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Clip from Riddick starring Vin Diesel - Provided courtesy of Universal Pictures
09/08/2013

Vin Diesel's "Riddick" debuted at No. 1 in the box office, earning more than $18 million following its Sept. 6, 2013 release. Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' came in second place for the first time since its release, after spending three weeks at No. 1.

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08/25/2013
Forest Whitaker appears in a scene from Lee Daniels 2013 movie The Butler. - Provided courtesy of The Weinstein Company

Lee Daniels' "The Butler" topped the weekend's box office for the second week in a row.

The political drama, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, earned $17 million the weekend of Aug. 23, according to the Associated Press. The film opened last weekend with $24.6 million in revenue and its domestic total now stands at $52.3 million.

06/30/2013
Characters from the 2013 film Monsters University appear in a still from the movie. - Provided courtesy of Disney/Pixar

Although "Monsters University" was the No. 1 film at the box office this weekend, the Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy comedy "The Heat" managed to beat out Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx's "White House Down" for the No. 2 spot.

"Monsters University," the prequel to "Monsters Inc.," earned $46.1 million over the weekend, The Associated Press reports. The CGI family film has now made $171 million in its two weekends in theaters, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

06/16/2013
Henry Cavill appears in a scene from the 2013 film Man of Steel. - Provided courtesy of Clay Enos / Warner Bros. Pictures

"Man of Steel" crushed the competition at the weekend box office to become the No. 1 film this weekend.

The reboot of the Superman franchise starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams earned $113 million in its opening weekend, according to The Associated Press. The film had also earned $12 million during Thursday screenings, which brings its domestic total to $125 million.

04/07/2013
The animated cast appear in a scene from the 2013 film The Croods. - Provided courtesy of Dreamworks

The weekend box office belongs to Fede Alvarez's horror flick, "Evil Dead," and Dreamworks' animated film, "The Croods."

The thriller movie, which was released on April 5, debuted to an impressive $26 million domestially, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is a remake of the 1981 classic and took in $4.5 million overseas, making its global cume $30.5 million.

03/31/2013
Bruce Willis appears in scenes from the 2013 movie G.I. Joe: Retaliation. - Provided courtesy of Paramount Pictures

The weekend box office belongs to Jon M. Chu's action film "G.I. Joe: Retaliation."

The star-studded film, which was released on March 29, debuted to an impressive $51.7 million domestically -- making its worldwide cume $132 million -- according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie's opening marked the second-best domestic Easter gross behind the 2010 film "Clash of the Titans."

03/24/2013
The animated cast appear in a scene from the 2013 film The Croods. - Provided courtesy of Dreamworks

The weekend box office belongs to Dreamworks' animated comedy film, "The Croods."

The 3D film, which opened on Friday, March 22, grossed $44.7 million over the weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The prehistoric family film took in $63.3 million overseas for a global haul of $108 million.

03/17/2013
Mila Kunis and James Franco appear in a scene from the 2013 film Oz the Great and Powerful. - Provided courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures

The weekend box office belongs to Disney's "Wizard of Oz" prequel, "Oz the Great and Powerful," for the second week in a row.

The film, which opened on Friday, March 8, grossed $42.2 million over the weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The fantasy movie, which now marks the top grossing film of 2013, took in $46.6 million overseas for a global haul of $281.8 million.

03/10/2013
Rachel Weisz appears in a still from Oz the Great and Powerful. - Provided courtesy of Disney

The weekend box office belongs to Disney's "Wizard of Oz" prequel, "Oz the Great and Powerful."

The film, which opened on Friday, March 8, grossed $80.3 million over the weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The fantasy movie, which marks the third-best March opening of all time in North America, opened to an impressive $69.9 million overseas, making its global debut $150.2 million.

03/03/2013
Nicholas Hoult appear in a scene for the 2013 film Jack the Giant Slayer. - Provided courtesy of New Line Cinema /  Legendary Pictures

The weekend box office belongs to Nicholas Hoult's fantasy drama "Jack the Giant Slayer."

The film, which opened on Friday, March 1, grossed $28 million over the weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Dubbed the "first big-budget tentpole of the year," the film didn't get the strong opening it needed, with the budget for the film being over $300 million.

02/17/2013
Bruce Willis appears in a scene for the 2013 film, A Good Day to Die Hard. - Provided courtesy of 20th Century Fox

The Presidents Day holiday box office belongs to Bruce Willis' action film "A Good Day to Die Hard."

The film, which opened on Valentine's Day on Thursday, grossed $25 million over the holiday weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is expected to to top the full Presidents Day weekend with $30 million for a five day debut of $38.3 million.

02/16/2013
Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough appear in a scene from the 2013 film Safe Haven. - Provided courtesy of Relativity Media

The Presidents Day holiday box office is shaping up to be a fight between romance and action as both "Safe Haven" and "A Good Day to Die Hard" placed No. 1 at Friday's box office.

The films, which both opened on Valentine's Day on Thursday, grossed $7.2 million on Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. However, the report notes that "Safe Haven" had a slight edge when factoring the Thursday gross. The two-day totals put "Safe Haven" ahead with $16 million compared to "A Good Day to Die Hard"'s $15.5 million.

02/03/2013
Nicholas Hoult appears in a promotional photo from the 2013 film Warm Bodies. - Provided courtesy of Summit Entertainment

Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer's zombie thriller film, "Warm Bodies," easily dominated the weekend box office.

The thriller film, which hit theaters on February 1, topped the weekend box office with $20 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While the film topped the charts, overall box office grosses were down 26 percent from last year's Super Bowl weekend, according to the magazine.

01/27/2013
Hansel & Gretel - Provided courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton's fairytale inspired thriller film, "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters," easily dominated the weekend box office.

The thriller film, which hit theaters on January 17, topped the weekend chart with a $19 million opening, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While the number isn't necessarily impressive, the drama earned $35.8 million internationally, making its worldwide cume upwards of $54.8 million.

01/20/2013
Fantine (Anne Hathaway) and others sing At The End Of The Day in this scene from Les Miserables. - Provided courtesy of Universal Pictures / Working Title Films / Cameron Mackintosh Ltd.

"Les Miserables" was released on Christmas Day and hit No. 1 at the North American box office but has earned mixed reviews from top movie critics.

Check out exerpts from 10 reviews of Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables."

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