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DreamWorks' "Home" Surprises With Strong Opening Weekend

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DreamWorks Animation’s new family film Home defied expectations at the box office opening weekend, earning $52.1 million domestically per Box Office Mojo. The movie had been projected for an opening of $30 to $35 million, but instead Home represents the third strongest opening for a non-sequel film from the studio behind Kung Fu Panda ($60.2 […]

SpongeBob Rules the Box Office with $56M in Premiere Weekend

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The second SpongeBob SquarePants movie crushed its competition at the box office in its debut weekend, taking in $56 million (estimated) in ticket sales. The total is more than double the estimated box office take of its nearest competition, American Sniper, which took in $24.16 million in its seventh week of release. The SpongeBob Movie: […]

"Big Hero 6" Conquers Box Office with $56.2M in Ticket Sales for Debut Weekend

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Disney’s Big Hero 6 won the box office race in its premiere weekend, selling $56.21M in tickets (estimated) to beat out Paramount’s science fiction epic Interstellar, whose second place finish meant $47.51M in ticket sales. The strong opening weekend handily beat out Wreck-It Ralph‘s $49M premiere from 2012, although it’s short of the $67M opening […]

CLIP: "The Boxtrolls" Halloween How-To and Studio Tour with Elle Fanning and Isaac Hempstead-Wright

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"The Boxtrolls" Better Than Scarlett Johansson and "Sex Tape" (at UK Box Office)

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that Laika’s The Boxtrolls leapt to the top of the box office charts in the United Kingdom in its premiere weekend, taking in $3.3 million to beat out Scarlett Johansson in Lucy (which took in $1.3 million in its fourth week of release in the U.K.) and last week’s box office […]

"How to Train Your Dragon 2" Takes $50M in Opening Weekend for #2 Spot

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In a box office battle of sequels, comedic cops beat dragons this past weekend. DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 came in second place at the box office in its premiere weekend, with its estimated $50 million in ticket sales falling $10 million short of Sony’s 22 Jump Street ticket sales. […]

Disney's "Frozen" Becomes the 5th Highest Grossing Film Worldwide

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Box office returns for this weekend have propelled Disney’s award-winning 2013 film Frozen past Iron Man 3 to become the 5th highest grossing film worldwide. Box Office Mojo measures the film’s worldwide total of $1,219,242,546, compared to Iron Man 3’s $1,215,439,994 gross. With these earnings,¬†Frozen is behind only the box office revenue of Avatar, Titanic, […]

"The Lego Movie" Becomes First Film of 2014 to Break $400M Internationally

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that The Lego Movie has become the first film of 2014 to break $400 million in ticket sales internationally, with $248.3 million in US ticket sales and $152.2 million internationally for a worldwide total of $400.5 million through Sunday. The total puts it $100 million ahead of its closest competitor in […]

Everything's Coming up "Frozen": Top Animated Box Office, Top Album, Producer Interview, & Firefighters Singing "Let It Go"

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With this past weekend’s box office results, Disney’s Frozen has become the top grossing animated feature film of all time, earning $1.072 billion worldwide to top Toy Story 3‘s $1.063 billion worldwide gross. Frozen is also now the 10th highest grossing movie of all time, falling just behind Warner Bros’ The Dark Knight Rises‘ $1.084 […]

"Mr. Peabody and Sherman" Beats "Need for Speed" at Box Office

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In its second week of release, DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc’s Mr. Peabody and Sherman beat out both last week’s box office champ 300: Rise of an Empire and newcomer Need for Speed, raking in $21.8 million in ticket sales vs. 300: Rise of an Empire‘s $19.2 million and Need for Speed‘s $17.84 million (all numbers […]

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