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Weekend Box Office Report: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Reigns Over a Very Slow Weekend

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by Jacob Hall September 07, 2014 04:06 PM
Marvel
There actually was a new film released this week. It's called 'The Identical' and it's a Christian-themed fable about what would have happened if Elvis Presley's stillborn twin brother had survived. Well, for reasons that should be obvious after reading that sentence, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' held onto the number one spot this weekend while 'The Identical' opened outside of the top 10, never to be heard from again.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Trounces All Newcomers

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by Jacob Hall August 31, 2014 01:14 PM
Marvel
A few weeks ago, this column was skeptical that Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' could reach $300 million. Now, it seems impossible that it won't. Thanks to ecstatic word of mouth, killer marketing and only one genuinely successful box office challenger (that would be 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'), Marvel's oddball space opera has managed to spend three of the past four weekends at the number one spot at the box office, giving it enough momentum to officially become the highest grossing film of 2014.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Sin City' Sputters, 'If I Stay' Surprises, 'Guardians' Reigns Supreme

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by Jacob Hall August 24, 2014 11:35 AM
Dimension
You can tell the summer movie season is coming to an end because the weekend box office has stopped being exciting and has starting becoming sad and weird. The past two weeks have seen several major movies bomb, but nothing could have prepared us for 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.'

Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Expendables 3' Can't Keep Up With the Guardians or the Turtles

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by Jacob Hall August 17, 2014 01:14 PM
Lionsgate
A trio of newcomers entered the box office arena this weekend, but two battle-hardened and grizzled champions kept them at bay, holding onto the top two spots and making it look easy. Sorry, newbies: This top 10 still belongs to 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy.'

Weekend Box Office Report: The 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Battle the 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

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by Jacob Hall August 10, 2014 01:05 PM
Paramount
30 years after their comic book debut and several decades since they last ruled the box office, the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' returned this week and proved that they're as relevant and popular as ever. Although many people wondered if the...

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Lucy' Takes Down the Mighty 'Hercules'

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by Jacob Hall July 27, 2014 11:59 AM
Universal
This weekend saw two movies named after their lead characters go head-to-head. In one corner, you have 'Lucy.' In the other, 'Hercules.' If you asked the average person who would win in a battle between Dwayne Johnson and Scarlett Johansson, most would probably side with the guy whose nickname is "The Rock." But the box office this weekend went in a completely different direction.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Purge' Can't Wipe Out the Planet of the Apes

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by Jacob Hall July 20, 2014 12:39 PM
Blumhouse Productions
Despite three very different new challengers, 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' continued to rule over the box office this weekend. This doesn't spell disaster for the newcomers, but it does spell further success for the sequel to 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' which is riding extremely positive word of mouth to a big box office tally.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Tammy' and the Transformers Battle it Out

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by Jacob Hall July 06, 2014 02:36 PM
Warner Bros.
Major holiday weekends are often huge for the box office, with millions of Americans taking advantage of their extra time off to head out to the movies. But this fourth of July weekend?
Not so much.
Despite three new releases, it was a surprisingly...