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Specialty Box Office: 'Birdman' and 'Dear White People' Soar To Give One of Year's Best Indie Weekends

fb.indiewire.com – It was a huge weekend at the specialty box office thanks to Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" and Justin Simien's "Dear White People," both of which had one of the year's best limited debuts. 3 days 10 hours ago via jackiechan
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Brad Pitt’s ‘Fury’ Rolling to $25 Million Opening Weekend

variety.com – The “‘Fury’ Tanks” headlines have been put on ice. Brad Pitt’s World War II drama “Fury” will lead the U.S. box office without dominating with early projections portending an opening of as high as $25 million. Sony’s tank tale, also starring Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman, should easily top “Gone Girl,” the closest contender with... 5 days 4 hours ago via jackiechan
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Digital Tracking: ‘Fury’ to Blast Away Box Office Competition with $32 Million

variety.com – Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot – which studies social data and box office trends – analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is laid out in... 5 days 5 hours ago via jackiechan
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Box Office Late Nights: ‘Fury’ Opens To Strong $1.2M; ‘Book Of Life’ To $300K

deadline.com – Thank you, Brad Pitt. Sony's Pitt-starring war film, Fury, grossed a strong $1.2M from late night Thursdays in 2,489 theaters on track for a very respectable box office weekend, while Fox's animated adventure The Book of Life grabbed a nice $300K from 2,150 locations last night. Both started at 7 PM. 5 days 11 hours ago via jackiechan
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‘Fury’ Ending Explained by Director David Ayer

screenrant.com – David Ayer’s Fury is not the sort of film that tries to weave mystery and ambiguity into its tale of WWII bravery – and the cost of such bravery. The movie is pretty straightforward in its examination of how young Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman) gets broken into the trials (and horrors) of war; yet, there is one moment in the movie’s climax that has people talking. 5 days 12 hours ago via brucelee
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Critics Consensus: Fury is Certified Fresh

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got soldiers in a tank (Fury, starring Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf), a princess and her suitors (The Book of Life, with voice performances by Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana), and star-crossed lovers (The Best of Me, starring Michelle Monaghan a 6 days 2 hours ago via jackiechan
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Crosses $700 Million at the Global Box Office

comingsoon.net – Following its record-setting debut last weekend in China, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy surpassed $700 million yesterday, with $326.7 million domestically and $378.4 million internationally for a global total of $705.1 million. This is the third Walt Disney Studios release of 2014 to reach the $700 million mark and the sixth in the last 18 months. 6 days 9 hours ago via donnieyen
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China Box Office: ‘Guardians’ Wins Weekend, ‘Buddies’ Is Best Over Week

variety.com – Chinese comedy “Breakup Buddies” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” took the honours at the Chinese box office. 1 week 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Specialty Box Office: 'St. Vincent,' 'Whiplash' and 'Mormons' Make For Big Weekend

fb.indiewire.com – Two high profile indies made their way to US theaters to the kind of strong numbers one would expect this weekend, but the surprising news was a little documentary that certainly could... The good news: The Weinstein Company and Sony Pictures Classics brought their festival hits "St. 1 week 3 days ago via jetli
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Box Office: ‘Gone Girl’ Holding Strong with Estimated $24 Million Weekend

variety.com – Fox’s second weekend of murder mystery “Gone Girl” is showing powerful legs at the U.S. box office, with early estimates portending a $24 million frame at 3,284 locations. “Gone Girl,” starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as a deeply dysfunctional couple, appeared to be luring adult moviegoers at the expense of Warner Bros.’ courtroom drama... 1 week 5 days ago via donnieyen
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Box Office: ‘Dracula Untold’ Comes Alive with $1.3 Million at Latenight Shows

variety.com – Universal-Legendary’s vampire thriller “Dracula Untold” opened respectably with $1.3 million at late shows Thursday in 2,133 U.S. theaters. The $70 million film, which expands to 2,885 sites, is an origins story that stars Luke Evans as Vlad the Impaler. Forecasters expect “Dracula Untold” to finish the weekend in the $16 million to $18 million range.... 1 week 5 days ago via theothersenhman
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Critics Consensus: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Is Okay

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got family pratfalls (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner); a tense trial (The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall); a legendary vampire (Dracula Untold, 1 week 6 days ago via theothersenhman
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Is Disney Planning to Reissue the STAR WARS Movies on Digital?

collider.com – The Star Wars movies have been reissued time and time again in various forms. They've been on VHS, Laserdisc, DVD, and Blu-ray, but now that the bounds of physical media are breaking down, it's likely that the saga could now be headed to digital platforms. Film Divider came across an Italian TV spot for Disney's digital service that includes games, apps, and yes, movies.

2 weeks 10 hours ago via brucelee
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Ivan Reitman: Sigourney Weaver got on all fours and started howling like a dog on my coffee table

theguardian.com – The director talks to Hadley Freeman about new movie Draft Day, a possible Twins sequel and looking back at Ghostbusters last month with Bill Murray Continue reading... 2 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: Jason Reitman's 'Men, Women & Children' Tanks In Limited Debut

fb.indiewire.com – Eight new films entered in the specialty marketplace this weekend, and while there was plenty of good news to come out of it, that was not the case for Jason Reitman's latest film "Men, Women & Children." But first... The good news: Three films fought it out for the best per-theater-average in the specialty market, with China Lion's "Breakup Buddies," The Orchard's "Harmontown" and Tribeca's "NAS:

2 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
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