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Lone Survivor

After two weekends with just a single new wide release (and a few wide expansions) we’re finally heading towards one with some serious competition. Not only will all the Oscar contenders get a nice boost from today’s nominations announcement, but there are also four new wide releases entering the mix, and all four have entirely different target audiences. “The Nut Job” is due for the widest release and even though we haven’t gotten a new animated movie in quite some time, “Frozen” is still going strong enough to have an effect. Also, we don’t tend to get new animated movies in January. “Beauty and the Beast 3D” opened in January  [ Read More ]

Movie News Cheat Sheet: People’s Choice, Golden Globes & More

Posted by Perri Nemiroff On January - 12 - 2014 0 Comment
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Hope you’re ready for some serious awards season hype because the final Movie News Cheat Sheet before the Academy Award nominees are announced is 40% nominee and winner news. In addition to People’s Choice and Golden Globe recaps, we’ve got the BAFTA nominations and the five DGA ones, too. In non-awards territory you’ll find the latest “Star Wars: Episode VII” casting rumors as well as the official start dates for hot properties including “The Fantastic Four” and “Jurassic World.” Ready for all of that, some recently announced SXSW selections, the box office results and more? It’s all right here in your Movie News Cheat Sheet. 1. Golden Globe Winners: “12  [ Read More ]

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Lone Survivor

The first weekend of the year wasn’t particularly kind to box office newcomers and the same will be true in weekend two because the only new wide contender is “The Legend of Hercules.” The movie doesn’t have much hype, is riding on whatever star power Kellan Lutz has left after “The Twilight Saga,” it’s only hitting 2,000 theaters and it’s got to fend off films with Oscar buzz. If you take all of those factors into account it puts “Hercules” in a very similar position to last year’s “Gangster Squad,” which came out against “Zero Dark Thirty’s” wide expansion and lost quite a bit of steam thanks to poor reviews.  [ Read More ]

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Welcome to your first Movie News Cheat Sheet of 2014! We’re hitting the ground running with loads of promising industry news. Dwayne Johnson confirmed that he’s going to take on a DC Comics character, we got our first official look at our Guardians of the Galaxy, and there’s a rumor floating around that Boba Fett could get the first “Star Wars” spin-off film. On top of that, we also got a nice laugh at Shia LaBeouf’s expense because as Lena Dunham so eloquently put it, “I’ve always felt, utterly and unchangeably, that only sociopaths hire skywriters.” Catch the details on all of those stories as well as some must-see trailers  [ Read More ]

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Welcome to the “Paranormal Activity”-dominated first weekend of the New Year. Not only is “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” the only new wide release hitting theaters, but it’s part of a highly successful franchise and will likely bank on the fact that moviegoers seem to have a taste for horror this time of year. Should “The Marked Ones” come close to “The Devil Inside,” it could put about $30 million in the bank by the end of the weekend. Even though the large majority of the box office veterans held strong over the holiday, the first weekend of the New Year is a different story. Should “The Hobbit: The Desolation  [ Read More ]

Movie News Cheat Sheet: Best of 2013 Mash-Up

Posted by Perri Nemiroff On December - 29 - 2013 0 Comment
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Another year gone, another crop of movies worth remembering and another batch to look forward to in the 2014. But before we roll into the New Year, it’s time to make sure we recognize and never forget the events, promos, moments and full features that defined this one. The final Movie News Cheat Sheet of 2013 is dedicated to the best of the best, the best scenes, the best quotes, the best trailers and more. Check out our picks as well the top contenders from around the web and be sure to list your own favorites in the comment section below. Have a happy, healthy and movie-filled New Year! 1.  [ Read More ]

Box Office Predictions: Can Wolf Edge Out The Hobbit?

Posted by Perri Nemiroff On December - 26 - 2013 0 Comment
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It’s a crowded Christmas weekend at the box office and there’s only so much cash to go around. Even though “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” topped “The Wolf of Wall Street” on Wednesday, the former’s appeal will slowly decline while the latter should stretch its legs through the weekend. Should “The Hobbit’s” per theater average come down from $8,021 to about $6,000, it’ll take another $23 million while “Wolf of Wall Street” will likely kick off its run with $9,000 per location and just over $23 million for its first three-day weekend out. Even though “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” didn’t open as strong as expected, it should be  [ Read More ]

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What’s a week in the film industry without a multitude of superhero movie rumors and shocking announcements? Not only did news break that a long-time X-Men has been cut out of “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” but we’ve also got the latest on “Avengers: Age of Ultron’s” villain situation, or rather it’s double villain situation. Superheroes not your thing? This week’s Movie News Cheat Sheet has something for you, too. According to Vin Diesel, “Fast and Furious 7” just locked in a new release date and Warner Bros. is busy going after Hugh Jackman for a role in the Peter Pan origin film, “Pan.” Ready to catch all of that  [ Read More ]

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Box Office Predictions: Anchorman 2 is Kind of a Big Deal

Posted by Perri Nemiroff On December - 19 - 2013 0 Comment
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Welcome to the calm before the storm. With most of the hype centering on the jam-packed Christmas Day slot, this weekend’s new releases could open a bit on the softer side, but “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” is worth keeping an eye on. Even though it’s been nearly a decade since the first film hit, that movie amassed an enormous cult following and there’s no doubt that the large majority of Ron Burgundy fans will come out to catch the sequel. Should this one pull a “Grown Up 2,” “Anchorman 2” could dominate the weekend with a $40 million start. We’ve also got “Walking with Dinosaurs” arriving in 3,231 theaters,  [ Read More ]

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Movie News Cheat Sheet: Golden Globe Nods, Sundance Selections & More

Posted by Perri Nemiroff On December - 15 - 2013 0 Comment
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The holidays are right around the corner and that means the Sundance Film Festival and awards ceremonies are, too, so while we honor the best of 2013 with the Golden Globe Nominations, we also consider potential 2014 contenders with the lineup of wannabe Sundance darlings. Per usual, things are quite busy in the superhero realm, too. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is back in the spotlight with news that Don Cheadle’s Rhodey/War Machine will make an appearance in the film while Sony is busy riling up Spider-Man fans with news that they will move forward with spin-offs, giving both Venom and the Sinister Six their own feature films. Ready for that,  [ Read More ]

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We’re still two weeks away from a potentially enormous Christmas Day opening with five new wide releases vying for the top spot, but for now, we’ve got two heavy hitters worth keeping an eye on. Even though “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is arriving on the exact same weekend as its predecessor, it’s going to have to contend with far more competition than “An Unexpected Journey,” which will likely keep it from matching that film’s $84.6 million start. The second strongest performance the weekend “An Unexpected Journey” arrived was “Rise of the Guardians” with a mere $7.1 million. This weekend, “Frozen,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “A Madea  [ Read More ]

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Box Office Predictions: Catching Fire Could Go Three For Three

Posted by Perri Nemiroff On December - 5 - 2013 0 Comment
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It looks like both “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “Frozen” could be heading towards another big weekend because not only do the two have the potential to show off some seriously long legs, but there are no new big releases to get in their way. Considering “Catching Fire” only dipped 53.1% from weekend one to two, it’s unlikely it’ll lose much more than that this time around. Should the powerhouse sequel maintain that percent change, it’ll hold on to the top spot and put another $35 million in the bank. As for “Frozen,” between the lack of family-friendly competition and the abundance of holiday excitement, it could manage to  [ Read More ]

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Movies News Cheat Sheet: R.I.P. Paul Walker

Posted by Perri Nemiroff On December - 1 - 2013 0 Comment
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Sadly an enormous holiday weekend at the box office comes to a close with a particularly dark day for the movie industry, as actor Paul Walker lost his life in a car accident at the age of 40. There’s no appropriate or respectful way to transition into the unrelated sections in this week’s Movie News Cheat Sheet, so we begin by offering the details of Walker’s untimely death, celebrating his achievements and offering condolences before cutting to the latest industry news. 1. RIP Paul Walker: It’s with a very heavy heart that we begin this week’s Movie News Cheat Sheet with the news that “Fast and Furious” star, Paul Walker,  [ Read More ]

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There’s a good chance things will slow down as we creep closer to Thanksgiving, but for now, the movie news keeps on flowing. There’s talk of Norman Reedus joining the remake of “The Crow” and a rumor floating around that David S. Goyer might adapt “The Sandman,” possibly with Joseph Gordon-Levitt taking the lead role. We’ve also got reports that Sony may have Spider-Man spin-offs in the works and a list of potential titles Warner Bros. may be considering for the Batman/Superman film. Interested in checking out the details on those stories and getting a double dose of new promos? You’ve got all of that and more coming your way  [ Read More ]

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The time has come. Another “Hunger Games” movie is about to rock the box office, and probably even more so than the last. Even though “The Hunger Games” opened unopposed on March 23, 2012 with $152.5 million, “Delivery Man” and what’s left of “Thor” shouldn’t pose much of a threat. Plus, “Catching Fire” should get an added boost both from the incredible amount of hype, the impending holiday and the fact that it’s already got a built-in audience. With over 4,100 theaters, there’s a good chance “Catching Fire” could kick off its domestic run with $160 million. As for poor “Delivery Man,” it just doesn’t have a shot. Not only  [ Read More ]

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