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Luc Besson says Lucy was inspired by three unexpected and unique movies

joblo.com – Chances are you went to go see Luc Besson's LUCY this past weekend judging from the almost $50 million in box office for the sleeper hit. The fun and bizarre trailers for the science fiction/action movie may not have prepared audiences for the type of movie they were about to see but director Besson knew what films he was drawing influence from to make the Scarlett Johannson action flick. 1 day 8 hours ago via brucelee
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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... 1 day 8 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. 2 days 1 hour ago via jetli
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Chris Evans on the VOD Release of 'Snowpiercer': 'I Absolutely Think the Movie Should Be Seen on the Big Screen'

fb.indiewire.com – Chris Evans and “Snowpiercer” are a perfect fit. Not only in that the steel-eyed American oozes the ideal blend of rebellious survivor and reluctant leader for Bong Joon-ho’s indie epic, but because the two actually reflect the best parts of one another. "Snowpiercer" is an ambitious indie in need of an talented, title-topping actor to boost its awareness, and Evans is both the man they need and someone who wants to make more movies just like this one. 2 days 20 hours 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 days 1 hour 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 days 5 hours 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. 5 days 22 hours 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... 6 days 7 hours ago via jackiechan
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Venice First Look: New Poster And Image For Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut'

fb.indiewire.com – How much more can you take? With the theatrical version of Lars von Trier's two part epic "Nymphomaniac" already sprawling over four hours, there's still his director's cut to contend with. The first volume of his uncensored vision debuted earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival (our review), and now volume two heads to Venice and a new image and hilarious poster have arrived.

6 days 18 hours ago via jetli
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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. 1 week 2 days ago via donnieyen
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Why Can’t Cameron Diaz Make a Good Movie?

feedproxy.google.com – Though Cameron Diaz almost seems to be picking projects at random these days, there is at least one consistent through line: Whether the movies do well (like her spring sleeper The Other Woman) or arrive at the box office dead on arrival (like this weekend's flop Sex Tape), you can ... 1 week 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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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.

1 week 2 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.

1 week 3 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.”... 1 week 6 days ago via donnieyen
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Critics Consensus: Planes: Fire And Rescue is a Dull Ride

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got winged heroes (Planes: Fire & Rescue, with voice performances by Dane Cook and Ed Harris), criminal-minded citizens (The Purge: Anarchy, starring Frank Grillo and Michael K. Williams), and a mortified married couple (Sex Tape, starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel). What do the critics have to say? 1 week 6 days ago via theothersenhman
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