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​Box Office: Why 'The Equalizer' Star Denzel Washington Is Such a Reliable Hitmaker

news.moviefone.com – Why was anyone surprised that "The Equalizer" was a solid hit, opening at an estimated $35.0 million? 22 weeks 4 days ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: Audiences Have 'Pride' In First Weekend; Shane Dawson's 'Not Cool' Very Hot In Second Frame

fb.indiewire.com – Seven new films entered in the specialty marketplace this weekend, and while one in particular was off to an excellent start, they all ended up losing out to an internet sensation. Our report: The good news: CBS Films had reason to be proud this weekend: Their British gay rights drama "Pride" had by far the best per-theater-average of any debuting indie this weekend.

22 weeks 5 days ago via brucelee
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Critics Consensus: The Boxtrolls, The Equalizer, Fall TV

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got misunderstood monsters (The Boxtrolls, featuring voice performances from Elle Fanning and Ben Kingsley) and an enigmatic vigilante (The Equalizer, starring Denzel Washington and Chloë Grace Moretz). What do the critics have to say? 23 weeks 20 hours ago via donnieyen
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Box Office: Denzel Washington Powering ‘Equalizer’ Over ‘Boxtrolls’

variety.com – Denzel Washington may be the most consistent hitter in Hollywood. The Oscar-winning actor steers clear of blockbuster fare and superhero pics, but his name above the title is gold when it comes to bringing in adult crowds to his thrillers and dramas. His latest, “The Equalizer,” hits theaters this weekend and should bring in between... 23 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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‘The Nut Job’ Uncovers Its $100M Worldwide Gross

deadline.com – Every once in a while a little film comes along and just continues slow and steady and before you know it, out of nowhere it amasses $100M at the box office. The Nut Job, the 3D animated film marketed and distributed by Open Road Films domestically (with The Weinstein Co. 23 weeks 2 days ago via jackiechan
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Miles Teller Says Role In 'Divergent' Made Him Feel "Dead Inside," And He Took Movie "For Business Reasons"

fb.indiewire.com – In Hollywood, biting the hand that feeds that can have consequences, but that doesn't seem to matter to rising star Miles Teller. The actor, whose role in this fall's awards season contender "Whiplash" is creating a lot of buzz, but to the fans who made "Divergent" a $288 million worldwide hit, he's the face of Peter. 23 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
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Taylor Kitsch: 'John Carter tested me intensely'

theguardian.com – Not so long ago, this year's must-see action hero was sleeping in his car. Now, after saving the world in John Carter, he's starring alongside Rihanna 23 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan
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Specialty Box Office: Nick Cave's '20,000 Days' Has Best Doc Debut of 2014; Weinsteins Stopped In 'Tracks'

fb.indiewire.com – A whopping 10 new films entered the specialty marketplace in limited release this weekend, and that's not even counting the semi-wide release of Kevin Smith's "Tusk" (which notably despite very strong buzz out of Toronto, had a so-so debut). So which films managed to stand out in the crowd? And which holdovers continued on their way to breakout status? 23 weeks 5 days ago via brucelee
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Box Office Late Nights: ‘Maze Runner’ Off To Good Start With $1.1M, ‘Tombstones’ Takes In $480K

deadline.com – Fox's The Maze Runner grabbed $1.1M in late night showing from 2,200 locations starting at 10PM. The best comparison is probably the sci-fi actioner, Ender's Game which opened with $1.4 million in November 2013 and went onto have an opening weekend gross of $27M. So, perhaps Fox is more on the money with a lower estimate for this weekend.

24 weeks 6 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Critics Consensus: The Maze Runner Is Better-Than-Average YA Fare

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got a mysterious labyrinth (The Maze Runner, starring Dylan O'Brien and Kaya Scodelario), a tense family reunion (This is Where I Leave You, starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey), a grizzled private investigator (A Walk Among the Tombstones, starring 24 weeks 21 hours ago via brucelee
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Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy' Opens Strong in Russia

feedproxy.google.com – Luc Besson's sci-fi thriller brought in nearly $10 million, more than 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' 24 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Box-Office Preview: Boys Could Propel 'Maze Runner' to Strong $30 Million-Plus Debut

feedproxy.google.com – Shawn Levy's 'This Is Where I Leave You' and Liam Neeson's 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' will rely on adults 24 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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Box Office: ‘Maze Runner’ Will Outrace ‘Walk Among the Tombstones’

variety.com – “The Maze Runner” is hurtling towards theaters this weekend, with the sleek look of a young adult franchise in the making. The adaptation of James Dashner’s post-apocalyptic bestseller mixes a dash of “Lord of the Flies” and a dollop of “The Hunger Games” in its story of a group of teenagers who must outrace some... 24 weeks 2 days ago via jackiechan
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‘Nymphomaniac Director’s Cut’ Gets Day-and-Date Roll-out on Oct.2

variety.com – Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac Director’s Cut” is set to roll-out day and date on VOD and in theaters across various territories on Oct. 2. The Charlotte-Gainsbourg starrer will play simultaneously in theaters and on VOD in the U.S., Canada, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia and in Denmark. 24 weeks 3 days ago via brucelee
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Specialty Box Office: 'Skeleton Twins' Has Big First Weekend; Audiences Shrug At Latest 'Atlas'

fb.indiewire.com – The specialty market got a very nice boost this weekend thanks to a quartet of successful limited debuts: Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate's "The Skeleton Twins," The Weinstein Company's "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby," Cohen Media Group's "My Old Lady," and Music Box Films' "The Green Prince." Of the four, the Kristen Wiig-Bill Hader starring "Twins" was by far the most impressive, offering up one of 2014's 10 best limited debuts. 24 weeks 5 days ago via theothersenhman
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