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Box Score: The Maze Runner wins by a wide margin

The latest dystopian sci-fi adaptation connected with young adults as The Maze Runner [MAZER] lead the weekend box office with an estimated $32.5 million. The audience consisted of 52% females and 65% was under the age of 25.

A Walk Among the Tombstones [WKTMB] earned $13.1 million to open in second place.  The Liam Neeson pic brought out the older crowd with  77% over the age of 25, which was surprisingly split between the sexes rather than skew male as previously expected.

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By Antibody on Sunday, September 21, 2014 @ 10:57 AM        139 views




First trailer for Big Eyes

The Weinstein Co. has dropped the trailer for the biopic Big Eyes [BIGEY] directed by Tim Burton [TBURT].  Amy Adams [AMADA] stars as the artist Margaret Keane and Christoph Waltz [CWALT] as her husband, Walter.

Walter Keane became a household name in the 1950s, when his oddly emotional and best-selling paintings of big-eyed children made him a coveted TV talk show guest. But was the art really his? His wife Margaret claims that Walter's only contributions to the work were his...

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By Antibody on Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 04:47 PM        412 views




Whisper Numbers: The Maze Runner should leg out a win

This weekend brings another dystopian sci-fi film adapted from a best-selling YA novel. The Maze Runner [MAZER] focuses on a group of young men are trapped within a post-apocalyptic glade. Dylan O’Brien [DOBRI] stars as a new arrival who leads the escape. Fox hopes the PG-13 rated film will open more like Divergent’s $54.6 million than The Giver’s $12.3 million, while trackings indicate an opening smack in the middle of the two. Starting in 3604 theaters, The Maze Runner could cross the...

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By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 04:36 PM        369 views




New trailer for Men, Women & Children

Paramount has unveiled the full-length trailer for the drama Men, Women & Children [MWCHL] directed by Jason Reitman [JREIT]. Hot off The Fault in Our Stars, Ansel Elgort [AELGO] leads off the ensemble cast as an alienated teenager seeking first love in the age of the internet.  Meanwhile, the parents struggle to keep tabs on the online habits of their kids, while being tempted with infidelity through anonymous hookups.  Men, Women & Children opens in limited release on October 1st before...

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By Antibody on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 05:17 PM        406 views




New trailer for The Judge

Warner Bros. has uploaded the full-length trailer for the drama The Judge [JUDGE] starring Robert Downey Jr. [RDOWN] and Robert Duvall [RDUVA].  The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival with hopes of stirring up some award buzz.

Downey stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town's judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from...

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By Antibody on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 10:04 AM        338 views




New trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Lionsgate has released a new trailer for the sci-fi sequel The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 [HGAM3] based on the last book in the dystopian series by Suzanne Collins.

The next chapter finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence [JLAWR]) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore [JMOOR]) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson [JHUTC]) and a...

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By Antibody on Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 09:43 AM        530 views




Box Score: No Good Deed punishes the competition

A new weekend box office champion is crowned as the thriller No Good Deed [NOGDD] earned an estimated $24.5 million.  The film connected with its target audience at 70% African-Americans and 60% female.

Dolphin Tale 2 [DLPH2] debuted in second place with $16.6 million, falling short of the first film. The family film skewed older than expected with 63% female and 56% over the age of 25.

Guardians of the Galaxy finished third with $8.0 million to up its total to a 2014 best $305.9 million.

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By Antibody on Sunday, September 14, 2014 @ 10:54 AM        426 views




First trailer for John Wick

Summit has unveiled the trailer for their recently acquired actioner John Wick [JWICK] and quickly slotted for wide release on October 24th.  Keanu Reeves [KREEV] stars as an assassin who goes after the men who unwittingly stole his car and killed his beloved dog.

 

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By Antibody on Friday, September 12, 2014 @ 09:15 AM        687 views




Whisper Numbers: Dolphin Tale 2 may outdo No Good Deed

After the slowest summer season in over a decade, a couple of new films will try to jumpstart the fall box office. Warner Bros. targets the family audience with the PG-rated sequel Dolphin Tale 2 [DLPH2]. The prosthetic-finned Winter returns along witha his human co-stars lead by Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd. Three years ago, Dolphin Tale opened to $19.2 million. Advance tickets sales for the sequel are outpacing the original. Diving into 3656 theaters, Dolphin Tale 2 should splash to...

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By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 03:34 PM        470 views




New trailer for The Homesman

Roadside Attractions has released the domestic trailer for the western The Homesman [HOMSM] featuring an all-star cast led by Hilary Swank [HSWAN] and Tommy Lee Jones [TLJON], who also directed. The film premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival to a mixed reception.

When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven to the brink, the task of saving them from their surroundings falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank). Transporting the...

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By Antibody on Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 10:12 AM        447 views




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