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'No Good Deed' splashes past 'Dolphin Tale 2'

It wasn't a tale about a dolphin that provided a nice surprise at the box office over the weekend, but rather a suspense film. It was a also tale of two new movies where one over-achieved and the other one under-performed.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' on top as box office hits the brakes

The loud screech that was heard this weekend was the sound of the box office putting on the brakes. It was expected but that doesn't make it better.

'The Identical' will not beat 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Looking at the new releases at the box office and it looks like another slow weekend is in the making. That will bode well for the holdovers again, but it means September starts slow.

'Guardians' wins again; top-grossing domestic film of the year

One would think Labor Day would be a gold mine for a new movie release and get in one more summer season blockbuster. But it isn't. In fact, a movie that has been the talk of the summer is once again the No. 1 movie in the land.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' skyrockets back to the top

"Guardians of the Galaxy" rocketed back to the top spot at the box office as it is proving to be a force to be reckoned with and simply enjoy.

'If I Stay' may lead the way

It is not deja vu at the box office but it may act like it with the release of "If I Stay." It should win over the other newcomers, with only "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" having a chance at the top spot.

'Ninja Turtles' eats it up for another win

It was a repeat win for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" as it left the newcomers without a top slice of the pie. For "Ninja Turtles," that pie is pizza and their take this weekend is an estimated $28.4 million.

'Ninja Turtles' shocks, surprises and wins big

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" shell-shocked the movie world and grabbed a healthy $65 million, which crushed expectations.

'Ninja Turtles' seeks to stomp on 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

UPDATE: "Ninja Turtles" is indeed stomping on "Guardians of the Galaxy" and will win the weekend. Its Friday haul of $25 million will send it to an easy win, and will crush the early projections.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' soars to an August opening record

"Guardians of the Galaxy" rocketed to an August record as it beat expectations and shot down the competition to the tune of $94 million.

'Guardians of the Galaxy' to give boost to box office

UPDATE: Weekend estimates continue to climb as "Guardians of the Galaxy" beats expectations and pleases audiences all over.

'Lucy' takes down 'Hercules'; both films beat expectations

Even though the two newcomers beat expectations, the box office blues continue for Hollywood. But, "Lucy" did out-muscle "Hercules" to take over the top spot. "Lucy" won out with an estimated $44 million while "Hercules' took in $29 million.

'Hercules' and 'Lucy' arrive but Hoffman will get the Oscar buzz

UPDATE: Both "Lucy" and "Hercules" are beating projections as Friday wrapped. "Lucy" took in $17 million while "Hercules" grabbed an estimated $11 million.

'Apes' outplays 'The Purge' and takes down 'Planes'

It was a repeat performance for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" as it wins the box office race. It held off three new wide releases as the turnstiles continue on a slow pace.

'Planes: Fire & Rescue' cleared for landing

Kids will return to the theaters over the weekend to board "Planes: Fire and Rescue." Adults may purge and watch a sex tape, however. All this means is that there is a choice among the new wide releases.

'Apes' conquer and beat expectations; 'Boyhood' impresses

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" arrived and then conquered the box office with brute force and the competition showed no signs of seizing any staying power.

'Apes' will rule the planet; Oscar buzz will sound for 'Boyhood'

UPDATE: "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" opened to a solid $27.7 million on Friday and is indeed beating expectations. Now, it may take in around $70 million for the weekend.

'Transformers 4' takes down 'Tammy'

Usually a holiday box office is something to get excited about. However, when that holiday falls on a Friday like the Fourth of July did, not so much.

July 4th weekend starts early at the box office

UPDATE: The newcomers could not overtake "Transformers 4: The Age of Extinction" as the holiday weekend is off and running. "Transformers 4" took in $7.7 million while "Tammy" hauled in $6.2 million on Wednesday.

'Transformers 4: Age of Extinction' morphing into a monster hit

UPDATE: "Transformers 4: Age of Extinction" now boasts the best Friday opener of the year with an estimated haul of $41.6 million. It has a shot at a $100 million weekend.

Comedy is king as 'Think Like a Man 2' wins

It wasn't just a comedy win at the box office, it was another win for Kevin Hart. He is on a roll — or make that role. His roles are helping him take his films to the top spot, or at least close.

'22 Jump Street' rides laughs to an easy win

With jump in its title, the movie that won the weekend did just that — it jumped. "22 Jump Street' took that solid Friday opening and rode it to a easy win at the weekend box office.

'How to Train Your Dragon 2' and '22 Jump Street' to fight it out

A successful tale of a young man in need of capturing a dragon to prove worthy is back for another ride, and training, no doubt.

'Fault in Our Stars' cries up a solid win

"Fault in Our Stars" beat expectations and proved the young female audience is not to be ignored at the box office. Going in it was going to beat "Edge of Tomorrow," but it wasn't close.

'Maleficent' makes it an easy win

"Maleficent" awoke the movie-going audience over the weekend and made a big winner out of Angelina Jolie. "Maleficent" did not post numbers like the recent openings of the superhero films or even "Godzilla," but it was a big one for Disney.

Will 'Maleficent' be magnificent?

UPDATE: "Maleficent" is becoming magnificent at the box office as it pulled in an estimated $24.2 million Friday. The projections are now running in the range of a $65-70 million opening weekend. Mainly on the strength of Angelina Jolie.

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' takes over Memorial Day

UPDATE: A Memorial Day holiday means more box office talk as Monday dawns. It looks like "X-Men: Days of Future Past" will dominate the long holiday as both the three-day and four-day totals are tabulated.

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' primed for a huge opening

UPDATE: "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is making waves this Memorial weekend, which is putting it on par with the other blockbusters this year. It pulled in $36 million on Friday alone.

'Godzilla' stomps, romps and roars to a whopping $93.2 million

It not only beat expectations, it was simply huge. "Godzilla" is a beast of a movie and performed so well it blew away projections by a large margin.

'Godzilla' will stomp all over the neighborhood

UPDATE: A huge Friday helped "Godzilla" crush the competition and sent its weekend prospects rising, too. If it stays on course, it could be a monster film that surpasses a superhero for the biggest opener of 2014, so far.
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