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box office: week of September 23

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    Four Summer 2014 Box Office Takeaways: How Hollywood Lost Its Mojo

    Over the course of covering the weekly box office, the huge drop in grosses over the summer season (defined as the first Friday in May through Labor Day) has become a regular theme. August's two strong performers reduced the toll a tad, but with one weekend remaining, the results are in. And they ar...

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    Hawking, Hobbits & 'Hunger Games': Part 2 of Box Office Insider's Guide to the Fall Movies

    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.

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    The Winners & Losers Of Summer Movies 2014

    With the Venice Film Festival kicking off today with the premiere of “Birdman," and this week’s releases being “The November Man” and “As Above, So Below,” it can only mean one thing: summer is over. Labor Day is almost upon us, days are getting shorter, and Oscar season is closing in, and as such, ...

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    Radius-TWC Releases VOD Numbers for 'The One I Love' as 'Snowpiercer' Passes $6 Million Mark

    Without any fanfare, Radius-TWC released the VOD numbers for "The One I Love," which has been out in theaters for just a week and is in its third week on VOD.

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    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?

    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?

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

    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 ...

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    Strange August Box Office Weekend Boosted by Holdovers, 'Sin City' Bombs, Top Ten Chart

    Strange days have found us. Late summer weekends can yield weird results, but rarely like this. Six of the Top Ten positions changed from Friday, which is rare, as two of three new films declined steeply. Meanwhile several of holdovers enjoyed solid jumps. Last week's top two films switched position...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Love Is Strange' Spices Up Lagging Specialized B.O.

    Sony Pictures Classics' mature romance "Love Is Strange," the second Sundance opener in a row to dominate the specialty box office, did sizable initial business in New York and Los Angeles. With an appeal to older audiences, both straight and gay, it looks positioned for future success in a market o...

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    Box-Office: 'Guardians' Repeats At No#1 In 4th Week, ‘If I Stay’ Not Far Behind & ‘Sin City 2’ Bombs Hard

    Well, this doesn’t happen with blockbusters. The movies usually act as firecrackers, shining bright in their opening weekends and then eventually diminishing, either rapidly or gradually depending on their hold. Marvel’s big 2014 “risk,” “Guardians Of The Galaxy” has such a hold. It’s been number tw...

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    Weekend B.O. Aug. 22-24 (Was This Trip Really Necessary?)

    Sometimes it's not a good idea to make a sequel just because you can.

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    'If I Stay' Leads Dull Friday Box Office, Will 'A Dame to Kill For' Be Weinstein's Biggest Bomb Yet?

    The total for the Top Ten yesterday was actually up about 15-percent from the same day last year, but only because this year's three new openers had considerably more heft.

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    Indie Box Office Preview: Can 'Love Is Strange' Find a Late Summer Romance With Filmgoers?

    Charlie McDowell's "The One I Love," Matthew Weiner's directorial debut, and documentaries about Greenland and George Takei are also heading to theaters.

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    Fincher, 'Fury' and Festival Fare: Box Office Insider's Guide To Fall At The Movies

    Box Office Insider presents part one of its annual Fall Movie Preview Edition. Today we look at September and October titles, including David Fincher's "Gone Girl", the two Roberts (Downey Jr & Duvall) in "Judge" and Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf in a tank. Watch for part two early next week.

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