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box office: week of September 23

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

    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.

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

    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.

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    Box Office Top Ten: What Marvel's 'Guardians' of the Galaxy' Opening Means, Can 'Get On Up' Cross Over?

    Marvel continues to rule the Hollywood roost. Origin myth "Guardians of the Galaxy" yet again shows the power of Marvel's unified vision of a comic-book universe whose characters inhabit a clearly defined and immersive world. Like "Iron Man," these Guardians are less widely known than Thor, the Hulk...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Calvary' Opens Soft, 'Boyhood' and 'A Most Wanted Man' Expand Well, 'Wish I Was Here' Another Focus Flop

    Fox Searchlight's "Calvary" opened below expectations in its first theaters, given stellar reviews and TV ad support. "Boyhood" remains the standout as it quickly expands to over 300 screens, showing significant success with a promise of more ahead. Roadside Attraction's "A Most Wanted Man," starrin...

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    Box Office: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Opens Huge With $94 Million, Smashes August Record

    So, where do we start? Marvel's "Guardians Of The Galaxy" came into the weekend with good tracking numbers, with many expecting it to come near or even modestly past the previous August weekend record holder, "The Bourne Ultimatum," which opened to $69.3 million in 2007. But no one expected this.

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    Marvel to the Rescue as 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Dominates Friday Box Office

    What would the disappointing 2014 be without Marvel? After weekend figures come in, "Guardians of the Galaxy" joins the six films to open over $90 million this year -- four of which come from Marvel.

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

    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.

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    Indie Box Office Preview: Can James Franco Get Audiences To See 'God'?

    Franco's latest directorial effort opens alongside Sundance hits "Calvary" and "Rich Hill" in a weekend that's already very crowded as far as indie films go.

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    Watch: Lego Trailer For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy,' Marvel's Latest May Break August Opening Records

    Whatever Marvel is paying their marketing department, they probably deserve a raise. They've managed to take "Guardians Of The Galaxy" — initially perceived as a WTF risk — and turned it into a movie that, Variety reports, is already Fandango's biggest pre-seller in history. In fact, predictions are...

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

    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...

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    Here They Come To Save The Dayyyy....."Guardians of the Galaxy" Tries To Rescue Summer Box Office Season

    That loud horn you hear from the harbor is the announcement of the last boat out to try to salvage what's left of the summer movie season. BV/Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" hops on board the vessel this Friday and gives it its best shot as Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana and a furry Bradle...

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    Brand New Indie Releases This Week: Brendan Gleeson Calls Out the "Calvary" and James Franco Takes a Turn in the Director's Chair

    In addition to probable expansions on "Boyhood" (300 theatres this week), "Magic in the Moonlight" and "A Most Wanted Man", new indie releases this week include Brendan Gleeson and Chris O'Dowd in "Calvary" and the James Franco directed "Child of God"

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