Movie News: Box Office

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Box Office: 'Need for Speed' Races Out of the Gate Thursday Night With $1.1 Million

feedproxy.google.com – Adapted from the wildly popular Electronic Arts video game, the DreamWorks and Disney action film stars "Breaking Bad's" Aaron Paul. 5 weeks 5 days ago via jackiechan
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China Box Office: 'RoboCop' Rides 3D Wave to Top of Chinese Charts

feedproxy.google.com – The rebooted cyborg cop movie shrugs off challenging slot to dominate Chinese box office. 6 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: Wes Anderson's 'Budapest Hotel' Has Grand, Record-Breaking Debut

fb.indiewire.com – After a slow start to the 2014 specialty box office, leave it to Wes Anderson to turn things around in a grand fashion. His "Grand Budapest Hotel" opened in 4 theaters yesterday via Fox Searchlight this weekend, breaking the live action average record of another Anderson in the process (Paul Thomas, if you couldn't guess). "Grand Budapest" -- which stars Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody and Jude Law, among many others -- was estimated to gross a stunning $800,000, which made for a $200,000 per-theater-average. 6 weeks 3 days ago via theothersenhman
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'300: Rise of an Empire’ Slices Up $3.3 Million Thursday Opening

thewrap.com – “300: Rise of an Empire” brought the fanboys out in force on Thursday night, picking up a strong $3.3 million on 3,470 screens. The bulk of those showings were in 3D, which brings with it a hefty surcharge. The sword and sandals follow-up to 2006's “300″ is poised to rack up $40 million this weekend. 6 weeks 5 days ago via jetli
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Box Office: ’300 Rise Of An Empire’ Wields Powerful $3.3M Late Night Thursday For Warner Bros.; ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ Is Yet Another Animated Film Playing In First Quarter 2014

deadline.com – BREAKING: Late night showings of the second of the ’300‘ films has grossed an estimated $3.3M for Warner Bros., putting the picture on track for a $40M to $45M weekend. The 3-D actioner 300 Rise Of An Empire, which is based on the graphic novel Xerxes from Frank Miller, bowed powerfully on 3,470 screens last night — 3,100 of them were 3D. 6 weeks 5 days ago via jackiechan
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Intl Box Office: ’300: Rise Of An Empire’ Goes For Global Domination; Opens No. 1 In France; ’12 Years’ An Oscar Bump?; More

deadline.com – Warner Bros‘ 300: Rise Of An Empire is off to a strong start as it begins its international rolllout. It hit France, Belgium and French-speaking Switzerland on Wednesday. It also bowed in Australia and kicked off in Germany, Russia and Italy on Thursday. In France, the Noam Murro-directed sequel took $1.83M on 454 screens on its opening day where it was No.1 even faced with the 2nd frame of hitmaker Dany Boon’s Supercondriaque. 6 weeks 5 days ago via jetli
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‘Need for Speed’ Revs up China Release

variety.com – “The Need for Speed” is set to race onto mainland China screens from March 14. Golden Bear-winning "Black Coal, Thin Ice" also skates to March release. 6 weeks 6 days ago via brucelee
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China Box Office: 'Hobbit 2' Dominates, 'RoboCop' Opens Strong

feedproxy.google.com – Peter Jackson's "Desolation of Smaug" pulls in another $26.5 million for a 10-day cume of $60 million, while "RoboCop" makes a muscular entry with $20.7 million in three days. 7 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Specialty Box Office: 'The Lunchbox' Leads Debuts; '12 Years' Hits $50 Million On Oscar Weekend

fb.indiewire.com – While everyone's talking about the Oscars, there were actual movies screening in theaters this weekend too, and they weren't all ones with golden dreams tonight. Sony Pictures Classics released Indian import "The Lunchbox" -- which many felt the country should have submitted to the Oscars (they submitted "The Good Road" instead, which did not get nominated) -- in 4 theaters in LA and NY.

7 weeks 3 days ago via brucelee
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'Non-Stop,' 'Son of God' to End 'LEGO's Reign This Weekend

boxofficemojo.com – After three weeks of LEGO dominance, first place will go to a new movie this weekend. Liam Neeson action flick Non-Stop has received the broader marketing push, though Son of God has been generating the type of presales that suggest it could be a breakout hit with underserved Christian moviegoers.At 3,090 locations, Non-Stop reteams Neeson with Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra. 7 weeks 6 days ago via jetli
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'LEGO Movie' Set to Crush 'Pompeii' This Weekend

boxofficemojo.com – Pompeii and 3 Days to Kill open nationwide this weekend, though neither seems poised to break out at the domestic box office. As a result, animated hit The LEGO Movie should easily take the top spot for the third-straight week.When Mount Vesuvius unexpectedly erupted in 79 A.D., it decimated the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. 8 weeks 5 days ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: 'Beijing Love Story' Tops Debuts While Arthouses Remain Dominated By Oscar-Fueled Holdovers

fb.indiewire.com – While the "LEGO" movie continued to explode at the studio box office (taking in a truly massive $129 million after just 10 days), the specialty box office had another slow weekend in a year that has fielded very few new breakouts. China Lion Film's first Wanda Media release, "Beijing Love Story," was the only newbie to report estimates, and they were quite promising.

9 weeks 3 days ago via theothersenhman
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‘American Hustle’ Cashes In With $200M Worldwide

deadline.com – David O. Russell‘s American Hustle just crossed the $200M for Sony Pictures and Annapurna today. The film which has received 10 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and all four acting categories has a domestic gross of $138.7M domestic with another $64M internationally. The Atlas Entertainment production has opened internationally in six territories, including UK, Australia, and New Zealand and is expanding this weekend. 9 weeks 6 days ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: 'Afternoon' Delights New York Audiences While Oscar Contenders Hang In There

fb.indiewire.com – While the "LEGO" movie exploded at the studio box office (to the incredible tune of nearly $70 million), the specialty box office had a comparatively slow weekend: "Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil le Clercq" -- a documentary chronicling the tragic fate of a 1950s NYC Ballet prodigy -- was definitely best in show among newcomers, taking in $16,500 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin and Walter Reade Theatres, selling out virtually every show. Midweek opening brought the total to $22,718, with -- according to distributor Kino Lorber -- local and national expansion "rapidly i 10 weeks 3 days ago via brucelee
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Specialty Box Office: Penn & Teller Doc 'Tim's Vermeer' Starts Strong; Oscar Contenders Keep Cashing In

fb.indiewire.com – Even though it ended up being snubbed for a best documentary Oscar nomination, the show must got on for Penn & Teller's "Tim's Vermeer," and it did so to the tune of a healthy $57,873 from 4 theaters, averaging $14,468. 11 weeks 3 days ago via brucelee
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