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Box Office Final: ‘No Good Deed’ $24.2M; ‘Dolphin Tale 2′ $15.8M As ‘Guardians’ Passes $300M

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5TH UPDATE, Monday, 3:18 PM: Screen Gems' thriller No Good Deed fell right in line with other distribs' estimates over the weekend to end the three-day at $24.2M, while Warner Bros./Alcon Entertainment's Dolphin Tale 2 just fell short of $16M to gross a total cume of $15.8M; it was a softer-than-hoped-for opening for the sequel to the 2011 family film, which bowed to $19M on its way for a $95M worldwide haul). Chernin Entertainment's crime drama The Drop ended the weekend… Read

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Intl Box Office Final: No. 1 Bragging Rights In China Too Close To Call As ‘Storm,’ ‘Expendables 3′ And ‘Apes’ Fight It Out

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4th UPDATE, Monday, 2:43 PM PT: Who was No. 1 this weekend in China? It's just not clear. Although Warner Bros reported $7.7M this afternoon for Into The Storm, Fox reported $7.64M for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and it looks like Expendables 3 ended up with $7.5M (according to Rentrak). But China reporting on box office is always a bit sketchy and numbers tend to fluctuate, which may be why another final total for Into The Storm shows it pulled in only $7.16M… Read

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Specialty Box Office Preview: James Gandolfini’s ‘The Drop’, ‘The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them’, More

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The upcoming weekend boasts an onslaught of new Specialty titles vying for audiences. In all likelihood, however, many will have a short big screen life as the fall's awards contenders ramp up and crowd others out. Five of this week's dozen-plus newcomers are spotlighted here with Fox Searchlight's The Drop edging on a wide release. The feature starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and James Gandolfini will bow in over 800 theaters. TWC's The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby… Read

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Intl Box Office FINAL: Blockbusters Strong O’Sea Led By ‘Lucy’, While U.S. B.O. Suffers

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UPDATE, Monday, 3:35 PM: Overseas actuals have been logged for Lucy, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Hercules, Into The Storm, TMNT, The Fault In Their Stars, If I Stay, 22 Jump Street, Sex Tape, Deliver Us From Evil, Boyhood, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Let's Be Cops, Step Up: All In, As Above, So Below, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Relatos Salvajes. Meanwhile, Warner Bros.' Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore rom com Blended flew past $80M abroad, a bonus considering… Read

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Box Office FINAL: ‘Guardians’ No. 1 With $281M Cume As Summer Closes Down 14.6% Vs. 2013

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8th UPDATE, Tuesday, 4:42 PM: Box office final tallies are in and the summer is off 14.6% from last year. Leading the next weekend will be the two August tentpoles —  Guardians of  the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which once again, Paramount has a higher gross than others have for it ($11.7M vs. $11.9M). Regardless, it's such a minimal amount, that we're keeping with the $166.3M cume for its summer tally. Congrats to Disney/Marvel for having the top film of… Read

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Update: Int’l Box Office: ‘Apes’ Dawns In China With $47M; ‘Into The Storm’ Whips Up Korea #1; ‘Lucy’ Crosses $150M; More

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3RD UPDATE, 9:02 PM PT: International box office was even with last weekend across the Top 10 studio releases with Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes the big gorilla thanks to a strong China opening. Lucy was also in on the action again this frame with a cumulative $31.2M in Universal and EuropaCorp territories. Compared to last year, the session was up 39%. Players at that time included Elysium, One Direction: This Is Us and The Conjuring, with Monsters University adding… Read

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Box Office Preview: ‘As Above, So Below’ $470K In Late Nights, ‘November Man’ Weak At Start Of Long Labor Day Holiday

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UPDATE, FRIDAY, 8:08 AM: Universal Pictures released its late-night numbers this AM. The first offering from its deal with Legendary Pictures, the horror film As Above, So Below, scared in $470,000 in late shows starting at 8 PM. Oculus, released in April at 10 PM, opened to late nights with $475,000 and went on to gross $12M for the three-day. As Above, So Below was in 1,805 theaters last night. That gross, of course, will be added to their Friday gross number this… Read

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Box Office Final: ‘If I Stay’ $15.6M; ‘Game’ $8.3M; ‘Sin City 2′ $6.3M; ‘Guardians’ Sits Atop With $17.2M

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UPDATED, Monday, 2:34 PM: After a bad weekend for newcomers, made worse by tracking numbers that artificially inflated expectations, Guardians Of The Galaxy emerged as the box office champ, one of the top grossers of the year as well as the top title of this summer with $251.4M so far … though Disney proclaimed the summer began early with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which has grossed $259.7M. Of the newcomers, the low-budgeted If I Stay (the studio claims $11M… Read

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Intl Box Office Update: ‘Lucy’ Crosses $100M Overseas; ‘Sin City 2′ Drops In Russia; More

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4th UPDATE, 2:33 PM PT: Universal, Sony and Lionsgate have weighed in, so we have nine more titles reporting (see below for final numbers on all films). 3RD UPDATE, 12:45 PM PT: Actuals are coming in for the international weekend with Disney, Paramount, Fox and Warner Bros reporting. There were no major discrepancies, although Guardians Of The Galaxy jumped from an estimated $20.7M to $21.3M for the weekend. In the reverse, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For was less sexy than… Read

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Movie Tracking In The Toilet: Fix Or Flush?

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Movie marketing tracking is in the toilet. I know it's been hit and miss for years, but now, it's pretty much all bad. Over the last few months, I have been looking at it all — just as all the studios in town do — and the inaccuracy has been truly appalling. Last weekend, this weekend. Multiple weekends in a row. Who provides analysis? NRG, Box Office Analyst, and MarketCast, mainly. Let's just look at the past two weekends: TWC's YA adaptation, The Giver was predicted at… Read

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Box Office Preview: Three Newcomers Hope To ‘Stay’ In Back-To-School Week

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This weekend, three newbies come into the fray against the holdovers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy. All three — If I Stay, Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and When the Game Stands Tall – open tonight in late nights. But, it currently looks like If I Stay, the movie based on yet another YA novel which stars Chole Grace Moretz (Carrie, Kick-Ass 1 and 2), may end up taking this weekend. It is tracking in the low $20Ms an female-driven… Read

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Box Office Final: ‘Let’s Be Cops,’ $17.8M; ‘The Expendables,’ $15.8M, ‘The Giver,’ $12.3M As ‘Turtles’ Runs With $28.5M

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7th UPDATE, Monday, 2:43 PM: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  came out of their shells to send the The Expendables 3 cast packing to a rest home this weekend. Expendables 3 dropped slightly on Sunday to end the weekend with an anemic $15.8M, the lowest opening for the franchise and a No. 4 slot, even behind the poorly reviewed buddy comedy Let's Be Cops. Fox's R-rated comedy brought in around $17.8M for the three-day weekend (and $26M for the five-day). It was a lackluster… Read

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