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Whisper Numbers: If I Stay may rise above Sin City

Young women could flex their box office clout once again this weekend with release of the sob story If I Stay [ISTAY]. Based on a best-selling novel by Gayle Forman, the PG-13 rated drama stars Chloe Grace Moretz [CMORE] as a teen caught in limbo between life and death after a car accident. The tearjerker has drawn comparisons to The Fault in Our Stars, which Warner Bros. would gladly accept. If I Stay is leading advance tickets sales by a wide margin and should easily take first place....

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By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 02:50 PM        292 views




New trailer for Annabelle

Warner Bros. has uploaded the full-length theatrical trailer for Annabelle [ANABL], the horror prequel spun-off from The Conjuring.

John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia—a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long.  On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The...

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By Antibody on Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 10:22 AM        258 views




New trailer for Nightcrawler

Open Road has dropped the full-length theatrical trailer for the thriller Nightcrawler [NTCRW] set in the nocturnal world  of Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal [JGYLL] stars as a freelance crime reporter who follows the police band to film car crashes, burglary and other nightly disturbances.  However, the line between observer and particpant begins to blur when he finds himself arriving ahead of the police at the scene of a murder and starts his own investigation.  Originally set to open on...

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By Antibody on Thursday, August 21, 2014 @ 10:14 AM        369 views




First trailer for Men, Women & Children

Paramount has released the teaser trailer for the drama Men, Women & Children [MWCHL].  Writer-director Jason Reitman [JREIT] examines the disconnect between our online and offline relationships in a timely film starring Adam Sandler [ASAND], Jennifer Garner [JEGAR], Rosemarie DeWitt [RDEWI] and Ansel Elgort [AELGO].

A group of high school teenagers and their parents  attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and...

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By Antibody on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 09:19 AM        419 views




Box Score: Ninja Turtles stayed on top

With all the new release underperforming at the weekend box office, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [TMNT1] retained first place with an estimated $28.4 million.  The film dropped 57% in its second weekend to bring its total to $117.6 million.

Let's Be Cops [LBCOP] opened in third place with $17.7 million, and $26.1 million since opening on Wednesday.

The Expendables [XPND3] crashed at the fourth spot with $16.2 million .

The Giver [GIVER] took in just $12.8 million to debut fifth overall.

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By Antibody on Sunday, August 17, 2014 @ 11:04 AM        388 views




Whisper Number: Ninja Turtles should neck out a victory

Three new films hit the multiplexes this week joined by three wide expansion of films already in limited releases. None are likely to dethrone Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [TMNT1]. Even with a 55% dropoff in its second weekend, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would still bank $30 million, which should be enough to hold off the newcomers.

Sylvester Stallone [SSTAL] has added more old stars to the action sequel The Expendables 3 [XPND3]. After a couple of R-rated outings, the third film...

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By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, August 14, 2014 @ 03:18 PM        623 views




First trailer for Mortdecai

Lionsgate has revealed the teaser trailer for the action comedy  Mortdecai [MRTDC] on Apple.  Johnny Depp [JDEPP] unleashes his latest kooky character opposite co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow [GPALT], Ewan McGregor [EMCGR], Olivia Munn [OMUNN] and Paul Bettany [PBETT].

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good...

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By Antibody on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 @ 09:40 AM        2140 views




New trailer for The Best of Me

Relativity has unveiled the full-legnth, theatrical trailer for the romance The Best of Me [BESME].   For those of us already uninterested in the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation, the trailer practically tells you the whole story to save you the price of admission.  The Best of Me opens in wide release on October 17th.

 

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By Antibody on Monday, August 11, 2014 @ 09:41 AM        529 views




New trailer for Beyond the Lights

Relativity has dropped the full-length, theatrical trailer for the romance Beyond the Lights [BLACB].  Gugu Mbatha-Raw [GMBAT] stars as a R&B diva superstar who falls for a cop, played by Nate Parker [NAPAR], who saves her life and becomes her bodyguard. Their mutual attraction has reprecussions for both their careers, but can their relationship survive in the spotlight?  Beyond the Lights arrives in theaters on November 14th.

 

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By Antibody on Sunday, August 10, 2014 @ 10:54 AM        562 views




Box Score: Ninja Turtles power to first place

Paramount has launched a third toy-based franchise as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [TMNT1] returned to the big screen with an estimated $65.0 million to lead the weekend box office. The film attracted an audience that was 61% male and 55% aged 25 and over.  With its family appeal, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles could have decent legs for the rest of summer.

Last week's champ Guardians of the Galaxy [GOTGX] declined 56% to $41.5 million.  The Marvel space adventure has banked $175.9 million.

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By Antibody on Sunday, August 10, 2014 @ 10:36 AM        604 views




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