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Whisper Numbers: Ouija could spell out first

Despite the failure of Battleship, Hasbro and Universal has forged ahead to adapt another board game into a feature film. Ouija [OUIJA] should have an easier time connecting with moviegoers as the PG-13 rated horror film is actually centered on the board game itself that every teenager has played with at one time or another. Advance tickets sales are pacing ahead of last year’s Carrie, which debuted at $16.1 million. Playing in 2858 theaters, Ouija could raise up $21 million.

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By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 03:08 PM        155 views




First trailer for Insidious: Chapter 3

Focus Features has unveiled the teaser trailer for the horror prequel Insidious: Chapter 3 [NSID3] written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell.  Dermot Mulroney [DMULR]stars in the lead role while Lin Shaye returns from previous installments.

A twisted new tale of terror begins for a teenage girl and her family, predating the haunting of the Lambert family in the earlier movies and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm The Further.

Insidious: Chapter 3...

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By Antibody on Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 09:43 AM        162 views




First trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron

Disney has released the official teaser for Marvel's sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron [AVNG2]  originally set to premiered next Tuesday.  Voiced by James Spader, the artificial intelligence Ultron created by Tony Stark goes amok and sets out to take over the planet, seemingly with newcomer Elizabeth Olsen [EOLSE] as Scarlet Witch and Aaron Johnson-Taylor [AJOHN] as Quicksilver by his side.  Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and the rest of the superheroes reassemble to save the world. ...

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By Antibody on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 07:14 PM        402 views




New trailer for The Gambler

Paramount has uploaded an international teaser for The Gambler [GMBLR] that would be redband stateside for language.  Mark Wahlberg [MWAHL] stars in the remake of 1974 film starring James Caan.

Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a...

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By Antibody on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 10:21 AM        408 views




New trailer for The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

Relativity has unveiled the domestic trailer for the horror sequel The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death [WMBL2] on Apple.Taking place 40 years later, a group of children are evacuated from London during World War II to stay at the Eel Marsh House where they awakened the evil spirits.  Jeremy Irvine [JIRVI] stars in the film set to open during the first weekend of the new year on January 2nd.

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By Antibody on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 09:56 AM        246 views




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        340 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        602 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        474 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        671 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        453 views




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