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China Box Office: Top Three Still "The Monkey King" ($74M), "Where Are We Going, Dad?" ($52M), and "From Vegas to Macau" ($32M)

10:12 AM 2/13/2014 by Senh Duong
Disney's "Frozen"
Although The Monkey King and Where Are We Going, Dad? continued to be the top one-two punch at the box office last week in China, From Vegas to Macau is the one with the best word-of-mouth. For the week ending last Sunday (2/3/2014 - 2/9/2014), The Monkey King took in another humongous $74M.

China Box Office: "Boonie Bears" Unseats "Despicable Me"; "Jack Ryan" Solid; "Police Story 2013" @ $86M, "Personal Tailor" $116M

8:55 AM 1/29/2014 by Senh Duong
Boonie Bears
For the last three weeks, the box office in China has been dominated by animated features. For the previous week, locally produced Boonie Bears unseated Universal’s Despicable Me 2 with $13.3M. The latter took in $12M. Boonie Bears’s total now stands at $30M. That’s a record for a Chinese animation, beating the $26M total of 2012’s Mission Incredible:

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'Despicable Me 2' Director: Minions Were Supposed to Be 'Army of Orc-Like Brutes'

variety.com – “Despicable Me 2″ collaborators Chris Meledandri, Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud and Pharrell Williams shared some of their creative processes following a showing of their toon Nov. 14 at the Variety Screening Series. Williams couldn’t stop gushing about animation and working with Illumination, in particular. “I love cartoons. I’ve loved them all my life and still,... 4 years 14 weeks ago via brucelee
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'Despicable Me 2,' 'Monsters U' in Oscar mix for Best Animated Film

insidemovies.ew.com – Nineteen movies are in the running for this year’s Oscar for Best Animated Film. The Academy today released its list 4 years 15 weeks ago via donnieyen
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China Denies 'Despicable Me 2' Ban

feedproxy.google.com – State sources tell THR that the film was never submitted for censorship approval. 4 years 28 weeks ago via jetli

Weekend Box Office Report: '2 Guns' Takes Top Spot

3:40 PM 8/4/2013 by Logan Falk
2 Guns
This weekend, the charts worked out about as predictably as they possibly could: one new release had just new film-appeal to propel it to the top, while the other—an ill-received sequel to a quasi-animated film that arguably did not justify a sequel—fell behind holdouts.
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Steve Burke Says 'Despicable Me 2' Is Universal's Most Profitable Film Ever And Lauds Pact With Legendary

deadline.com – NBCUniversal chief Steve Burke made his observations this morning in Comcast’s Q2 conference call with analysts as he discussed his company’s approach to films following its new production and finance partnership with Legendary Entertainment. Burke noted that NBCU is delighted with its animation alliance with Illumination. 4 years 29 weeks ago via jackiechan

Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Wolverine' Slashes its Way to the Top

5:22 PM 7/28/2013 by Logan Falk
The Wolverine
While its weekend gross fell pretty far short of its projected range, the latest Marvel film made a respectable amount of money over the weekend—certainly enough to place it well ahead of the other two new releases (this is hardly an accomplishment, however, as one is an indie film and the other opened in just enough theaters to qualify as a wide release).
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'Despicable Me 2' Denied Release in China (Exclusive)

thewrap.com – "Despicable Me 2" has been denied a theatrical release in China, TheWrap has learned. It is not clear why the country rejected the film and whether it had to do with censorship issues, but the Universal film -- a juggernaut at the global box office -- will not get a chance to crack the second largest film market in the world, according to a Chinese film executive.

4 years 30 weeks ago via jetli

Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Conjuring' Summons Big Money

5:14 PM 7/21/2013 by Logan Falk
The Conjuring
Most of this weekend’s films made a fair showing of themselves—some certainly more than others—but there was one new release that truly outdid itself, and soared to the top of the charts: The Conjuring.
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Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's worldwide blockbuster, Despicable Me, delighted audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. In Summer 2013, get ready for more minion madness in...
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