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Box Office: "Vacation" Underperforms with $3.8M Debut on Wednesday

12:17 PM 7/30/2015 by Senh Duong
Ed Helms in "Vacation"
According to Variety and its sister site Deadline, Ed Helm’s latest comedy “Vacation” isn’t meeting expectations at the box office. New Line’s’ reboot of Chevy Chase’s 1983 hit took in $3.8M on Wednesday, which includes $1.2M from Tuesday’s evening screenings.

Box Office: "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation" Tracking to Open at $40M

8:32 PM 7/29/2015 by Senh Duong
Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson in "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation"
According to Variety, “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation” is tracking to open at only $40M at the box office, which would make it the weakest of the Tom Cruise franchise. I’m not counting the previous film “Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol” though because it had a platform release.

Weekend Box Office: "Southpaw" Emerges as Victor Over "Pixels" and "Paper Town"

11:35 AM 7/26/2015 by Senh Duong
Jake Gyllenhaal in "Southpaw"
“Pixels” drew $24M worth of quarters this weekend in theaters, continuing Adam Sandler’s slide at the box office despite having “Harry Potter’s” Chris Columbus at the helm. Generally speaking, that’s a decent figure for a comedy, but it’s got a couple of things working against it. First, during the comedian’s heyday, each of his films routinely opened in the $40M range.

Friday Box Office: "Pixels" Disappoints, "Southpaw" Draws Even, and "Paper Towns" Impresses

1:27 PM 7/25/2015 by Senh Duong
Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, and Michelle Monaghan in "Pixels"
To no one’s surprise, Adam Sandler’s new film “Pixels” topped the box office on Friday with $9.2M. Although that’s in line with what most in the industry were expecting, it’s a bit below my expectations. Like I said in my latest podcast with Binh Ngo, I was expecting a weekend opening in the neighborhood of $45M, which would translate to $15M on Friday.

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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.

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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. 16 weeks 4 days ago via brucelee

DreamWorks Animation's "Home" Proved Us Wrong - EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast: 3/30/2015

5:17 PM 3/31/2015 by Senh Duong
Home
Binh and I were on target with our predictions for “Get Hard,” but were in a different ballpark when it comes to “Home.” We discuss why the Dreamworks Animation production did so much better than what we and the industry had predicted. We try to figure why the “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is holding up so well, week after week, despite direct competition from the action crowd from “Run All Night, “ “The Gunman,” and “Insurgent.” Is it the exploding heads? How did indie horror film “It Follows” do after its nationwide expansion?

"The Gunman" bombs while "Insurgent" overtakes "Cinderella" - EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast: 3/23/2015

4:52 PM 3/31/2015 by Senh Duong
Theo James and Shailene Woodley in "Insurgent"
Hear how Binh and I did with our predictions for “Insurgent,” “The Gunman,” and “Do You Believe.” Binh was more upbeat on the latter two films, while I was more for the former. Binh tells us why he doesn’t think Shailene Woodley is a star yet, even after I reminded him that she has opened three films around the $50M range. I explained why “Chappie,” which has disappointed at the box office in the U.S., might still turn a profit when it’s all said and done. Ditto with “Penguins of Madagascar.”
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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.

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Happy Ending for Disney's Cinderella - EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast: 3/16/2015

12:56 PM 3/23/2015 by Senh Duong
Cinderella
Binh and I were off on both "Cinderella" and "Run All Night." In our previous podcast, we were wondering if audiences can have too much Liam Neeson. We have our answer. Surprisingly, more women actually went to see "Run All Night" than men. Check out the podcast to hear why:
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