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Monday, August 04, 2014

Box Office RESULTS





After an entire month where the box office was down from last year, things picked up in the first weekend of August as Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures released James Gunn's take on Guardians of the Galaxy, starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Lee Pace, Karen Gillen and the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper, which set a new August opening record with an estimated $94 million from 4,080 theaters. 

Capitalizing on solid reviews (91% on Rotten Tomatoes) and an "A" CinemaScore, "Guardians" built on its $37.8 million opening day to achieve the third-biggest opening of the year, averaging $23,000 per location. "Guardians'" estimated opening puts it just behind Marvel Studios' earlier 2014 release, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but puts it ahead of the latest installment of other long-running superhero franchises, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

The previous August record of $69 million was held by Universal Pictures' The Bourne Ultimatum back in 2007, which itself beat Rush Hour 2's $67.4 million from 2001. The point is that there have not been a lot of big movies opened in the first weekend of August in a number of years and "Guardians" perfectly capitalized on Marvel and Disney's solid record with moviegoers to set what may be an unbeatable August opening record.

3D accounted for 45% of the movie's opening weekend with males over 26 making up the largest portion of the audience. The movie grossed $11.7 million on 354 IMAX screens, besting the previous August IMAX record set by last year's Elysium.

Overseas, "Guardians" took in $66.4 million with $13 million coming from Russia, $10.8 million from the UK and $6.5 million from Mexico. It made $5.3 million from its release on 157 international IMAX screens for a global weekend haul of $17 million, also a new August record for IMAX.

Luc Besson's sci-fi action thriller Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson, dropped significantly in its second weekend, taking second place with $18.3 million, which is down 58% from its opening weekend. It has grossed $79.3 million domestically.

The James Brown biopic Get On Up, starring Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis, directed by The Help's Tate Taylor, opened in 2,468 theaters with a somewhat disappointing $14 million--$5,685 per theater--to open in third place.

Dwayne Johnson's turn as the mythological hero Hercules (Paramount/MGM) in director Brett Ratner's action flick dropped to fourth place with $10.7 million, down a whopping 64% from its opening weekend, as its domestic gross reached $52.3 million.

The hit sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (20th Century Fox) wrapped up its first month in theaters with $189 million, adding another $8.7 million this weekend to take fifth place.

Walt Disney Pictures' animated sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue took sixth place with $6.4 million and $47.6 million total--still below its reported $50 million production budget.

Universal's low-budget thriller The Purge: Anarchy took seventh place with $5.6 million and a $62.9 million domestic gross. After three weeks, it's close to surpassing the $64.5 million grossed by the original movie despite the sequel opening softer.

Eighth place went to the Cameron Diaz-Jason Segel sex comedy Sex Tape (Sony) with $3.5 million and a disappointing $33.9 million total when compared to the duo's previous comedy Bad Teacher, which made nearly that amount opening weekend.

The Michael Douglas-Diane Keaton comedy And So It Goes (Clarius) took ninth place with $3.3 million, down just 28% from its opening weekend, with $10.5 million grossed in its first ten days.

After opening in the Top 10 last week, the John LeCarre adaptation A Most Wanted Man, starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, doubled its theaters to 729 and retained tenth place with $3.3 million.

The Top 10 took in an estimated $167 million, which for the first time in a month, was up from the same weekend last year when weaker releases like the Denzel Washington-Mark Wahlberg action comedy 2 Guns (Universal) topped the box office with just $27 million and Sony's sequel The Smurfs 2 disappointed with an opening of $17.5 million for third place.

Richard Linklater's critically-acclaimed slice-of-life drama Boyhood (IFC Films) expanded into 311 theaters on Friday where it grossed $2.5 million, allowing it to break into the Top 12 at #11. Having grossed $7.6 million in limited release, Linklater's long-running pet project is destined to become IFC Films' second-highest grossing release ever, especially if they continue to expand it across the country.

While Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction (Paramount) has fallen out of the Top 10, the $241.2 million it has grossed domestically since opening in late June makes it the third-highest grossing movie of the year. It has also earned $763.8 million overseas allowing it to surpass the $1 billion mark worldwide. 
Here's the top 10 films y'all:


Guardians of the Galaxy Walt Disney Pictures
$94,000,000
4,080
$94,000,000
1
Lucy Universal Pictures
$18,283,000
3,202
$79,590,000
2
Get on Up Universal Pictures
$14,031,000
2,468
$14,031,000
1
Hercules MGM, Paramount Pictures
$10,700,000
3,595
$52,348,000
2
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 20th Century Fox
$8,700,000
3,283
$189,329,673
4
Planes: Fire & Rescue Walt Disney Pictures
$6,424,000
3,241
$47,596,000
3
The Purge: Anarchy Universal Pictures
$5,551,000
2,656
$62,962,000
3
Sex Tape Columbia Pictures (Sony)
$3,550,000
2,500
$33,908,000
3
And So It Goes Clarius
$3,344,000
1,816
$10,473,000
2
10 A Most Wanted Man Roadside Attractions (Lionsgate)
$3,324,000
729
$7,059,000
2

Friday, July 18, 2014

IN THEATERS NOW 07/18/14


WE'RE BACK !!!! DID YOU MISS US ???
Hey BlvdAve faithfuls, its been forever since we've last made this kinda post and sure there's several blogs or websites you could go to, but you chose to come here so we appreciate it !! So lets get right to it ! 

PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE
Adventure flies higher than ever before in this sequel that finds championship air-racer Dusty Crophopper (voice of Dane Cook) beginning an exciting new career fighting forest fires. In the wake of another successful racing season, Dusty returns home to Propwash Junction to resume his training. But a debilitating injury forces Rusty to consider a new career path. Before long Rusty is training with the Aerial Fire Fighters at Piston Peak Air Attack Base. Becoming a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) is no simple task for an injured plane, but with the guidance of seasoned fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris), fearless leader of the Piston Peak Air Attack team, Rusty is soon soaring through the clouds once again. Meanwhile, as Rusty gets up to speed, his presence in the unit catches the attention of Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), a cargo hauler-turned-water scooper capable of skimming lake water to combat raging fires. A major racing fan, Dipper can hardly contain her excitement at the prospect of working alongside Rusty, and meanwhile wise, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (voice of Wes Studi) has never encountered a fire he couldn't conquer. In no time Rusty has made a whole host of new friends at Piston Peak, including hulking transport plane Cabbie (voice of Dale Dye), the brave grounded firefighters known as the Smokejumpers, the Secretary of the Interior (voice of Fred Willard), and Nick "Loop'n" Lopez (voice of Erik Estrada), a helicopter cop with an illustrious past. And though learning the secrets to dousing forest fires is sure to take time, Rusty is a fast learner, and eager to pitch in.
  • PG , 1 hr 23 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Animated

SEX TAPE
A married couple embark on a mad dash to recover their sex tape after it goes viral in this Sony Pictures comedy from director Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story). Their once-scorching sex lives doused by a decade of marriage and two kids, Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) were only trying to recapture a little of that pre-marriage passion when they decided to fire up the video camera, and try every position in The Joy of Sex. Later, they are terrified by the realization that their intimate video has been uploaded to the cloud, and synched to the iPads they gave their family and friends for Christmas. Now, in order to save their reputations and avoid some serious embarrassment, Jay and Annie race around town on a madcap mission to collect each iPad. Unfortunately for them, the cloud works in mysterious ways. Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, and Rob Lowe co-star. 
  • R , 1 hr 34 min
  • Comedy

THE PURGE: ANARCHY
A vengeful father comes to the aid of a mother, her teenage daughter, and a defenseless young couple on the one night of the year that all crime, including murder, is legal in this self-contained sequel from producer Jason Blum and original Purge writer/director James DeMonaco. As the countdown to the Purge starts ticking, struggling waitress Eva (Carmen Ejogo) risks her safety by staying late at work to ask her boss for a raise. Later, as she returns home to her elderly father (John Beasely) and daughter Cali (Zoe Soul), bickering couple Shane (Zach Gilford) and Liz (Kiele Sanchez) attempt to make their way out of the city following a frightening run-in with a gang of masked, machete-wielding thugs. While these five people are eager to seek sanctuary from the impending wave of violence about to flood the streets, a lone stranger (Frank Grillo) intent on seeking vengeance for the wrongful death of his son plans to draw blood from the man responsible. Armed to the teeth as he cruises the city in a modified muscle car, he gets sidetracked from his mission when he sees Eva and Cali fighting for their lives against a small army of black-clad soldiers. Against his better judgment, he rescues the pair, only realizing later that Shane and Liz also jumped into his backseat in order to escape a gang that disabled their car and were hunting them through the streets. When the stranger's car is similarly damaged beyond the point of repair, this unlikely group must stick together in order to survive the night. But little do they realize that their nightmare has only just begun.


  • R , 1 hr 43 min
  • Horror
    Suspense/Thriller

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