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box office: week of September 23

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    Box-Office: ‘22 Jump Street’ Is The 2nd Highest R-Rated Comedy Opening Ever With $60 Million

    There’s been talk of a slow box-office this year. Indeed as of early June, despite big grosses for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “Godzilla” and “X-Men: Days Of Future Past,” the box-office was down 12% from 2013. And it has been relatively soft: Tom Cruise’s “Edge Of Tomorrow” vehicle failed to open h...

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    Box Office Top Ten: So Far Comedy, Family Fare and Fox Dominate the Summer

    Hollywood front-loaded the summer with big-budget actioners to get ahead of the month-long World Cup, which provides massive international competition. But this weekend two sequels, Sony comedy "22 Jump Street" and Dreamworks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon 2" scored well stateside. And both i...

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    Weekend B.O. June 13-15 (Who Would Have Thunk It?)

    The two R-rated nitwits beat out the PG dragon this week

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    Friday Box Office: '22 Jump Street' and 'Train Your Dragon 2' Both Headed for $50 Million-Plus Weekends

    Studios played it safe this weekend opposite the start of the World Cup--which is more damaging to overall box office internationally--by debuting two sequels domestically. Both the well-reviewed "22 Jump Street" and "How to Train Your Dragon 2" look headed to over $50 million for the weekend, a rar...

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    Tatum and Hill Jump The Dragon With $60 Million Opening

    Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum's bromance continues as "22 Jump Street" soars to the top of the box office chart this weekend with $60 million, leaving Dreamworks' "Dragon" crew firmly in second.

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    Indie Box Office Preview: Will Robert Pattinson Finally Get An Indie Hit With 'The Rover'?

    Outside of the "Twilight" films, Robert Pattinson has been getting some consistent and impressive work from independent filmmakers, from David Cronenberg to Werner Herzog. Yet he's so far been unable to be a box office draw in that context, with his last two indies -- "Cosmopolis" and "Bel Ami" -- ...

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    Dreamworks' Dragon Due To Dominate Box Office While Jump Street A Shoo-In For Second

    After misses such as "Mr. Peabody And Sherman" and "Turbo", Dreamworks is back on course, with the stars lining up for "How To Train Your Dragon 2". So far it's been a banner year for family titles and I see no reason why the Katzenberg Kids can't continue that trend with Dragon.

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    Warner Bros. Studio Post-Robinov: Do They Need a Strategy Reboot?

    The risk of changing management is that new executives face a steep learning curve. Some figure out the rules of the game fast enough to keep their jobs. Others--see Gail Berman at Paramount, Rich Ross at Disney--do not.

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    Cate Blanchett: "People Want to See Stories With Women at the Center"

    Blanchett's remarks were in advance of her receiving Women in Film's Crystal Award for Excellence in Film on June 11.

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    You'll Never Guess Which Country Loves Tom Cruise the Most

    Which country loves Tom Cruise the most? The movie geeks over at Vulture have crunched the data. Yes, Cruise's newest offering, Doug Liman's "Edge of Tomorrow," got steamrolled here in the U.S. over the weekend, bringing in just $29 million, well behind box office champ "The Fault in Our Stars" and ...

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    Why Hispanic Audiences Are A Box Office Asset

    Guest blog by Aaron M. Sanchez This Sunday at the Produced By Conference, there was a panel, "Increase your opening weekend box office: How the Hispanic audience can make all the difference." The panel consisted of John Fithian, President and CEO of National Associaton of Theater Owners; Gail H...

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    Why 'Jupiter Ascending' Really Got Pushed (TRAILER)

    Want to know the real reason why Warner Bros. is pushing back "Matrix" creators Andy and Lana Wachowski's “Jupiter Ascending,” starring Mila Kunis and a puckish Channing Tatum, from summer season July 18 to off-peak Feb. 6, 2015? It's not only the recent studio trend to invest more time and money in...

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    Why Young Women Are the Hottest Box Office Demographic

    How "The Fault in Our Stars" made $48 million in its opening weekend on a $12 million production budget with minimal traditional advertising.

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    Dreamworks Aims To Regain The Magic With "HTTYD 2" While Jonah And Channing Give it The Old College Try In "22 Jump Street"

    It certainly has been a challenging run for Dreamworks Animation over the last two years. Since June 2012's "Madagascar 3", the company has released four films to mixed results. This week they attempt to regain glory with "How To Train Your Dragon 2".

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