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The Fault in our Stars

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 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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Apparently movie audiences were indeed ready for a Disney villain-centric film. Disney’s Maleficent took in a very healthy $70 million at the domestic box office this weekend along with $100.6 in the foreign markets. With an estimated budget of around $160 million it sounds like this one could make it into the black on the… 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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