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Intl Box Office Update: ‘Lucy’ Tops Again; ‘Storm’, ‘Expendables 3′, ‘Apes’ Swing It Out In China; ‘Guardians’ Crosses $600M

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3RD UPDATE, 6:50 PM PT: Continuing from last weekend, the current frame's overseas total across the Top 10 studio titles is up over last year. This frame, while down from last weekend, is about 10% higher than the comparable period in 2013. The weekend was led again by Luc Besson's Lucy which saw Russia pump in $9.6M to set a 2D 2014 opening record. That contributed to a $25M overall weekend, a little less than half the next movie at the top of the charts, Into The Storm… Read

‘The Skeleton Twins’ Holds Key To Stellar Specialty Film Box Office Bow

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Roadside/Lionsgate opened its Sundance prize-winner The Skeleton Twins to robust numbers in a five-city platform debut across 15 theaters, taking one of the highest theater averages of the year among limited releases. In a much broader release, Fox Searchlight edged The Drop to a near-wide release over the weekend, landing sixth in overall box office. American Experience/PBS Films' doc Last Days In Vietnam, meanwhile held over solidly, adding one theater in its second… Read

‘American Psycho’ Musical Shut Down Ahead Of U.S. Bow

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UPDATE, 2:40PM: Adds speculation about a direct move to Broadway, below: Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre just announced that it no longer will be producing the new musical American Psycho, the adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel and feature film that is trying to make its U.S. debut. Benjamin Walker, who starred in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and the loopy historo-musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, had been tipped to land the title role of Patrick Bateman… Read

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

Joan Rivers Triumphs As Broadway Unites To Salute The Late Comedienne

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UPDATE FINALE ULTIMO: 10:13 AM: Responding to the outpouring of criticism and general rending of garments over the decision of the Powers-That-Be not to have an industry-wide dimming of marquee lights, the Broadway League has reversed its idiotic ruling. "Joan Rivers loved Broadway and we loved her,” Charlotte St. Martin, the league's exec director, said in a released statement. “Due to the outpouring of love and respect for Joan Rivers from our community and from her… Read

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

Box Office FINAL: ‘Guardians’ Takes $10.4M In Second-Lowest Post-Labor Day Frame Since 2000

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3RD UPDATE, MONDAY 1:36 PM: Actuals are in and not only was this past weekend sans a single new studio wide release and the lowest-grossing frame of 2014 with $64.7M according to Rentrak, but it also was the second-lowest post-Labor Day frame since 2000's $60.86M total. While the post-holiday frame is known to be a poopy one all around, it can total as high as $92.3M, which was the case in 2009 when Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself was pulling up all titles by… Read

Broadway Box Office Off 13% As September Slump Settles In

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UPDATED with the rest of the box office news. The brooms of Wicked ran out of fuel last week, as ticket sales fell an impressive $367,560 from the week before. The Oz prequel was one of 12 Broadway shows posting drops of $100,000 or more over the previous week. The bullies of Matilda dropped $293,7835, or 62% of gross potential, at the Shubert Theatre. Disney's The Lion King still had the highest gross of the week — at $1.68 million — even after dropping $254,427 from the… Read

‘Snowpiercer’ VOD More Than Doubles U.S. Gross To Nearly $11 Million

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Bong Joon-Ho's Snowpiercer has brought in a combined box office of nearly $11 million from on-demand and theatrical revenues, RADiUS-TWC said. The company also updated VOD revenues for Charlie McDowell's quirky comedy The One I Love, adding more than $200K in on-demand to totals reported two weeks ago. RADiUS, practically alone among distributors using more-or-less simultaneous theatrical and on-demand releases of their specialty films, has regularly revealed VOD numbers s… Read

Deadline Launches ‘The Sunday Page’

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Editor's Note: The weekday mission of Deadline Hollywood is to break as many stories as possible and provide real-time showbiz coverage. We've long wanted to colonize Sunday beyond weekend box office, creating a place where our readers could expect a presentation of more thoughtful stories that might drown in the river given our growing volume of weekday copy. Our ambition has outpaced the capabilities of our tech staff, which we worked like rented mules during the recent… Read

‘Last Days In Vietnam’ Has Robust Specialty Box Office Debut

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As the center of the specialty film world shifted to Toronto, a sizable number of new releases nonetheless hit theaters this weekend. American Experience/PBS Films appears to have one of the best non-fiction bows of the year, with Rory Kennedy's Last Days In Vietnam, while China Lion's But Always had a solid foreign-language debut. And RADiUS continued to pioneer new ground in box-office transparency as it released updated VOD numbers for The One I Love and  Read

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