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The nominees for the 87th annual Academy Awards have been announced with very few surprises. The big news this year is Birdman hitting nine nominations. It was expected to do well, but not sure anyone saw that many coming. As for surprises, Selma was pretty much completely ignored. Yes, it got a Best Picture nod,… read more

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Summer 2014 will go down as one of the quietest in years, and it may also go down as one of the most confusing. The formula for deciding if a film was a hit has changed many times over the years, but as the industry has changed, so has the measure of success. For years… read more

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Apparently moviegoers were ready to return to the Planet of the Apes. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took in $73 million in its opening weekend, almost $20 million more than Rise of the Planet of the Apes did in its opening weekend. Considering the stellar reviews, and an A- CinemaScore, it’s probably going… read more

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It seems no one was that in the mood to hit the movie theater this July 4th weekend as the returns came in down 44 percent from last year’s holiday weekend. Transformers: Age of Extinction did not had a strong second weekend. The film took in $36.4 million, down a hefty 63.6 percent from its… read more

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And once again, the Transformers rule the box office. Marking the first film of the year to do so, Transformers: Age of Extinction hit $100 million in its opening weekend and stands at $301 million globally off of a $210 million dollar budget. Apparently the horrifically bad reviews for this film didn’t stop folks. Second… read more

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It’s beginning to look like this summer may be one made up of quiet successes. Think Like a Man Too took the top spot at the box office with $30 million off of a $24 million dollar budget. While a good opening, it actually came in $3 million under the opening of the original film.… read more

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Apparently movie going audiences aren’t tired of sequels yet. 22 Jump Street is off to a far better start than anyone expected. It took in $60 million domestically this weekend, well ahead of 21 Jump Street and its $36.3 million opening. With an estimated budget of $50 million, and a global gross so far of… read more

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It appears there is room at the box office for romance in the summer. In a bit of a surprise, The Fault in Our Stars took the top spot at the box office this weekend with a very healthy $48.2 million off of a $12 million dollar budget. While normally double the budget is considered… read more

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Welcome to the second of four parts of an analysis of every major film release of 2014. Following up on last year’s product, I’m back with a look at the films of 2014. Something different I’m trying this year is you will first get the quarterly breakdowns, and then an overall post will be like… read more

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