average, $2,996,678, 5 Weeks.

20. “My Little Pony: The Movie,” Lionsgate, $602,945, 785 areas, $768 average, $20,861,496, 5 Weeks.

'' Tyler Perry ' s Boo 2 ' frightens competitors at ticket office

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This image shows Tyler Perry as Madea in “Tyler Perry’s Boo! 2 A Madea Halloween.”

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017|5:03 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” opened in top place this weekend with $21.2 million from North American theaters, beating out spectacle and star-driven beginners like “Geostorm,” “Just the Brave” and “The Snowman.”

The catastrophe epic “Geostorm” tumbled with $13.7 million versus a reported $120 million production budget plan in its first weekend in theaters. The long-delayed pic starring Gerard Butler did not get in touch with critics or audiences.

The scary pic “Pleased Death Day” took third location with $9.4 million in its 2nd weekend in theaters, while “Blade Runner 2049” fell to No. 4 in its third week with $7.4 million.

The fact-based firefighter drama “Just the Brave” completed the top 5 with $6 million from evictions, while the crime thriller adjustment “The Snowman” launched in 8th location with just $3.4 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, variety of theater places, average receipts per place, overall gross and variety of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” Lionsgate, $21,226,953, 2,388 places, $8,889 average, $21,226,953, 1 week.

2. “Geostorm,” Warner Bros., $13,707,376, 3,246 locations, $4,223 average, $13,707,376, 1 week.

3. “Pleased Death Day,” Universal, $9,363,415, 3,298 places, $2,839 average, $40,672,780, 2 weeks.

4. “Blade Runner 2049,” Warner Bros., $7,353,151, 3,203 areas, $2,296 average, $74,203,354, 3 weeks.

5. “Only The Brave,” Sony, $6,002,665, 2,577 places, $2,329 average, $6,002,665, 1 week.

6. “The Foreigner,” STX Home entertainment, $5,787,447, 2,515 places, $2,301 average, $23,181,700, 2 weeks.

7. “It,” Warner Bros., $3,451,663, 2,560 places, $1,348 average, $320,186,279, 7 weeks.

8. “The Snowman,” Universal, $3,372,565, 1,812 areas, $1,861 average, $3,372,565, 1 week.

9. “American Made,” Universal, $3,131,650, 2,559 locations, $1,224 average, $45,473,385, 4 weeks.

10. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” 20th Century Fox, $3,011,307, 2,318 locations, $1,299 average, $94,580,239, 5 weeks.

11. “The Mountain Between United States,” 20th Century Fox, $2,773,757, 3,151 locations, $880 average, $25,552,642, 3 weeks.

12. “Same Sort of Different as Me,” Pure Flix, $2,591,985, 1,362 areas, $1,903 average, $2,591,985, 1 week.

13. “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” Warner Bros., $2,226,261, 2,102 areas, $1,059 average, $54,709,763, 5 weeks.

14. “Victoria and Abdul,” Focus Features, $2,126,115, 1,060 areas, $2,006 average, $14,836,649, 5 weeks.

15. “My Little Pony: The Film,” Lionsgate, $2,027,064, 2,301 places, $881 average, $18,556,663, 3 weeks.

16. “Marshall,” Open Road, $1,482,383, 821 areas, $1,806 average, $5,434,374, 2 weeks.

17. “Golmaal Again,” Reliance Big Home Entertainment PVT. Ltd., $1,013,893, 267 locations, $3,797 average, $1,013,893, 1 week.

18. “Secret Super Star,” Zee Studios International, $764,152, 211 locations, $3,622 average, $764,152, 1 week.

19. “Mersal,” GOAL Distribution, $696,410, 143 areas, $4,870 average, $696,410, 1 week.

20. “The Florida Task,” A24, $602,171, 112 areas, $5,377 average, $1,340,794, 3 weeks.

'' Delighted Death Day ' scares off ' Blade Runner ' at ticket office

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017|6:19 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– Package office may be struggling this year, but the horror category lives and well.

This weekend the “Groundhog Day”-like scary pic “Happy Death Day” scored a first-place surface, going beyond expectations and blowing the much costlier and star-driven “Blade Runner 2049” from the water.

Studio estimates Sunday show “Delighted Death Day” took in $26.5 million from 3,149 North American theaters. With a $5 million production cost, “Delighted Death Day” is already a hit.

With a PG-13 ranking, the movie scored big with more youthful audiences– 63 percent were under 25.

It’s the most recent success story from Blumhouse Productions, which earlier this year launched “Split” and “Get Out,” with the help of Universal Pictures, which dispersed.

Jim Orr, executive vice president of domestic circulation for Universal, stated “Pleased Death Day” is an original movie that’s reimaging the category.

“It’s as much thriller as it is horror movie. It’s frightening, it’s amusing, and it has an extremely clever script that is effectively executed,” Orr stated. “Blumhouse owns this space no doubt about it, and they do this much better than anyone regularly.”

The movie likewise had the advantage of coming on the heels of the massive success of “It,” which has actually made $314.9 million domestically to date. The “Happy Death Day” trailer played in front of “It” at theaters, which “tremendously increased” audience awareness, stated comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian.

Horror continues to be one of the bright spots throughout a roller-coaster year at the box workplace.

“This is a horror gold rush at the theaters,” Dergarabedian said. “It’s been possibly the most consistently favorable story this year.”

One movie that does not look destined for a delighted ending is “Blade Runner 2049,” which fell 54 percent in its second weekend in theaters, including $15.1 million to bring its domestic overall to $60.6 million.

The movie was an expensive venture with a production price tag north of $150 million and was well-reviewed by critics. However it couldn’t handle to attract significant audiences beyond the fans of the 1982 original, which was also a flop upon release.

Jackie Chan’s “The Immigrant” debuted in third location with $12.8 million from 2,515 screens, while “It” landed in fourth place in its sixth weekend in theaters.

The Kate Winslet and Idris Elba disaster pic “The Mountain Between United States” rounded out the top five with $5.7 million.

Other brand-new releases landed outside the top 10. The Thurgood Marshall biopic “Marshall” took in a promising $3 million from 821 theaters.

“Marshall is off to a solid start,” said Open Roadway Films CEO Tom Ortenberg in a statement. “We expect Marshall to hold extremely well and run well into the fall.”

However the Marvel Lady creator biopic “Teacher Marston and the Marvel Woman” cannot capitalize from the huge success of “Wonder Lady” previously this year. The movie earned only $737,000 from over 1,200 areas.

“Goodbye Christopher Robin,” about author A.A. Milne and the creation of the precious children’s books and characters, likewise got off to a bad start with $56,000 from 9 theaters.

“October is off to a sluggish start,” Dergarabedian stated.

Approximated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, inning accordance with comScore. Where offered, the latest global numbers for Friday through Sunday are likewise consisted of. Last domestic figures will be released Monday.

1.”Happy Death Day,” $26.5 million ($5 million worldwide).

2.”Blade Runner 2049,” $15.1 million ($29.3 million international).

3.”The Foreigner,” $12.8 million ($5.2 million worldwide).

4.”It,” $6.1 million ($10.4 million worldwide).

5.”The Mountain In between Us,” $5.7 million ($4.1 million international).

6.”American Made,” $5.4 million ($3.2 million global).

7.”Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” $5.3 million ($15.6 million worldwide).

8.”The Lego Ninjago Movie,” $4.3 million ($9.5 million international).

9.”My Little Pony: The Motion picture,” $4 million ($4.9 million international).

10.”Victoria and Abdul,” $3.1 million ($1.9 million international).

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Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at worldwide theaters (leaving out the U.S. and Canada), according to comScore:

1. “Never Say Pass away,” $30 million.

2. “Blade Runner 2049,” $29.3 million.

3. “Bad Genius,” $16.9 million.

4. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” $15.6 million.

5. “It,” $10.4 million.

6. “The Lego Ninjago Motion picture,” $9.5 million.

7. “Geostorm,” $9.1 million.

8. “The Snowman,” $9 million.

9. “The Outlaws,” $8.3 million.

10. “Chasing the Dragon,” $7.7 million.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a system of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are systems of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of previous creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Home entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

Mayweather, McGregor ticket prices dropping

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Conor McGregor are scheduled to eliminate Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena. (File)” border=”0″ width=”180″/ > Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor are scheduled to fight Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena. (File). LAS VEGAS (AP)-. Ticket costs for Saturday’s 154-pound fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are trending down, with lots of listed below the initial sale price.

Some tickets at the T-Mobile arena could be had for as low as $1,100, while seats closer to the action were being listed on secondary markets for less than they originally cost. A day before the fight, there were also numerous tickets left at the box workplace.

Jesse Lawrence of TicketIQ, a reseller and market analysis site, said promoters misjudged their market when they priced the arena from $2,500 in the upper areas to $10,000 at ringside. He said approximately 10 percent of the 20,000-seat arena remained for sale.

There were also lots of closed circuit seats offered at hotels owned by MGM Resorts at $150 each.

While ticket sales have actually been spotty, the battle is still expected to do huge numbers on pay-per-view. Up to 50 million people are expected to view the bout in the United States alone.

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Ticket office Top 20: '' Dunkirk ' leads the pack

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Warner Bros. Pictures by means of AP This image launched by Warner Bros. Pictures reveals a scene from “Dunkirk.”

Monday, July 24, 2017|5:12 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– The news was good for 2 of the three brand-new openers this weekend.

Christopher Nolan’s The second world war epic “Dunkirk” topped the charts with $50.5 million, while the friend funny “Girls Trip” earned $31.2 million to take 2nd place. Both well-reviewed movies fell modest expectations.

However things were not so bright for Luc Besson’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” The costly sci-fi phenomenon pulled in only $17 million for a fifth-place start behind holdovers “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which drew $22.2 million, and “War for the World of the Apes,” which earned $20.9 million.

The leading 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by circulation studio, gross, variety of theater locations, average invoices per location, total gross and variety of weeks in release, as assembled Monday by comScore:

1. “Dunkirk,” Warner Bros., $50,513,488, 3,720 places, $13,579 average, $50,513,488, 1 Week.

2. “Girls Journey,” Universal, $31,201,920, 2,591 areas, $12,042 average, $31,201,920, 1 Week.

3. “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” Sony, $22,150,085, 4,130 places, $5,363 average, $251,851,666, 3 Weeks.

4. “War For The Planet Of The Apes,” 20th Century Fox, $20,884,223, 4,100 areas, $5,094 average, $98,235,137, 2 Weeks.

5. “Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Strategy,” STX Home entertainment, $17,007,624, 3,553 locations, $4,787 average, $17,007,624, 1 Week.

6. “Despicable Me 3,” Universal, $13,012,050, 3,525 places, $3,691 average, $213,620,275, 4 Weeks.

7. “Infant Motorist,” Sony, $6,070,912, 2,503 areas, $2,425 average, $84,304,851, 4 Weeks.

8. “The Huge Sick,” Lionsgate, $5,008,143, 2,597 places, $1,928 average, $24,547,521, 5 Weeks.

9. “Wonder Female,” Warner Bros., $4,608,028, 1,971 areas, $2,338 average, $389,011,307, 8 Weeks.

10. “Wish Upon,” Broad Green Pictures, $2,475,013, 2,154 locations, $1,149 average, $10,519,278, 2 Weeks.

11. “Automobiles 3,” Disney, $1,918,697, 1,294 places, $1,483 average, $144,013,262, 6 Weeks.

12. “Transformers: The Last Knight,” Paramount, $1,169,678, 1,025 places, $1,141 average, $127,606,483, 5 Weeks.

13. “Fidaa,” BlueSky Cinemas, $955,455, 130 locations, $7,350 average, $955,455, 1 Week.

14. “De Pere en Flic 2,” Home entertainment One Films, $570,740, 92 areas, $6,204 average, $2,429,031, 2 Weeks.

15. “Captain Underpants: The First Impressive Movie,” 20th Century Fox, $461,114, 291 areas, $1,585 average, $71,865,351, 8 Weeks.

16. “47 Meters Down,” Home entertainment Studios Movement Pictures, $447,820, 449 areas, $997 average, $42,272,276, 6 Weeks.

17. “Your home,” Warner Bros., $430,021, 453 areas, $949 average, $24,456,269, 4 Weeks.

18. “Maudie,” Sony Pictures Classics, $391,064, 233 places, $1,678 average, $4,065,731, 6 Weeks.

19. “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2,” Disney, $364,450, 268 areas, $1,360 average, $387,259,952, 12 Weeks.

20. “The Beguiled,” Focus Characteristic, $257,555, 331 places, $778 average, $10,160,989, 5 Weeks.

'' The Fate of the Furious' ' laps new movies at ticket office

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Universal Pictures via AP This image shows Charlize Theron and Vin Diesel in “The Fate of the Furious.”

Sunday, April 23, 2017|6:57 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– “The Fate of the Furious” sped into top place at package office once again, leaving brand-new thriller “Unforgettable” and historical drama “The Promise” in the dust.

Universal Pictures’ 8th installation in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise made $38.7 million in North American theaters over the weekend, down 61 percent from its launching, inning accordance with studio price quotes Sunday.

The newcomers could not take on the high-octane film, which had the biggest around the world opening of perpetuity last weekend. It has made $908.4 million worldwide so far and is expected to cross $1 billion this week.

Holdovers dominated the charts on this quiet weekend in theaters. “The one in charge Baby” took 2nd place with $12.8 million, and “Beauty and the Monster” landed in 3rd with $10 million.

Disney’s animal documentary “Born in China” opened in fourth place, with $5.1 million from 1,508 places. The two other new motion pictures fared worse.

Warner Bros. thriller “Extraordinary,” starring Katherine Heigl as a jealous ex-wife and Rosario Dawson as the brand-new fiancee, opened at No. 7 with simply $4.8 million. Critics was difficult on the film, and audiences offered it a deathly C CinemaScore score.

The directorial launching of long time manufacturer Denise Di Novi cost only $12 million to make, but the meager outcome still dissatisfied.

“Unfortunately, the motion picture simply missed the desired audience,” stated Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros.’ president of domestic distribution. “We had higher expectations, and we’re disappointed we didn’t achieve them.”

There is a silver lining for the studio. The pal comedy “Entering Design,” starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin, is chugging along after 3 weeks in theaters, taking 5th place with $5 million.

On the other hand, the historical impressive “The Guarantee,” starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale, bombed with a simple $4.1 million from 2,251 theaters.

The motion picture delves into the mass killings of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey that numerous countries and many historians call genocide. Turkey still rejects genocide, saying the deaths originated from civil discontent and war.

It’s not a surprise the movie, which was approximated to cost around $100 million to make, failed to get traction, comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian said.

“It didn’t really leap out as anything that would be a surprising box-office hit,” Dergarabedian stated. “But it wasn’t actually about package office.”

Made outside the studio system and dispersed by Open Roadway Movies, the point of “The Guarantee” was to raise awareness around an international occasion that lots of understand nothing about, he said.

Celebrities from Kim Kardashian West to Cher promoted the movie on social media. Its makers stated they will contribute all proceeds to nonprofits and plan to use the PG-13-rated movie as an education tool in schools.

“It was a hard weekend in general for the newcomers,” Dergarabedian stated, noting that lots of moviegoers are likely conserving up for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which hits theaters May 5.

“It’s a quiet period,” he included. “This is the interlude between the spring film season and exactly what assures to be the most significant summer movie season ever.”

Approximated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, inning accordance with comScore. Where readily available, the latest worldwide numbers for Friday through Sunday are likewise included. Final domestic figures will be launched Monday.

1.”The Fate of the Furious,” $38.7 million ($163.4 million international).

2.”The Boss Child,” $12.8 million ($30 million worldwide).

3.”Beauty and the Beast,” $10 million ($22.9 million international).

4.”Born in China,” $5.1 million ($100,000 international).

5.”Going in Style,” $5 million ($4.6 million worldwide).

6.”Smurfs: The Lost Village,” $4.9 million ($21.4 million worldwide).

7.”Memorable,” $4.8 million ($1.7 million global).

8.”Gifted,” $4.5 million.

9.”The Pledge,” $4.1 million.

10.”The Lost City of Z,” $2.1 million.

‘Pan’ lacks magic at ticket office; ‘The Martian’ rises once more

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This image reveals Rooney Mara, left, as Tiger Lily, and Levi Miller as Peter in a scene from the film “Pan.” The motion picture launched in U.S. theaters Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015|2 a.m.

L.a–.

“Pan” produced no Neverland magic at the box office.

The fantasy, which cost an estimated $150 million to produce, earned $15.5 million in its opening weekend, according to Rentrak approximates Sunday making it one of the worst bombs of the year. Early tracking did not look promising for the Joe Wright-directed film but still forecasted that “Pan” would open a minimum of in the $20 million variety.

The PG-rated epic, offered as a Peter Pan origin story and an extravagant visual feast, has had a bumpy trip from the beginning, starting when actress Rooney Mara, who is white, was cast as Tiger Lily, who is traditionally Native American. The movie, starring Hugh Jackman and Garrett Hedlund, also had actually been pushed from July to October. It has not been well-received by critics, either.

“Pan” now ranks among 2015’s biggest flops, consisting of “Fantastic Four” and “Tomorrowland.” Global revenues do not look promising either. The movie generated a weak $20.5 million. For contrast, “The Martian” made $58.1 million.

“This had a lot breaking it,” said Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst for Rentrak.

He likewise believes competitors in the family market from the Halloween-themed animated feature “Hotel Transylvania 2” injured “Pan.”

“Family films constantly have an audience, but that audience is very fickle and difficult to please, similar to the children who go to these films,” Dergarabedian stated. “You simply never ever understand exactly what’s going to resonate.”

Sony’s high-wire spectacle “The Stroll” likewise stumbled in its first weekend in wide release, after debuting on IMAX screens recently. The tale of Philippe Petit’s tight-rope walk between the towers of the World Trade Center earned $3.7 million this weekend, bringing its total to $6.4 million. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in film directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Not all was bleak at the box workplace, however. Ridley Scott’s space experience “The Martian” made a solid $37 million in its second week in theaters, snatching the top area once again. Its domestic overall now stands at $108.7 million.

“Hotel Transylvania 2” took second location in its 3rd weekend with $20.3 million, bumping its total to $116.8 million. “Pan” came in at No. 3.

Nancy Meyers’ work environment comedy “The Intern” made $8.7 million, and the border thriller “Sicario” brought in $7.4 million, rounding out the top five.

Outside the leading 10, “Steve Jobs,” the biopic of the late Apple CEO directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin, opened in 4 theaters in New york city and L.a to a powerful $520,942. Its $130,000 per-theater typical ranks as the very best of the year and need to bode well for the film’s growth throughout the next 2 weeks.

“This is a motion picture everyone’s talking about, and now they’re going to be speaking about it much more,” Dergarabedian said.

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Approximated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where offered, the current international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be launched Monday.

1. “The Martian,” $37 million ($58.1 million worldwide).

2. “Hotel Transylvania 2,” $20.3 million ($22.7 million international).

3. “Pan,” $15.5 million ($20.5 million global).

4. “The Intern,” $8.7 million (14.8 million international).

5. “Sicario,” $7.4 million ($6.4 million worldwide).

6. “Labyrinth Runner: The Scorch Trials,” $5.3 million ($16 million global).

7. “The Walk,” $3.7 million ($5.2 million global).

8. “Black Mass,” $3.1 million ($2.6 million global).

9. “Everest,” $3 million ($8.1 million global).

10. “The See,” $2.4 million ($2.6 million global).

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Approximated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (omitting the U.S. and Canada), according to Rentrak:

1. “The Martian,” $58.1 million.

2. “Farewell Mr. Enthusiast,” $32 million.

3. “Hotel Transylvania 2,” $22.7 million.

4. “Inside Out,” $21.6 million.

5. “Pan,” $20.5 million.

6. “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” $16 million.

7. “The Intern,” $14.8 million.

8. “Everest,” $8.1 million.

9. “Fack ju Gohte 2” and “Er ist wieder da,” $7.3 million.

10. “Lost in Hong Kong,” $7.2 million.

Winning $310.5 M Powerball ticket sold in Michigan

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015|12:14 a.m.

THREE RIVERS, Mich.– Lotto authorities state the winning ticket to a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot was sold in southwestern Michigan.

Michigan Lottery spokesperson Jeff Holyfield says the winning ticket in Wednesday night’s drawing was cost a gas station in 3 Rivers. He says the winner hasn’t come forward yet.

The Michigan lotto states Wednesday’s jackpot is the second-largest this year.

In February, gamers in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas split a $564.1 million reward.

Henderson cops offer no reason ticket dismissed for ‘family/friends’.

In its main response to a city audit, the Henderson Cops Department did not describe why officers dismissed a traffic ticket received by a good friend or relative of an authorities employee.

The audit found authorities poorly had 96 citations dismissed after they had been submitted in court– and in one case, listed the factor for termination as “Interest of Justice Family/Friends of HPD” on a departmental form.

In March, cops spokeswoman Michelle French called that reason “not acceptable under our policy.”

But Cops Chief Patrick Moers’ five-page response to the audit never ever mentions the “family/friends” case and makes no attempt to discuss it. Moers did not call back for remark Monday.

The officer who submitted that type– and 2 managers who validated it– are still on the force. Their ranks and assignments have actually not changed, city spokesperson Kathleen Richards said Monday.

An Internal Affairs Bureau examination into the concern began March 25 and ended Might 21, but Richards said she might not discuss its conclusions or whether any officers had been disciplined since it included workers matters.

City Supervisor Robert Murnane, who took workplace last week, was not involved with the audit. However he stated audits– and responses to them– usually concentrate on what has to be changed to avoid future problems, rather than on why an employee might have done something wrong.

City spokesman Bud Cranor stated changes pointed out in Moers’ response, such as a revised form and new procedures for working with the city attorney’s office, are indicated to make sure there will not be a repeat of the “family/friends” case.

The authorities chief’s response to the audit is dated March 31. But it was not made public till the city launched it Monday after duplicated demands by the Review-Journal going back to April.

The audit covered Oct. 1, 2012, through Sept. 30, 2014, a duration in which Henderson police wrote 37,256 citations– approximately 51 a day. Of 171 tickets voided at the request of cops, the majority– 96 of them– were dismissed after being filed in court.

Under state law, just a judge can throw away a ticket once it’s been filed in court, but the city auditor stated officers routinely had citations dismissed by completing an internal type and filing it with Henderson Municipal Court personnel. The citations were then dismissed by court personnel without a hearing before a judge.

The audit found officers might not have recognized this was incorrect, since authorities policies didn’t make the law clear.

In his response, Moers composed that the department has actually modified types and policies to reflect that officers can not “dismiss” citations.

Cranor said a deputy chief, instead of a lieutenant, must now sign off on demands to void citations already filed in court. And the city attorney’s workplace will certainly choose whether to ask a judge to dismiss such citations.

Moers composed that the auditor’s main finding– that officers had citations dismissed after they were filed in court– was “inaccurate” since court officials made the last determination to dismiss. However the chief said modifications in a department form will “avoid confusion and the appearance HPD is dismissing citations.”

In the 96 cases reviewed by the auditor, officers listed the factor as “in the interest of justice.” There was no elaboration except on one type submitted by Officer Angela Walter.

On Jan. 24, 2014, Walter asked to void a citation released Dec. 20, 2013, to Bethany Flores-Rubi of Henderson and noted as the reason “Interest of Justice Family/Friends of HPD.”

Flores-Rubi had actually been accused of failing to obey a “traffic control device,” which generally suggests running a red light or stop indication. The kind does not state how Flores-Rubi understood an authorities worker, and she might not be reached for comment.

2 managers, Sgt. Michael Gillis and Lt. Brandon Brooks, validated Walter’s request, and the ticket was voided.

Officers are allowed to ask that a ticket be voided for genuine reasons, such as a mistake made in composing the citation or a speeding motorist showing he was on his method to a family emergency situation.

“Interest of justice,” a broad legal term, was among the recommended reasons for voiding a ticket noted in Police Department policies. But the audit advised that authorities require officers to provide more detailed factors from now on.

Cranor said new policies do precisely that, in part to prevent exactly what the policy calls the “look of impropriety.”

Contact Eric Hartley at ehartley@reviewjournal.com!.?.! or 702-550-9229. Find him on Twitter: @ethartley.