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‘It Follows’ Screams Into Box Office

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According to Specialty Box Office, David Robert Mitchell‘s indie horror flick “It Follows” rode rave reviews to find the best per-theater-average of any 2015 release so far (“American Sniper” and “A Most Violent Year” both topped it, but they are both technically 2014 films). In four theaters, the RADiUS-TWC release — which premiered back in Cannes last May — managed …

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Digital Tracking Of ‘Chappie’ and ‘Unfinished Business’

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This article first appeared in Variety. Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot – which studies social data and box office trends – analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is laid out …

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Will Smith & ‘Focus’ Top Weekend Box Office (Top 10)

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The Will Smith driven action flick ‘Focus‘ debuted at the top of the box office for the weekend ending March 1. The film racked in $18M in receipts on a budget of $50M. Here’s the list of the Top 10 Box Office films and their gross tickets for the weekend ending March 1. #1 Focus, $18.6M #2 Kingsman: The Secret Service, …

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‘Fifty Shades’ One Of Biggest R-Rated Debuts Ever

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According to Box Office Mojo, The highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey scored one of the biggest R-rated debuts ever this weekend, while Kingsman: The Secret Service was strong in second place. Fifty Shades was even more impressive at the international box office, where it opened to a stunning $158 million. Playing at 3,646 theaters—the widest opening …

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‘American Sniper’ Grabs Top Box Spot; Sets January Record

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“American Sniper” is nominated for six, count ’em six Academy Awards. But you don’t need to tell director Clint Eastwood. The gulf war drama is the top box office draw and garnered a record $90.2 million in box office receipts, a new January record, eclipsing the $68.5 record set by “Avatar.” The film is went into the weekend after the Thursday …

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‘Hunger Games’ Joins The Billion Dollar Franchise Club

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The Hunger Games franchise has crossed the billion dollar mark. The third installment, Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt 1, has climbed past the $1.2 billion in global box office receipts and joins the likes of Mission Impossible, Star Wars and Avatar. It’s seems like ‘The Games’, along with Jennifer Lawrence, are unstoppable. Lawrence even scored a Top 20 Billboard Hit with …

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Box Office: ‘Hobbit’ Climbs Past $200M Domestic; $500M International Sales

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The Hobbit: Battle Of Five Armies sat atop the North American box office for the third consecutive week and crossed the $200 million mark last Sunday finishing up with a domestic total of $221 million in sales. In international markets the last film in the trilogy also continued it’s impressive run by crossing the $500 million mark, putting the total …

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‘Dumb And Dumber To’ Cruises Toward $100M Mark

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It’s been twenty years since Dumber and Dumber (1994) debuted at #1 at the box office. Where does the time go? If you’re Loyd Christmas (Jim Carey) you’ve been sitting in an insane asylum just so you could pull a prank on Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels). Dumb and Dumber To, directed by the Farrelly Brothers, has been in the higher end of the …

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The Pyramid Gets ‘Buried’ At The Box Office

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Well, we’re just going to have to come out and say it – The Pyramid is getting ‘buried’ at the box office. According to Box Office Mojo, The Pyramid has grossed less than $2 million in the US and $4 million internationally, which depending on the budget for the film may (or may not) be so bad for the film …

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Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office Tallies

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Here we go: the start of the official holiday movie season. “Alrigtht, Alright, Alright!” We all knew that The Hunger Games and Big Hero 6 were going to kill it at the box office. No big surprise there. Each have earned north of $130 million in the good ‘ol US of A. But what you may not have known was …

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