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Specialty Box Office: IFC Films Has Big Weekend With 'The Trip To Italy' and 'Boyhood'

fb.indiewire.com – IFC Films is clearly on a roll the summer, with the debut of Michael Winterbottom's "The Trip To Italy" providing icing to the cake that continues to be "Boyhood," which expanded to over 700 theaters this weekend and had its biggest weekend gross yet. A full report: The Debuts: Debut Winner of the Weekend: "The Trip To Italy" Back in 2011, IFC Films found very nice numbers from "The Trip," a collaboration of Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. 3 days 10 hours ago via theothersenhman
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'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Hits $500 Million After Opening in China

feedproxy.google.com – The DreamWorks Animation film has passed 'Rio 2' and 'The Lego Movie' at the worldwide box office. 5 days 8 hours ago via brucelee
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Luc Besson’s ‘Lucy’ Passes $100M For Universal

deadline.com – uc Besson's Lucy, which lifted Scarlett Johansson into the realm of female action star, has passed $100M this morning at the domestic box office for Universal. Overseas, the film is being handled both by Universal and Summit so adding in both grosses together, the picture has made over $130M worldwide — and it has 44 more territories yet to release, including Germany. 1 week 13 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Japan Box Office: ‘Doraemon’ Cartoon Trumps Tepid ‘Transformers 4′

variety.com – Nippon outing is final major territory release for the Michael Bay franchise movie 1 week 1 day ago via jackiechan
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Specialty Box Office: 'What If' Disappoints; 'Boyhood' Hits $10 Million

fb.indiewire.com – Two new indie films -- CBS Films' "What If" and Drafthouse Films' "The Dog" -- reported grosses this weekend, and they weren't really much of a match for the holdover likes of "Boyhood," "A Most Wanted Man" and "Calvary," all of which had strong weekends of expansion. A full report: The Debuts: Disappointment of the Weekend: "What If" The Canadian romantic comedy formerly known as "The F Word" came to U.S. 1 week 3 days ago via jetli
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Box Office: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Opens to Strong $4.6M Thursday Night

feedproxy.google.com – The family friendly movie will battle "Guardians of the Galaxy" for the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office; "Into the Storm" also opens Thursday night. 1 week 5 days ago via donnieyen
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Box Office: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Battles ‘Guardians’ for Top Spot in Mid-$40 Millions

variety.com – Tornadoes and turtles and space cowboys careen into each other at the multiplexes this weekend as studios looking to wring the last juices out of a parched summer flood the box office with four new wide releases. The big question mark isn’t which of the new releases will win, it’s how much gas “Guardians of... 2 weeks 6 hours ago via jackiechan
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Box Office: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Scores $11.7M Monday, Best of Summer 2014

feedproxy.google.com – That's the top showing outside of Memorial Day as the offbeat superhero movie races past the $100 million mark domestically and approaches $200 million worldwide in less than a week. 2 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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Specialty Box Office: 'Calvary' Opens Strong; 'Boyhood' and 'Most Wanted Man' Expand Big

fb.indiewire.com – Though it wasn't a "Guardians of the Galaxy"-sized victory for the little guys this weekend, but John Michael McConaugh's "Calvary" started off nicely and a bunch of holdovers -- namely "Boyhood," "A Most Wanted Man" and "Magic in the Moonlight" -- kept going strong. A full report: The Debuts: Debut Winner of the Weekend: "Calvary" Three years ago, John Michael McConaugh and Brendan Gleeson had an indie hit on their hands with "The Guard"-- which Sony Pictures Classics released to the tune of a $19,209 2 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
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‘Snowpiercer’ Hits $3.8 Million on VOD as Weinstein Co. Shakes Up Distribution

variety.com – The indie movie market needed a kick in the pants this summer. Other than “Chef” and the still-expanding “Boyhood,” arthouse films have struggled in theaters. But amid the doldrums, the Weinstein Co. has taken some radical steps, playing around with platforms even more than usual. The studio’s Radius-TWC label unveiled “Snowpiercer” on-demand, with Bong Joon-ho’s... 3 weeks 22 hours ago via jetli
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China Box Office: Local Title 'Continent' Bows at $47 Million as 'Transformers' Exits on $317 Million High

feedproxy.google.com – The directorial debut by popular novelist and racecar driver Han Han heads for $50 million at its launch, knocking ‘Tiny Times 3.0’ off the top of the table. 3 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Box Office Gender Gap: Why 'Lucy' Conquered 'Hercules' (Analysis)

feedproxy.google.com – More than 50 percent of the audience for the Scarlett Johansson action pic was women, another summer sign that female moviegoers are taking on more power. 3 weeks 2 days ago via jetli
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South Korean Box Office: Period Action Film 'Kundo' Has Biggest Opening of Year

feedproxy.google.com – The star-studded project earned $23.7 million over the weekend, beating the opening figures for "Transformers 4." 3 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee
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Box Office Late Nights: AMC Theaters Computer Glitch … Again As ‘Lucy’ Grabs $2.5M To Overpower ‘Hercules’ At $2.1M

deadline.com – 1st UPDATE, Friday, 9:04 AM: The reporting on late nights are taking longer than expected because AMC had yet another computer glitch which interrupted box office reporting this morning. In fact, I’m hearing it was a total system failure yesterday and they are trying to fix it now with an AT&T technician on site now swapping out network equipment. 3 weeks 5 days ago via brucelee
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'Lucy' to Beat Up 'Hercules' This Weekend

boxofficemojo.com – On the final weekend of July, two very different action movies will try to reverse the domestic box office's downward trend. Hercules has a much bigger budget and arguably more star power in Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, but the sword-and-sandals epic doesn't appear to be connecting with moviegoers. In contrast, Lucy's eye-catching visuals and intriguing "what if" story has put it on pace for an opening north of $30 million, which should be enough to take first place this w... 3 weeks 5 days ago via jackiechan
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