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‘Dumb’ Tops Weekend; Disney Gross Hits $4B Worldwide

Comedy won the weekend battle, but animation and visual effects are proving to be the fuel that’s propelling growth in the global box office war. Universal’s comedy sequel ... Continue Reading →
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‘Book of Life’ Opens with $17M Weekend

The Book of Life opened wide to solid results, selling an estimated $17 million in tickets this weekend. That’s good enough for third place at the box office, behind the opening ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Confirms Animated ‘Guardians’

Production has begun on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, an upcoming animated-television series for Disney XD, featuring the hugely popular characters introduced in the record-breaking ... Continue Reading →
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There is No ‘I’ in Team (If ‘I’ Means ‘Interest’)

The above title may be a provocative one since motion pictures, both live action and animated, based on comic book teams – X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, and so on ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boxtrolls’ Does Well in Competitive Second Weekend

Most of the attention paid to this weekend’s box office has gone to the success of Gone Girl and Annabelle, but for animation fans the story is a strong second-weekend showing ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boxtrolls’ Opens at No. 3; ‘Guardians’ Hangs in at 8

While the weekend box office belonged to the opening of action-packed Denzel Washington vehicle The Equalizer from Sony (no. 1 with an estimated $35 million), Focus Features made a ... Continue Reading →
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VIEW Conference Sets Animation, VFX Programs

The VIEW Conference has announced the program for its 2014 edition, set for Oct. 14-18 in Turin, Italy. This year’s event will feature the return of two-time Annie nominee, Kris ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guardians,’ ‘TMNT’ Top Slow Weekend

Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were once again the top two films at the domestic box office this weekend — one of the slowest in recent years. Marvel’s ... Continue Reading →
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Guardians, Turtles Remain Unchallenged

Guardians of the Galaxy and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles again topped the weekend box office charts having completely ruled the month of August. Guardians was again tops over the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guardians’ Retake Weekend, Top U.S. Summer B.O.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy not only rebounded to reclaim the top spot at the box office this weekend, it also has become the top-grossing movie of the summer. In its fourth ... Continue Reading →