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    Friday Box Office: 'Mutant Ninja Turtles' Upends Marvel's 'Guardians' in Surprising August Upset

    An unexpected pre-back-to-school surge in box office led to a much stronger than expected showing for Paramount's reboot of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," winning the day's top gross of $25.6 million.

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    Box Office Top Ten: What Marvel's 'Guardians' of the Galaxy' Opening Means, Can 'Get On Up' Cross Over?

    Marvel continues to rule the Hollywood roost. Origin myth "Guardians of the Galaxy" yet again shows the power of Marvel's unified vision of a comic-book universe whose characters inhabit a clearly defined and immersive world. Like "Iron Man," these Guardians are less widely known than Thor, the Hulk...

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    Marvel to the Rescue as 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Dominates Friday Box Office

    What would the disappointing 2014 be without Marvel? After weekend figures come in, "Guardians of the Galaxy" joins the six films to open over $90 million this year -- four of which come from Marvel.

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    Top Ten Box Office Takeaways, as Action Star Scarlett Johannson in 'Lucy' Lays Out The Rock in 'Hercules'

    Two new openings led by Number One Grosser "Lucy" stood out among this weekend's Top 10 grosses. But this fresh new blood wasn't enough to staunch the overall ongoing box office bleeding. The leading films grossed around $130 million, another significant shortfall ($22 million) from the same time la...

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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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