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    SPECIALTY BOX OFFICE: 'Trip to Italy' and 'Frank' Best of New Sundance-Premiered Openers as 'Life After Beth' Lags

    Three high-profile Sundance 2014 films top the grosses for this week's specialized openers. Comedy "The Trip to Italy" (IFC) and music drama "Frank" (Magnolia) fared best in theaters only--from distributors who often use day-and-date Video on Demand avenues. A third, zombie flick "Life After Beth" (...

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    Top Ten Box Office Takeaways: 'Turtles' Beats 'Guardians'; 'Hundred-Foot Journey' Scores With Adults, 'Get On Up' Stumbles

    For the second time this summer and the first time ever in August, two films grossed over $40 million on the same weekend. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (Paramount) opened over expectations at $65 million, while Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" (Buena Vista) dropped a reasonable 56%. Last summer ...

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    'Maleficent' Crosses $700 Million Worldwide, Shining Jewel in Lackluster Summer

    Disney's "Maleficent," which opened May 30, has topped $700 million worldwide, marking Jolie’s highest-grossing live action film of all time domestically, internationally and globally, as well as the highest grossing original film of 2014 worldwide. "Maleficent" is a shining jewel in a dull summer b...

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    Here are the New Titles on Netflix This June

    Start planning your summertime nostalgia screenings now because Netflix has got you covered.

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    The Top Grossing Indie Films of Summer 2013 (A Running List)

    The summer movie season is quickly coming to close, and while most of the box office related attention has been paid to the various $100 million opening weekends (or lack thereof) meeting the likes of various superhero movies, we're keeping a little list of the little guys here at Indiewire.

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    Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim': Smarter Blockbuster or a Different Kind of Dumb?

    There's not much more to "Pacific Rim" than its principle reference points, which Del Toro clashes together with a chaotic fervor on par with the battles at the movie's center.

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    Now and Then: The Best of the Year So Far

    The dog days of summer are here, and for moviegoers that usually means an August lull between tentpole extravaganzas and festival fodder, a chance to reflect on the year so far...

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    Review: Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Offers Eye-Popping 'Alien' Origin Myth

    Ridley Scott’s return to the genre that forged his reputation as a visionary stylist arrives weighed down by expectations it was always going to struggle to match, let alone surpass. "Prometheus" contains neither the taut, visceral chills of "Alien" nor ground-breaking aesthetic of "Blade Runner" bu...

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    Alamo Drafthouse Presents Guy-Centric 'Summer of 1982: The Greatest Summer of Movies... Ever'

    Alamo Drafthouse has programmed an uninspired three-month series of summer blockbusters celebrating their 30th anniversaries this year.

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    E-Books Sell One Million Copies: Girl with Dragon Tattoo vs. The Help

    While Amazon is announcing that The Help, the 2009 novel by Kathryn Stockett, is the first e-book to sell over one million copies, Random House is reporting that The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo sold a million e-copies---back in the month of April. Quite a few authors, including Stieg Larsson, Nora Ro...

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