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Film Review: Blake Lively in ‘The Age of Adaline’

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Daisy Miller meets Dorian Gray — or perhaps “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” meets Nicholas Sparks — in “The Age of Adaline,” a sensitively directed slab of romantic hokum that wrings an impressive amount of emotional conviction from a thoroughly ludicrous premise. A dab hand at invigorating conventional material with storytelling smarts and strong performances (“Celeste & Jesse Forever,” “The Vicious Kind”), helmer Lee Toland Krieger elicits a moving central turn from Blake Lively as a woman for whom eternal youth turns out to be a decidedly mixed blessing — one that plays out in ways both poignant and preposterous, sometimes simultaneously, over the course of her 100-plus years on Earth. Viewers seeking a pleasant alternative to the early-summer blockbuster barrage could do far worse than this genial high-concept romance, a likely modest theatrical performer for Lionsgate whose commercial stature should only improve with age.

The sort of time-skipping, tear-milking supernatural romance that »

- Justin Chang

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Weekend Box Office: Furious 7 Bests Paul Blart

19 April 2015 10:11 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Even with three major debuts, very little can stop the car-crunching excess of Furious 7, which held the top spot at the box office yet again for a third week with an estimated $29.1 million. However, despite the fact the film has now made over a billion dollars in worldwide revenue, the weekend is beginning to show cracks, as second-place finisher Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 came close with an estimated $24 million. Though a decent start for a film that cost $30 million, the comedy sequel has been severely lambasted by critics and has not shown much hope with audiences, either. On the other end, audiences have been mixed about Unfriended, which earned an estimated $16 million, but critics have been slightly more positive about it, which is more than can be said about almost every found footage horror film of the past year.

Home will soon break even thanks to worldwide gross, »

- Seth Paul

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Weekend Box Office: Three new films debut in the top 10 as ‘Furious 7′ holds steady

19 April 2015 6:18 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

James Wan’s Furious 7 continued defending its position this weekend as the year’s first blockbuster as it earned $29.1 million, winning the box office for the third weekend in a row. The feature also widened its lead as the highest grossing film of 2015 to date, earning more than 2014’s fourth place finisher Captain America: The Winter Soldier in the process. 

However, the film was joined by two newcomers in the top 10, as the comedy sequel Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and the horror feature Unfriended finished in second and third place respectively. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, the sequel to the 2009 Kevin James vehicle, took in $24 million, while Unfriended finished with $16 million to round out the top three. The two were joined in the top ten by fellow newcomer Monkey Kingdom, as the Disney documentary took in $4.7 million to finish in seventh place.

Last week’s second, third, and »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Latin America-fuelled Furious 7 set to become 2015's first $1bn hit

15 April 2015 5:08 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In this week’s instalment of our series tracking the global box office …

Mexico leads fervent Latin American support for the Fast & Furious franchise

Let’s Get Married is the latest suitor in a Chinese romcom boomThe Longest Ride keeps up Nicholas Sparks’ record of promoting young male stars

Far from assured when Furious 7 was on the starting grid two weekends ago, $1bn global box office for Universal’s delayed tentpole now looks all sewn up – which will make it the first film through that gate in 2015. A $59.6m second frame for Vin Diesel and co in the Us means a 59% drop – the outer edge of what’s expected for big-opening blockbusters – but the studio barely will have blinked with China and Russia dropping into the race this week. The latter, historically F&F-crazy, delivered a $15.9m opening that is a four-day record for the country; China, opening on Sunday, »

- Phil Hoad

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Weekend Box Office: Furious 7 Keeps On Trucking

13 April 2015 7:28 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

It is only April, and already Furious 7 is on track to become the movie to beat in terms of sheer gross income. It dropped in revenue by nearly 60%, but an estimated $60.6 million is still more than most films make in their first weekend, let alone their second. It is by far the top earner of the top ten ($252.5 million domestic, $800.5 million worldwide), winning out handily against Home (estimated $19 million) once again. Home still struggles worldwide to make good on its $135 million costs, but both are doing a sight better than the debut of The Longest Ride. Yet another adaptation of a bestselling Nicholas Sparks novel, its estimated $13.5 million weekend is roughly on par with most Sparks releases, but probably will not reach the lofty heights of The Notebook, the highest grosser of his to date.

Get Hard fell to fourth and may not be a winner with critics, but »

- Seth Paul

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Broken Projector: A Sea of Hills to Climb

13 April 2015 5:55 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

If you’re standing in the rain with a lost love, this is the perfect episode to listen to. It’ll dry you right out. This week, Geoff and I will briefly question why Nicholas Sparks keeps getting away with writing the same exact story over and over before sharing a list of some of our favorite tragedies. Somehow, the topics blend together perfectly. Plus, we’ll answer screenwriting questions about annoying characters and overbearingly bleak tones, and The Immigrant writer/director James Gray will talk about actors with surprising styles and what he got out of film school. You should follow the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis. Download Episode #92 Directly Or subscribe through iTunes On This Week’s Show: Humble Gray [0:00 – 0:30] Script Sack [0:30 – 14:30] The Longest Tragedy [14:30 – 42:15] Immigrant Song (w/ James Gray) [42:15 – 56:00] Heroes of the Week [56:00 – 58:00] Get In Touch With Us: Ask Us Your Screenwriting Questions Email »

- Scott Beggs

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Furious 7 Already Earned $800 Million at Box Office

13 April 2015 4:27 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

"Furious 7" continued to dominate at the box office in its second week, grossing another $60 million domestically to bring its domestic total to $252 million. The bigger story is that the film has now earned another $548 million from overseas for an incredible worldwide total of $800 million. In only ten days, "Furious 7" already surpassed the entire lifetime domestic gross of "Fast and Furious 6" ($239 million). And it crossed $200 million in eight days, faster than any movie in Universal's history ("Despicable Me 2" was the previous record-holder at 11 days). The new movie will have no problems passing the $1 billion mark. The only new wide release of the weekend was "The Longest Ride," which is based on a Nicholas Sparks novel and stars Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson. It landed in third place with only $13.5 million. That's just slightly better than the $10 million opening of "The Best of Me," which became the lowest-grossing out of all the Sparks' movies. »

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Is 'The Longest Ride' the End of Nicholas Sparks's Box Office Ride?

13 April 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

You'd have thought that opening "The Longest Ride" opposite the still-strong "Furious 7" would have been a smart counterprogramming move. With all that testosterone on display in the latest installment of the car-chase franchise, surely some female moviegoers would feel underserved and turn to the new Nicholas Sparks movie, that they'd flock to the kind of cathartic tearjerker that is the "Notebook" author's bread and butter.

As it turned out, not so much. "Longest Ride" opened in third place with an estimated $13.5 million, below even the modest expectations for the film (about $14 to $16 million). That's better than the even weaker opening of last October's Sparks entry "The Best of Me" (which premiered with just $10.0 million and topped out at $26.8 million) but well below the $22.5 million debut of 2012's Sparks saga "The Lucky One."

Does the relative weakness of these recent spark-free Sparks movies mean that the Sparks vogue, which has spanned 10 movies over 16 years, »

- Gary Susman

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Furious 7′ becomes the highest grossing movie of 2015

12 April 2015 5:53 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

James Wan’s Furious 7, the newest entry in the franchise, rose to the top of the box office for a second straight weekend, earning $60.6 million along the way. The film’s total gross to date makes it the most commercially successful feature of the year, leapfrogging it ahead of Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella and Sam Taylor-Johnson’s 50 Shades of Grey. The film’s total gross of $252.5 million to date also already makes it the most commercially successful outing for a number of stars in its ensemble, including Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, and Kurt Russell.

Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young also made a major impact at the box office, landing in the tenth spot on the charts with $1.4 million despite being in limited release. The Ben Stiller-starring feature was not the only new entry in the box office top ten, however, as the Dan Fogelman feature Danny Collins, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Weekend Box Office: Furious 7 Takes Second Victory Lap

12 April 2015 1:38 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The box office settled in for the April calm before the comes-a-little-earlier-every-year summer blockbuster storm. One new release made a quiet debut while last weekend's top gun held the number one spot. Furious 7 took a hard but not unexpected drop, slipping almost 60% from its franchise record high opening last weekend. Cruising easily past the $200 million mark, adding $60 million to its now $252 million domestic total, the movie surpassed Cinderella and Fifty Shades of Grey to be the current front runner for highest grossing movie of 2015. The action flick also had a great weekend around the world. With $548 million internationally the movie capped $800 million globally, enjoying the highest ever opening day in the growing Chinese market. The latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Longest Ride opened in third with $13 million. That's not an exceptional total but not bad for a Sparks flick and certainly better than it would have done if thrown »

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Box Office: 'Furious 7' crosses $250 million in just 10 days and is still no. 1

12 April 2015 11:41 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A little under nine years ago most of Hollywood thought Universal Studios' "Fast and Furious" franchise was dead in the water.  The third installment in the series, "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," had earned just $62.5 million domestically. How times have changed. Today, after a second weekend haul of $60.5 million, "Furious 7" has made $252.5 million in just 10 days.  More impressive, it's grossed $800 million globally and is on track to cross $1 billion. Frankly, even based on the success of the last few "Furious" films it's an astonishing achievement for all involved.  Moreover, "Furious 7" may hold on to the no. 1 spot at the box office for the next two weekends until "Avengers: Age of Ultron" opens on May 1.  As for the rest of this weekend's box office results, DreamWorks Animation's "Home" continued to withstand the "Furious" storm dropping just 29% for another $19 million and $129.5 million.  It's taken in $242.2 million worldwide so far. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Weekend Report: 'Furious 7' Repeats, Sets Opening Day Record in China

12 April 2015 11:18 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

With $59.6 million, Furious 7 easily held on to first place at the domestic box office. It also got off to an incredible start in China, where it set the opening day record with $68.8 million.At the domestic box office, Furious 7's 60 percent drop was a slight improvement over Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6, both of which fell over 62 percent in their second frames. On Sunday, it passed Fast & Furious 6 to become the highest-grossing entry in the franchise with $251.5 million. Without any serious competition for the next two weeks, the movie is guaranteed to earn at least $350 million total.Worldwide, Furious 7 is already the highest-grossing Fast movie with $801 million. It's now on track to become one of the biggest movies ever with at least $1.2 billion.DreamWorks Animation's Home (2015) held on to the second spot with $18.5 million, which is down 31 percent from last weekend. To date, its earned $129.1 million, »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Box Office Report: Furious 7 Races To #1, Sets Franchise Record

12 April 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Now must a pretty good time to work at Universal Pictures. In just 10 days, Furious 7 has sped up the box office charts and is now the seventh biggest grosser in the company’s history. The sixth sequel to The Fast and the Furious dropped 59% but still zoomed ahead of anything else playing in theaters, earning an estimated $60.6 million in its sophomore weekend. That is the 12th biggest second weekend of all time, just behind The Dark Knight Rises ($62.1 million). Despite that hefty drop, the film held better in its second lap than the past three films in the franchise, which dropped between 61% and 64%. The slightly lower dip can be contributed to strong word-of-mouth and minimal new competition this weekend.

With a staggering $252.5 million in 10 days, Furious 7 is already the highest grossing film in the franchise in North America, besting Fast and Furious 6‘s $238.7 million. Without a lot of big openers until May, »

- Jordan Adler

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"Furious 7" Still Atop The Box-Office

12 April 2015 10:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Just over a week after release, Universal's "Furious 7" has already past the $800 million mark at the worldwide box-office. This essentially guarantees that the film will become the first in the series, and the first Universal film, to top the $1 billion mark.

It also has already surpassed the $789 million total worldwide gross of the previous film in the series, "Fast & Furious 6". Domestically, "Furious 7" earned a further $60.6 million in its second weekend, bringing its domestic total up to $252.5 million.

The film got a boost internationally thanks to the $68.6 million opening in China where it also scored the highest-grossing one-day result ever in the country. It also opened to a solid $15 million in Russia.

The only major wide opener this weekend in the U.S., the film adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel "The Longest Ride," came in third with $13.5 million which is about on par with other films based »

- Garth Franklin

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Furious 7 Breaks Records, Sparks Breaks Hearts

12 April 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Furious 7 dragged in another $60.6 million this weekend (just a 59 percent drop from last weekend, which isn’t bad), bringing its 10-day domestic total up to $252.5 million, according to Deadline. That makes James Wan’s film (the last to feature Paul Walker) the highest-grossing sequel in the franchise, stateside. It took its predecessor fifteen weeks to ring in $230 million two summers ago.On the opposite side of the cinematic spectrum, 20th Century Fox’s The Longest Ride, an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks's 17th tear-jerking novel, made $13.5 million, which beats its anticipated gross of $10 million. Movies based on Nicholas Sparks books ten to open to something in the $10-$20 million range; but the last Sparks movie, Best of Me, stumbled at the box office, lowering expectations for the newest white-man-kisses-white-girl movie. The extra $3 million and change Longest Ride nabbed might mean that we’ll be graced with another Nicholas »

- Greg Cwik

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Fast & Furious 7 Still Streets Ahead At The Us Box Office

12 April 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Well, that was predictable. Following its mammoth debut last weekend, Fast & Furious 7 saw off competition from the Nicholas Sparks juggernaut - The Longest Ride, specifically - to again claim pole position at the Us box office. The latest Fast took in $60.5 million across the last three days, according to studio estimates.Smashing through records like median barriers, the film has raced past $252 million in the States, on its way to an impressive $800 million-plus global haul in just a few days on release. It has already out-grossed the sixth film in domestic terms and has made more than the original took worldwide in cinemas. The eighth instalment might not yet be on the grid, but you can expect Universal's development garage to be humming soon enough. And Furious 7 doesn’t look to have any massive competition (Paul Blart 2? Could be huge...) for a few weeks, at least until a »

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Box Office: 'Furious 7' #1 Again with $59.5 Million, 'Ex Machina' Strong in Limited Release

12 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Furious 7 has, so far, defied the drop of its recent predecessors, taking home an estimated $59.5 million, which is a 59.5% drop from its record-breaking opening weekend and an improvement over the 63.9% drop of Fast & Furious 6 and 62.4% drop of Fast Five. It may sound like a small difference, but when you consider the fact Furious 7 opened with $147.1 million, that's actually a huge margin given it's $50 million higher than Furious 6. In fact, as the cume for Furious 7 has now grown to $251.5 million domestically, that's already $14 million more than Furious 6 made in its entire 105 days in theaters. Worldwide the Furious 7 is now up to $800.5 million as it opened in China and Russia this weekend, which included a $68.8 million opening day in China. Landing in second was Dreamworks Animation's Home with $18.5 million as its cume climbs to $129.5 million domestically. For newcomer The Longest Ride the result was »

- Brad Brevet

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‘The Longest Ride’ Review Roundup: Latest Nicholas Sparks Adaptation Fails To Impress Critics

12 April 2015 7:45 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The Longest Ride, the latest filmic adaptation of one of Nicholas Sparks‘ romance novels, explores a complicated love story between a cowboy and an aspiring art student. Starring Clint Eastwood‘s son Scott Eastwood and rising star Britt Robertson, The Longest Ride starts off with a first date between their characters that ends with them coming across […]

The post ‘The Longest Ride’ Review Roundup: Latest Nicholas Sparks Adaptation Fails To Impress Critics appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Box Office: ‘Furious 7′ Dominates Competition With $60.6 Million

12 April 2015 6:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It wasn’t even a contest.

Furious 7″ roared to the top of the box office chart for the second weekend in a row, picking up $60.6 million and driving its Stateside total to a massive $252.5 million. That’s a slender 59% drop from the Universal Pictures release’s record-breaking $147.2 million debut and puts “Furious 7″ on track to be the highest-grossing film in the history of the “Fast and Furious” franchise.

“People feel like they’re living through the summer movie season right now even though it’s not summer,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak. “It’s the essence of a popcorn movie.”

It’s also the essence of perfect timing. By debuting in April, “Furious 7″ avoided being cannibalized by other major summer tentpole films. The next heavyweight to enter the multiplexes is “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which doesn’t hit screens until May 1.

“Studios are not »

- Brent Lang

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Box Office: 'Furious 7' easily holds off 'The Longest Ride' for no. 1 Friday

11 April 2015 12:11 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Furious 7" continues to make history.  As of Thursday, the latest installment in the "Fast and Furious" franchise had earned $191.9 million in its first week. That places it at no. 10 for all-time seven day tallies ahead of familiar titles such as "The Hunger Games," "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" and every single "Twilight" movie. On Friday, the James Wan directed blockbuster pulled in another $18.8 million for $210.7 million in just eight days.  And, yes, Universal Pictures has no fears of their monster relinquishing the title of "No. 1 movie in America" any time soon. Remaining in second place was DreamWorks Animation's "Home."  The 20th Century Fox release earned $5.6 million on Friday for an impressive $116.1 million to date. Debuting in third place was another Fox release, "The Longest Ride." The latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation took in $5.5 million Friday for what should somewhere around $14 million for the three-day.  That's »

- Gregory Ellwood

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