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EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast: 1/26/2015 - Another Huge Weekend for American Sniper

12:03 AM 1/28/2015 by Senh Duong
Jennifer Lopez in "The Boy Next Door"
In this week’s podcast, Binh and I discuss “American Sniper’s” incredible hold after last week’s record-breaking opening. I talk about Johnny Depp’s schtick*, and we wonder if people are getting tired of it. Although “Paddington” is well-reviewed and doing decent biz at the box office, we drew the line on whether or not it would get a sequel.


Specialty Box Office: Oscar-Snubbed 'Cake' Debuts So-So; 'Imitation Game' Becomes 2014's Biggest Indie – While the specialty box office was dominated by Oscar nominees, a couple of snubbed films tried to make the best of the buzz that came with almost being nominated. First and foremost was Daniel Barnz's "Cake," which earned Jennifer Aniston Golden Globe and SAG nominations -- but missed out at the Oscars.

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Specialty Box Office: 'Still Alice' Debuts Strong As Oscar Nominees Try and Cash In – The nominations for the Academy Awards were announced this past Thursday, with essentially every major nominee aiming to cash in this weekend. 1 week 6 days ago via jackiechan

EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast: 1/12/2014 - The Tak3n Train Keeps on Rolling

11:09 AM 1/15/2015 by Senh Duong
Liam Neeson in "Tak3n"
Here’s the latest podcast, where I pronounce every word with a "th" or a "t" in it as a "d." Still, Binh thinks this one is pretty good. To the surprise of no one, “Tak3n” was the top film. I pegged it in the $35-$40M range, and it came in at the higher end of that.

EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast: 1/05/2014 - The Hobbit Survives the New Year Hangover

4:43 PM 1/12/2015 by Senh Duong
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
Binh and I ran down the list of the top films at last weekend’s figures. The majority of the top films experienced drop-offs of 30%-50%. I was thinking the New Year’s Weekend would hold up better, but a glance at proved me wrong. We were right on the mark in our prediction with the week’s only wide release, “The Woman in Black 2:


Specialty Box Office: Oscar Hopefuls Hang On As The Season Heats Up – The final weekend before the Oscar nominations was a big one for many of the films hoping to have a stamp of the Academy's approval come Thursday. Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" -- which is a dark horse for a Best Picture nomination -- continued to do nearly unheard of business in just 4 theaters. The film dropped just 18% as it took in another $555,000 for a staggering $138,750 per-theater-average.

2 weeks 6 days ago via jetli

Specialty Box Office: A24 Kicks Off 'Year' In Style; 'Sniper' and 'Selma' Manage Rare Sophomore Jumps – JC Chandor's "A Most Violent Year" helped give 2015 a hardly violent kick-off as it and a slew of other 2014 holdovers had fantastic new year's weekends. "Year" -- which came out on New Year's Eve, thus being the final release of 2014 -- grossed $188,000 from just 4 theaters over the weekend, averaging an excellent $47,000 and bringing its total to $300,000. 3 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen

EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast: 12/29/2014 - "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies" Wins Another Battle

2:44 PM 12/31/2014 by Senh Duong
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies
Another one in the can. Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies” journeyed to the top of the box office again. Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” did surprisingly well. Family films “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” and “Annie” both did better than their opening weekend. Towards the end, there’s some fireworks between Binh and I.


Specialty Box Office: 'American Sniper' and 'Selma' Help Give Limited Releases a Major Christmas Jolt – It was a wild final weekend of 2014 when it came to the movies. The obvious reason for that was of course "The Interview," which after a week of intense coverage surrounding whether it would or wouldn't end up being released was sent out to 331 independent theaters (as well as VOD) at the last minute.

4 weeks 6 days ago via brucelee

Specialty Box Office: 'Mr. Turner' Has Solid Debut As Oscar Hopefuls Crowd The Art Houses – With Christmas around the corner and lots of awards announcements underway, most of 2014's Oscar hopefuls battled out a very crowded frame to mostly solid results. Two newcomers notably entered the field, with Sony Pictures Classics sending Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner" to 5 theaters, and GKIDS giving "Song of the Sea" an exclusive one screen debut.

5 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen
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