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    Top 10: Closing Chapters of Trilogies

    The job of the final entry in a trilogy is to successfully wrap up the story we’ve fallen in love with. The best of them also give our favorite characters satisfying conclusions to arcs developed over decades. There’s no better feeling than watching a closing chapter live up to and build upon everything we’ve seen. […] More

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    2020 Oscar Circuit: Best Animated Feature

    2020 OSCAR PREDICTIONS: One of the biggest surprises of the 2020 awards campaign has been the shaky Animated Feature Oscar race. With two-billion-dollar hits, in popular franchises, it seemed like Disney would be walking to another Oscar with ease. Suddenly, the race was spun into chaos when “Missing Link” scored a Globe win. The Annies […] More

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    Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ Reigns Again, Crosses $760M Worldwide

    # Movie Studio Weekend Gross Lifetime Gross 1 Captain Marvel Buena Vista $67,988,130 $264,884,063 2 Wonder Park Paramount $15,853,646 $15,853,646 3 Five Feet Apart Lionsgate $13,190,286 $13,190,286 4 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Universal $9,277,310 $135,576,405 5 Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral Lionsgate $7,836,167 $58,819,182 6 No Manches Frida 2 PNT […] More

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    Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ Reigns Again Crossing $250 Million

    # Movie Studio Weekend Gross Lifetime Gross 1 Captain Marvel Buena Vista $69,318,000 $266,213,933 2 Wonder Park Paramount $16,000,000 $16,000,000 3 Five Feet Apart Lionsgate $13,150,000 $13,150,000 4 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Universal $9,345,000 $135,643,095 5 Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral Lionsgate $8,085,000 $59,068,015 6 No Manches Frida 2 PNT […] More

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    Box Office Estimates: ‘Captain Marvel’ Soars to Historic Opening

    # Movie Studio Weekend Gross Lifetime Gross 1 Captain Marvel Buena Vista $153,000,000 $153,000,000 2 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Universal $14,696,000 $119,662,125 3 Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral Lionsgate $12,050,000 $45,879,810 4 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Warner Bros. $3,825,000 $97,109,961 5 Alita: Battle Angel Fox $3,200,000 $78,346,064 […] More

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    Genre Geeks: The Pros and Cons of Extending Franchise Trilogies

    Having just watched the mesmerizing “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” I find it difficult to argue sequel extension when a trilogy ends with such gratifying emotional closure. That being said, while “Return of the Jedi” was a satisfying denouement to Luke Skywalker’s personal Jedi Knighthood arc, I couldn’t imagine the saga existing […] More

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    Box Office Preview: ‘Captain Marvel’ To Save the Weekend

    It’s no secret that the box office year is off to a rough start. January and February lagged a full 27% behind last year’s receipts. This weekend will be the first to feature a truly major release. “Captain Marvel” will swoop into theaters and dominate the box office this weekend. In just the next three […] More

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    Box Office Preview: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” Remains Hot

    This week’s Box Office Preview comes in the wake of the Oscars. This weekend looks ready to start March off on the right foot. Most of this weekend’s business will come from holdovers, but a few new entrants represent the beginning of a wave of new releases as Spring gets underway. “How to Train Your […] More

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    Box Office Estimates: ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Over-performs On Oscar Weekend

    # Movie Studio Weekend Gross Lifetime Gross 1 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Universal $55,527,000 $58,027,000 2 Alita: Battle Angel Fox $12,000,000 $60,681,068 3 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part WB $10,015,000 $83,619,039 4 Fighting With My Family MGM $8,012,000 $8,227,021 5 Isn’t It Romantic WB $7,510,000 $33,768,742 6 What Men […] More

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    Pop Circuit: ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Returns – Can It Contend Outside the 2019 Animated Feature Race?

    When cinephiles look back over the past decade of animation, the “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise might be a high point for the medium. The emergence of LAIKA and GKIDS, as well as the continued domination of Disney/Pixar will be discussed, but the Dreamworks “Dragon” films stand out. The first likely would have won Animated Feature […] More