The Lionsgate action sequel exceeded expectations.
Audiences and critics love the Disney-Marvel superhero film.
The comedy topped “Hellboy,” which failed to generate much heat.
Oscar-winning actor’s stoner comedy co-starring Snoop Dogg made a disastrous debut.
Marketing, social media and urban audiences are huge factors in the film’s success.
Acclaimed horror film performed particularly well in New York, Washington DC, and Baltimore.
“A Madea Family Funeral” delivered franchise’s best debut since 2009.
Neeson’s film “Cold Pursuit” opened amid a series of media missteps.
Moviegoers stayed at home this weekend, with no film topping $10 million.
M. Night Shyamalan thriller is on pace for third best MLK weekend opening ever.
The dramedy faced a series of roadblocks on its path to success.
Superhero films did big business in theaters across North America.