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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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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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I think it is quite possible that 2014 will go down as the year the Hollywood studios truly had no direction or concept of what they were trying to do. Let me be clear at the start that I feel most years Hollywood has no idea what it is doing, but 2014 is a spectacular… 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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