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    Five Takeaways as 'Sex Tape' Flops, Summer Top Ten Box Office Continues Downward Spiral

    The summer box office downward spiral continues, with another big drop. The Top Ten grossed $130 million compared to $174 million last year; 2014 is down 6% from 2013. What gives?

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    Top 10 Box Office Takeaways: 'Dawn' Rises While Limited 'Boyhood' Thrives

    With summer grosses in a downward spiral, partly due to the releases' appeal this year but also because of intense World Cup competition, much hope had been extended to this weekend's opening of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" (20th Century Fox) to turn things around.

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    Arthouse Audit: Could 'Boyhood' Mark a Turning Point for Distributors?

    Richard Linklater's much anticipated "Boyhood" (IFC) debuted to astonishing figures this weekend in its initial five theaters, providing initial proof that the festival and critical sensation has a real shot of finding popular appeal.

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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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    Top Ten Box Office Takeaways: Holiday Box Office Suffers Worst Drop of the Year

    This fourth of July weekend, the box office, led yet again by Michael Bay's latest "Transformers," suffered a serious collapse. The Top Ten grossed $113 million. That is $107 million less than last year (when the 4th fell on a Thursday). It's worse than that -- no June or July weekend has grossed th...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Life Itself' Leads New Releases While 'Begin Again' and 'Snowpiercer' Show Life

    Independence Day weekend doesn't tend to be a big specialized release date. In the last six years, only "The Way, Way Back" in 2013 stands out as a significant new release over the holiday. So it isn't surprising that the pickings were modest this year.

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    Holiday Box Office Fireworks Fizzle as Only 'Transformers' Shows Much Spark

    Though it took a big second Friday drop, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" had no trouble dominating an anemic Fourth of July box office. How weak was the day? The three new openers combined only grossed about $1 million more than last year's holiday opener "The Lone Ranger" on the same Friday.

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    'Transformers 4' Delivers Year's First $100-Million Weekend, Jolie's 'Maleficent' Passes $200 Million Domestic, 'Fault' Woodley's Second $100-Million Grosser

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" overcame the worst reviews of Michael Bay's career to deliver the summer's first $100 million weekend. The rest of the world came in just over double that at $201 million. With the World Cup having finished its intense initial round and little competition from new f...

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    Friday Box Office: 'Transformers' Dominates as Expected, '22 Jump Street' Holds Well

    The field was clear for "Transformers: Age of Extinction" (Paramount), Michael Bay's fourth and, to the tune of $210 million, most expensive robot vs. human epic. And the film delivered with an opening day figure of $41.6 million.

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    Box Office Top Ten: 'Think Like a Man Too' Takes Number One, 'Jersey Boys' Draws Seniors on Soft Summer Weekend

    The studios have skewed their summer releases around the World Cup, which is taking a bite out of the box office. So this weekend's new releases are aimed at domestic audiences; two films are likely to do more than the usual amount of their business in the U.S. The result was a mixed bag. Leading th...

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