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

by Jacob Hall July 27, 2014 @ 11:59 AM
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

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

by Jacob Hall July 6, 2014 @ 2:36 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...

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Makes About as Much Money as You'd Expect

by Jacob Hall June 29, 2014 @ 12:15 PM
Look, everyone knows that it's your obligation as a human being to go see a new 'Transfomrers' movie when it comes out whether you want to or not. It's the only explanation for the success of the past three films (since no one actually likes them) and it's the only explanation for the massive first weekend of 'Transformers: Age of Extinction,' which had the biggest opening of 2014 so far.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Think Like a Man Too' Soundly Defeats 'Jersey Boys'

by Jacob Hall June 22, 2014 @ 11:37 AM
Warner Bros.
Unless your movie was named 'Jersey Boys,' this was a pretty excellent weekend at the box office for all parties involved. A new film opened big in the number one spot, last week's champions held on strong, and others continued to perform well further down the charts. But boy, it really kinda' sucks to be 'Jersey Boys.'

Weekend Box Office Report: '22 Jump Street' Takes 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' to School

by Jacob Hall June 15, 2014 @ 11:43 AM
Everyone expected '22 Jump Street' and 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' to open well, but you won't find many people who expected the raunchy R-rated comedy to open bigger than the family friendly animated adventure. But here we are! Both films opened well, but '22 Jump Street,' like the first film, is has taken a hammer to all expectations.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Fault in Our Stars' Cruises Past 'Edge of Tomorrow'

by Jacob Hall June 8, 2014 @ 12:51 PM
20th Century Fox
Ah, the summer. The time of the year where the box office is ruled by superhero movies, science fiction extravaganzas and, uh, slightly quirky cancer weepies. What? For reasons that will baffle some people, 'The Fault in Our Stars' effortlessly took the number one spot at the box office this weekend, gliding past its bigger, more expensive and more ferocious competition and making it look easy.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Maleficent' Casts a Spell Over the Box Office

by Jacob Hall June 1, 2014 @ 11:40 AM
We're knee-deep in the summer movie season and the hits just keep on coming. Despite mixed buzz, 'Maleficent' opened very strong, not coming close to the massive numbers of the past few weekends, but certainly holding its own. However, the success of Disney's latest live action effort meant that the weekend's other big release, Seth MacFarlane's 'A Million Ways to Die in the West,' fared less well.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Rules the Box Office

by Jacob Hall May 25, 2014 @ 11:37 AM
20th Century Fox
The Memorial Day weekend brought with it the third Marvel superhero movie of 2014 and like 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' opened to over $90 million at the box office. Sure, people online keep on wondering if audiences are getting tired of comic book films, but the box office keeps on saying otherwise.