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‘Minions’ Masters $1B Global Box Office; Universal Sets Yet Another Industry Record

With Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions having reached $990.2M globally last weekend, this milestone was to be expected. The little yellow fellows have now crossed $1B worldwide, with $682M coming from international and $321.9M in North America. This makes the Kyle Balda/Pierre Coffin-helmed pic the third-highest-grossing animated film of all time. Oh, and it sets another industry record for Universal: It is the first time any studio has had three films cross $1B at ........

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EAP’s receives ISO 9001:2008 certification achievement for cinemas

Tuesday 23rd June 2015, Colombo: Sri Lanka's leading cinema brand, EAP Films and Theatres Ltd was recently awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification achievement, recognising the company’s commitment to the highest standards of quality and service. This achievement is a first for the Sri Lankan film and theatre industry. EAP Films and Theatres Ltd has established a position as Sri Lanka leading cinema chain in the film and theatre industry.The ISO 9001:2008 set or a criteria for a quality management ........

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Box Office: 'Jurassic World' Tops $250M In 5 Days, Could Top $300M In A Week, $400M By Sunday

Another day, another box office record for Jurassic World. The dino sequel demolished nearly every short-term box office record in the book this weekend with a massive $208.8 million domestic debut and a $524m worldwide debut, both the largest ever. The film wasn’t some quick-kill blockbuster either, setting the record for the biggest Saturday ($69.5m) and Sunday ($57.2m) grosses despite “only” snagging the third biggest opening day/Friday on record ($81.9m). Of course, as noted, if you ........

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Predicting The Ant-Man At The Box Office

While Marvel seems hell-bent on dishing out as many movies as they can, one can get a bit confused as to who is who and what’s even going on. In the midst of all this MCU craziness, we are introduced to “Ant-Man,” and a lot of questions along with him.   Instead of trying to understand the origins of the hero or the plot of the movie, we wanted to talk about the possible box office performance of the July 2015 superhero flick.     On the other hand, we have the upcoming sequel to ........

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‘Tomorrowland’ Limited Release While ‘Poltergeist’ Grabs Strong $1.4M – Box Office

Disney just reported for Tomorrowland with $725K from its limited run in what they’ve been calling 701 “premium/palace locations” (which means IMAX and PLF screens) with a nice $1,077 per screen average. Had they played the film on a greater number of screens — in the 2,500 to 3,000 range — they would have ended up with a nice Thursday preview in the millions of dollars. But they didn’t. So the if-they-had scenarios ($2.7M to $3.2M is being tossed around) didn’t happen.

Avengers: Age of Ultron To 'Smash' Box Office Record

'The Avengers' may already be the third highest-grossing film of all time, but it looks like this summer's sequel 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' could surpass it, at least when it comes to opening weekend box office receipts. Industry researched boxoffice.com predicts that ‘Age of Ultron’ will rake in $217m domestically (in US and Canada) over its opening weekend when it’s released on May 1st, smashing the record of $207m currently held by 2012’s ‘The Avengers’.

Box Office: 'Furious 7' Revs Up for Likely $110M-Plus Debut

Furious 7 is expected to usher in a string of mega-openings at the box office this year. Disney and Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron, set to open May 1, hasn't come on tracking yet, but some forecasters are already suggesting it could score the top opening of all time domestically, eclipsing the record-breaking breaking start of The Avengers ($207 million) in 2012..

Cinderella is belle of US box office while Liam Neeson falls short

Walt Disney Pictures Cinderella, according to industry estimates, is looking at an excellent $22.5M first Friday putting it on track for an opening that’s just under $70M at $69M at 3,845 playdates. While that’s a fantastic opening, March has some tall opening records and that type of FSS would put Cinderella as the month’s sixth-highest opening. The top three March weekend openers are The Hunger Games ($152.5M), Disney’s Alice In Wonderland ($116.1M) and the studio’s Oz The Great An ........

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'Taken 3' Has A Huge Weekend At The Box Office

Sometimes bad reviews don't mean a thing for movies, which was certainly the case with "Taken 3" this weekend. The third installment of the series starring Liam Neeson outperformed analyst estimates grossing $40.4 million opening weekend. That number isn't higher than the $49 million opening weekend of 2012's "Taken 2," which shouldn't be a big surprise for anyone who's seen the film. "Taken 3" does not live up to its predecessors at all. "Taken 3" had a lot of potential, but decided to dit ........

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

  There is something wrong with the magical Egyptian tablet that has been the source of life for the exhibits at New York’s Museum of Natural History.   To fix it Larry (Ben Stiller) takes the tablet back to its original owner Merenkahre (Ben Kingsley), who is on exhibit at the British Museum of Natural History.   Larry brought along Merenkarhre’s son, Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek), to reunite his family, but there were a few more stowaways hiding in the crate. Larry needs all the help he ........

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