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'Home' takes down 'Get Hard'

'Home' took down the comedy duo of Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell at the box office. They made it looks easy, too. "Get Hard" is R-rated and in less theaters, but the animated flick overachieved.

'Get Hard' takes on 'Home' and it should be close

When an animated movie gets released, it is usually an easy pick to win that particular weekend. But, not this time with "Home." It may win, but it will not be an easy one.

'Insurgent' sails past 'Cinderella'

"Insurgent" took over the box office and grabbed the glass slipper from "Cinderella." But, it rolled out about even with last year's "Divergent."

'Insurgent' to surge past 'Cinderella' with ease

As "Insurgent" opens, it looks like females will drive the box office again this weekend. That was very evident last weekend and a repeat will happen once more.

'Cinderella' dances to victory

Disney's "Cinderella" has won with ease and takes the box office, much like "Maleficent" did a year ago. If the formula seems familiar, it is.

'Cinderella' to win; 'Frozen' sequel is a go and more 'Star Wars'

In a tale that has been told time and time again, comes another "Cinderella." To many it is a tale that cannot be told enough.

'Chappie' has weak win; 'American Sniper' now tops for 2014

It appears as if the box office took a weekend off as "Chappie" wins a very weak weekend. Meanwhile, "Unfinished Business" lived up to its name. Actually, it never started, let alone finish.

Robot film 'Chappie' looking to chase a box office win

It is looking like another slow weekend at the box office. Vince Vaughn opens his "Unfinished Business" and that may be the accurate term when it plays out.

'Focus' leads the pack but it was a weak win

The movie box office surely took a break this weekend. Whether that is award season fatigue or simply a normal breather could both be true.

'Focus' will take over as box office slows down

It is now time for the box office to focus once again as the Oscars are over. "Focus" will take down "Fifty Shades of Grey" this weekend.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' falls hard but still wins

With all eyes on the Academy Awards, there is still box office news and a movie that made all the headlines when it was being released, fell hard.

'Shades' to secure top spot as Oscars set to take over spotlight

It is Oscar weekend and the box office tends to take a back seat, but the business of show goes on. That means more ways than one, too.

'American Sniper' is box office winner for Oscar-nominated films

A box office total for a movie has nothing to do with its chance for Oscar glory. If it did, "American Sniper" would be the favorite.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' owns the holiday weekend box office

UPDATE: It is a holiday weekend in the states and it now looks like a solid score for "Fifty Shades of Grey." It appears to have grabbed more box office cash and will be the February record-holder.

'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water' soaks up an easy win

A sponge soaked up a box office win in style as it soared with an estimated $55.37 million. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water" took out "American Sniper," which was still solid in second.

Directors boost 'Birdman' as Alejandro Inarritu wins

"Birdman" gets a hearty boost as Alejandro Inarritu wins the Directors Guild of America award last night (Feb. 7). It is now the Oscar front-runner as the directors are a good indicator of what is to come.

'SpongeBob' squeezes in while '50 Shades of Grey' grabs spotlight

A sponge will unseat a sniper at the box office this weekend. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" will settle at the top as "American Sniper" will still be making those headlines.

'Sniper' outguns the field for its third win in a row

UPDATE: As noted below, the actual box office figures would need another look over a weekend like this past one. It is now certain that "American Sniper" took in less than the estimate and is not the record for Super Bowl weekend.

'American Sniper' to win again as it sets domestic war movie mark

Not only will "American Sniper" win for the third week in a row, it is now the highest-grossing war movie of all-time, domestically. It has passed "Saving Private Ryan."

Oscars: Levine, Common, Legend to perform

Beverly Hills - UPDATE: It has been confirmed that Common and John Legend will perform their Oscar-nominated song at this year's show. The show is Feb. 22.

SAG Awards: 'Birdman' wins top movie prize

Los Angeles - UPDATE: "Birdman" took home the top prize as The Screen Actors Guild Awards wrapped up in Los Angeles tonight (Jan. 25). Michael Keaton, who had just lost the actor prize, was on stage to accept the "Birdman" award.

'Sniper' still solid as it wins again; Depp takes a dive

"American Sniper" played much bigger than expectations once again as it easily retains its box office crown.The estimate take for its second wide release weekend is $64.37 million. Going in, that figure was looking at around $40-50 million.

Producers pick 'Birdman'

"Birdman" just hauled in the top prize from the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and adds more drama to an uncertain Best Picture Oscar race. Both "Boyhood" and "Birdman" have been battling it out during award season.

'American Sniper' sets its sights on another win

UPDATE: "American Sniper" is beating expectations once again and will likely end around $60 million for the weekend. It has struck a cord with the public and will stay strong.

Big box office boost for 'American Sniper'

UPDATE: It looks like the movie that gained greater on the Martin Luther King Jr holiday was "American Sniper" and not "Selma." Add $2 million more to "American Sniper" as it beat expectations all weekend long.

'American Sniper' to get a box office boost

The box office will get a boost by the recent Oscar nominations, but how much? For one film, probably a great deal. Overall, top film nominees are not big box office money-makers right now.

'Boyhood' takes top prize at Critics' Choice Movie Awards

UPDATE: "Boyhood" took home Best Picture as the Broadcast Film Critics handed out their awards tonight in Hollywood. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" took home Best Comedy.

Directors Guild of America nominations offer an eye on Oscar?

A strong move on the way to Oscar glory comes through the Directors Guild of America (DGA). They announced their top five directors and Clint Eastwood is in, while Christopher Nolan is out.

'Taken 3' wins easily but box office slows down

UPDATE: As the actual box office numbers were tallied, "Taken 3" took in a bit less than was first noted. It is now the third-highest January opening ever, not the second.

'Taken 3' to win while 'Selma' enjoys expansion

There will be a new champ this weekend at the box office. Liam Neeson and his "Taken 3" will escape with a likely win. How much it takes in remains to be seen.
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