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Final Box Office Weekend Of Aug. 9-11

13th August 2013

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. Elysium, Sony/Tristar, $29,807,393, (New); 2. We're the Millers, Warner Bros.,...

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Elysium Is No. 1 At Box Office, But Millers Is A Big Surprise

12th August 2013

With four new releases hitting the box office this weekend, it was no doubt inevitable that none of them would sell a whole lot of tickets. Certainly the big surprise was Warner Bros.' We're the...

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Overseas Box Office Is Blue

12th August 2013

As many analysts had predicted, The Smurfs 2, which had a disappointing debut domestically, blue away the competition overseas. The Sony animated-and-live family film brought in $34.6 million in its second weekend to bring its...

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Mid-week Openings Surprise Box-office Pundits

8th August 2013

Hoping to get a headstart on some powerful competition this weekend, the Warner Bros./New Line comedy We're the Millers opened with $6.8 million on Wednesday, a much-higher-than-expected start for a film that has received mostly...

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Final: Top Ten Films Weekend Of August 2-4

6th August 2013

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. 2 Guns, Universal, $27,059,130, (New); 2. The Wolverine, Fox, $21,324,890,...

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Sony Won't Sell Off Any Of Its Entertainment Unit

6th August 2013

Sony's board of directors has unanimously spurned activist investor Daniel Loeb's call for it to sell off part of its entertainment properties and use the funds to bolster its flagging electronics business. In a letter...

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2 Guns Shoots To The Top With $27.4 Million

5th August 2013

This weekend's two new films, Universal's 2 Guns and Sony's The Smurfs 2 each sold fewer tickets than expected, but the overall box office was up some 15 percent over the comparable week last year,...

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Pacific Rim Edges Out The Smurfs Overseas

5th August 2013

In a surprise, Warner Bros.' Pacific Rim turned out to be the top performer overseas, beating out the favorite, Sony's The Smurfs 2 by a tiny margin. Thanks to a record-breaking debut in China, Pacific...

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2 Guns To Shoot Down Smurfs 2 At Box Office

2nd August 2013

Universal's Denzel Washington/Mark Wahlberg action flick 2 Guns is likely to give Sony's The Smurfs 2 a serious case of the blues this weekend. Box office pundits, citing the latest tracking studies, indicate that 2...

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Sony's Cost-cutting Boosts Profits

1st August 2013

Sony posted a first-quarter profit thanks to a weaker yen and cost cutting, but continued falling sales in its electronics division and the failure of Sony Pictures' After Earth remained worrisome factors for investors. The...

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42 Remains First In The (Sales) Lineup

1st August 2013

The Jackie Robinson biopic 42 remained at the top of the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert video sales chart for the second week in a row last week. Home Media magazine attributed the success to a...

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Will Families Return To Theaters This Weekend?

31st July 2013

This weekend will reveal whether families are mostly all-movied-out for the summer. Add to last week's Turbo from DreamWorks Animation and Fox and Universal's Despicable Me 2, which is going into its fifth weekend, Sony's...

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Top Ten Films Weekend Of July 26-28

30th July 2013

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. The Wolverine, Fox, $53,113,752, (New); 2. The Conjuring, Warner Bros.,...

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Activist Investor Loeb Blasts Sony's Film Chiefs

30th July 2013

Investor Daniel Loeb, whose Third Point hedge fund reportedly owns about 6 percent of Sony Corp., has called again for the company to spin off 20 percent of its entertainment division and use the funds...

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Woody Allen Scores His Best Opening Weekend Ever

29th July 2013

In limited release, Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine opened in six theaters with $612,767, selling out in virtually all of them. That's an average of $102,128 per screen -- the best of Allen's career and the...

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Jackie Robinson Biopic 42 Tops Video Charts

25th July 2013

The Jackie Robinson biopic 42 debuted at the top of the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart for both DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. The Warner Bros. film outsold the next three films of the list,...

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Final Figures Top Ten Films July 19-21

23rd July 2013

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. The Conjuring, Warner Bros., $41,855,326, (New); 2. Despicable Me 2,...

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New Family Films Facing Uphill Battle

18th July 2013

Analysts figure that there's just so much American families can spend on tickets for animated movies -- not to mention popcorn and sodas -- during the summer and that most have already reached that limit....

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Top Ten Films Weekend Of July 12-14

16th July 2013

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. Despicable Me 2, Universal, $43,892,895, 2 Wks. ($228,376,775); 2. Grown...

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Pga To Vet All Producers Credits

11th July 2013

From now on, audiences who read the rolling credits of a movie will know that the name (or names) after the words produced by refers to the actual producer of the film -- and not...

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Top Ten Films Weekend Of 7/5-7/7

9th July 2013

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. Despicable Me 2, Universal, $83,517,315, 1 Wks. (New - From...

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Despicable Me 2 Hits; Lone Ranger Flops

4th July 2013

Despicable Me 2 is living up to expectations. So is The Lone Ranger -- but not in a good way. Universal's animated sequel opened with a gigantic $34.3 million on Wednesday -- including $4.7 million...

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Sony Giving Vets And Servicemen Free White House Down Tickets

3rd July 2013

Apparently reacting to accusations by some conservative pundits that White House Down amounts to an attack by liberal Hollywood filmmakers on U.S. servicemen, Sony Pictures announced Tuesday that it will allow all active personnel and...

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The Heat -- Hotter Than Expected

1st July 2013

Many moviegoers looking to escape the heat of summer found it in The Heat at their multiplexes. The Melissa McCarthy-Sandra Bullock comedy, which analysts thought would battle the Channing Tatum-Jamie Foxx thriller-comedy White House Down...

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Monsters U Likely To Return At Head Of The Class

28th June 2013

School may be out for summer vacation in most parts of the country, but kids will be heading back to university this weekend -- Monsters University, that is. With a second-week gross of around $45-50...

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Top Ten Films At Box Office Weekend Of June 21-23

26th June 2013

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. Monsters University, Disney, $82,429,469, (New); 2. World War Z, Paramount,...

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Disney, Sony Testing Premium Video-on-demand Service In S. Korea

26th June 2013

Stymied by theater owners in their effort to launch a premium video-on-demand service that would make some movies available for online rental while they are still showing in theaters, Disney and Sony have begun testing...

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Man Of Steel Sets June Box Office Record

18th June 2013

The Man of Iron was still stronger than the Man of Steel, but the recast Superman nevertheless managed to set a new box office record for June with a record take of $116.6 million over...

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Top Ten Films For Weekend Of June 14-16

18th June 2013

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. Man of Steel, Warner Bros., $116,619,362, 1 Wks. ($128,681,486); 2....

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Investor Pressures Sony To Spin Off Entertainment Biz

18th June 2013

Activist investor Daniel Loeb has upped his stake in Sony Corp. and at the same time has intensified his pressure on the company to spin off its film, TV, and music businesses and sell off...

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