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If this article was all about filling some sort of word-count mandate we could simply type Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes every single time. That’s not going to happen so from now on we’ll be using the hip slang of ROTPOTA and DOTPOTA.

The rebooted franchise was surprisingly successful in the summer of 2011, grossing more than $… Continue reading Film Face-off: 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' vs. 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

Our resident VOD expert tells you what’s new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and, of course, Netflix.

Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $ 3-$ 10, in 24- or 48-hour periods

lonesurvivorposter731f New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Watch The Grand Budapest Hotel and 300: Rise of an Empire at Home Before DiscLone Survivor (action; Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch; rated R)

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Game of Thrones ratings bounced up for the third episode of the season and matched the series-high viewership for the HBO hit.

Sunday night 6.6 million viewers tuned in for the 9 p.m. airing (Thrones recap), up 5 percent from last week’s wedding shocker and tying the fourth season premiere. Another 1.6 million watched the two replays.

Meanwhile Silicon Valley and Veep both took a slight dip, with Mike Judge’s latest… Continue reading ‘Game of Thrones’ ratings rise

Here are your three-day box office returns (new releases bolded):

1. 300: Rise of an Empire – $ 45.0 million

2. Mr. Peabody & Sherman – $ 32.5 million

3. Non-Stop – $ 15.3 million ($ 52.1 million total)

4. The Lego Movie – $ 11.0 million ($ 224.9 million total)

5. Son of God – $ 10.0 million ($ 41.4 million total)

6. The Monuments Men – $ 3.1 million ($ 70.6 million total)

7… Continue reading Box Office Report: '300: Rise of an Empire' Slays the Competition

weekend box office Weekend Box Office: 300: Rise of An Empire Marches to Number OneWarner Bros.

The stylish combat film “300: Rise of An Empire” topped the box office with a strong debut of $ 45.1 million seven years after the original “300″ became an unlikely sensation. According to studio estimates Sunday, the “300″ sequel opened well below the $ 70.9 debut of Zac Snyder’s 2007 original. But the 3-D “Rise of an Empire” beat estimates… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: '300: Rise of An Empire' Marches to Number One