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box office: week of September 23

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

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    Weekend B.O. Sept. 5-7 (A New Low)

    Nothing to see here folks. Just move along, move along.

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    We Won't See Any New Releases in the Top 10 Box Office This Weekend

    "Guardians of the Galaxy" once again retained the top spot yesterday, but at $2.7 million it stands as the lowest gross in that position for a post-Labor Day Friday in a decade.

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    Hollywood Wheezes Into The Fall As 1st Weekend In September Brings A Bad Case Of The Box Office Ho-Hums

    Ouch. The way it's looking right now, no film will crack the $10 million barrier this weekend at the box office while the weekend's lone opener, "The Identical" failed to reach a faith based audience. It can only get better from here. Right? Can't it? C'mon, say it will.

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    Jessica Chastain Wants More Female Protagonists: "Where is the Scarlett Johansson Superhero Movie?"

    “To me, it's a no-brainer,” Chastain said. “You want to make money, put Scarlett Johansson in a superhero movie!”

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    'Dawn' Regains Top Spot Overseas As China Goes Ape With $47 Million Opener

    Oh Fox was waiting for this week. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" finally opened in China and it was worth the wait as the film debuted at $47 million, pushing the film back into first place in the Overseas Box Office Derby. The film now has a cume of $408 million internationally and $613 million...

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    Three Top 10 Box Office Takeaways: Why Studios Neglect Labor Day, What Studio Won the Summer & More

    With the dearth of strong new openers typical of Labor Day, several holdovers were aided by a pre-holiday Sunday bump, seeing strong holds led by the meager five-percent drop for "Guardians," in first place for the third time since it opened five weeks ago.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Cantinflas' Soars in Limited Release While 'Boyhood' Leads Strong Crossover Successes

    Though shunned by most distributors, Labor Day weekend does provide an opening for both specialized and mainstream films for those willing to take a chance.

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    Box Office: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Takes Long Weekend Top Spot

    Labor Day weekend tends to be slow at the box office, and accordingly, no new film managed to break through to the top of the list of biggest earning films this weekend. Mostly everyone is doing something other than going to the movies, but those that did go to the theatre chose one of the biggest m...

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    Weekend B.O. Aug. 29-31 (One Absolutely Lousy Summer)

    Despite the numbers, the fact of the matter is that this has been a very disappointing summer for the studios.

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    'Guardians' Looks to Retain Weekend Lead, Takes 2014 Top Spot

    It's good news for Marvel and Disney as their "Guardians of the Galaxy" tops the grosses for Friday. With a little under $4 million, it has reached a $262 million total, besting "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" as 2014's top domestic performer so far.

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    Indie Box Office Preview: Can 'Cantinflas' End The Summer With a Bang?

    "Life of Crime," "The Congress," "The Notebook" and "The Last of Robin Hood" are among the other openers on this crowded weekend.

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    IS IT SEPTEMBER YET??? Summer Mercifully Comes To A Close-BOI's Projected Weekend Top 10

    That gasping, gagging and retching you hear is the summer moviegoing season coming to a merciful close as Relativity's "November Man" and Universal's "As Above, So Below" put the past three months out of its misery.

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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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