Movie News: Box Office

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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. 13 weeks 1 day 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... 13 weeks 2 days ago via jackiechan
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Why 'Frozen' Was Such a Big Box-Office Hit in Japan

feedproxy.google.com – The global Disney success is set to finish its theatrical run in the country with more than $250 million, making it the third-highest grossing film there ever. 13 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
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Box Office: Why Did Cameron Diaz's 'Sex Tape' Tank?

news.moviefone.com – Wow, that's embarrassing. Not the humiliation suffered by the protagonists of the Cameron Diaz-Jason Segel farce "Sex Tape," but the movie's box office grosses. Pundits expected the reunion of the "Bad Teacher" leads and director Jake Kasdan to open with around $23 million this weekend. Instead, it debuted with a weak estimated $15.0 million, settling for fourth place, behind the returning victor "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" and two more new releases.

13 weeks 5 days ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Has OK Debut; 'Boyhood' Soars With Over $1 Million From Just 34 Theaters

fb.indiewire.com – Audiences continued to flock to Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" this weekend as the film took in over $1 million from just 34 theaters. That trumped any news from debuting films in the specialty market, as Zach Braff's "Wish I Was Here" managed a decent but unspectacular debut and Mike Cahill's "I Origins" stumbled.

13 weeks 6 days ago via jackiechan
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‘Sex Tape’ Attracts $1.1 Mil., ‘Purge: Anarchy’ Scares Up $2.6 Mil. at Thursday Box Office

variety.com – “Sex Tape” and “The Purge: Anarchy” got a jump on the weekend box office on Thursday, with the sexy romp grossing $1.1 million and the horror thriller earning $2.6 million. Universal’s “The Purge: Anarchy” looks like it has the best shot at unseating last weekend’s box office champ, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”... 14 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Box Office: 20th Century Fox Crosses $3 Billion Worldwide

deadline.com – Well, that didn’t take long. Just days after Fox announced it was the first studio to cross the $1 billion mark at the domestic box office this year, the studio said today it has pushed past $3 billion in worldwide box office gross. Fox reached that number in record time, second only to 2010, when it crossed the milestone on June 30. 14 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: 'Boyhood' Blasts Off To Summer's Best Limited Debut

fb.indiewire.com – Audiences flocked to Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" this weekend, giving the specialty market a much needed shot in the arm. With astounding reviews and months of anticipation following festival screenings at Sundance, Berlin and SXSW, the 12 years in the making film did not disappoint, grossing a stellar $359,000 from just 5 theaters (and with a 164 minute running time, no less). 14 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen
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Box Office: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Grosses $4.1M Thursday Night

feedproxy.google.com – The sequel -- once again featuring Andy Serkis in the role of Caesar the ape -- zooomed past the $1.3 million grossed Thursday night by "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." 15 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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China Box Office: 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Is No. 1 Film of All Time

feedproxy.google.com – The heavy use of Chinese elements in the film did much to win over fans in the world’s second biggest film market. 15 weeks 5 days ago via jackiechan
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Box Office: What's Behind Summer's Free Fall at the Multiplex (Analysis)

feedproxy.google.com – The Fourth of July saw historic lows, while revenue for the summer is down nearly 20 percent to date in North America. 15 weeks 6 days ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: Roger Ebert's 'Life' Opens Strong, Though The Fourth Belonged To 'America' and 'Begin Again'

fb.indiewire.com – Coming off a disappointing June, the studios had an even worse kick off to July with a lackluster Independence Day weekend led by the second weekend of "Transformers: Age of Extinction." And it appears the little guys benefited, at least to a degree. While newcomers were scarce, among them was Steve James' Roger Ebert doc "Life Itself," which pulled in decent numbers given its screen count and the fact that it was released day and date on VOD and digital. 15 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen
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‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Tops Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Tammy’ at U.S. Box Office

variety.com – The giant robots of Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” have won round 1 of the U.S. box office battle with Melissa McCarthy and her road comedy “Tammy,” earning $7.7 million on Wednesday. The “Transformers” figure, achieved in its sixth day of domestic release by Paramount, came in 24% above the first-day “Tammy” gross at $6.2... 16 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
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Box Office: Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy' Opens to $1.3M Tuesday Night

feedproxy.google.com – The New Line and Warner Bros. movie is one of four films opening on the eve of the Fourth of July holiday. 16 weeks 3 days ago via donnieyen
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Box Office Preview: Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy' Battles 'Transformers 4'

feedproxy.google.com – UPDATED: The comedy is pacing for a solid $45 million-plus debut over the long Fourth of July holiday, while "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is tipped to stay at No. 1; Dinesh D'Souza's "America" goes after conservatives. 16 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
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