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This image released by Disney - Marvel shows, from left, Zoe Saldana, the character Rocket Racoon, voiced by Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, the character Groot, voiced by Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista in a scene from "Guardians of the Galaxy." (AP Photo/Disney - Marvel)

Marvel’s ‘Guardians’ lands $94.3M at box office

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Guardians of the Galaxy” is already orbiting $100 million at the box office. Marvel Studios’ space adventure starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana as intergalactic mercenaries earned $94.3 million in […]


This photo released by Paramount Pictures shows the Autobots in the film, "Transformers: Age of Extinction," from Paramount Pictures. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Andrew Cooper)

‘Transformers’ unearths $100M debut at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Transformers: Age of Extinction” is ruling the box office. The fourth installment in filmmaker Michael Bay’s morphing robots series earned $100 million in North America during its opening weekend, making it the […]


This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows a scene from "Godzilla." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

‘Godzilla’ opens with smashing $93.2 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Godzilla” has smashed its way to the top of the box office. The 3-D monster movie from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures had the second-largest debut of the year this weekend […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]



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 and the B-Movies Podcast (available on iTunes) about the new films “Grown Ups […]




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