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"Maleficent" Sits Tres Jolie Atop Box Office Mountain, Seth MacFarlane Dies In The West

  • By Jim Amos
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  • May 31, 2014 12:27 PM
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I'm still waiting for several estimates to come in but it's all Disney and Angelina Jolie at the box office this weekend. Driven by its family friendly PG rating and a large take from its Imax screens, "Maleficent" easily cruised into first place this weekend, grossing an estimated $68-71 million.

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel's "Sex Tape" Leaks To The Public One Week Earlier

  • By Jim Amos
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  • May 30, 2014 2:04 PM
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Sony announced today that it is moving the Cameron Diaz/Jason Segel comedy, "Sex Tape" from July 25th to July 18th. In vacating the 25th, it avoids a box office showdown with Universal's Scarlett Johansson actioner, "Lucy", Paramount's "Hercules" and Lionsgate's latest "Step Up" movie.

Thursday Night At The Movies: Angie Casts A Spell On Late Show Auds w/$4.2 Million Take

  • By Jim Amos
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  • May 30, 2014 12:44 PM
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So far so good for Angelina Jolie and Disney as "Maleficent" opened to a very strong $4.2 million Thursday night late show haul. That's pretty nifty for a straight PG film and bodes well for the weekend.

Projected Weekend Top 10: Angie Puts A Spell On All Box Office Comers, "X-Men" Tries To Avoid A 2nd Week Plummet

  • By Jim Amos
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  • May 30, 2014 2:23 AM
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There are going to be some very intriguing box office battles this summer. This weekend won't be one of those. Even though Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways To Die In The West" should rack up some nice numbers it won't come close to dethroning Angelina Jolie and "Maleficent",

Neeson's Back: Here's The 1st Trailer for Universal's Kidnap Thriller "A Walk Among The Tombstones"

  • By Jim Amos
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  • May 29, 2014 5:34 PM
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Oh this is so good! Here's the first trailer for Universal's Liam Neeson-led kidnap thriller, "A Walk Among The Tombstones".

Jeremy Renner Uncovers A Government Approved Smuggling Plot In The 1st Trailer For Focus' "Kill The Messenger"

  • By Jim Amos
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  • May 29, 2014 5:21 PM
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Jeremy Renner stars in the first trailer for "Kill The Messenger" from Focus Features. The drama centers around a San Jose Mercury News reporter who stumbles onto a government smuggling conspiracy. The film opens October 10th.

Leapin' Lizards! Second Trailer For Sony's "Annie" Drops

  • By Jim Amos
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  • May 29, 2014 12:03 PM
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The sun will come out tomorrow, well actually on December 19th, which is the release date for Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis,, Cameron Diaz and Rose Byrne in Sony's remake of "Annie". The second trailer dropped today and here it is...

Next Week's Box Office Battle: Cruise & Blunt vs. Hazel & Augustus

  • By Jim Amos
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  • May 29, 2014 9:18 AM
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We always love to look ahead here at Box Office Insider and quite frankly we cannot wait for next week's box office battle between Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt starring in Doug Liman's "Edge Of Tomorrow" and Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in the young adult weep fest, "The Fault In Our Stars"

"Dracula Untold" Gets Worldwide Imax Treatment

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  • May 28, 2014 1:26 PM
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How did Vlad The Impaler become Dracula? We will have to wait until October 17th to find out but at that time we'll be able to see that untold story in Imax. The company announced it will show "Dracula Untold" worldwide in its Imax screens.

New Trailer For WB's "This Is Where I Leave You"

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  • May 28, 2014 12:57 PM
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Based on Jonathan Topper's best selling book, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Jane Fonda and Rose Byrne star "This Is Where I Leave You". Warner Brothers, which dropped this trailer this morning, has set this Shawn Levy directed offering for September 12th...

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Upcoming Imax Titles

2014
7/25Hercules
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
7/25Hercules
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

Upcoming D-Box Titles

2014
7/25Lucy
8/1Guardians of the Galaxy
8/8Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
8/15Expendables 3

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