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Top Box Office Movies of 2013

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Top 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 has three. With the exception of the sleeper blockbuster Gravity, which, however dumbed down, targeted a more mature audience, every single one of the titles […]


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Top Box Office Movies of 2013







Sandra Bullock THE HEAT: Biggest Bullock Opening Weekend Ever

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Sandra 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 million I'd predicted on Saturday because that day's estimates found at Deadline.com were lower than in reality. The Heat was up 5 percent on Saturday, […]


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

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The 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 to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Its domestic cume should then reach close to $170 million. At no. 2, 20th Century Fox's The […]


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