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    Box Office: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Takes Long Weekend Top Spot

    Labor Day tends to be a slow one on the box office calendar, and accordingly, none of the new contenders managed to break through to the top spot this weekend. Everyone is doing something other than going to the movies, but for those that they did, they chose one of the biggest movies of the year.

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    Box-Office: 'Guardians' Repeats At No#1 In 4th Week, ‘If I Stay’ Not Far Behind & ‘Sin City 2’ Bombs Hard

    Well, this doesn’t happen with blockbusters. The movies usually act as firecrackers, shining bright in their opening weekends and then eventually diminishing, either rapidly or gradually depending on their hold. Marvel’s big 2014 “risk,” “Guardians Of The Galaxy” has such a hold. It’s been number tw...

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    Box-Office: ‘Ninja Turtles’ Repeats At #1, ‘Expendables 3,’ ‘The Giver’ & ‘Let’s Be Cops’ All Flop

    Let’s recap since we didn’t really do a proper box-office report last weekend (aside from this brief report). Despite middling reviews, and tepid online buzz, Platinum Dunes’ “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” reboot surprised everyone with a $65 million debut weekend that took the #1 slot and prevented...

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    Paramount Sets 2016 Release Date For 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Sequel After Massive Opening Weekend

    Never again will August be seen as the summer dumping ground for movies that studios have little confidence in. Last week, "Guardians Of The Galaxy" proved that all bets were off with a record breaking debut, and this past weekend "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" showed that August audiences are ready...

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    Box Office: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Opens Huge With $94 Million, Smashes August Record

    So, where do we start? Marvel's "Guardians Of The Galaxy" came into the weekend with good tracking numbers, with many expecting it to come near or even modestly past the previous August weekend record holder, "The Bourne Ultimatum," which opened to $69.3 million in 2007. But no one expected this.

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    Box-Office: Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Lucy’ Beauty Outperforms Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Hercules’ Brawn

    Call it a battle of the beauty and the beast if you like. Though audiences didn’t seem to love Luc Besson’s “Lucy” or Brett Ratner’s “Hercules”—at least considering those dismal Cinemascore ratings (C+ for the former). But they were unsure about either and curious, as reviews for both hit rather lat...

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    Box-Office: ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Beats Chest & Keeps The Alpha Position At #1

    Well, it looks like we have our second repeat of the #1 position of this year. Before now, Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age Of Extinction” was the only film of 2014 to stay at the #1 box office position for two weeks in a row. But now Matt Reeves’ “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” has achieved the sa...

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    Box-Office: Audiences Go ‘Ape’ For ‘Dawn’; 'Transformers 4' Becomes Highest Grossing Film Of 2014

    Biting sharply into Michael Bay’s box-office hegemony, 20th Century Fox’s “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” took the #1 spot this weekend with an extremely healthy $73 million opening. That’s up around 33% from 2011’s “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes,” a surprise hit that veered very close to $500 mil...

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    Box-Office: ‘Transformers 4’ Is The First Movie Of The Summer To Repeat At #1, On A Non-Spectacular July 4th Weekend

    Uh oh, the box office is down about 45% from last year’s July 4th weekend. The sky is falling! OK, maybe not so much, but a malaise has certainly kicked in with audiences that aren’t connecting with films in a major way. This time last year, the July 4th weekend sold $220 million worth of tickets (a...

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    Box Office: ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’ Makes A Record Breaking $301 Million Global Debut

    “Let them hate,” Michael Bay told MTV about critics, fanboys and haters late last week. “They’re still going to see the movie.” And yep, Michael Bay was right. You may claim to hate the explosions-happy filmmaker and the “Transformers” franchise, but clearly you love to hate them enough to go see th...

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