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Dreamworks To Take A Big Financial Hit On 'Rise of the Guardians'

  • By Sergio
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  • December 4, 2012 9:51 PM
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It's almost guaranteed that animated films, even mediocre ones, do extremely well at the box office. Well almost guaranteed.  There are some that don't. Recent case in point: Dreamworks Animation's latest film Rise of the Guardians.

Weekend B.O. Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 (A Holdover Weekend)

  • By Sergio
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  • December 2, 2012 12:33 PM
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All this weekend’s top films are holdovers from the previous weeks, while Brad Pitt’s Killing Them Softly tanked, grossing just $7 million.

Weekend B.O. Nov.23-25 (A Big Thanksgiving Weekend)

  • By Sergio
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  • November 25, 2012 12:32 PM
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A lot of people were pretty much in a film-going spirit and went out to see movies, resulting in one of the biggest Thanksgiving film holiday seasons in recent years.

Weekend B.O. Nov. 16-18 (Permit Me To Ask A Question About 'Twilight'...)

  • By Sergio
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  • November 18, 2012 12:27 PM
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Do I have to tell you what the number one film was this weekend? What’s the point? Grossing $141 million ($71 million of that just on Friday alone - the sixth largest opening ever), it’s so easy to mock those sparkling vampires movies and the people who love them. But this time I’ll be on my best behavior, for a rare change, and not say anything.

Weekend B.O. Nov. 9-11 (Bond Rules The World)

  • By Sergio
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  • November 11, 2012 12:28 PM
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After 50 years on screen, James Bond can still pull them in. Skyfall grossed nearly $88 million this weeknd in its U.S. opening. It's far and away the biggest opening ever for a Bond film

UPDATE: Weekend B.O. Nov. 2-4 ('Ralph' And 'Flight' Above The Fray; 'Skyfall' slays overseas)

  • By Sergio
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  • November 4, 2012 12:32 PM
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First of all, keep in mind that, because of Hurricane Sandy, the box office totals for this weekend are somewhat lower overall. Having said that, not surprisingly, Disney's animated film Wreck-It-Ralph lead the field with $49 million. 

Weekend B.O. Oct. 26-28 ('Argo' Leads A Weak Field)

  • By Sergio
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  • October 28, 2012 12:28 PM
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Argo jumped ahead to the No.1 slot this weekend, in what was pretty much a weak weekend for films, grossing $12.3 million, for a total to date of almost $61 million.

Weekend B.O. Oct. 19-21 ('Cross' Doesn't Cut It, While 'Nowhere' And 'Argo' Stay Strong)

  • By Sergio
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  • October 21, 2012 12:41 PM
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Before we get to this weekend box office numbers, can I get something off my chest that’s been bothering me?

Weekend B.O. Oct. 12-14 ('Nowhere' Opens To Biggest Per Screen Average This Weekend)

  • By Sergio
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  • October 14, 2012 12:38 PM
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To start off with some good news, Ava DuVernay's Middle Of Nowhere opened to the biggest per screen average of any film currently in release.  But we'll get to that in just a moment.

Weekend B.O. Oct. 5-7 ('Taken' Does It Again and 'The Avengers' Calls It A Day)

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  • October 7, 2012 12:39 PM
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The first Taken movie was a genuine where-did-that-come-from? sleeper hit in 2009. The film, financed and produced by Luc Besson’s French based Europa Corp, had opened overseas months earlier and grossed a respectable $80 million by the time it was finally released in the U.S. in January 2009.