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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes beats Hercules at UK box office

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has held off competition from Hercules to top the UK box office for the second consecutive weekend.The Matt Reeves-directed Apes sequel earned £3.7 million to secure the top spot ahead of Dwayne Johnson's latest release and horror sequel The Purge: Anarchy.How to Train Your Dragon 2 sits at number four after five weeks on release, while Transformers: Age of Extinction rounds out the top five.The only chart climber is Boyhood, now on its third weekend on release, w ........

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'Transformers 4' earns $ 317m in China

BEIJING - "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the fourth installment in the robot movie franchise, earned 1.97 billion yuan (about $317.2 million) on the Chinese mainland in its month-long run ending July 27.The movie's ticket sales were close to the average market forecast of 2 billion yuan, the Beijing News reported Tuesday.The paper reported that "Transformers 4" ended its run as scheduled. Though distributors tried to extend its screening, the cost of doing so discouraged them, it added.Box o ........

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Maleficent propels Angelina Jolie to top of US box office

    Disney live-action film Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, has debuted at the top of the North American box office, taking $70m (£41m).   The film, based on the villain from Sleeping Beauty, has given Jolie her biggest box office debut to date.   "The whole movie kind of rises and sets on her performance," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.   Last weekend's number one, X-Men: Days of Future Past, dropped to second.   It took $32.6 milli ........

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China Box Office: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Hits $80 Million

  20th Century Fox tentpole X-Men: Days of Future Past took $43.82 million in its first full week in China, bringing its total to $83.14 million after 10 days, according to data from Beijing-based analyst group Entgroup. Bryan Singer's critically acclaimed movie had 232,842 screenings and 7.21 million admissions for the week to June 1.The movie has been boosted in the world’s second largest film market by its Chinese star Fan Bingbing and a well-received visit by key cast. PHOTOS: 'X ........

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'Rio 2' mints Rs.5.7 crore in India in opening weekend

Chennai: Animated film "Rio 2", which opened in cinemas worldwide Friday, has grossed Rs.5.7 crore in its opening weekend at the Indian box office, registering the second best opening for an animated film in the country."The fun family entertainer bagged Rs.5.7 crore gross (Rs.4 crore net), more than twice the opening of 'Rio 1' and the 3rd biggest opening for 2014 for any Hollywood film," read a statement from the film's production house Fox Star Studios."'Rio 2' has garnered the second biggest ........

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‘Captain America’ Blows Up Weekend Box Office With Boffo $203 Mil Globally, Scores Record $96 Mil Stateside

The Marvel machine continues to be a wonder at the box office, with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” amassing a whammo $203.3 million worldwide this weekend, of which an estimated $96.2 million came from Stateside plexes, making it the largest domestic debut ever in April.To date, “Winter Soldier” has raked in an overwhelming $300 million-plus global tally, with several overseas territories bowing the pic last weekend. The film now is playing in approximately 92% of the internationa ........

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The making of RoboCop

Next month will see the US theatrical release of the remake of RoboCop. The original film had an estimated budget of $13 million dollars that went on to gross some $53 million in the US alone. If one movie from the 80s defined the term 'sleeper hit', it was Paul Verhoeven's strange and violent film.Dutchman Verhoeven had graduated from a series of critically acclaimed works in his home country to a controversial and not particularly well-received Hollywood debut Flesh & Blood - and so not mu ........

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Box Office Collection: ‘Dhoom 3’ Nearing 300 Crore Mark

Yash Raj Films' "Dhoom 3" continues to have a strong hold at the box office, despite the presence of new releases. The screen count of the film has gone down drastically as it enters its fourth week but the film continues to rake in the moolah.The Aamir Khan starrer has raked in ₹277.73 crore in three weeks from the domestic box office and $25.78 million [₹159.74 crore] from the overseas markets, according to trade analyst Taran Adrash. The worldwide nett total of the film stands at ₹437.4 ........

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Internationally, "Frozen" has taken in 190.2 million dollars in total tickets revenue.

Walt Disney's 3-D computer-animated musical "Frozen" hit the second place in five-day and three-day box office with 93.4 million dollars and 66.7 million dollars. It scored the top Thanksgiving debut of all time eclipsing the 80.1 million dollars five-day gross of Pixar's "Toy Story 2" in 1999."Frozen" was written by Jennifer Lee based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Snow Queen." Lee also directed the film with Chris Buck.The 3-D animation earned a 84 percent positive rating from ........

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Thor: The Dark World Hits $480 Million Worldwide

While the big story at the weekend box office was the success of Malcolm Lee's ensemble comedy sequel The Best Man Holiday, released by Universal Pictures, it wasn't able to dethrone last week's #1 movie, Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins and Christopher Eccleston.The hit superhero sequel dropped 55% to remain on top with $38.4 million, its domestic total of $147 million already at 81% of the total gross of the original Thor after ju ........

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