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    Dreamworks' Dragon Due To Dominate Box Office While Jump Street A Shoo-In For Second

    After misses such as "Mr. Peabody And Sherman" and "Turbo", Dreamworks is back on course, with the stars lining up for "How To Train Your Dragon 2". So far it's been a banner year for family titles and I see no reason why the Katzenberg Kids can't continue that trend with Dragon.

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    Despite Saturday Drop, "The Fault In Our Stars" Garners Glorious $48 Million Debut

    It's probably better to look at the end rather than the means in the case of "The Fault In Our Stars" this weekend. The end result was a stunning $48.2 million weekend, easily outpacing the competition as tween and older females flocked to the multiplex as if an episode of Oprah's Favorite Things wa...

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    No Fault Performance: "Fault In Our Stars" Rolls To Enormous Opening Night

    Tweens ran rampant at the multiplex last night and figuring in the Thursday shows, "The Fault In Our Stars" rocked to a $26 million opening night.

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    Hit Or Miss: How "Maleficent" Overperformed, Seth and Charlize Died In The West And "Chef" and "Belle" Continue To Benefit From Great Release Dates

    There are usually one or two executives at every studio whose main job it is to attempt to work with the MPAA ratings board to nip here or tuck there to achieve a desired rating for each film. Kudos to whoever that person is at Disney for securing a PG rating for "Maleficent"!

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    Final Estimates Push "Maleficent" to $70 Million Weekend.

    Final studio numbers have come in this morning and a decent Saturday pushes Angelina Jolie and "Maleficent" to $70 million for the weekend. Sadly, Saturday wasn't much of a help for "A Million Ways To Die In The West" as the Seth MacFarlane comedy western remains at $17 million and a third place fi...

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    "Maleficent" Sits Tres Jolie Atop Box Office Mountain, Seth MacFarlane Dies In The West

    I'm still waiting for several estimates to come in but it's all Disney and Angelina Jolie at the box office this weekend. Driven by its family friendly PG rating and a large take from its Imax screens, "Maleficent" easily cruised into first place this weekend, grossing an estimated $68-71 million.

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    Thursday Night At The Movies: Angie Casts A Spell On Late Show Auds w/$4.2 Million Take

    So far so good for Angelina Jolie and Disney as "Maleficent" opened to a very strong $4.2 million Thursday night late show haul. That's pretty nifty for a straight PG film and bodes well for the weekend.

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    Projected Weekend Top 10: Angie Puts A Spell On All Box Office Comers, "X-Men" Tries To Avoid A 2nd Week Plummet

    There are going to be some very intriguing box office battles this summer. This weekend won't be one of those. Even though Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways To Die In The West" should rack up some nice numbers it won't come close to dethroning Angelina Jolie and "Maleficent",

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    Hit Or Miss: "X-Men" Hit On All Cylinders, Adam And Drew Are More Blanded Than "Blended" and "Chef' Cooks Up A Nice Little Expansion

    "X-Men: Days Of Future Past"--You have to hand it to Fox they staked a claim to Memorial Day, even in the face of "Godzilla" and Spidey but they pulled it off to the tune of $111 million for the four days. It will be interesting to see where the film goes from here.

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    "Godzilla" Hefty, But Just Misses Biggest Opening Of The Year With $93.2 Million

    A lower than expected Saturday curbed "Godzilla"'s rumble through the box office but the monster movie still roared to $93.2 million, just missing the opening $95 million take of "Captain America: Winter Soldier" for highest opening of the year.

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