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Summer Film Budgets vs. Total Worldwide Grosses

5 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

While studios tout records, market share and No. 1 status based on box office grosses, we thought it’d be a good idea to look at some of this year’s summer films (tentpoles and not) to see how their budgets stacked up against their worldwide grosses to date. These budget numbers do not include domestic/international marketing and distribution costs, nor do they take into account the splits with exhibitors, but they do give an idea of outlay and income. Bear in mind, that while some of the biggest offshore grosses come from China, the studios are only getting a 25% cut from that territory. Also, some of these pictures will end up doing well in home entertainment and may make a profit over time — as in, a few years.

Here are some of the films we were able to compile from smallest to highest budgets with worldwide grosses (and percentage »

- Anita Busch and Nancy Tartaglione

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'Guardians,' 'Turtles' Lead August to Record $1 Billion Haul

7 hours ago | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Coming off a very weak July, the domestic box office got a lift in August thanks to strong performances from Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.Overall business came in at a record-setting $1.02 billion*a whopping 10 percent above last August's all-time level.August wound up being the second biggest month of the Summer, ahead of May and July and a bit behind June. That's very unusual*August is typically the lowest-grossing month of the Summer by a large margin. This helps explain why, even with August's strong performance, the Summer as a whole wasn't particularly impressive.Total domestic box office during the season was $4.06 billion, which is down 15 percent from last year and is the lowest total since 2006. Factoring in ticket price inflation, this was the worst Summer since 1992.For August*and for the year as a whole so far*Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy was the highest-grossing movie with over $275 million. »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Film Nerd 2.0: How to fight parental franchise fatigue when raising kids in an endless summer

8 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I didn't even realize there was a problem. And, believe me, I understand that as problems go, this is not a life-threatening one or a world-altering one… but it's something that finally caught my attention as I realized how we were starting to instill some bad habits in the boys. Rather, they were starting to pick up some bad habits, and I was allowing them to take root. And based on the last column I published in this series, it's definitely something I've encouraged. I love that my kids have a fairly broad palette in terms of what they will or won't watch with me. One of my proudest moments as a film nerd dad was when Toshi had a friend over and I heard him trying to convince his buddy to watch a Charlie Chaplin film. Black and white has never been a problem for them. Abbot and Costello, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Spaceships, Fast Cars, Bombshells and Michael Bay Collide for 'Cosmic Motors'

9 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Daniel Simon’s book Cosmic Motors details the elaborate design of unique futuristic vehicles, revealing 3D models and other renderings of spaceships, racing cars, warships, balloons and more. It’s a neat science fiction art collection from our pals at Titan Books. Simon knows a thing or two about vehicle design, having worked on Tron: Uprising and Captain America: The First Avenger. Now Michael Bay is adapting Simon’s book for the big screen. Variety reports that Bay and Warner Bros. have hired Kyle Ward to pen the screenplay. He recently completed work on Underworld V and is currently writing Arabian Knights for Universal. Bay is producing Cosmic Motors. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t hoping to see his name touted as director one day soon since...

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- Alison Nastasi

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10 Sad Facts About The Future Of Earth

18 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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That’s great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane. And Lenny Bruce is not afraid! Because he died a long time ago of an accidental drug overdose. It’s the end of the world as we know it, and we feel fine, because whilst our pale blue dot is – sadly – destined to eventually crumble and fall apart, it’s not going to happen in our lifetime. Unless there are any immortals in the audience tonight, in which case you might wanna hunker down somewhere safe for the next billion or so years. It’s not going to be smooth sailing for you, buddy. Thanks to humanity’s use of natural resources, the building effects of global warming, and the general passage of time/circle of life thing our mother Gaia has got going on, things down look all that rosy for the future of Earth. »

- Tom Baker

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Michael Bay Bringing Cosmic Motors To The Big Screen

1 September 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Michael Bay is certainly no stranger to making movies based around shiny vehicles - that was basically the impetus behind all four Transformer titles. And while the director has said that he won't be back for the inevitable Transformers 5, that doesn't mean he's done playing around with flashy cars. Enter Cosmic Motors, a new film based on an adaptation of a concept art book that Bay is now producing and shepherding to the big screen. Cosmic Motors was written by Daniel Simon and first published back in 2007, but is only now on the fast track to become a movie, thanks to a partnership between Michael Bay and Warner Bros. Thought it's not yet clear exactly how the film will function story-wise, Kyle Ward has been brought on to pen the screenplay. His previous credits include the Robert Rodriguez-directed sequel Machete Kills, as well as the upcoming Hitman sequel Agent 47. »

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Watch The Award Winning Short Film 1982

1 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Here's a rewarding way to spend ten minutes: Watch Jeremy Breslau's award winning short film 1982. Having wrapped a highly successful festival run Breslau's film has been released in its entirety online - where it is now a Vimeo staff pick - and it's not at all hard to see why it picked up so many accolades.A blocked novelist reflects on a pivotal year in his life, when, as a precocious six-year-old, he struggled for the attention of his bickering parents.Though it's not the ultimate reason to watch the film an interesting side note here is that 1982 marks the transition of highly sought after Hollywood camera operator Frank Buono - his credits range from work with Spike Jonze and Michael Bay to being the...

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Michael Bay's Cosmic Motors finds Machete Kills writer Kyle Ward

1 September 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Michael Bay's Cosmic Motors has signed writer Kyle Ward.

The Machete Kills writer has joined Warner Bros' sci-fi project, reports Variety.

Bay is producing the adaptation of Daniel Simon's 2007 concept art book of the same name, which features designs for classic and futuristic vehicles.

The text alludes to an overarching world, but is not presented as an ongoing narrative.

Simon has worked as a car designer for Lamborghini and Bugatti, and on films including Tron: Uprising, Captain America: The First Avenger and Oblivion.

Ward also wrote the upcoming Hitman movie Agent 47.

Cosmic Motors is yet to sign a director. »

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Michael Bay Drives To Cosmic Motors

1 September 2014 1:47 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Whether or not Michael Bay ends up directing Transformers 5, high-concept sci-fi vehicles are clearly still a part of his future. He's currently in the process of setting up Cosmic Motors at Warner Bros., a film based on Daniel Simon's book of lavish concept art. Kyle Ward, who wrote Machete Kills and the new Hitman movie Agent 47, has been tasked with creating the screenplay.Ward will also need to come up with a narrative on which to hang it, since Cosmic Motors in book form is more about concept than story. Simon has worked as a car designer for Lamborghini and Bugatti, as well as on projects like Tron: Uprising, Captain America: The First Avenger and Oblivion. His book imagines "spaceships, pods, race cars, giant trains, warships and balloons from various planets of the Galaxion system... from concept to completion" via sketches and 3D modelling.There's already a »

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Guardians of the Galaxy tops the Us box office after a lacklustre Labor Day weekend

1 September 2014 12:37 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Without much competition and a slow Labor Day Weekend, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy topped the Us box office for a second week.

Guardians of the Galaxy is now the biggest movie of the year, beating out Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction having added another $16.3 million over the weekend to bring its domestic total to $274.6 million. If it can maintain this 5% drop from last week, James Gunn’s space epic should have no trouble crossing the $300 million mark domestic, which would be the first film of 2014 to do so.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remained in second place with $11.7 million while If I Stay also managed to keep third place with $9.2 million.

The highest new entry this week belonged to found footage horror movie As Above, So Below which pulled in $8.3 million. Sadly for fans of busting ghosts but the re-release of »

- Luke Owen

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Guardians Of The Galaxy becomes 2014's biggest film in Us

31 August 2014 11:21 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

James Gunn's Guardians Of The Galaxy climbs to the 2014 box office summit in America...

Truthfully, who would have called this at the start of the summer? For over the past few days, Marvel and director James Gunn's Guardians Of The Galaxy has become the number one film at the Us box office in 2014. It's now overtaken Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Lego Movie to earn that feat, topping the box office in the States once more over the weekend.

The film's current total stands at $274m in the Us, and it's expected to be the first movie this year to break $300m in America. It's not hitting to quite the same degree outside of America, bringing in another $273m there, for a combined $547m. Yet these are still sizeable numbers for an off-piste movie in a late summer slot.

The year's biggest movie globally is Michael Bay »

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Weekend Box Office: Guardians Hold Court as Summer Movie Season Folds

31 August 2014 4:04 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Rest In Peace, 2014 Summer Movie Season.

The number one film of the season, Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy, stayed put as the number one movie at the North American box office this weekend as the summer movie season ended with a whimper. Two new films, Universal’s As Above/So Below and Relativity’s The November Man, were both dead on arrival. With schools going back into session and people enjoying summer’s remaining days, business was down 21% from last weekend as well as 5% from last year at this time.

With $16.3 million in additional sales from 3,462 theaters in its fifth weekend Guardians of the Galaxy became the highest-grossing film of the year. With $274.6 million in the bank, the Marvel/Disney blockbuster’s next milestone will be the $300 million mark, which it should hit within the next two weeks. Overseas, the sci-fi action comedy has earned $273 million and still has »

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Michael Bay Developing Cosmic Motors Futuristic Car Film, Based on Art Book

31 August 2014 4:55 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Daniel Simon is one of Hollywood's most popular vehicle designers, having worked on such films as "Oblivion" and "Captain America: The First Avenger." Back in 2007, he gave fans a look at his work by putting together a concept art book featuring his futuristic vehicle designs. Now comes word that Michael Bay has teamed up with Warner Bros to turn this art book into a feature film, called "Cosmic Motors." Kyle Ward (Machete Kills) has has been hired to write the screenplay. The book doesn't have a storyline, which means that Ward will have to come up with something original. Check out some of the images from the book below. Images: (click to enlarge) »

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Box office update: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' becomes the top-grossing movie of 2014

30 August 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Marvel’s ragtag crew of C-level comic stars beat out the studio’s A-listers on Friday as Guardians of the Galaxy took its place as the top-grossing movie of the 2014 domestic box office, surpassing the valiant efforts of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. That’s enough to make anyone go “ooga-chaka.” Four weeks after its release, the space-adventure blockbuster held onto the top spot on the first day of the holiday weekend, adding $3.8 million to its coffers and bringing its domestic total up to $262.1 million, $2.4 million more than Cap 2’s high-water mark.

Guardians continues to dominate mainly because of weak end-of-summer competition. »

- Keith Staskiewicz

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Box office update: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' becomes the top-grossing movie of 2014

30 August 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Marvel’s ragtag crew of C-level comic stars beat out the studio’s A-listers on Friday as Guardians of the Galaxy took its place as the top-grossing movie of the 2014 domestic box office, surpassing the valiant efforts of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. That’s enough to make anyone go “ooga-chaka.” Four weeks after its release, the space-adventure blockbuster held onto the top spot on the first day of the holiday weekend, adding $3.8 million to its coffers and bringing its domestic total up to $262.1 million, $2.4 million more than Cap 2’s high-water mark.

Guardians continues to dominate mainly because of weak end-of-summer competition. »

- Keith Staskiewicz

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Jump Scares: Option Or Obsession?

30 August 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

I’ve been writing publicly about horror films for a little over five years, and I’ve been watching a healthy dose of horror films for over two decades.  One would think that after watching so many films, I’d be desensitized to all of the traditional tricks and tropes that trigger a response from the average audience member.  I may be able to sit through graphic imagery and my stomach is now strong enough to handle the goriest and most exploitative films ever made, but I’m still that sucker who jolts and screams in the middle of a theatre when a stupid cat runs across the screen and shrieks in the middle of a silent scene.  Jump scares are a combination of building tension, sound design, and visual trickery.  It’s the moment when a killer moves after you think they’re dead, it’s a sudden rush »

- BJ Colangelo

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Box Office: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' pushing newcomers aside to stay no. 1 Friday

30 August 2014 10:25 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The summer box office is coming to an end and Hollywood won't find much relief over the labor day weekend. Two new films entered the fray on Friday, but "Guardians of the Galaxy" will still rule the day. The Marvel Studios franchise maker pulled in another $3.8 million on its 29th day of release for $262.1 million to date.  "Guardians" is expected to win the Labor Day box office frame and should be close to $280 million by end of day Monday.  With no major films opening next Friday "Guardians" will continue to inch closer and closer to that now rare $300 million mark. Debuting at no. 2 as Universal Pictures and Legendary Picture's "As Above/So Below."  The horror film took in $3.2 million for what could be a $10-12 million debut over the four-day frame.  Horror movies tend to have big drops from Friday to Saturday so it will be curious to see where this one ends up tomorrow. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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12 lessons we learned from 2014's summer movies

30 August 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

What a summer at the movies! The galaxy got guarded. The future days went past, like some sort of extinct age. The planet of the apes stopped rising and started dawning. Our stars had a fault. And also: Lucy!

Hollywood had a rough season at the box office in summer 2014, with overall box-office receipts falling precipitously from last year’s flurry of mega-grossers. Going into this weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy, the highest-grossing film at the summer box-office, has earned about $256 million–which would have made it the fifth highest-grossing movie of summer 2013.

Word on the street says that 2014 was »

- Darren Franich

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Film Casting: February, One & Two, Michael Bay Producing Cosmic Motors

29 August 2014 4:50 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  February, One & Two, Cosmic Motors, and other films have all made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change. King Arthur Film [Charlie Hunnam] is in final negotiations with [Warner Bros.] to star as [...]

Continue reading: Film Casting: February, One & Two, Michael Bay Producing Cosmic Motors »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Ward Pens "Cosmic Motors" For Bay & Warners

29 August 2014 4:38 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Warner Bros. Pictures and Michael Bay have picked Kyle Ward ("Machete Kills," "Agent 47") to write the screenplay for their "Cosmic Motors" project.

The story is based on a 2007 concept art book by German designer Daniel Simon that features futuristic vehicle designs. The book tells a story about the design and the purpose of his various futuristic vehicles.

Simon was the lead vehicle designer on "Tron: Legacy" and "Captain America: The First Avenger" as well as a concept illustrator on "Oblivion" and "Prometheus". He's also worked on futuristic concepts for companies like Bugatti and Lamborghini.

Bay is on board to produce the project. Ward is currently penning the launch film of Universal's "Arabian Knights" franchise.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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