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Can 'Sin City' Unseat TMNT and 'Guardians'? Can a Football Movie NOT Set in the South Work? This Week's Previews & Predictions...

  • By Jim Amos
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  • August 18, 2014 12:26 PM
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Frank Miller's "Sin City" Chronicles return after a nine year big screen absence to hopefully prove that R rated action movies work better than watered-down PG-13's do, Sony hopes "When The Game Stands Tall" recalls the glory of "Friday Night Lights" and "Remember The Titans" and Chloe Grace Moretz headlines "If I Stay" for Warners.

China Debut Moves 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' To Top Of Overseas Box Office

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  • August 18, 2014 10:23 AM
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There's nothing like an opening in China to move a film back up the box office standings. Languishing "How To Train Your Dragon 2" got a Beijing Boost this weekend, pulling in almost $26 million from that country, allowing the film to take the #1 spot on the International Box Office charts. "Expendables 3" was far less lucky.

Robin Williams Movies Make Comeback On ITunes VOD Top 15 Chart

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  • August 18, 2014 10:22 AM
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The sad death of comedian/actor Robin Williams has led to a resurgence in viewing of his classic film roles. "Dead Poets Society", "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Good Morning, Vietnam" all made the ITunes Top 10 Movie Chart, along with newcomers "Neighbors", "Muppets Most Wanted" and "Blended".

Turtles and Talking Trees Tattoo Competition As 'Expendables 3", 'Let's Be Cops" and 'The Giver' Underwhelm

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  • August 16, 2014 11:19 AM
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Well it was nice while it lasted. Hollywood's return to glory days of the past three weeks came to a clunking halt this weekend as none of the three new openers could unseat returnees "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Guardians of the Galaxy"

SUNDAY UPDATE Cowabunga!: "Ninja Turtles" Rock To $65 Million Weekend As The Late Summer Hits Just Keep On Coming

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  • August 9, 2014 11:57 AM
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"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is the latest entry in the late summer hit parade as the reptiles debuted with an astonishing $65 million, easily distancing themselves from "Guardians of the Galaxy", which fell 56% to an estimated $41.4 million

Art House Box Office: "Boyhood" Rolls On, "Moonlight" Expands And "Calvary" Gallops To OK Debut

  • By Jim Amos
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  • August 4, 2014 10:55 AM
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In this week's Hit Or Miss column we look at this past weekend at your local art house. Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight" continues its successful limited run, adding 48 screens and upping its weekend take to $770,000, with further expansion to follow

Overseas Auds Hooked On A Feeling As "Guardians" Mine A Nifty $66 Million Take

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  • August 4, 2014 9:51 AM
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Proving that bad-ass raccoons and talking trees do indeed translate to international audiences, Disney/Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" rocked out to a cool $66.4 million overseas.

Fox Extends Market Share Lead As "Guardians"-Led Disney Makes A Charge

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  • August 4, 2014 9:38 AM
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Fox continues to enjoy its 2014 Market Share advantage but the battle is to see who finishes summer in second place as current place-holder Warners starts to hear those raccoon-fueled Disney footsteps.

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

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  • August 2, 2014 12:08 PM
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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.

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

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  • July 31, 2014 11:49 AM
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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) opening of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy"

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