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'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.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'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.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'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.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 4 comments

'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.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'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.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

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.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'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.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'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.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'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.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'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.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'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.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 1 comment

'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.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'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.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'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.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 2 comments

'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.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'Neighbors' laughs past 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' for huge win

"Neighbors" moved in and won the weekend as it beat "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" rather easily at the box office. It took in more than projected as well. It was a huge comedy win.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Comedies and another trip to Oz compete with Spidey

UPDATE: "Neighbors" will surely beat "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" as it is cruising right now and hauled in $19.5 million on Friday. The end result could be around $50 million, a surprise to many for sure.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' weaves a $92 million debut

The web was going to spin in a big way for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" at the box office, but how much was the question. The answer is to the tune of $92 million, which was not the biggest opening of the year.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' will spin an easy win

UPDATE: After Friday's numbers for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" are tallied, it looks like the $90-95 million take is on the mark. It hauled in $35 million on Friday.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'The Other Woman' takes down 'Captain America'

"The Other Woman" did what "Rio 2" could not do and that was dethrone "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" from the top spot at the box office.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 1 comment

'Captain' captures crown again; 'Heaven Is For Real' really solid

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" has, once again, topped the box office for its third consecutive win. It has proven a worthy winner as it continues to beat back its competition.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 1 comment

'Heaven Is For Real' opens on top; 'Transcendence' awaits

It is Holy Week, which ends with Easter and the box office doesn't always play in to that as much as it once did. But, "Heaven Is For Real" got an early jump on the weekend while "Transcendence" enters Friday.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

Superhero surge propels 'Captain America' over 'Rio 2'

A battle brewed at the box office all weekend long, but the first Avenger emerged victorious. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" captured the crown and posted its second win.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'Rio 2' flies in but 'Captain America' still in command

The current box office champion is still riding high at the box office but some birds are flying by to drop in on the party.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' rewrites April record books

Take a story ripped from today's headlines and mix it with the ideals of the first avenger and the result is a commanding box office win. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" beat expectations and soared with $96.2 million, setting an April record.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 2 comments

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' could hit $100 million mark

With a whopping $37 million Friday, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" could approach $100 million when the weekend is done. Many estimates have it now at $90-95 million. It has redefined the records books for April already.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

'Noah' floods in with a disclaimer

"Noah" sets to flood the box office and because of some controversy, it should do just that. But it does have to beat the power of "Divergent" to do it.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien - 1 comment

'Divergent' devours while 'God's Not Dead' surprises

"Divergent" devoured the competition, as expected, at the box office. Shailene Woodley and Theo James take over in fine fashion as plenty of factions showed up to see them.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien
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Movie theaters are important for people in small towns. This one has been in La Grande for more than six decades and counting.
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Cinemark Paradise 24 movie theater in Davie, Florida. This photo was taken with a Kodak 16 MP digital camera with a 5x optical aspheric lens.
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This movie theater has been in La Grande, Oregon for many decades and was showing Alice in Wonderland when this report was written.
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