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Thriller 'No Good Deed' Tops Box Office With $24.5 Million Opening

September 15th, 2014 8:23am EDT
No Good Deed
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is no longer dominating the box office. Theater goers instead chose to see thriller "No Good Deed," starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson. The film opened with $24.5 million in ticket sales.

Sony distribution chief Rory Bruer told CBS: "It's a movie that we really loved and felt that it was going to win. You have to give it to the cast in Idris and Taraji. Their chemistry together is fantastic."

The film reportedly cost around $12 million to make, thus doubling its budget during the first week of release.

"No Good Deed" centers on devoted wife and mother Terr...
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'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Continues Box Office Domination, 'The Identical' Bombs

September 7th, 2014 8:39pm EDT
Guardians of the Galaxy
"Guardians Of The Galaxy" continues to dominate the weekend box office after scoring a fourth week in the top spot.

During its sixth week of release, the space adventure/superhero flick added $10.2 million to its pocket, for a total of $294.6 million. It's the highest grossing film of 2014 and the highest-grossing August release ever.

The film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" stayed at number two for another week with $6.5 million, while Chloe Grace Moretz's romance "If I Stay," based on the young adult book of the same name, stayed put at ...
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10 Saddest Deaths In Kids' Movies

September 1st, 2014 9:46pm EDT
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Most movies aimed at children over the years teach important life lessons that the kids can use to make the right decision when they grow older. The movies often end with the protagonist learning some tired and true fact about how you should always follow your heart or be honest and kind.

In a lot of those same movies though, it's often the journey of how the character arrived at that life lesson that is just as remembered, especially if the events along the way were traumatic. Disney and other companies have not been afraid to put some very adult-like developments into their children's fi...
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'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Tops Box Office Again, Is Highest Grossing Film Of 2014 (So Far)

September 1st, 2014 6:01pm EDT
Guardians of the Galaxy
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has topped the box office again for the third time in the last four weeks, becoming the year's highest grossing film in the U.S.

Released on August 1, the film set a new box office record for the biggest August opening of all time with $94 million.

A week later, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles took the top spot, but it's been all "Guardians" since.

The film pulled in another $17 million over the Labor Day Weekend, bringing its total gross to over $275 million, good enough to overtake Captain America: The Winter Soldier as the year's top grossing movie.

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'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Is Officially The Summer's Highest Grossing Film

August 25th, 2014 3:25pm EDT
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians Of The Galaxy made a comeback at the box office this weekend, earning the number-one spot four weeks afer its release. The film is now officially the highest-grossing movie of the summer.

The superhero flick, which stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel, earned $17.6 million, for a grand total of $251.9 million. It debuted in theaters on Aug. 1 and dropped a slot after "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" took the top slot for two weeks in a row.

However, this weekend TMNT dropped to second place with $16.8 million, while Chloe Grace Moretz's drama "If I Stay" debuted with $16....
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There Will Be A TMNT Sequel, Of Course

August 11th, 2014 7:31am EDT
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Michael Bay's live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot has topped the weekend box office, earning a strong $65 million and earning Bay a sequel.

Paramount Pictures announced on Sunday that a second Ninja Turtles movie is already in the works and will hit theaters in June 2016. Bay will stay on to produce again, while screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec will return for the second story in series.

There's no word whether director Jonathan Liebsman will direct the sequel or whether stars Will Arnett and Megan Fox will return for part two (we assume Fox will return considering...
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Top 10 Worst Movie Sequels of All Time

August 9th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Top 10 Worst Movie Sequels of All Time
Hollywood loves a sure thing. So it's probably no surprise that when a film enjoys massive success at the box office, Tinsel Town executives immediately start planning the sequel. After all, audiences loved the original so just churning out more of the same is a bullet-proof plan, right?

Wrong.

While there have certainly been a number of great sequels that were as good as or even better than the original, there have also been quite a few times where the sequel failed to live up to expectations. Here are our picks in no particular order for the worst movie sequels of all time.

1. Caddysha...
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The Rock Is No Match For ScarJo At The Box Office

July 28th, 2014 1:48pm EDT
'Lucy' Beats 'Hercules' At Box Office With $44 Million Haul
Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" easily topped the weekend box office with $44 million in ticket sales.

The actress plays the titular character, a student living in Taiwan who is tricked into delivering a suitcase. Then she's kidnapped, and a dangerous synthetic substance is surgically implanted in her body.

The substance leaks into her system and inexplicably gives her superhuman abilities. Her captors pursue her as she races to find a brain expert who can help her retain her humanity.

"Hercules," starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the mythical demigod, fell to number two at the box offic...
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'Sex Tape' May Have Bombed Due To Its Title

July 21st, 2014 8:32am EDT
'Sex Tape' May Have Bombed Due To Its Title
Not many people thought "Sex Tape" was very sexy. The romantic comedy made just $15 million at the box office this weekend, and movie executives believe the title was to blame.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sony distribution chief Rory Bruer explained: "We made a sweet, funny romantic comedy with stars that we love, but the title is a little confusing to some folks. There's definitely a sweetness to it, and we hope we end up being around for a long while. We also have a strong opportunity overseas."

The movie centers on Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz), who after 10 years...
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‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Easily Takes Top Spot At Box Office

July 13th, 2014 7:03pm EDT
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
With no true rivals at the box office, it was pretty easy for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to open at #1 at the box office - and by a wide margin.

Dawn earned $73 million over the weekend according to estimates, easily beating Transformers: Age of Extinction’s third week haul of $16.5 million. Tammy, one of the few movies to open for the July 4th weekend, dropped to third with $12.9 million. 22 Jump Street and How to Train Your Dragon 2 rounded out the top 5.

The only other films opening this weekend were Bollywood romantic comedy Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and independent flick Boyhood....
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