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    Mid-Year VFX Report: 'Godzilla' and Marvel Rule

    Without a "Gravity" this year, the wow factor might not be as strong but certainly the Oscar race is now wide open. Yet in surveying the first-half of 2014, only "Godzilla" looks like a potential nominee. But there are still plenty of bake-off contenders, with solid VFX work on display in "Captain A...

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    Box-Office: ‘22 Jump Street’ Is The 2nd Highest R-Rated Comedy Opening Ever With $60 Million

    There’s been talk of a slow box-office this year. Indeed as of early June, despite big grosses for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “Godzilla” and “X-Men: Days Of Future Past,” the box-office was down 12% from 2013. And it has been relatively soft: Tom Cruise’s “Edge Of Tomorrow” vehicle failed to open h...

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    Box Office Top Ten: So Far Comedy, Family Fare and Fox Dominate the Summer

    Hollywood front-loaded the summer with big-budget actioners to get ahead of the month-long World Cup, which provides massive international competition. But this weekend two sequels, Sony comedy "22 Jump Street" and Dreamworks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon 2" scored well stateside. And both i...

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    Tatum and Hill Jump The Dragon With $60 Million Opening

    Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum's bromance continues as "22 Jump Street" soars to the top of the box office chart this weekend with $60 million, leaving Dreamworks' "Dragon" crew firmly in second.

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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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    Top Ten: 'Fault In Our Stars' Soars at Box Office as 'Edge of Tomorrow' Hopes for International Boost

    The weekend after Angelina Jolie propelled "Maleficent" (Buena Vista), an expensive summer tentpole, to significant success, Shailene Wooley did the same with the low-budget romance-amid-illness "The Fault in Our Stars" (20th Century Fox). Building on a core of interest from the young adult novel an...

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    ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Weeps Its Way To #1, Tom Cruise’s ‘Tomorrow’ Falters With Less Than $30 Million

    Opening to slightly smaller numbers than predicted, Shailene Woodley’s romantic weepie “The Fault In Our Stars” took the number one slot this weekend, perhaps proving that you don’t need science-fiction or high concept in order for a YA novel to connect with audiences. While its weekend debut was be...

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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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    Watch: 50 Cent & Disney Collide In Trailer Parody 'Malefiftycent'

    Geez, has it really been a decade since Get Rich Or Die Tryin'? Huh, looks like we're getting old. At any rate Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has a new album out called Animal Ambition and you don't get rich or die tryin' without some major promo steez. And thankfully, Disney provided the perfect opportun...

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    Weekend Top 10 Projections: Why Weepy Tweens Will Topple Tom's "Tomorrow"

    Look for females to find no "Fault In Our Stars" this weekend as the tween rom/drama seeks to expand past its core 12-20 year old demographic and lure older women into the multiplex. If they can pull off that feat then first place is a given as "Maleficent" and "Edge Of Tomorrow" will have to settl...

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