The 86th Academy Awards embraced social media last night as host Ellen DeGeneres continuously tweeted from the show and broke Twitter with a selfie with Hollywood biggest stars. In between all her jaunts down the aisles with the sponsored Samsung Galaxy smartphone, they also gave out some golden statuettes. This year, HSX traders were a perfect 8 for 8 in prediction the Oscar winners in the top categories, so give yourself a pat on the back.
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Liam Neeson remains Hollywood's most bankable action hero as Non-Stop [NONST] earned an estimated $30.0 million to lead the weekend box office. The thriller brought out moviegoers that was 65% over the age of 25 and 51% female.
Son of God [SOGOD] opened in second place with $26.5 million. The faith-based drama connected with an audience that was 82% over the age 25 and 50% female.
After 3 weeks at the top, The LEGO Movie [LEGO] slipped to third with $21.0 million, bringing its total to...Read more »
The full-length trailer for the 3D animated family film Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return [DOFOZ] gets an introduction from Lea Michelle [LMICH]. Clarius Entertainment plans to release Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return wide on May 9th.
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As Hollywood prepares to honor the best films of 2013 with the Academy Awards on Sunday, two new wide releases look to knock down The Lego Movie [LEGO] from the top spot. Liam Neeson [LNEES] is back in action hero mode with Non-Stop [NONST]. The PG-13 rated thriller has a simple, but exciting hook about a mysterious airline hijacker killing in-flight passengers one by one. Universal has ran an effective campaign that should entice fans of Neeson’s two Taken films, which opened to $24.7...Read more »
Warner Bros. has unleashed the full-length trailer for the new American remake of Godzilla [GODZL]. Awaken by a nuclear test in 1954, the king of all monster returns to wreck destruction upon human civilization and against other malevolent creatures that threaten humanity. Godzilla stomps into theaters on May 16th.
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Holding on to the top spot for a third straight weekend in a row, The LEGO Movie [LEGO] snapped on an estimated $31.5 million to bring its total to $183.2 million.
The Kevin Costner thriller 3 Days to Kill [3DTKL] opened in second place with $12.3 million.
The disaster film Pompeii [PMPEI] grossed $10.0 million to debut at the third spot.
RoboCop [ROBOC] took fourth with $9.4 million, down 57% from its opening weekend. The remake stands at $43.6 million.
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Two new wide releases join the box office fray, but neither will knock off The Lego Movie [LEGO]. The animated blockbuster will have no trouble piling on another $32 million to stay atop the mountain for a third weekend.
Paul W.S. Anderson [PANDE] takes a break from the Resident Evil franchise to direct the 3D disaster epic Pompeii [PMPEI]. Kit Harington [KHARI] of "Game of Thrones" fame and Emily Browning [EBROW] star in the action romance set against the backdrop of the Mt. Vesuvius...Read more »
Disney has finally unveiled the first trailer for the Marvel comic adaptation Guardians of the Galaxy [GOTGX] on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Chris Pratt [CPRAT] stars as space adventurer Peter Quill aka the Star-Lord, who has stolen a mysterious orb also sought by the villainous Ronan, played by Lee Pace [LPACE]. Quill has to team up with four alien warriors: Gamora, played Zoe Saldana [ZSALD], Drax the Destroyer played by Dave Bautista [DBAUT], a genetically-engineered raccoon named Rocket and a...Read more »
Continuing to build on its blockbuster performance, The LEGO Movie [LEGO] led the President's Day weekend with an estimated $63.5 million. The animated film has snapped up $143.8 million in just 11 days.
Kevin Hart has another hit as About Last Night [ABLNT] debuted in second place with $28.5 million over the 4-day holiday weekend. Older women were the primary audience.
RoboCop [ROBOC] opened at the third spot nabbing $25.6 million and $30.5 million since opening on Wednesday. The...Read more »
As flashback to the ‘80s hits theaters over the President’s Day long weekend, the animated blockbuster The Lego Movie [LEGO] will remain the top film at the box office. With phenomenal word of mouth, The Lego Movie may pile on another $50 million over the 4-day holiday weekend.
RoboCop [ROBOC] got a head-start on the weekend of ‘80s remakes taking in $2.8 million on Wednesday. The updated model stars Joel Kinnaman [JKINN] as the cyborg police officer patrolling the streets of Detroit....Read more »