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This Fall's 5 Biggest Movie Hits
The Motley Fool ^ | September 14, 2013 | Steve Symington

Posted on 09/14/2013 11:58:44 AM PDT by EveningStar

Without a doubt, 2013 is shaping up to be a banner year at the box office so far. Led by Disney's Marvel-inspired Iron Man 3, which brought in $1.21 billion in gross ticket sales worldwide, audiences around the globe have spent a whopping $7.81 billion at the movies year-to-date. 

In fact, this summer, consumers have set a new record by spending an incredible $4.76 billion at the box office, which bought them an estimated 583 million tickets. For those of you keeping track, that's also the highest number of tickets sold since the summer of 2007. 

But that certainly doesn't mean the film industry is ready to roll the credits on 2013 just yet. So hold onto your hats, moviegoers, because it's time to take a look at five of the biggest movies coming out this fall.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cinema; film; movies

1 posted on 09/14/2013 11:58:45 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


2 posted on 09/14/2013 11:59:40 AM PDT by EveningStar ("Putin now just basically doing donuts in Obama's front yard." - Iowahawk)
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To: EveningStar

I just watched Oblivion on Blue Ray last night. My expectations were, I thought, too high, but I LOVED that movie, even though there was a lot of similarity in the end to the end of Independence day. ;-)


3 posted on 09/14/2013 12:01:32 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: EveningStar

I went to the movies zero times this summer. It seemed that everything had a I II or III in the title. Maybe even VI! And none of the originals were even that strong. Think I’ll watch ZERO DARK THIRTY again tonight.....


4 posted on 09/14/2013 12:05:02 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: EveningStar; All

5 posted on 09/14/2013 12:09:07 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: EveningStar

With the possible exception of the Hobbit I’m uninspired.


6 posted on 09/14/2013 12:09:38 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: EveningStar

It’s still summer ...


7 posted on 09/14/2013 12:17:10 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: EveningStar

Any thoughts about Gravity?


8 posted on 09/14/2013 12:21:00 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne)
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To: CincyRichieRich

It’s not just a good idea — it’s the law?


9 posted on 09/14/2013 12:22:12 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: jtal

I thought the Hobbit was unwatchable, just my opinion.


10 posted on 09/14/2013 12:22:25 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: EveningStar
On the other hand, The Lone Ranger was such a dud that it destroyed not only itself, but the next Pirates movie.

Disney Delays Release of ‘Pirates of Caribbean 5′

11 posted on 09/14/2013 12:23:38 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: EveningStar

And I missed every one of them.


12 posted on 09/14/2013 12:24:43 PM PDT by RetiredArmy ("As in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of Man." Come Quickly LORD Jesus!)
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To: musicman

LOL - post of the day!

Apologies to the real Groucho...


13 posted on 09/14/2013 12:28:31 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: EveningStar

4 of the 5 are sequels. That’s about right for Hollywood.

BTW, the non-sequel, Ender’s Game is from my son’s favorite book. I’ve read it and it is great. Hopefully, the movie will live up to the book.


14 posted on 09/14/2013 12:28:35 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: CincyRichieRich

I haven’t seen it.


15 posted on 09/14/2013 12:32:32 PM PDT by EveningStar ("Putin now just basically doing donuts in Obama's front yard." - Iowahawk)
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To: RetiredArmy

They haven’t been release yet.


16 posted on 09/14/2013 12:34:28 PM PDT by EveningStar ("Putin now just basically doing donuts in Obama's front yard." - Iowahawk)
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To: EveningStar

Dudden matter. I will still miss them all. I don’t give my money to those garbage in Hollyweird any more.


17 posted on 09/14/2013 12:37:19 PM PDT by RetiredArmy ("As in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of Man." Come Quickly LORD Jesus!)
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To: Straight Vermonter
BTW, the non-sequel, Ender’s Game is from my son’s favorite book. I’ve read it and it is great. Hopefully, the movie will live up to the book

But, but ... you can't go see that movie 'cause Orson Scott Card is a hater -- he believes in traditional marriage! How could you even think of going to see a movie written by such a hate filled person?

Sarcasm off. However, I do have to wonder when I fell down the rabbit hole, when believing marriage to be between a man and woman, as it has been throughout human history, came to be looked at as an "evil" belief. I will be seeing Ender's Game.

18 posted on 09/14/2013 12:40:16 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Straight Vermonter
I too am looking forward to Ender's Game.

Ender's Game threads

19 posted on 09/14/2013 12:40:26 PM PDT by EveningStar ("Putin now just basically doing donuts in Obama's front yard." - Iowahawk)
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To: EveningStar

Big screen reboot of “Left Behind” coming out in 2014. Stars Nicolas Cage.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2467046/


20 posted on 09/14/2013 12:43:56 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: newfreep

21 posted on 09/14/2013 12:58:36 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ClearCase_guy
To quote a (funny) leftie actor (Robin Williams) voicing a deranged animated character (the Bat) in a lefty eco-indoctination movie, "Fern Gully", just after he flies into a very large tree, knocking himself silly:

"Gravity Works!"

22 posted on 09/14/2013 1:02:26 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Life is short. It's even shorter if you suggest going out for pizza on your anniversary" Peter Egan)
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To: cuban leaf
i liked the movie, but i Love Olga...

23 posted on 09/14/2013 1:04:06 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: musicman

Are those two bozos holding hands in that photo? Gag.


24 posted on 09/14/2013 1:12:36 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: EveningStar

Have you ever noticed that every years there is an award for “Best Picture” — even when all the movies are lousy?


25 posted on 09/14/2013 1:13:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SampleMan

“I thought the Hobbit was unwatchable, just my opinion.”

Well you have to set your sights lower to see the Hobbit.

(cuz hobbits are shorter)


26 posted on 09/14/2013 1:21:44 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Rummyfan
I saw Man of Steel this summer -- which was pretty good but forgettable. Also saw Republicans in Space or whatever the one with Matt Damon was called. It was forgettable too. I felt embarrassed for the director, who had previously created the quite interesting District 9.

It's pretty amazing to think that Hollywood was once capable of producing such works as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Apocalypse Now, the Star Wars series, even the Indiana Jones series, etc. Plus all the superior art of the '50s and '60s.

Modern Hollywood is an embarrassment just like our foreign policy under the Boy King is an embarrassment.

27 posted on 09/14/2013 1:27:15 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: cuban leaf

Can’t hear “Oblivion” without thinking of Macy Gray.


28 posted on 09/14/2013 1:39:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: EveningStar
Without a doubt, 2013 is shaping up to be a banner year at the box office so far. Led by Disney's Marvel-inspired Iron Man 3, which brought in $1.21 billion in gross ticket sales worldwide, audiences around the globe have spent a whopping $7.81 billion at the movies year-to-date.

There's nothing our movie industry friends would like more than to institute a retro-active "Pay your fair share" windfall profits tax. Go for it Bamby!

29 posted on 09/14/2013 1:50:46 PM PDT by RJL (There's no greed like the greed of a liberal politician buying votes with your money.)
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To: cuban leaf

I am not a big Tom Cruise fan but I liked that movie A LOT as well.


30 posted on 09/14/2013 2:41:49 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: EveningStar

I will not see one of them and my life will be more enjoyable.


31 posted on 09/14/2013 3:03:19 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: ClearCase_guy

It’s not just a good idea — it’s the law?


“you a funny one!” good one


32 posted on 09/14/2013 4:07:28 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne)
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