Why They Make Movies in the First Place

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We cover box office grosses a lot but when compared to budget, the results aren’t as sexy as ticket sales indicate. What really matter is profit. The estimates are out for 2014. Who won? Who lost?
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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report- If the Shoe Fits

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Despite being on special assignment in NYC without a laptop, I am STILL bringing you the weekly box office wrap up. That’s the kinda guy I am.
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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report: Hollywood’s Butt Is Chappied!

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After weeks of surprisingly strong Box Office performances (Sniper, Taken, Spongebob, 50 Shades), we’ve kind of hit a lull. Lotta flops lately.  This week’s first place debut was no exception. The red ink continues.

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How Much Money a Hit Song Makes

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A little off the geek beat, but you know how much Ryan and I LOVE data. Well for us this data is like the back room of a party hosted by Box Office Mojo and the Nielsen organization! A lawsuit for infringement by the estate of Marvin Gaye against the “writers” of Alan Robin Thicke‘s son gave us a peek at the payout for writing ONE hit song.

IMG_6833That’s some fat coin. Much more than Tom earned writing that story about Tyroc. Like a lot more.
Source: THR

Gabbing Geek Box Office Report- Lack of Focus

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Will Smith’s career continues to show signs of wear and tear.  His latest flick, a crime caper starring fellow Suicide Squad cast mate Margo Robbie,  failed to open to big numbers.
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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report


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The story this week is all about the drop off of Fifty Shades. How’d it do? Let’s see…
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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report: Sponge is Worthy!

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An amazing January box office, fueled by American Sniper and Taken 3, has given way to February and it looks like the hits keep a’coming.  This time, success comes in the form of a sponge.

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Super Bowl weekend is a wasteland at the North American box office. ‘Murica’s attention turns to ONLY pigskin. Umm. Wait.  Someone forgot to tell Eastwood and Cooper…

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Pictures Are Pretty! Here’s Your Visual Guide To Marvel Character Movie Rights

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If you’re anything like me – pictures say a thousand words. Well….words also say a thousand words, but pictures are better because: PRETTY! And again, if you’re anything like me (which let’s face it, everyone is totally like me) then keeping up with all the Marvel movie rights will make your head explode. But never fear! Thanks to The Geek Twins, your handy-dandy Marvel guide is here!

For a more detailed overview – head over to The Geek Twins and see their wonderful work.

Gabbing Geek Box Office Report: Mortdecai Misses, Sniper Does NOT

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After such big hit opening weekends with Taken and American Sniper, we finally get a reminder of what January box office reports are SUPPOSED to look like.  American Sniper continued to dominate the box office; pairing Oscar buzz and a weird Chik Fil A effect to stay at the top spot.  Most of the new releases that it faced off with were not as well-received.

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