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'Hunger Games: Mockingay -- Part 1' Trounces Box Office Competitors

November 24th, 2014 8:59am EST
'Hunger Games: Mockingay -- Part 1' Has Biggest Opening Of 2014
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1" dominated the weekend box office, making $123 million in ticket sales and landing the biggest box office debut of 2014.

Despite its impressive ticket sales, the film earned much less than its predecessor, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," which debuted with $158 million last year.

"Mockingjay -- Part 1" also did well internationally, earning $152 million.

The film centers on Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her friends who begin their revolution against the Capitol. Katniss unwittingly becomes the symbol of rebellion and reluctantly accep...
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Comedy Sequel Topples Animated Film 'Big Hero 6'

November 17th, 2014 8:29am EST
'Dumb And Dumber To' Wins Weekend Box Office With $38 Million
Comedy "Dumb and Dumber To" dominated the weekend box office, taking home $38.1 million in ticket sales.

The film takes place 20 years after the last film. Harry (Jeff Daniels) finds out he needs a kidney and discovers he has a daughter. He enlists Lloyd's (Jim Carrey) help, who has been "comatose" since Mary's rejection, to find his long-lost offspring.

Animated film "Big Hero 6" fell to the number two slot during its second week of release, making $36 million. Rounding out the top three was space drama "Interstellar," starring Matthew McConaughey, which made $29.1 million.

"Beyond The ...
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'Big Hero 6' Takes The Weekend Box Office

November 9th, 2014 10:41pm EST
Big Hero 6
Disney's latest animated feature, "Big Hero 6," has edged out Christopher Nolan's first post-"Dark Knight Trilogy" film "Interstellar at the weekend box office.

Both films topped the $50 million mark, with the futuristic robot tale taking in $56.2 million, while Nolan's search for another Earth took in $50 million.

According to Box Office Mojo.com, this weekend's tally marks the fourth time that two films topped the $50 million mark on the same weekend, and in all four of those instances an animated movie came out on top.

While most moviegoers were in theaters showing those two films, Be...
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5 Fun Facts: 'The Theory Of Everything' Star Eddie Redmayne

November 7th, 2014 1:15pm EST
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It's quite the weekend for your local box offices. With a genre to accommodate each member of a family, the film options are quite spectacular. We have "Interstellar" staring the greats Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain. Then, for the family-friendly viewers, there's "Big Hero 6" with animated characters voiced by Ryan Potter and Jamie Chung.

But, the shining star of the weekend has to be "The Theory of Everything." That's a sorry to you small town folks because this movie is only being released in limited theaters, for now.

"The Theory of Everything" is getting some...
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'Nightcrawler' Crawls Its Way To Number One, Narrowly Beating 'Ouija'

November 3rd, 2014 8:14am EST
Nighcrawler
Halloween was a scary one at the movies, with "Nightcrawler" narrowly beating "Ouija" at the box office. Jake Gyllenhaal's new crime thriller took in $10.909 million, while "Ouija," which debuted last week, came in second with $10.9 million.

In "Nightcrawler," Lou Bloom (Gyllenhall) enters the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. He becomes part of a freelance group of camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other incidents. Eventually, Bloom blurs the line between observer and participant and becomes the star of his own story.

The film has received mostly favorable reviews...
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'Gone Girl' Tops Box Office For Second Consecutive Week

October 13th, 2014 9:24am EDT
Gone Girl
"Gone Girl" has held on to its top spot at the box office for the second week in a row. The film grossed $26.8 million. During its opening weekend, "Gone Girl" made $38 million.

The movie, based on the best-selling book by Gillian Flynn, centers on Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) who reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. After a media frenzy, many start to wonder whether Nick killed his wife.

Horror film "Dracula Untold" came in second at the weekend box office with $23.4 million, and comedy "Alexander and the Terrible, Horri...
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10 Infuriatingly Bad Endings To Good Movies

October 5th, 2014 11:00am EDT
10 Infuriatingly Bad Endings To Good Movies
Nothing can ruin an otherwise great night out at the movies like an ending that undoes all of the goodwill the film had built up with its viewers over the preceding 2+ hours. So what makes for a bad ending? Some of the movies on this list left us confused, some left us sad, some left us wanting more. But the common denominator is that each of these films made us want to throw something at the screen when the credits started rolling. Here are 10 infuriatingly bad endings to otherwise good movies.

Man of Steel

We knew going in that Zack Snyder's take on Superman was going to be a bit dark...
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Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer' Debuts At Number One

September 29th, 2014 8:24am EDT
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"The Equalizer" easily took the top spot at the weekend box office, making $35 million in ticket sales.

The film, starring Denzel Washington, centers on McCall, a man who attempts to put his mysterious past behind him and live a new, quiet life. But when he meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young woman controlled by a group of violent Russian gangsters, McCall decides to help her. If someone has a problem and the odds are stacked against them, McCall will step in. He is The Equalizer.

"The Equalizer" is the third best opening of Washington's career, followed by "American Gangster" and "...
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'The Maze Runner' Takes Top Spot At Weekend Box Office While Liam Neeson's 'A Walk Among The Tombstones' Bombs

September 22nd, 2014 11:15am EDT
The Maze Runner
Dystopian teen action/drama The Maze Runner has topped the weekend box office, pulling in $32.5 million in its debut.

The film, adapted from author James Dashner's young adult series, prompted 20th Century Fox to fast-track a sequel following its weekend success. "The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials" is set for a fall 2015 release.

Liam Neeson's latest, "A Walk Among the Tombstones" debuted at number two, with a very weak $13.1 million haul; while Jason Bateman & Tina Fey's dramedy "This Is Where I Leave You" also disappointed, with $11.9 million.

Last week's number-one and number-two films, ...
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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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