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Weekend Box Office: "Straight Outta Compton" Remains #1 with $13.2M, Ups Total to $134M

8:16 AM 8/30/2015 by Senh Duong
Straight Outta Compton
Not even the big G.O.D. can stop N.W.A., “Straight Outta Compton” remains #1 at the domestic box office for the third weekend in a row with $13.2M, upping its total to $134M. It got unexpected competition from Christian film “War Room,” which actually beat it on Friday, $3.9M to $3.8M. However, opening films tend to be more front-loaded, so the Universal music biopic was able to make up ground on Saturday.

Box Office: "Fantastic Four" Tanks Harder in Second Week

8:02 AM 8/17/2015 by Senh Duong
Fantastic Four
Let’s move from writing about a pair of near-perfect films -- “Shaun The Sheep” and “Inside Out” -- to one at the other end of the spectrum: the 8% Rotten Tomatoes-scoring “Fantastic Four.”

Belated Weekend Box Office: "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" Exceeds Expectations; "Vacation" Misses

11:46 AM 8/4/2015 by Senh Duong
Mission: Impossible - Rouge Nation
During the predictions portion of our my podcast with Binh Ngo, I was predicting that “Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation” would gross $70M for the weekend and “Vacation” $5M. I knew that the former would do better than expected and the latter worse. Although I was correct in that regard, I was way too high on “Rogue Nation” and way too low on “Vacation.”

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

10:35 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.

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. 34 weeks 19 hours ago via brucelee

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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Specialty Box Office: David O. Russell's Shelved 'Love' Bombs; 'It Follows' Keeps Scaring Up Dollars

fb.indiewire.com – David O. Russell's long delayed "Accidental Love" (which had been known as "Nailed" for most of its troubled life) probably should have stayed shelved. Millennium released the film in 10 theaters this weekend and it took in only $4,500 -- averaging a pretty tragic $450 per theater. Made years before "Silver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle," the film was written by Al Gore's daughter Kristin and stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel. 36 weeks 18 hours ago via brucelee

Specialty Box Office: 'It Follows' Scares Up 2015's Best Indie Debut

fb.indiewire.com – David Robert Mitchell's indie horror flick "It Follows" rode rave reviews to find the best per-theater-average of any 2015 release so far ("American Sniper" and "A Most Violent Year" both topped it, but they are both technically 2014 films). In four theaters, the RADiUS-TWC release -- which premiered back in Cannes last May -- managed a fantastic $163,000 gross, averaging $40,750 per theater. 37 weeks 19 hours ago via brucelee

Specialty Box Office: 'Grey Gardens' Re-Release Tops Debuts

fb.indiewire.com – In an eerie coincidence, Janus Films' release of a restored version of Albert and David Masyles' landmark documentary "Grey Gardens" ended up coinciding with the death of Albert Masyles. Which gave New York City audiences a perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the filmmaker forty years after "Gardens" first hit screens. 38 weeks 18 hours ago via donnieyen
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