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

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Freestyle Claims Week To Itself With Message-Based 'The Identical', While Forrest Runs To Imax

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  • September 2, 2014 1:49 AM
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It's not often that a distributor has a week to itself and the times when an independent distributor has the week to itself are as rare as unicorn sightings in Loch Ness. But such is the case this week for the faith based drama, "The Identical", whose story bears a striking similarity to a certain Elvis Aaron Presley.

This Week's Indie Releases: Rory Kennedy's 'Last Days In Vietnam', Illegal Alien Murder Mystery 'Frontera' and Rapture Thriller 'The Remaining'

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  • September 2, 2014 1:00 AM
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Rory Kennedy's "Last Days in Vietnam" and the Ed Harris, Eva Longoria, Michael Pena murder mystery, "Frontera" lead the pack of indie releases this week, plus "The Trip To Italy" continues its expansion and the latest Bollywood title hits our shores.

OPR's 'Triple Nine' Gets a Release Date, 'Maps To The Stars' Gets a Distributor, and Other Release Schedule Changes and Additions

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  • September 2, 2014 12:29 AM
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David Cronenberg's "Maps To The Stars" has garnered favorable fest reviews and finally they have someone to distribute the picture. Focus Features has announced they have picked up the Julianne Moore starrer and will release the film early in 2015. In lighter news, the LEGO docu, "Beyond The Brick" moves into next April

'Cantinflas" Spicy In Debut, 'Italy' Continues To Seduce Moviegoers and 'Chef' Tops $30 Mil In This Week's Hit Or Miss

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  • September 2, 2014 12:15 AM
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Sombrero's off to Pantelion's "Cantinflas" as the biopic of the legendary Mexican actor opened to a stunning $2.6 million in only 382 locations for a spicy per screen average of $6,963.

The Met Live, The British Museum, One Direction and David Bowie Events Highlight The Latest Event Cinema Release Schedule

  • By Jim Amos
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  • September 1, 2014 11:56 PM
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New events including the "Gone With The Wind" 75th anniversary, the David Bowie exhibit from the Victoria & Albert Museum, the National Theatre Live, a special One Direction concert and many more highlight the latest update on the Event Cinema calendar. Strap yourself in, because the list is varied and voluminous.

'Dawn' Regains Top Spot Overseas As China Goes Ape With $47 Million Opener

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  • September 1, 2014 11:07 PM
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Oh Fox was waiting for this week. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" finally opened in China and it was worth the wait as the film debuted at $47 million, pushing the film back into first place in the Overseas Box Office Derby. The film now has a cume of $408 million internationally and $613 million worldwide. Sweet!

Thanks To Rental Availability, 'Draft Day' and 'Blended" Vault to Top Of ITunes VOD/EST Top 15 Chart

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  • September 1, 2014 10:48 PM
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Thanks to rental availabilities, both Kevin Costner's "Draft Day" and the Sandler/Barrymore comedy, "Blended", made return engagements at the top of the ITunes VOD/EST chart this week. The best newcomer was "Godzilla", which was available on EST only
More: ITunes, VOD

Bravissimo!!! In Praise of 'The Trip To Italy'

  • By Jim Amos
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  • August 29, 2014 3:01 AM
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Signiores Coogan and Brydon pull off a cinematic repeat in the year's most enjoyable movie, director Michael Winterbottom's "The Trip To Italy"

IS IT SEPTEMBER YET??? Summer Mercifully Comes To A Close-BOI's Projected Weekend Top 10

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  • August 28, 2014 8:05 PM
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That gasping, gagging and retching you hear is the summer moviegoing season coming to a merciful close as Relativity's "November Man" and Universal's "As Above, So Below" put the past three months out of its misery.

Hawking, Hobbits & 'Hunger Games': Part 2 of Box Office Insider's Guide to the Fall Movies

  • By Jim Amos
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  • August 27, 2014 5:25 PM
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Last week Box Office Insider took you on a tour of every film due to be released theatrically in September and October and now we turn our attention to November and December to preview films from Ridley Scott, Paul Thomas Anderson, Tim Burton and Angelina Jolie.

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Upcoming Imax Titles

2014
9/5Forrest Gump
9/19Maze Runner
9/26 The Equalizer
10/17Dracula Untold
11/7Interstellar
12/17The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

Upcoming 3D Titles

2014
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

Upcoming D-Box Titles

2014
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 August 24
1.Fox17.3%1,222m
2.Buena Vista16.61,174m
3.Warner Brothers15.01,058m
4.Sony13.2934m
5.Universal11.3795m
6.Paramount11.1781m
7.Lionsgate4.8342m
8.Open Road1.8125m
9.Weinstein1.7120m
10.Relativity1.7118m

Major Film Festivals

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