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This publicity photo released by Lionsgate shows Jennifer Lawrence, left, as Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark in a scene from the film, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Murray Close)

‘Catching Fire’ ablaze at box office with $135M

Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” has grossed $70.5 million domestically and $64 million internationally, bringing its total to $135 million, the studio reported on Saturday. Numbers were from Friday’s opening day, but includes some scattered […]

11/23/2013

This publicity photo released by Walt Disney Studios and Marvel shows Chris Hemsworth in a scene from "Thor: The Dark World." (AP Photo/Walt Disney Studios/Marvel, Jay Maidment)

‘Thor: The Dark World’ bashes box office with $86M

(AP) – Disney’s “Thor: The Dark World,” earning $86.1 million, dominated the weekend box office as it opened domestically at No. 1, noted studio estimates Sunday. The Marvel superhero sequel, which earned $109.4 million when […]

11/10/2013

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Film critic’s analysis of African American directed movies

The much talked about and anticipated movie “12 Years a Slave” opened strong in limited release at the weekend box office. Lee Daniels’ The Butler is another recent film featuring an African American cast that’s […]

10/21/2013

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‘Riddick’ illuminates box office with $18.7M debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Riddick” is seeing light at the box office. The sci-fi thriller starring Vin Diesel as an intergalactic criminal with built-in night vision debuted in first place with $18.7 million, according to […]

09/08/2013

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‘Riddick’ illuminates box office with $18.7M debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Riddick” is seeing light at the box office. The sci-fi thriller starring Vin Diesel as an intergalactic criminal who can see the in the dark debuted in first place with $18.7 […]

09/08/2013

This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from "Lee Daniels' The Butler." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox)

‘The Butler’ stays on top with $17 million

NEW YORK (AP) – “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” served up a second helping at the box office, topping the weekend with $17 million according to studio estimates Sunday. That was enough to lead all films […]

08/25/2013

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Weekend movie tips

How should you spend your box office money this weekend? Money 101 host Bob McCormick talks with William Bibbiani, Film Critic for craveonline.com and the B-Movies Podcast (available on iTunes) about the new films “Grown Ups […]

07/12/2013

The Heat’ hot at box office but ‘Monsters’ rule

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy brought “The Heat” against Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx at the box office. The Fox action-comedy starring the funny ladies as mismatched detectives earned $40 million […]

06/30/2013

Will Smith and Jaden Smith (l-r) in scene from movie "After Earth." (Sony Pictures/AP Photo)

Does ‘After Earth’ end reign of Mr. Box Office?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It used to be that if a summer flick starred Will Smith, it was a guaranteed moneymaker, but the actor’s latest film opened with a thud. “After Earth,” a futuristic action-adventure […]

06/03/2013

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Iron Man 3 rules at the box office

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – “Iron Man 3″ is a monster, and has posted the ninth-highest single-day total of movie ticket sales, an analyst said Saturday. The Disney release sold $68.3 million in tickets in the […]

05/04/2013

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‘Evil Dead’ rises again with $26M box-office stake

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Resurrected demons and resurrected dinosaurs are helping to put some life back into the weekend box office. Sunday studio estimates put the demonic horror remake “Evil Dead” at No. 1 with a $26 million debut.

04/08/2013

Kristin Stewart & Robert Pattinson star in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (AP photo)

‘Twilight,’ ‘Skyfall’ remain top picks for fans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The “Twilight” finale and “Skyfall continue to dominate the box office on a typically slow post-Thanksgiving weekend.

12/02/2012

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