1-20 of 3213 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
Here are your estimated three-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - $56.2 million ($90.6 million total) 2. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb - $17.3 million ($17.3 million total) 3. Annie - $16.3 million ($16.3 million total) 4. Exodus: Gods and Kings - $8.0 million ($38.9 million total) 5. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 - $7.7 million ($289.2 million total) 6. Wild - $4.1 million ($7.2 million total) 7. Top Five - $3.57 million ($12.4 million total) 8. Big Hero 6 - $3.56 million ($190.4 million total) 9. Penguins of Madagascar - $3.52 million ($64.1 million total) 10. P.K. - $3.5 million ($3.5 million total) The Big Stories Like a TV show they've been watching forever, people...
- Erik Childress
Here's your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - $56.2 million ($90.6 million total) 2. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb - $17.3 million ($17.3 million total) 3. Annie - $16.3 million ($16.3 million total) 4. Exodus: Gods and Kings - $8.0 million ($38.9 million total) 5. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - $7.7 million ($289.2 million total) 6. Wild - $4.1 million ($7.2 million total) 7. Top Five - $3.57 million ($12.4 million total) 8. Big Hero 6 - $3.56 million ($190.4 million total) 9. Penguins of Madagascar - $3.52 million ($64.1 million total) 10. P.K. - $3.5 million ($3.5 million total) The Big Stories Like a TV show they've been watching forever, people want...
- Erik Childress
It wasn’t a good year for the movie business — overall U.S. box office dipped by more than 5% in 2014 compared to 2013. Many of the summer blockbusters, from “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” to “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” felt like pale imitations; Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Williams left us too soon; and just in time for the holidays, Hollywood witnessed a hack that brought Sony Pictures to its knees, forcing the studio to yank “The Interview,” because of an assassination subplot that offended North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
If there’s a silver lining to all this atrocious news, it’s that the movies of 2014 will endure thanks to quality work from actors in indies such as “Foxcatcher,” “Boyhood,” “Nightcrawler,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Wild,” as well as studio hits “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Volume 1.” A few weeks ago, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
We don.t usually associate homelessness with an actor or actress who currently can claim roles in the massive The Hunger Games series, the new Paul Thomas Anderson, and a bit part in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But Jena Malone explains that being a "roadie" of sorts during her childhood helped make her the actress that she is today, and she.s all the better for it. Jena Malone was recounting her career, and the moments that led up to this recent string of hits, with The Daily Beast, and she explained that she recalls living in 27 different places before even turning 9 years old. "We were just so poor," Malone recalls about the early years living with her birth mom and her mother.s girlfriend. "We.d hop out of apartments, lose jobs, find a cheaper place, get kicked out, live in cars, and live in hotels. It »
Thanks to the successful film adaptations of The Hunger Games franchise and The Fault In Our Stars, 2014 could be dubbed the year of the Ya. The genre of books took over the box office with other big screen takes on the first of the Divergent series, The Giver, If I Stay, and The Maze Runner.
While the primary focus on these films was the young stars that embodied the angst-ridden teens of the books, every one of these movies was supported by an award-winning adult actor. Even Meryl Streep got into the Ya game, adding pedigree to The Giver, which starred budding star Brenton Thwaites.
But how did Streep compare to Julianne Moore, who stepped into the role of President Coin in the third Hunger Games film, or to Kate Winslet, who portrayed the villain in the first installment of Divergent? We ranked all of the 2014 film performances based on who used their Oscar prowess to maximum »
Berlin — Despite major projects this year, including Steven Spielberg’s latest Cold War drama and the “Point Break” remake, Germany’s Studio Babelsberg is expecting a €2.5 million ($3 million) loss for 2014.
Speaking to Variety on Monday, however, the studio’s vice president and chief operating officer, Christoph Fisser, played down the comments, saying a number of developments since Woebcken’s interview — which actually took place some 10 days prior to its publication — had resulted in an improved climate going into the new year.
“We are optimistic and feeling good about next year,” Fisser said.
While the studio is forecasting 2014 revenue of €50 million ($61.1 million), down from €81.9 million ($100.1 million) last year, Fisser said Babelsberg was in negotiations with a number of major Hollywood productions to shoot at the studio next year. »
- Ed Meza
The year is almost over and that means it’s time to look back and reflect upon the films that were released this year, and see what has stuck with us the most in 2014. Come join the Cinelinx team as we discuss our favorite films of the year!
Although 2015 has a number of eagerly awaited releases, 2014 ended up to be a pretty darn good year for movies. While the number of releases is down compared to years past, the quality of films for 2014 was outstanding. The big budget blockbusters released this year for the most part got great reviews and audiences responded to them well. There were a number of creative indie and smaller releases that both entertained and inspired us. Overall, as a movie lover you can’t complain too much about the films released in 2014.
Since a lot of good and popular movies were released, that means that »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Madame Tussauds, the legendary London wax museum, has unveiled its latest figure honoring a famous person, and this time, it's a fictional character that's getting a (three-fingered) salute.
Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of the "Hunger Games" films, has received her own life-size waxwork at the museum. Decked out in her "Catching Fire" costume -- complete with leather jacket, oversized scarf, and bow and arrows -- the figure is an eerily accurate replica of the iconic Jennifer Lawrence character.
"We are hugely excited to have worked with Lionsgate to launch a Katniss wax figure following 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1,'" Madame Tussauds said in a statement about the new addition. "The figure is in its own film-specific backdrop, allowing our guests to get up close to Katniss and the beloved story of 'The Hunger Games,' which we know they'll love."
"Hunger Games" fans can also »
- Katie Roberts
With Christmas closing in and the end of the year on the horizon, it’s that time again when Hollywood shuts down for a couple of weeks and movie executives everywhere take stock of the last twelve months.
Marvel once again finds itself firmly ensconced in the winner’s circle, enjoying huge success and acclaim via Guardians Of The Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, while Maleficent and Big Hero 6 also helped fill parent company Disney’s coffers. The Lego Movie and Godzilla were big hits for Warner Bros., but Transcendence was a messy mishap and Edge Of Tomorrow deserved better publicity and a bigger audience. 20th Century Fox hit sequel pay dirt with the release of X-Men: Days Of Future Past and Dawn Of The Planet of the Apes. And Sony/Columbia… never mind.
As has become increasingly customary, franchise fare dominated the global box »
- Jonathan Cordiner
Update, 5:20 Pm Pt: Depending on how we slice it, the international weekend was down about 13% across the Top 10 studio titles versus last weekend. Then again, it was up about 15% if we factor in big local movies from China and India. Regardless, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies continued its assault on the offshore box office with a $105.5M take in its 2nd frame while the No. 2 (non-studio) title was China’s Gone With The Bullets at $36M, and the 3rd major player was Aamir Khan-starrer Pk which opened in India and 21 other markets for a $25.6M cume. Among other solid performers, Penguins Of Madagascar was up over last frame with an added $16.5M, including from openings in Mexico and France, where, in the latter, a local movie about a deaf family is making a lot of noise.
New studio entry, Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb opened in 28 markets, »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Though The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies didn't surpass the first film's $100.2 million haul, it still took the top spot at the box office, with $56.2 million for a five-day total of $90 million. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb marked a low for the series, bringing in $17.3 million over the weekend. Meanwhile, Annie did almost just as well while playing in almost 400 fewer theaters with $16.3 million. Otherwise, last week's box-office winner, Exodus, fell a cursed 66.6 percent to bring in just $8 million. The Hunger Games, meanwhile, stuck around the top five with $7.7 million, bringing its total to $289.2 million. It now sits in second on the 2014 list behind Guardians of the Galaxy, which leads with $332.6 million.Meanwhile, Top Five had a rougher second week as it expanded slightly, bringing in just $3.6 million. Reese Witherspoon's Oscar vehicle Wild »
- E. Alex Jung
2014 was a good year for women in film. Recently, it was revealed that the top ten most searched stars on IMDb this year were all women. This on its own might not mean much, given the off-screen personas of today’s women and the fascination with their personal lives. Coupled with a careful examination of the roles that women, especially young women, have played on screen this year, it’s easy to see that women’s roles in Hollywood may be headed in the right direction.
Emma Stone provided the first indication of this in 2014, with her work in The Amazing Spiderman 2. Though the movie is problematic on many levels, her performance as Gwen Stacy is one of the few things that make it work. Her Gwen is intelligent, ballsy, and determined, unafraid of the dangerous situations she finds herself in and unwilling to simply wait around for Peter Parker. »
- Joseph Allen
Over the past few months we’ve been treated to a selection of huge trailers for some of 2015’s biggest releases, but which has been the most watched of the year? Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Avengers: Age of Ultron? Jurassic World? Well, actually, it’s Fifty Shades of Grey…
Via Digital Spy, here’s the top 20 most watched trailers of 2014, along with the number of YouTube views…
1. Fifty Shades of Grey (93 million)
2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (81 million)
3. Avengers: Age of Ultron (78 million)
4. Jurassic World (64 million)
5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (58 million)
6. Fast & Furious 7 (57.5 million)
7. Minions (54 million)
8. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (45 million)
9. Dumb and Dumber To (44 million)
10. Interstellar (39 million)
11. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (38 million)
12. Transformers: Age of Extinction (37 million)
13. The Fault in Our Stars (33.7 million)
14. X-Men: Days of Future Past (32 million)
15. Dracula Untold (30 million)
16. Sex Tape (29.5 million)
- Gary Collinson
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has topped the Us Box Office.
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is new at two with $17.3m, while Annie is also new at three with $16.3m.
Comedy spin-off Penguins Of Madagascar is at nine and Pk is new in at 10.
The Us weekend box office Top 10 for December 21 (studio estimates, all figures in Us dollars) is as follows:
1. (-) The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - $56,220,000
2. (-) Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Part 1 - $17,300,000
3. (- »
The franchise finale debuted Wednesday on 3,875 locations and easily trumped tracking which had predicted a debut in the $70 million range. For its inaugural three-day weekend, the fantasy adventure earned $56.2 million.
“There have been six visits to Middle Earth and this is the final one and it became so important for people to come out to see this in a big way,” said Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. distribution executive vice president. “The action was there and Peter made a fabulous movie.”
This “Hobbit” faced stiffer competition than the previous installments in the form of two major family releases, “Annie” and “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.” Previous Jackson films, such as “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and “The Desolation of Smaug, »
- Brent Lang
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” powered to with $16.5 million at the Friday box office, and the finale in Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth trilogy is heading for a five-day total in the $85 million range for Warner Bros.
The weekend’s two other wide openers — “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” and the Sony musical “Annie” – were battling for second. The Fox comedy sequel took in $5.6 million on Friday, a little ahead of the big-screen version of the Broadway hit, which brought in $5.3 million. That puts both on track for a $17 million-$18 million weekend total.
That’s better news for “Annie, »
- Todd Cunningham
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is marching toward a box office victory.
The final installment of Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy grossed $16.6 million on Friday in the U.S. on its way to hauling almost $54 million this weekend, which would put its five-day total at $88 million. This is far above recent estimates of $80 million.
The fantasy adventure is miles ahead of the other newcomers this pre-Christmas weekend. Another sequel, “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” is headed for $19 million, while the reboot of “Annie” trails slightly behind with $18.5 million. The films are in a neck-and-neck race after initial forecasts as late as Friday pegged “Secret of the Tomb” as the clear winner.
Aside from giving a much-needed boost to the U.S. box office, if estimates hold, “Five Armies” will have the year’s eighth highest-grossing opening, behind “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”
Despite the strong showing, »
- Maane Khatchatourian
2014 brought back some of our absolute favorite movie duos while new fictional pairs made their big-screen debuts.
Classic couples like Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker and Miss Piggy and Kermit reminded us why we fell in love with them in the first place. New romances like Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters shared in The Fault in Our Stars proved that falling in love can be the most magical and heartbreaking experience in the world.
We've compiled a list of our absolute favorite movie couples of the year. Check out the list below and watch the video above to see our beloved characters in action!
The cutest muppet duo starred in this year’s sequel to 2011’s The Muppets and their witty back-and-forth banter about marriage made us laugh, like always. Taking place in Europe, Constantine, a nearly-exact twin to Kermit and criminal mastermind extraordinaire, swaps places »
Giving the U.S. box office a badly needed boost, the finale of Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy is heading toward as much as $80 million in its first five days.
Friday estimates showed “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” taking in $14 million to $15 million at 3,875 locations on its third day.
That means “Five Armies” will also come out far ahead during the pre-Christmas weekend over two new entries — Fox’s “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” which is headed for about $23 million to $26 million, and Sony’s reboot of “Annie” with about $20 million, although some Friday forecasts were far more bullish on “Annie.”
“Five Armies” marched to $34.4 million on Wednesday and Thursday. Its projected $80 million total — slightly above New Line’s recent guidance — would rank as the seventh-highest Wednesday-Sunday opening in U.S. history.
If the numbers hold, “Five Armies” will eclipse the first five days »
- Dave McNary
David Schwimmer will play, ironically, the least famous Kardashian.
Best known for playing Ross on NBC’s “Friends” from 1994-2004, Schwimmer has since appeared in a recurring roles on Showtime’s “Web Therapy” and HBO’s “Band of Brothers” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” He has also guest starred on an episode of NBC’s “30 Rock.”
See photos: 18 Real-Life Scandals That TV Ripped From the Headlines (Photos)
His film credits include the voice role for »
- Jethro Nededog
1-20 of 3213 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners