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Specialty Box Office: IFC Films Has Big Weekend With 'The Trip To Italy' and 'Boyhood'

fb.indiewire.com – IFC Films is clearly on a roll the summer, with the debut of Michael Winterbottom's "The Trip To Italy" providing icing to the cake that continues to be "Boyhood," which expanded to over 700 theaters this weekend and had its biggest weekend gross yet. A full report: The Debuts: Debut Winner of the Weekend: "The Trip To Italy" Back in 2011, IFC Films found very nice numbers from "The Trip," a collaboration of Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. 9 weeks 3 days ago via theothersenhman
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Tom Cruise's Edge of Tomorrow retitled Live Die Repeat for home release

rss.feedsportal.com – Tom Cruise's science fiction blockbuster gets rebranded as Live Die Repeat. 9 weeks 5 days ago via donnieyen
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'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Hits $500 Million After Opening in China

feedproxy.google.com – The DreamWorks Animation film has passed 'Rio 2' and 'The Lego Movie' at the worldwide box office. 9 weeks 5 days ago via brucelee
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Every Dumb Movie Should Be 90 Minutes Long

feedproxy.google.com – About 75 minutes into the new film version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I realized with a jolt that the movie was about to end. All the signs were there: The villain was ostentatiously coming clean about his evil plan, the heroes were preparing for what was surely the final ... 10 weeks 12 hours ago via jetli
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Luc Besson’s ‘Lucy’ Passes $100M For Universal

deadline.com – uc Besson's Lucy, which lifted Scarlett Johansson into the realm of female action star, has passed $100M this morning at the domestic box office for Universal. Overseas, the film is being handled both by Universal and Summit so adding in both grosses together, the picture has made over $130M worldwide — and it has 44 more territories yet to release, including Germany. 10 weeks 16 hours ago via theothersenhman
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Credits Stinger: How Did it Happen? Is it a Set-Up for a Stand-Alone Movie?

feedproxy.google.com – The end-credits stinger on Guardians of the Galaxy seems to have confused more people than not. How did director James Gunn come up with the idea? Why did Marvel head Kevin Feige approve it? And is it a set-up for a future stand-alone Marvel Studios film? Learn the answers to all these questions after the jump. 10 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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Japan Box Office: ‘Doraemon’ Cartoon Trumps Tepid ‘Transformers 4′

variety.com – Nippon outing is final major territory release for the Michael Bay franchise movie 10 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
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Specialty Box Office: 'What If' Disappoints; 'Boyhood' Hits $10 Million

fb.indiewire.com – Two new indie films -- CBS Films' "What If" and Drafthouse Films' "The Dog" -- reported grosses this weekend, and they weren't really much of a match for the holdover likes of "Boyhood," "A Most Wanted Man" and "Calvary," all of which had strong weekends of expansion. A full report: The Debuts: Disappointment of the Weekend: "What If" The Canadian romantic comedy formerly known as "The F Word" came to U.S. 10 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
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Box Office: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Opens to Strong $4.6M Thursday Night

feedproxy.google.com – The family friendly movie will battle "Guardians of the Galaxy" for the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office; "Into the Storm" also opens Thursday night. 10 weeks 5 days ago via donnieyen
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Box Office: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Battles ‘Guardians’ for Top Spot in Mid-$40 Millions

variety.com – Tornadoes and turtles and space cowboys careen into each other at the multiplexes this weekend as studios looking to wring the last juices out of a parched summer flood the box office with four new wide releases. The big question mark isn’t which of the new releases will win, it’s how much gas “Guardians of... 11 weeks 10 hours ago via jackiechan
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‘The Fault In Our Stars’ To Get Bollywood Remake Treatment From Fox India

variety.com – India’s Fox Star Studios is to produce a local remake of hit cancer romance film “The Fault In Our Stars.” 11 weeks 19 hours ago via jackiechan
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Disney Posts Record Third Qtr Results with World Cup, ‘Frozen’

variety.com – Consumers aren’t showing any sign of giving Walt Disney Animation Studio’s “Frozen” the cold shoulder. With the toon having charmed its way to nearly $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office, the film continues to generate strong sales from home entertainment and related merchandise at retail, which helped boost studio revenue 14% to $1.8 billion... 11 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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Box Office: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Scores $11.7M Monday, Best of Summer 2014

feedproxy.google.com – That's the top showing outside of Memorial Day as the offbeat superhero movie races past the $100 million mark domestically and approaches $200 million worldwide in less than a week. 11 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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Warner Bros. Adds 25 Minutes to ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

variety.com – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release an extended cut of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” on Blu-ray, Nov. 4, that will add 25 minutes to the second film in Peter Jackson’s trilogy. The longer version will also be available to purchase through digital retailers in late October. The extra footage will extend individual scenes... 11 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
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Specialty Box Office: 'Calvary' Opens Strong; 'Boyhood' and 'Most Wanted Man' Expand Big

fb.indiewire.com – Though it wasn't a "Guardians of the Galaxy"-sized victory for the little guys this weekend, but John Michael McConaugh's "Calvary" started off nicely and a bunch of holdovers -- namely "Boyhood," "A Most Wanted Man" and "Magic in the Moonlight" -- kept going strong. A full report: The Debuts: Debut Winner of the Weekend: "Calvary" Three years ago, John Michael McConaugh and Brendan Gleeson had an indie hit on their hands with "The Guard"-- which Sony Pictures Classics released to the tune of a $19,209 11 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
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