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Critics Consensus: Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Is Criminally Unfunny

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got a silly security guard (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, starring Kevin James and Raini Rodriguez), tech-savvy teens (Unfriended, starring Shelley Hennig and Renee Olstead), and parental primates (the Disneynature documentary Monkey Kingdom). What do the critics have to say? 4 days 6 hours ago via jackiechan
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Specialty Box Office: 'Ex-Machina' Explodes To Year's Best Indie Debut; 'Clouds of Sils Maria' Strong Too

fb.indiewire.com – A24 sure is having a good few weeks. Less than a month after Noah Baumbach's "While We're Young" had 2015's best limited debut so far, the distributor's last film "Ex-Machina" eclipsed it. Directed by Alex Garland, the British sci-fi thriller managed to gross a stunning $250,000 from just 4 theaters, averaging $62,500.

1 week 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Critics Consensus: The Longest Ride Is a Bumpy Journey

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got a rodeo star (The Longest Ride, starring Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson) and a veteran rocker (Danny Collins, starring Al Pacino and Annette Bening). What do the critics have to say? 1 week 4 days ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: 'While We're Young' Expands Strong; 'It Follows' Holds Tight In Wide Release

fb.indiewire.com – Noah Baumbach's "While We're Young" continued to suggest its potential as one of 2015's first specialty breakouts in its second weekend. The A24 release expanded from 4 to 34 theaters and jumped 117%, taking in $493,000 for a very healthy $14,500 per-theater-average. That's the best second weekend average of Baumbach's career, topping "Frances Ha," "Margot at the Wedding" and "The Squid and the Whale" -- all of which averaged around $10,000 in a similar amount of theaters. 2 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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Critics Consensus: Furious 7 Is Certified Fresh

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got just one wide release: Furious 7, the latest installment of the venerable action series starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Michelle Rodriguez. What do the critics have to say? 2 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan
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Specialty Box Office: Baumbach's 'While We're Young' Has 2015's Best Indie Debut

fb.indiewire.com – Noah Baumbach found the best limited debut of his career with "While We're Young" this weekend, which pulled in $242,152 from just 4 theaters to average a fantastic $60,538. That's by far the best average of 2015 so far, and tops the $40,517 average of Baumbach's "Margot at the Wedding" to become his strongest ever. "While We're Young" stars Baumbach regular Ben Stiller alongside Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried.

3 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Critics Consensus: Home Is Colorful but Too Familiar

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got animated misfits (Home, featuring voice performances by Rihanna and Steve Martin), inmates in training (Get Hard, starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart), and terrified teens (It Follows, starrin 3 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: David O. Russell's Shelved 'Love' Bombs; 'It Follows' Keeps Scaring Up Dollars

fb.indiewire.com – David O. Russell's long delayed "Accidental Love" (which had been known as "Nailed" for most of its troubled life) probably should have stayed shelved. Millennium released the film in 10 theaters this weekend and it took in only $4,500 -- averaging a pretty tragic $450 per theater. Made years before "Silver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle," the film was written by Al Gore's daughter Kristin and stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel. 4 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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Critics Consensus: Insurgent is a Muddled Mess

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got a rebellious teen (Insurgent, starring Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet) and a repentant assassin (The Gunman, starring Sean Penn and Javier Bardem). What do the critics have to say? 4 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: 'It Follows' Scares Up 2015's Best Indie Debut

fb.indiewire.com – David Robert Mitchell's indie horror flick "It Follows" rode rave reviews to find the best per-theater-average of any 2015 release so far ("American Sniper" and "A Most Violent Year" both topped it, but they are both technically 2014 films). In four theaters, the RADiUS-TWC release -- which premiered back in Cannes last May -- managed a fantastic $163,000 gross, averaging $40,750 per theater. 5 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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Critics Consensus: Cinderella is Certified Fresh

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got a fairy tale princess (Cinderella, starring Lily James and Cate Blanchett) and a regretful hit man (Run All Night, starring Liam Neeson and Ed Harris). What do the critics have to say? 5 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
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Specialty Box Office: 'Grey Gardens' Re-Release Tops Debuts

fb.indiewire.com – In an eerie coincidence, Janus Films' release of a restored version of Albert and David Masyles' landmark documentary "Grey Gardens" ended up coinciding with the death of Albert Masyles. Which gave New York City audiences a perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the filmmaker forty years after "Gardens" first hit screens. 6 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Critics Consensus: Chappie's Parts Don't Quite Fit Together

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got a conflicted robot (Chappie, starring Sharlto Copley and Dev Patel), traveling businessmen (Unfinished Business, starring Vince Vaughn and Dave Franco), and spry seniors (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith). What do the critics have to say? 6 weeks 4 days ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: ''71' and 'Maps' Debut As Oscar Winners Try and Cash In

fb.indiewire.com – Yann Demange's "'71" and David Cronenberg's "Maps To The Stars" -- both fixtures on the festival circuit for some time now (in the case of "'71" it's been over a year) -- were the most high profile debuts in a specialty market still crowded with Oscar-fueled leftovers from 2014. UK imported war drama "'71" -- which stars breakout actor Jack O'Connell ("Unbroken") -- debuted in 4 theaters this weekend care of Roadside Attractions and Black Label Media and took in a solid $60,100, averaging $15,025 per theater. 7 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Critics Consensus: Focus is Sleek and Slick But Too Twisty

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got con artists (Focus, starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie) and re-animators (The Lazarus Effect, starring Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass). What do the critics have to say? 7 weeks 4 days ago via theothersenhman
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