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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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    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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    China Debut Moves 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' To Top Of Overseas Box Office

    There's nothing like an opening in China to move a film back up the box office standings. Languishing "How To Train Your Dragon 2" got a Beijing Boost this weekend, pulling in almost $26 million from that country, allowing the film to take the #1 spot on the International Box Office charts. "Expen...

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    Top Ten Takeaways: What Went Wrong with 'The Giver' & 'Expendables 3,' Surprise Genre Gains Popularity

    Less impressive are three new wide releases. The unheralded cop comedy "Let's Be Cops" (20th Century Fox) led the pack at $17.7 million, with an $8.5 million additional gross from its Wednesday opening. It bested the disappointing, much more expensive "The Expendables 3" (Lionsgate), which for a var...

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    Weekend B.O. Aug. 15-17 (The Dog Days Of Summer)

    Though "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" was number one this weekend, for the second week in a row, the film, like so many other films this summer, took a big drop.

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