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‘Guardians’ wins snoozy box office weekend

Here’s your box office report for this past weekend, which featured no surprises except for the strong showing of “Cantinflas”, the biopic of the Mexican comedy star. Released in a scant 382 theaters, it finished 12th, ahead of more established titles such as “Into the Storm” and “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.” Also, the underground more »

“GotG” Reclaims Box Office, “Sin City 2″ Gets Demolished

Here’s your box office report for this past weekend, which saw “Guardians of the Galaxy” reclaim the top spot at the box office. “Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Die For,” the follow-up to the 2005 hit got demolished in its opening weekend, finished a limp eighth. Two debuts, “If I Stay” and “When the Game Stands Tall,” fared much better.

Acronyms–”TMNT,” “GotG”–again rule box office

Here’s your box office report for the past weekend, which saw “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” take the box office for a second straight week and interest in “The Expendables” franchise dip considerably. And so it goes in August, the month where just about anything can happen. Remember when “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” was a box more »

Turtle Power at the box office as TMNT overtakes “Guardians”

The box office competition for the second weekend in August shaped up as a battle between the Guardians of the Galaxy and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and while the former certainly earned much more positive reviews than the latter, score this one for the Turtles. Here’s how the weekend’s movies stacked up: 1. “Teenage more »

Let’s Bow to Our Marvel Overlords: GotG Easily Wins Box Office

Here’s your box office report for this past weekend, which saw “Guardians of the Galaxy” easily take the top box office spot. For those who thought “Get on Up” would win, I have some property in the Florida swamplands you should look at. It’s a little soupy, but it’s only three hours from Disney World! more »

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“Lucy” rules 100 percent of the box office

Here’s your box office report for this past weekend, which saw “Lucy” top the box office. I admit I didn’t see “Lucy.” Since it’s directed by Luc Besson, I can only assume the plot features a jarring Lolita complex and sports cars been driven at breakneck speeds.  As always, these figures are estimates and should more »

“Sex Tape” disappoints as “Apes” rules box office again

Here’s your box office report for this past weekend, which saw “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” win the box office for the second straight week, a mighty impressive feat. Why? Well, we had three new releases, including “Sex Tape,” which finished a disappointing fourth. Boy, it’s almost as if audiences didn’t want to more »

“Apes” rules box office, lazy headline writers go bananas

Here is your box office report for this past weekend, which saw “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” crush the competition and inspire more crappy, pun-heavy headlines in recent memory. Come on, guys! Let’s act like we’ve been here before.  “Apes” was the weekend’s only major nationwide release, and a sequel to a hit, so more »

“Transformers 4″ wins box office as “Tammy” comes in cold

Here’s your box office for this past weekend, which saw “Transformers: Age of Extinction” easily claim the number one spot. Melissa McCarthy’s “Tammy” flopped–and rightly so. The week’s three other major debuts, “America,” “Deliver Us From Evil,” and “Earth to Echo” (surprisingly, not a Rush album), barely registered with moviegoers. The total weekend grosses of those four debuts more »

Giant noisy robots rule as “Transformers: Age of Extinction” tops box office

Here’s your box office report for this past weekend, which saw “Transformers: Age of Extinction” march to the top of the box office in a virtually competition-free weekend–unless you were located in a major city that had a thriving indie film scene. Otherwise, Michael Bay’s latest thing was the new release in town. We’re sorry.  more »

Kevin Hart is a star, folks: “Think Like a Man Too” wins box office

Here’s your box office report for this past weekend, which saw “Think Like a Man Too” easily top the weekend’s other big debut, “Jersey Boys,” and just beat out “22 Jump Street.” And the neat thing about the success of “Think Like a Man Too” is that it played in  fewer theaters than any other more »

Box office report: “22 Jump Street” slays “Dragon 2″ and falling “Stars”

Here’s your box office report for this past weekend, which saw “22 Jump Street” beat “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ in a battle of summer sequels. The final tally: “22 Jump Street,” $60 million; “Dragon 2,” $50 million. So if you went to the movies you most likely saw one of those two. And if more »