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Box Score: Fury rolls into first place

Shelling out an estimated $23.5 million, the WWII tank actioner Fury [FURY] debuted atop the weekend box office.  The Brad Pitt starrer attracted an audience that was 60% male and 51% over the age of 35.

After two weeks in first, Gone Girl [GONEG] slipped a spot with another $17.8 million.  The marital thriller has banked $107.1 million.

The Book of Life [BOLIF] opened in third place at $17.0 million.  THe animated fantasy drew a crowd that was 30% Latinos, 57% female and 54% under the...

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By Antibody on Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 10:53 AM        253 views




First trailer for Top Five

Paramount has dropped the trailer for the comedy Top Five [FFMUS] starring Chris Rock [CROCK], who also wrote and directed the critical hit out of the Toronto Film Festival.  The title refers to how one would rank the greatest hip-hop artists of all times.

Rock plays Andre Allen, a successful comedian and movie star who, having had his work recently savaged by a New York Times critic, is now in need of a hit. His fiancé (Gabrielle Union [GUNIO]) wants him to help boost her reality TV show...

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By Antibody on Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 05:00 PM        501 views




Whisper Numbers: Fury about to rage into theaters

Three new films each targeting a different demographic fight to install a new box office champion. Brad Pitt [BPITT] leads the pack with the WWII actioner Fury [FURY]. Marketed as an old fashioned war movie, the R-rated film should connect with adult men.  The WWII drama Monuments Men starring George Clooney opened to $22 million in February. Directed by David Ayer [DAYER], Fury has garnered better reviews and its tank battles should attract younger males.  However, the Sony film is...

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By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 03:19 PM        432 views




New trailer for Unbroken

Universal has uploaded the second and full-length trailer for Unbroken [UBRKN] directed by Angelina Jolie [AJOLI] based on the true life story of Louis "Louie" Zamperini played by Jack O'Connell [JAOCO].  The U.S. Olympian became an airman in World War II and crashed in the Pacific Ocean along with two other crewmen.  They survived in a raft for 47 days before being picked up by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prison camp ran by a sadistic guard.  Unbroken opens in theaters on Christmas...

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By Antibody on Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 09:54 AM        587 views




First trailer for In the Heart of the Sea

Warner Bros. has launched the teaser trailer for the period sea adventure In the Heart of the Sea [HRTSE] directed by  Ron Howard [RHOWA] based on the true story that inspires the  great American novel "Moby Dick".  

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told...

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By Antibody on Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 09:33 AM        402 views




New trailer for Foxcatcher

After several teasers, Sony Pictures Classics has released a full-length trailer for the drama Foxcatcher [FOXCT].   The real-life based film stars Steve Carell [SCARE] as eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont who sponsored the U.S. Olympics men's wrestling program and formed a volatile relationship with Mark Schultz, played by Channing Tatum [CTATU]. Directed by Bennett Miller [BMILL], Foxcatcher begins in limited release on November 14th.

 

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By Antibody on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 @ 10:25 AM        487 views




Box Score: Gone Girl remains a step ahead

With word of mouth still spreading over its controversial ending, Gone Girl [GONEG] stayed in first place with an estimated $26.8 million.  The thriller slipped just 29% to advance its 10-day total to $78.3 million.

Dracula Untold [DRCYZ] opened in second place with $23.5 million.  The action fantasy brought out an audience that was 57% male and 61% over the age of 25.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day [ATHNG] nabbed $19.1 million to debut at the third spot....

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By Antibody on Sunday, October 12, 2014 @ 10:37 AM        485 views




First trailer for Focus

Warner Bros. has revealed the first trailer for the drama Focus [FOCUZ] on Apple.  Will Smith [WSMIT] stars as a master con artist who takes on a protege, played by Margot Robbie [MROBB].  "As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high-stakes racecar circuit. She throws his plans for a loop… and the...

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By Antibody on Thursday, October 9, 2014 @ 04:41 PM        673 views




Whisper Numbers: Threesome goes after Gone Girl

A handful of new films open in wide release this weekend and there could be a four-way battle for the box office crown. The mystery thriller Gone Girl [GONEG] enjoys positive word of mouth after its strong debut. The story and its twists will continue to generate water cooler conversations. Gone Girl should hold close to 60% in its second outing and finish with $22 million, which could be enough to repeat at the top spot.

Leading the pack of newcomers looks to be Alexander and the...

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By Box Offive Whisperer on Thursday, October 9, 2014 @ 03:01 PM        522 views




First trailer for Tomorrowland

Walt Disney has unveiled the teaser trailer for Tomorrowland [1952] inspired by a box of old artifacts from the Disney archives.  Brad Bird [BBIRD] directed the film starring George Clooney [GCLOO] as a genius who discover an alternate dimension in time and space. Britt Robertson plays a teenager who finds a special pin that instantly teleports her to this miraculous, futuristic world. Tomorrowland opens on May 22th.

 

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By Antibody on Thursday, October 9, 2014 @ 11:19 AM        753 views




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