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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.

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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. 8 weeks 4 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.

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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.

10 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen

Specialty Box Office: 'Inherent Vice' Plays Big In Limited Release; 'Wild,' 'Game' Stay Strong – Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" made its limited box office debut this weekend, and it ranked among the year's best. The film -- which stars everyone from Joaquin Phoenix to Josh Brolin to Reese Witherspoon to Owen Wilson to Martin Short -- grossed $330,000 from 5 theaters for a potent $66,000 per-theater-average. 11 weeks 4 days ago via jetli

EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast 12/08/2014: Mockingjay Part 1 tops one of the worst weekends

2:00 PM 12/10/2014 by Senh Duong
Chris Rock in "Top Five"
Welcome to podcast #13. Binh and I discussed the new “Terminator: Genesys” trailer; neither of us liked it. There wasn’t much movement in the top 10 at the box office, other than the huge 50% drop that most films experienced. Family films like “Penguins of Madagascar” and “Big Hero 6” did worst, dropping around 60%.

EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast 12/01/2014: "Mockingjay Part 1" on Top & "Horrible Bosses 2" Disappoints

6:29 PM 12/8/2014 by Senh Duong
Horrible Bosses 2
It’s a week late, but better late and never. Over Thanksgiving weekend (11/28-11/30), we had a couple turkeys. “Penguins of Madagascar” and “Horrible Bosses 2” both underperformed at the box office. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” retained its top position. I thought even though the reviews were less than good, “Horrible Bosses 2” would please its fan base, but I guess they didn’t care for seconds.

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