Coco Before Chanel (movie)

'Cloudy' still sunny at box office; new movies disappoint

It was a bad weekend for new movies at the box office Walt Disney Studios' science-fiction thriller "Surrogates" was a major flop, selling a studio-estimated $15 million worth of tickets in the U.S. and Canada. That's substantially below already soft estimates based on pre-release audience polling that it would gross from $20 million to $25 million. More importantly, it's a financial blow to the studio given the movie's production cost of $80 million and marketing that took the total cost to well over $100 million. It's the second disappointing major release in a row for Disney after July's costly "G-Force" and comes at a time of great...