Box Office

FIFA Released A Movie Over The Weekend, How Did It Do?

6/8/2015 5:40pm EDT
FIFA Movie 'United Passions' Bombs At Box Office In Aftermath Of
FIFA, the governing body for the world's most popular sport of football, or soccer if you're American, is having a rough couple of weeks. Multiple President Sepp Blatter unbelievably won re-election the same week that news of the scandal broke, only to then resign his position the following week once evidence of wrongdoing started getting closer to his position.

This week's news isn't as high profile, but it's still more bad news for the organization. A FIFA-backed and funded movie called "United Passions", debuted to terrible reviews this past weekend and completely bombed in its limited...
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'San Andreas' Made Way More Money Than Expected At Weekend Box Office

6/1/2015 9:13am EDT
San Andreas
Disaster film "San Andreas" toppled the competition at the weekend box office. The movie, starring Dwayne Johnson, debuted at number one with $53.2 million in ticket sales. The film overshot expectations, beating some analysts' projections by more than $20 million.

In the movie, California's infamous San Andreas Fault triggers a magnitude 9-plus earthquake. A search and rescue helicopter pilot and his estranged wife join forces to save their only daughter.

Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario and Ioan Gruffudd also star.

Fun fact: Johnson broke a Guinness World Record for "Most Self-Portrai...
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'The Devil Wears Prada' Was Not Only A Great Movie But Filled With Valuable Lessons

5/9/2015 3:30pm EDT
Andy
The movie may be from 2006, but since it is always playing on any number of channels at any given time -- and being adapted as a Broadway musical -- the story of the young woman who had “the job a million girls would kill for” has managed to remain relevant.

If you look hard enough, you can see passed the designer duds, diva behavior, and bowing to outer beauty to glean some good advice on how to survive in the workplace.

1. Physically -- And Mentally -- Show Up For Work

“I think I could do a really good job as your assist,” said “Andy Sachs” (Anne Hathaway), when she got her five m...
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Which Movie Dominated The Weekend Box Office?

4/27/2015 8:56am EDT
Furious 7
"Furious 7" continued its box office domination over the weekend, winning the number-one spot for the fourth time in a row.

The street racing film, starring Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker, took in $18.3 million, making it the first film to hold the top spot for four consecutive weekends since 2012's "The Hunger Games."

Worldwide, "Furious 7" has made a total of $1,321,536,000.

Comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" took the second spot with $15.5 million, followed by Blake Lively's romance "The Age Of Adaline" ($13.4 million). Rounding out the top five were Rihanna's animated film "Home" (...
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Robin Williams’ Final Film Gets Release Date

4/22/2015 3:49pm EDT
Robin Williams' Final Movie 'Boulevard' Set To Hit Theaters This
Robin Williams died last summer in a tragic suicide, but audiences will still get one last chance to watch him on the big screen when his final film gets its U.S. theatrical release this July.

Starz Digital announced today that they've acquired the U.S. rights to Boulevard, Williams final feature performance. Directed by Dito Montiel, the film made its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, but is now set to hit theaters in New York City and other markets July 17.

The movie stars Williams as a lonely married man who begins to confront the emptiness in his life after recklessly pick...
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'Furious 7' Brings In The Dough

4/18/2015 1:56pm EDT
Furious 7
It took "Furious 7" just 17 days to make more than $1 billion at the global box office.

It breaks the record of "The Avengers," "Avatar" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," which each took 19 days to reach the milestone, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

"Furious 7" stars the late Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham and Ludacris.

The entire "Fast & Furious" series has generated more than $3 billion worldwide.

Duncan Clark, president, international distribution, explained: “What started as a small ...
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'Furious 7' Takes Box Office By Storm

4/6/2015 8:10am EDT
Furious 7
The seventh film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise blew up the box office over Easter weekend, taking in a record-breaking $143.6 million. “Furious 7” easily topped the other films in the franchise with “Furious 6” opening with $97 million during its 2013 release.

“Furious 7” is the biggest April opening, beating last year’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which made $95 million on the same weekend in 2014.

Internationally, “Furious 7” made $240.4 million. The film is the fourth highest-opening movie of all time globally, behind final Harry Potter film ($483.2 million), Harry Pot...
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'Home' Debuts At Number One

3/30/2015 10:46am EDT
Home
The animated film "Home" easily took the top spot at the weekend box office, making $54 million.

The Dreamworks film centers on Oh (Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"), an alien on the run from his own people, who lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip (Rihanna), who is on a quest of her own.

While promoting the film, openly gay Parsons talked about how great it was working with the pop star, telling Ellen DeGeneres she smelled like "heaven" and he had "this terribly weird crush on her."

Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell's comedy "Get Hard" opened in a distant second place...
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'Goodfellas' Stars To Reunite

3/18/2015 8:01pm EDT
'Goodfellas' Cast To Reunite For 25th Anniversary At Tribeca Fil
Robert De Niro was one of the founders of the Tribeca Film Festival back in 2002, and now the legendary New York actor will be callilng on some of his former Goodfellas castmates to make the 2015 festival a special one.

The Tribeca Film Festival announced that it will close out its 2015 show on April 25 with a special 25th anniversary screening of the Martin Scorsese-directed mob classic.

Scorsese, De Niro and the rest of the cast will reunite at New York's Beacon Theatre for a special post-screening conversation about the movie, which will be hosted by Jon Stewart.

"I was most proud of ...
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Breakfast Club Stars Reunite At SXSW

3/17/2015 6:00pm EDT
Breakfast Club Stars Molly Ringwald And Ally Sheedy Celebrate 30
The SXSW festival in Texas is a giant mash-up of of music, movies and technology that usually brings in celebrities by the dozens, and this year is no exception. Two celebrities in particular who made headlines Monday were Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy, who were there to support the 30th anniversary launch of the John Hughes high school classic, The Breakfast Club.

Ringwald and Sheedy played Claire and Allison, who played the roles of the "princess" and the "basket case" in the classic film. The two actresses greeted fans at the Paramount Theater in Austin, TX and then proceeded to a ques...
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