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'Star Wars' trailer teases return of Darth Vader

The second trailer for the hotly-anticipated "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" was released on Thursday.

'Star Wars' trailer teases return of Darth Vader
Ghoulish 'Hotel Transylvania 2' haunts top of N. America box office
Ghoulish 'Hotel Transylvania 2' haunts top of N. America box office

The animated monsters from "Hotel Transylvania 2" scared up an estimated $47.5 million in their debut weekend, landing a solid lead at the top of the North American box office.

Ghoulish 'Hotel Transylvania 2' haunts top of N. America box office
'Maze Runner' sequel debuts atop N. America box office
'Maze Runner' sequel debuts atop N. America box office

"The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" sprinted out of the gate in its first week in theaters, edging true-crime thriller "Black Mass" to lead the North American box office.

'Maze Runner' sequel debuts atop N. America box office
'Straight Outta Compton' outguns box office rivals
'Straight Outta Compton' outguns box office rivals

"Straight Outta Compton" outgunned rivals for the top of the North American box office, defending the top spot for a second straight week after a bravura debut.

'Straight Outta Compton' outguns box office rivals
'Ant-Man' punches above his weight in debut weekend
'Ant-Man' punches above his weight in debut weekend

Marvel action flick "Ant-Man" proved less can be more as it topped the North American box office tally in its debut over the weekend.

'Ant-Man' punches above his weight in debut weekend
'Tomorrowland' tops North American box office
'Tomorrowland' tops North American box office

Sci-fi adventure-drama "Tomorrowland" starring George Clooney went straight to the top of the North American box office on its debut weekend.

'Tomorrowland' tops North American box office
'Furious 7' surges past the $1 billion mark
'Furious 7' surges past the $1 billion mark

"Furious 7" surged ahead of its North American box office competition for a third straight week, taking in an estimated $29 million to hit $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales.

'Furious 7' surges past the $1 billion mark
'Furious 7' races to top of North American box office
'Furious 7' races to top of North American box office

The latest "Fast and Furious" installment raced to pole position in the North American box office this weekend.

'Furious 7' races to top of North American box office
'Focus' snatches US box office gold
'Focus' snatches US box office gold

Sexy con-artist flick "Focus" stole the top spot at North American box offices this weekend, vaulting over hit bondage film "Fifty Shades of Grey."

'Focus' snatches US box office gold
Total domination: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' scores at US box office
Total domination: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' scores at US box office

Steamy bondage romp "Fifty Shades of Grey" dominated at the North American box office this weekend, whipping the competition to secure top spot.

Total domination: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' scores at US box office
Writer, producer and director Peter Jackson poses at the premiere of "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" at Dolby theatre in Hollywood. ©REUTERS
Fantasy epic 'The Hobbit' casts spell on box office

Tolkien epic "The Hobbit" weaved its magic at the North American box office this weekend, signaling a farewell to the blockbuster fantasy franchise.

Fantasy epic 'The Hobbit' casts spell on box office
'Hunger Games' gobbles up box office top spot
'Hunger Games' gobbles up box office top spot

North American cinema-goers had plenty of appetite for the latest "Hunger Games" movie, with the sci-fi survival flick debuting in the weekend box office's top spot.

'Hunger Games' gobbles up box office top spot
'Ouija' scares off 'Nightcrawler' at Halloween box office
'Ouija' scares off 'Nightcrawler' at Halloween box office

Horror movie "Ouija" held off creepy thriller "Nightcrawler" to stay atop the Halloween weekend box office in North America.

'Ouija' scares off 'Nightcrawler' at Halloween box office
Actor Neil Patrick Harris attends the 52nd New York Film Festival opening night gala presentation of the movie "Gone Girl". ©Reuters
'Gone Girl' remains at top of N. American box office

"Gone Girl" stood tall atop the North American box office for a second straight week, fighting back competition from a number of new films.

'Gone Girl' remains at top of N. American box office
'Equalizer' pummels rivals at N. America box office
'Equalizer' pummels rivals at N. America box office

Denzel Washington fought his way to the top of the North American box office in action-thriller "The Equalizer."

'Equalizer' pummels rivals at N. America box office
Animated 'Boxtrolls' take US by storm
Animated 'Boxtrolls' take US by storm

The "Boxtrolls" hit the United States this weekend.

Animated 'Boxtrolls' take US by storm
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'Guardians of the Galaxy' rockets to top of box office

Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" skyrocketed to the top spot at the North American box office over the weekend, estimates showed Sunday.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' rockets to top of box office
Film on 1597 victory against Japan breaks Korean records
Film on 1597 victory against Japan breaks Korean records

A film depicting a famous 16th century naval victory against Japanese invaders has set records at the South Korean box office.

Film on 1597 victory against Japan breaks Korean records
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North American box office loves 'Lucy'

Director Luc Besson's action sci-fi thriller "Lucy," about a woman turned superhuman by using 100 percent of her brain, debuted at the top of the North American box office, estimates showed.

North American box office loves 'Lucy'
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N. American box office goes bananas for 'Apes'

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" clung tight to the top of the North American box office for a second week in a row, earning far more than chimp change, industry data showed.

N. American box office goes bananas for 'Apes'