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Publisher Jim Amos, Former President of Domestic Distribution at Sony Pictures

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

  • By Jim Amos
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  • July 28, 2014 12:10 PM
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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 Bradley Cooper attempt to save the universe.

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

  • By Jim Amos
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  • July 28, 2014 12:09 PM
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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"

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

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  • July 28, 2014 12:07 PM
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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"

Mindless Wanderings (...Or Stuff That Happened While You And Your Date Were At Cinema-Con)

  • By Jim Amos
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  • July 28, 2014 12:06 PM
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While you were busy basking in the experience which is Comic-Con you missed some important industry news. Allow Box Office Insider to recap for you...

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

  • By Jim Amos
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  • July 28, 2014 12:05 PM
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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

"Spider-Man" Delays, New "Pirates of the Caribbean" Highlight the Week's Release Schedule Changes

  • By Jim Amos
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  • July 28, 2014 11:59 AM
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The release schedule changes came fast and furious this week so here's a recap...

"Lucy" Blows Away Box Office With Big $44 Million Weekend--SUNDAY UPDATE

  • By Jim Amos
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  • July 26, 2014 11:49 AM
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We'll take any good news we can get this summer and although the weekend was down another 12% from last year, Universal's "Lucy" was a pleasant surprise, debuting with an impressive $44 million take, with Dwayne Johnson's "Hercules" not far back at $29 million.

We Are Summer, Hear Us Meow. "Lucy" Primed To Lead Yet Another Lackluster Weekend

  • By Jim Amos
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  • July 25, 2014 12:32 PM
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An estimated $2.7 million Thursday is an acceptable, if not sensational, start for the Scarlett Johansson starrer, "Lucy" from acclaimed writer and director Luc Besson. Here's thinking the film translates to an opening in the low 30's but with a less than impressive Cinemascore. Box Office Insider has the projected Weekend Top 10 here...

In Remembrance of the 100th Anniversary of the Start of "The Great War", 10 Essential World War I Movies

  • By Jim Amos
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  • July 24, 2014 3:16 PM
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This Monday marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and although most of us know that the war was ignited by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, we seem to know little else. So Box office Insider presents 10 Essential World War I Movies in remembrance of the start of "The Great War".

Hrithik Roshan Returns From Brain Surgery With a Bang!-New Trailer For Fox STAR's "Bang Bang"

  • By Jim Amos
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  • July 24, 2014 12:17 PM
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After a delay of several months due to its star Hrithik Roshan's brain surgery, "Bang Bang" from Fox STAR Studios is a go and here's the action packed trailer

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2014
8/1Guardians of the Galaxy
8/8Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (International only)
9/26 The Equalizer
10/17Dracula Untold
11/7Interstellar
12/17The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

Upcoming 3D Titles

2014
8/1Guardians of the Galaxy
8/8Step Up: All In
8/8Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
8/22Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
9/26The Boxtrolls
10/17The Book Of Life
11/7Big Hero 6
11/26The Penguins of Madagascar
12/17The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

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2014
8/1Guardians of the Galaxy
8/8Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
8/15Expendables 3
9/26The Equalizer
10/3Annabelle
10/24Paranormal Activity 5
11/7Big Hero 6
11/21Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1
12/29The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

Studio Market Share

Thru July 20
1.Fox18.6%1,094m
2.Warner Brothers16.7981m
3.Sony15.1889m
4.Buena Vista14.3843m
5.Universal10.4610m
6.Paramount9.3549m
7.Lionsgate5.1298m
8.Open Road2.0119m
9.Relativity1.9112m
10.Fox Searchlight1.588m

Major Film Festivals

8/6-16Locarno
8/27-9/6Venice Film Festival
8/29-9/1Telluride
9/4-14Toronto Int'l Film Festival
9/27-10/13​​​​​​​​​​​​​​New York Film Festival
10/9-13Hamptons Int'l Film Festival
10/8-19BFI/London Film Festival
10/23-11/1Abu Dhabi Film Festival
11/6-13AFI Fest
11/7-11AFM
12/10-17Dubai Int'l Film Festival