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

  • By Jim Amos
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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.

'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.

'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!

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

  • By Jim Amos
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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.

Will Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan, Have A Bond-ing Experience With Moviegoers This Week? And Will 'As Above, So Below" Rise Top The Top of the Labor Day Heap?

  • By Jim Amos
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  • August 25, 2014 1:45 PM
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If you thought last weekend at the box office was a bit light, just wait a few more days. Universal's "As Above, So Below" and Relativity's "November Man" are the lone wide openers but will either dethrone the Guardians, or even the Turtles for that matter?

This Week's Indie Releases: 'Trip To Italy' Expands, 'Cantinflas' Looks to Lure Latino Auds and RSA Sets Off On A 'Life of Crime'

  • By Jim Amos
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  • August 25, 2014 1:56 AM
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This week's indie releases include an expansion of the wonderful Coogan/Brydon comedy, "The Trip To Italy", a debut for Jennifer Aniston and Will Forte's Life Of Crime and the story of Mexican comic actor "Cantinflas"

Hit Or Miss: 'Love is Strange' Nabs Tidy $25,000 PSA, 'The Trip To Italy' Continues Its Art House Success & Radius Racks Up $500K on VOD With 'The One I Love'

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  • August 25, 2014 1:01 AM
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For late August it certainly was an interesting weekend for indie releases. Alfred Molina and John Lithgow proclaim that "Love Is Strange" and indie auds came out this weekend to see what the fuss was about. The film debuted to $127,000 in 5 runs. Elsewhere "The Trip To Italy" and "Boyhood" continue to post solid upscale market numbers.

International Auds Sure Love 'Lucy" As Scar Jo Rises To Top Of Overseas Box Office

  • By Jim Amos
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  • August 25, 2014 12:44 AM
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It figured that the Luc Besson directed, Internationally set, actioner "Lucy" would eventually rise to the top of the overseas box office and it finally happened this weekend. Foreign auds went all in for a butt-kicking, super smart Scarlett Johansson in the title role, pulling in $34 million for the three days

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