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Top Box Office Movies of 2013

box-office-movies-sandra-bullock-the-heatTop box office movies of 2013: If you make original, quality films… (photo: Sandra Bullock has two movies among the top 15 box office hits of 2013; Bullock is seen here in ‘The Heat,’ with Melissa McCarthy) (See previous post: “2013 Box Office Record? History is Remade If a Few ‘Minor Details’ Ignored.”) As further evidence that moviegoers want original, quality entertainment, below you’ll find a list of the top 15 movies at the domestic box office in 2013 — nine of which are sequels or reboots (ten if you include Oz the Great and Powerful), and more than half of which are 3D releases. Disney and Warner Bros. were the two top studios in 2013. Disney has five movies among the top 15; Warners…



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Top Box Office Movies of 2013




Sandra Bullock THE HEAT: Biggest Bullock Opening Weekend Ever

sandra-bullock-the-heat-melissa-mccarthySandra Bullock The Heat: Bullock’s biggest opening weekend at domestic box office? (Photo: Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock in The Heat) Starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, Paul Feig’s buddy comedy The Heat opened with a remarkable — and better than initially expected — $39.11 million at 3,181 U.S. and Canada locations according to the June 28-30, 2013, weekend box office figures found at Box Office Mojo. This weekend in North America, The Heat trailed only last weekend’s holdover, Disney / Pixar’s Monsters University, which collected $45.6 million. (See also how White House Down does Channing Tatum no favors.”) A 20th Century Fox release reportedly budgeted at $41 million (not including marketing and distribution expenses, or contractual box-office-gross-sharing obligations), The Heat went above the $35…



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THE HEAT Is On at Weekend Box Office: Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock Comedy

the-heat-is-on-melissa-mccarthy-sandra-bullockThe Heat is on: Weekend box office of Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock comedy is solid — but hardly outstanding Paul Feig’s comedy The Heat, starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, is having a solid — though hardly outstanding — debut weekend. (See also: “White House Down: Roland Emmerich’s Worst Opening in Two Decades?“) (Photo: Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock in The Heat.) First things first: the no. 1 slot on the U.S. and Canada box office chart this weekend, June 28-30, 2013, belongs to last weekend’s champ, Disney / Pixar’s animated feature Monsters University. Featuring the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and Helen Mirren, among others, Monsters University could easily collect $45 million by Sunday evening, after grossing $14.28 million on Friday according…



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WHITE HOUSE DOWN Box Office: Ahead of WORLD WAR Z?

1183878 - WHITE HOUSE DOWNWhite House Down box office: Ahead of World War Z? (photo: Channing Tatum in White House Down) Roland Emmerich’s $150 million-budgeted actioner White House Down was to have landed in the fourth slot on the domestic box office chart on Friday, June 28, behind Marc Forster / Brad Pitt’s horror sleeper hit World War Z. The Sandra Bullock / Melissa McCarthy comedy The Heat, for its part, was expected to be the no. 1 movie at the North American box office, according to early, rough estimates posted at Deadline.com in the afternoon. Well, what a difference a few hours make. [Update: What a difference another few hours make... Studio estimates turned out to be lower than the early unofficial estimates, with The Heat collecting $13.6…



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WHITE HOUSE DOWN Box Office: Ahead of WORLD WAR Z?




THE HEAT Movie Box Office: Top of the North American Chart on Friday?

DF-11230_R2 - FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock, left) and Boston Detective Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) sit in shock after an unexpected setback.The Heat movie box office: Monsters University offers tough Friday competition (photo: Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock in Paul Feig’s The Heat movie) It’s a dead-heat (sorry) between the Sandra Bullock / Melissa McCarthy movie comedy The Heat and the Disney / Pixar animated feature Monsters University at the North American box office this Friday, June 28. Roland Emmerich’s White House Down is down (sorry again) in fourth place, according to very early, very rough Friday box office estimates found at Deadline.com. (See updated Friday box office post: “White House Down Ahead of World War Z?“) Directed by Bridesmaids’ Paul Feig, the 20th Century Fox release The Heat collected $1 million from late Thursday shows. Including that figure, The Heat should reach $13-$16 million from…



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Melissa McCarthy IDENTITY THIEF Box Office: Best Opening Weekend in 2013?

melissa-mccarthy-identity-thiefMelissa McCarthy Identity Thief overperforms; Steven Soderbergh Side Effects disappoints: Box office Starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, the Seth Gordon-directed comedy Identity Thief grossed an estimated $11.2 million at 3,141 theaters on Friday, according to figures found at Box Office Mojo. That’s considerably above expectations. As a result, instead of earning around $25 million over the weekend as some pundits had predicted, Identity Thief is on its way to something closer to $33m-$35 million, depending on the after-effects of winter storm Nemo, which just hit the U.S. northeast. (Photo: Melissa McCarthy Identity Thief.) For comparison’s sake: Seth Gordon’s Horrible Bosses, featuring an ensemble cast that included Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, and Colin Farrell, opened with $9.9 million on its first day out in July…



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Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone: Oscar 2012

melissa-mccarthy-ben-falconeMelissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone arrive for the 84th Annual Academy Awards from Hollywood, CA, on February 26, 2012. McCarthy was a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee for her performance in Paul Feig’s sleeper hit Bridesmaids. She lost to Octavia Spencer for Tate Taylor’s The Help. (Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.) Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer’s competitors were The Help’s Jessica Chastain, The Artist’s Bérénice Bejo, and Albert Nobbs’ Janet McTeer. McCarthy’s next movie is This Is 40, directed by Judd Apatow (one of the Bridesmaids producers), and featuring Paul Rudd, Megan Fox, Jason Segel, Leslie Mann, Albert Brooks, Chris O’Dowd, John Lithgow, and Charline Yi.



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Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone: Oscar 2012




Melissa McCarthy Photo: SAG Awards 2012

melissa-mccarthyMelissa McCarthy and guest Melissa McCarthy, a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Paul Feig’s sleeper hit comedy Bridesmaids, arrives at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards broadcast on TNT/TBS from the Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. Mcarthy’s competitors were The Help’s Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer, The Artist’s Bérénice Bejo, and Albert Nobbs’ Janet McTeer. Spencer was the winner. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage.) Melissa McCarthy was also one of the Bridesmaids cast members nominated for best ensemble. The others were Jill Clayburgh, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Matt Lucas, Chris O’Dowd, Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, and Ellie Kemper. The mostly female Bridesmaids cast lost to the mostly female cast of Tate Taylor’s The Help, which, in addition to Octavia Spencer…



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