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Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and 'Frozen' Heat Up the Box Office

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by Jacob Hall December 01, 2013 11:37 AM
Disney
In one of the biggest holiday weekends of all time, the combined might of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and 'Frozen' proved that yes, ladies can star in major blockbuster movies. We'll see if this lesson sticks (it won't), but between those two and the surprisingly female-friendly 'Thor: The Dark World,' this was a great weekend if you were looking for quality family entertainment that didn't treat its woman characters like crap.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Lights the Box Office on, Well, You Know

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by Jacob Hall November 24, 2013 11:40 AM
Lionsgate
Everyone knew that 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' was going to do well this weekend, but the lingering question was always whether or not it was going to do "really, really well" or "stupidly, gobsmackingly well." We should know by now that you always bet on Katniss Everdeen defying the odds, because it was the latter and everyone made it look easy.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Best Man Holiday' Stands Toe-to-Toe With 'Thor: The Dark World'

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by Jacob Hall November 17, 2013 11:29 AM
Universal
If there's one thing that we're reminded of a few times a year here at the Weekend Box Office Report, it's that films targeted at black audiences are always ignored by many mainstream movie websites ... until they open huge at the box office. 'The Best Man Holiday' is the latest film to prove that there's an entire group of moviegoers who aren't being given the films they obviously want to see, and hopefully its success will spur Hollywood into action, allowing for the production of more movies with black casts and filmmakers. Maybe. This is Hollywood, after all.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Thor: The Dark World' Hammers the Competition

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by Jacob Hall November 10, 2013 11:43 AM
Marvel
There was no question of whether or not 'Thor: The Dark World' was going to open at number one this weekend. Of course it was. The big question was whether it would get a post-'Avengers' bump, or if it would do similar business to its 2011 predecessor. Question answered: it got a bump and a pretty good one, too.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Bad Grandpa' Dethrones 'Gravity' and 'The Counselor' Bombs

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by Jacob Hall October 27, 2013 11:52 AM
Paramount
If you were wondering what it would take to finally shove 'Gravity' out of the number one spot at the box office, the answer is Johnny Knoxville as an elderly man with a foul mouth and penchant for sustaining groin injuries. After nearly a month at the top, Alfonso Cuaron's science fiction spectacle fell to number two, dethroned by 'Bad Grandpa.'

Weekend Box Office: 'Gravity' Dominates 'Carrie,' 'Escape Plan' and 'The Fifth Estate'

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by Jacob Hall October 20, 2013 01:29 PM
Screen Gems
For the third weekend in a row, 'Gravity' dominated the box office, taking no prisoners in its quest to become one of 2013's most deserving blockbusters. However, its tremendous success has been at the expense of a handful of other films, which have been crushed in Alfonso Cuaron's titanic wake.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Gravity' is Out of This World

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by Jacob Hall October 06, 2013 12:07 PM
Warner Bros.
When a movie is sold as being the next incredible cinematic experience that will change the way we watch movies, expectations are huge. Audiences may scoff. It could all backfire. But Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' lived up to the hype and audiences responded in kind, giving it the biggest opening ever for a non-sequel October release.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2' Forecasts Big Opening Weekend

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by Jacob Hall September 29, 2013 11:59 AM
Sony Pictures Animation
There's nothing like a family-friendly animated movie to help shake off the September doldrums and 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2' performed as expected. Although Sony's big release effortlessly took the number one spot, this weekend had a few other bright spots, namely a handful of independent films doing quite well in more limited release.