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box office: week of September 23

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    Box Office: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Opens Huge With $94 Million, Smashes August Record

    So, where do we start? Marvel's "Guardians Of The Galaxy" came into the weekend with good tracking numbers, with many expecting it to come near or even modestly past the previous August weekend record holder, "The Bourne Ultimatum," which opened to $69.3 million in 2007. But no one expected this.

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    Marvel to the Rescue as 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Dominates Friday Box Office

    What would the disappointing 2014 be without Marvel? After weekend figures come in, "Guardians of the Galaxy" joins the six films to open over $90 million this year -- four of which come from Marvel.

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    "Guardians" Rocket To $94 Mil Weekend, James Brown Bio Gets On Up To Only $14 Mil

    Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel and crew prove they're not only "Guardians of the Galaxy" but also saviors of the summer. The Marvel/Disney tentpole pulls a late summer box office shocker with a $94 million weekend, setting an August box office record.

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    Indie Box Office Preview: Can James Franco Get Audiences To See 'God'?

    Franco's latest directorial effort opens alongside Sundance hits "Calvary" and "Rich Hill" in a weekend that's already very crowded as far as indie films go.

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    Watch: Lego Trailer For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy,' Marvel's Latest May Break August Opening Records

    Whatever Marvel is paying their marketing department, they probably deserve a raise. They've managed to take "Guardians Of The Galaxy" — initially perceived as a WTF risk — and turned it into a movie that, Variety reports, is already Fandango's biggest pre-seller in history. In fact, predictions are...

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    "Guardians" Gearing Up For Possible Record Setting August Box Office Bow--Projected Weekend Top 10

    Hey, who knew summer began in August? I must have missed that email. Yet another effect of global warming, apparently. But lo and behold we finally have a summer tentpole worth getting excited about. Online buzz has been through the roof leading up to tomorrow's (tonight at 8:00 PM to be precise...

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    Here They Come To Save The Dayyyy....."Guardians of the Galaxy" Tries To Rescue Summer Box Office Season

    That loud horn you hear from the harbor is the announcement of the last boat out to try to salvage what's left of the summer movie season. BV/Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" hops on board the vessel this Friday and gives it its best shot as Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana and a furry Bradle...

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    Brand New Indie Releases This Week: Brendan Gleeson Calls Out the "Calvary" and James Franco Takes a Turn in the Director's Chair

    In addition to probable expansions on "Boyhood" (300 theatres this week), "Magic in the Moonlight" and "A Most Wanted Man", new indie releases this week include Brendan Gleeson and Chris O'Dowd in "Calvary" and the James Franco directed "Child of God"

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    Next Week's Coming Attractions: Ninja Turtles Primed For a Big-Time Reboot, a Trip "Into The Storm", and Helen Mirren Takes a Hundred-Foot Journey

    The second weekend of August brings a complete reboot of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" franchise, volume five of the "Step Up" brand, a trip "Into The Storm" and a gastronomic feast in "The Hundred Foot Journey"

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    Monkey See, Monkey Do as "Planet of the Apes" Repeats at the Overseas Box Office With $54 Million

    Second verse, same as the first for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" as the latest installment of the Apes franchise continues to roll overseas, scoring another $54.5 million, bringing its international take to $183 million

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    Top Ten Box Office Takeaways, as Action Star Scarlett Johannson in 'Lucy' Lays Out The Rock in 'Hercules'

    Two new openings led by Number One Grosser "Lucy" stood out among this weekend's Top 10 grosses. But this fresh new blood wasn't enough to staunch the overall ongoing box office bleeding. The leading films grossed around $130 million, another significant shortfall ($22 million) from the same time la...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Magic In The Moonlight' and 'A Most Wanted Man' Open Strong In Packed Weekend

    Woody Allen and Anton Corbijn's latest films definitely made for some specialty box office "magic."

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    Box-Office: Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Lucy’ Beauty Outperforms Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Hercules’ Brawn

    Call it a battle of the beauty and the beast if you like. Though audiences didn’t seem to love Luc Besson’s “Lucy” or Brett Ratner’s “Hercules”—at least considering those dismal Cinemascore ratings (C+ for the former). But they were unsure about either and curious, as reviews for both hit rather lat...

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