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    'Dawn of Planet of the Apes' Dominates Otherwise Weak Friday Box Office, While 'Boyhood' Tops Limited Openers

    "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" (20th Century Fox) received the best reviews of any studio film so far this summer ("The Lego Movie" remains tops for the year among wide releases) and moviegoers responded enthusiastically with a combined late Thursday and Friday $27.7 million total.

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    Apes Alert: $27.7 Million Friday For "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes"

    It's been a long time but we finally (finally!) have a pleasant summer box office surprise. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" got off to a rollicking start last night, tallying $27.7 million and an A- Cinemascore. Depending upon the World Cup effect, the film should easily land at or above $70 mill...

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    Let's Not Put an Obit on Melissa McCarthy's Career Post-'Tammy'

    Why is the entertainment press so quick to write off this singular star?

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    Indie Box Office Preview: How Big Is 'Boyhood' Going To Be?

    After a big weekend of openers last weekend, the specialty market is slowing down a bit for Independence Day weekend, with indie box office-interested eyes likely more fixated on how "Begin Again" and "Snowpiercer" manage in their first weekends of expansion (both have the makings of breakout hits -...

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    BOI Projected Weekend Top 10: "Apes" Run Wild, Midwest/Northeast Storms Should Lift Family Titles

    "Apes" and the Doppler Radar should be the box office buzz words this coming weekend as Fox's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" will certainly extend Caesar's reign and a weekend chock full of severe storms in the midwest and northeast look to bring a much needed boost to the industry.

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    "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" Off And Running With $4 Million Thursday Late Shows

    Although it's not in the stratosphere of early summer tentpole superhero titles, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" opened to a respectable, though hardly overwhelming, $4 million in its Thursday night late shows last night.

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    Next Week's Coming Attractions: Planes, Purges and Pornos

    Looking ahead to a week from tomorrow there will be a little bit of everything for moviegoers as Disney's "Planes: Fire And Rescue", Universal's "The Purge: Anarchy" and Sony's "Sex Tape" download their way onto movie screens.

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    BOI WEEKLY: This Week's Preview & Predictions..."Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" and "Begin Again" Expands

    Fox has to be absolutely giddy over the fact that they have one of the prime July release dates all to themselves on "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes". Well done, guys. James Franco and Freida Pinto are gone but Andy Serkis is back in his ape suit as Caesar and Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Keri Ru...

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    BOI WEEKLY This Week's Limited/Indie Releases

    If apes or giant robots just aren't your thing there are some interesting offerings at your local art house. Richard Linklater's brilliant "Boyhood" debuts this week along with "A Long Way Down", based on the equally brilliant Nick Hornby novel, and Sony Classics cries "Land Ho".

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