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box office: week of September 23

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    Indie Box Office Preview: Will 'Moonlight' Make For More Box Office Magic For Woody Allen and Sony?

    While Hollywood keeps groaning about its box office woes, their indie counterparts continue to heat things up this weekend with a group of high profile new releases entering an already potent marketplace.

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    FIRST LOOK: Blumhouse Productions and Focus Features' "Insidious: Chapter 3"

    Focus and Blumhouse productions announced today that filming has begun on "Insidious: Chapter 3". The film stars Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott and Angus Sampson. The film opens May 29, 2015

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    'Maleficent' Crosses $700 Million Worldwide, Shining Jewel in Lackluster Summer

    Disney's "Maleficent," which opened May 30, has topped $700 million worldwide, marking Jolie’s highest-grossing live action film of all time domestically, internationally and globally, as well as the highest grossing original film of 2014 worldwide. "Maleficent" is a shining jewel in a dull summer b...

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    It's a Butt Kicking Weekend As Scar Jo Goes Ballistic in "Lucy" and Dwayne Johnson Rocks As "Hercules"

    Looking for some action, bub? Well you've come to the right place. Presented for your approval, we have Scarlett Johansson, equal parts sexy and scary, in "Lucy" and Dwayne Johnson taking the second stab at "Hercules" this year. In addition, Michael Douglas gets cranky in "And So It Goes" and Gab...

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    "Transformers" Edge "Apes" In Post World Cup International Box Office Derby

    It was a two-man, uh two robot, uh robot & an ape race at the overseas box office this weekend as "Transformers: Age Of Extinction" continues its campaign across the globe with $81.2 million, nipping out "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" which grossed a very healthy $61 million. TFAOE now sits at a ...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Harvey Weinstein Explains How 'Snowpiercer' Became a Gamechanger, We Crunch Theater vs. VOD Numbers

    Thirty years in, Harvey Weinstein knows the distribution business. While he's a wily theatrical animal who knows when to spend big on a wide release and when to dump a movie, he took a radical route with Bong Joon-ho's action adventure "Snowpiercer," starring Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton, seizing t...

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    Five Takeaways as 'Sex Tape' Flops, Summer Top Ten Box Office Continues Downward Spiral

    The summer box office downward spiral continues, with another big drop. The Top Ten grossed $130 million compared to $174 million last year; 2014 is down 6% from 2013. What gives?

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    Weekend B.O. July 18-20 (Not Exactly The Same Old Story)

    "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" took a significant drop, but not as big as other films this summer. so that's a good sign.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Boyhood' Is Breakout Hit, 'I Origins' Collapses

    The big story at a specialty box office dominated by uneven Sundance 2014 openings and expansions is that Richard Linklater's word-of-mouth and critical success "Boyhood" (IFC) shows significant crossover potential.

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    Box-Office: ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Beats Chest & Keeps The Alpha Position At #1

    Well, it looks like we have our second repeat of the #1 position of this year. Before now, Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age Of Extinction” was the only film of 2014 to stay at the #1 box office position for two weeks in a row. But now Matt Reeves’ “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” has achieved the sa...

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    Summer Box Office Freefall Continues as Three New Films Open

    The World Cup is over and that excuse for the clear drop in summer season grosses is gone. This weekend saw three new films opening across three audience sectors, but neither the originality nor the multiple genres managed to put air back into a box office balloon which has been rapidly deflating ov...

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    Updated Sunday Grosses: Apes and Anarchy Anchor Weekend Box Office Yet Hollywood's Bummer Summer Continues

    In the immortal words of Nick Lowe...and so it goes. It's yet another down weekend as "Apes" repeats, "Purge" powers to $28.4 million but "Planes" and "Sex" fail to excite moviegoers. Here's the updated Weekend Box Office Top 10

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    Indie Box Office Preview: Is Zach Braff Any Match For 'Boyhood'? It's Unlikely

    A year after the film was partly funded thanks to a controversial $3.1 million Kickstarter campaign that drew quite the backlash, and ten years after "Garden State," can Zach Braff still deliver an indie hit? Especially with "Boyhood" so high on everyone's to-see lists?

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