ouija.pngLOS ANGELES - October 22, 2014 - According to Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, the new horror film "Ouija" is calling forth spirited weekend ticket sales, giving rise to a lively 77 out of 100 points on the company's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator. A co-production of Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions and Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes, "Ouija" is currently outselling last year's Halloween release , "Carrie," at the same point in the sales cycle on Fandango.

According to a survey of more than 1,000 "Ouija" ticket-buyers:
* 79% identify it as their Halloween season movie of choice;
* 76% are fans of previous horror productions from Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes;
* 71% plan to see the movie with a group of friends;
* 55% have played the Ouija board game.

"It's surprising there's never been a Ouija movie until now," says Dave Karger, Chief Correspondent for Fandango. "The board game concept makes for a great storytelling device and it's now the top Halloween movie that fans want to see with a group of friends."

For horror movie fans, Fandango offers a special hub dedicated to the genre, called "House of Screams" at www.fandango.com/houseofscreams. Featured in the section are exclusive videos, the "Scare Off" sweepstakes, and original movie-inspired artwork including a retro travel poster for Camp Crystal Lake from "Friday the 13th"(http://www.fandango.com/movie-news/exclusive-camp-crystal-lake-art-748484) and a fun interactive quiz on "Which Horror Movie Character Best Suits You?" at http://www.fandango.com/movie-news/quiz-find-out-which-horror-movie-character-best-suits-you-748469.

About Fandango's Fanticipation
Known for having its finger on the pulse of moviegoers, Fandango's movie buzz indicator, Fanticipation, provides statistical insight into the movies fans are planning to see in a given weekend. Fanticipation scores (based on a 1 to 100-point scale) are calculated via an algorithm of Fandango's advance ticket sales, website and mobile traffic, and social media engagement. Fanticipation is not intended as a forecast of the weekend box office; it is a snapshot of movie fan sentiment.

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goodrichqualitytheaters.pngGrand Rapids, MI - October 21, 2014 - Goodrich Quality Theaters, Inc., headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, announces plans to break ground in early 2015 for a new 80,000 sq. ft. 14-screen state-of-the-art multiplex in Riverview, FL. The theater will feature one large-format auditorium, bar & grill and VIP recliner seating in all auditoriums. The facility is being developed by Anthony Properties of Dallas, TX and designed by Paradigm Design of Grand Rapids, MI.

The premium theater facility will feature "GDX" (Giant Digital eXperience), Goodrich's cutting-edge large format auditorium, with a giant 80-foot-wide screen allowing floor-to-ceiling viewing. In addition, the theater will offer all-digital projection and 3D, as well as the latest technology and amenities including:

 Premium Dolby Atmos sound system

 State-of-the-art viewing with wall-to-wall screens

 All stadium seating with luxurious premium recliners

 Spacious lobby and box office with self-serve ticket counters

 Massive concession stand with self-serve drink refill stations

"We are thrilled that we can bring a state-of-the-art theater to Riverview, in conjunction with a premium retail development. Riverview is our first location in Florida, and we are proud to join this community," says Martin Betz, Chief Operating Officer of Goodrich Quality Theaters. "We are committed to providing our patrons with the very best theater entertainment experience, great concessions and outstanding customer loyalty programs."

Brian Shiu, Vice President of Development at Anthony Properties agrees that this development, located between the Super Walmart and I-75 on Gibsonton Drive, is poised to become a regional entertainment destination. "In addition to the theater, the complex will feature approximately 175,000 square feet of space ideally suited to restaurant, hotel and retail tenants complementary to Walmart," Mr. Shiu adds, "We are particularly impressed by the residential growth that is taking place in Riverview and look forward to bringing additional retail to the area."


Goodrich Quality Theaters is headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI. The Company operates 29 theaters in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri totaling 273 screens featuring all-digital projection. All theaters are equipped with 3D cinema. The circuit also includes four IMAX locations. For more information go to www.GoodrichQualityTheaters.com.


Anthony Properties is a privately-held real estate development and investment firm founded in 1984. The Company's diverse portfolio includes multiplex cinemas, mixed-use developments, retail centers, residential communities, and acreage held for investment. For more information go to www.anthonyproperties.com.


Martin Betz, COO, Goodrich Quality Theaters Ph: 616-827-6528, Email: mbetz@gqti.com

Brian Shiu, Anthony Properties Ph: 214-432-9514, Email: brian@anthonyproperties.com OR

Justin Todd, Anthony Properties Ph: 214-432-9506, Email: justin@anthonyproperties.com

Bill Brunner, Paradigm Design Ph: 616-785-5577, Email: wbrunner@paradigmae.com

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By Daniel Garris

Sony's Fury took in $2.36 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The David Ayer directed World War II film starring Brad Pitt was down 59 percent from Sunday's performance, which represented the day's strongest daily percentage hold among wide releases. Fury has grossed $26.06 million through four days of release. That is on the lower end of pre-release expectations and places the film 10 percent ahead of the $23.63 million four-day start of Sony's The Monuments Men earlier this year (which fell 70 percent on its first Monday to gross $1.62 million).

Fox's Gone Girl placed in second with $1.45 million. The critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film starring Ben Affleck was down 65 percent from Sunday and down 63 percent from last Monday's inflated Columbus Day performance. Gone Girl has grossed a very impressive $108.23 million in 18 days. That places the film 76 percent ahead of the $61.36 million 18-day take of 2012's Argo.

Fellow Fox release The Book of Life claimed third place with $0.840 million. The modestly budgeted 3D computer animated film fell 84 percent from Monday. The Book of Life has grossed $17.85 million in its first four days. The film continues to perform in line with expectations and very similarly to The Boxtrolls out of the gate, which grossed $18.01 million during its first four days.

Dracula Untold followed closely behind in fourth with $0.827 million. Universal's action horror film starring Luke Evans was down 69 percent from Sunday and also down 69 percent from last Monday. Dracula Untold has grossed a stronger than expected $41.66 million in eleven days, but is now displaying signs of significant front-loading.

Warner's The Judge rounded out Monday's top five with $0.686 million. The Robert Downey Jr. led drama fell 64 percent from Sunday and 63 percent from last Monday. The Judge continues to perform towards the lower end of its modest expectations with an eleven-day take of $27.51 million.

Relativity's The Best of Me followed closely behind in sixth with $0.677 million. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden was down 67 percent from Sunday. The Best of Me is performing on the low end of its modest expectations with $10.68 million in four days and is also showing early signs of being front-loaded.

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By Daniel Garris

Sony's Fury debuted in first place this weekend with $23.70 million. The David Ayer directed war film starring Brad Pitt opened on the low end of pre-release expectations. Fury opened 8 percent ahead of the $22.00 million debut of Sony's The Monuments Men back in February and 21.5 percent ahead of the $19.50 million start of Sony's Moneyball back in September of 2011. Like both of those films were able to do, Fury will hope to hold up well going forward.

Fury opened with $8.82 million on Friday (which included a relatively large $1.2 million from Thursday night shows), increased 3 percent on Saturday to take in $9.12 million and fell 37 percent on Sunday to gross $5.76 million. That placed the film's opening weekend to Friday ratio at a somewhat front-loaded 2.69 to 1. The audience breakdown for Fury skewed towards male moviegoers (60 percent) and slightly towards moviegoers over the age of 35 (51 percent). Fury received an encouraging A- rating on CinemaScore.

After leading the box office each of the past two weekends, Fox's Gone Girl placed in second this weekend with $17.51 million. The critically acclaimed David Fincher directed film starring Ben Affleck continued to hold up well, as it was down just 34 percent from last weekend. Gone Girl surpassed the $100 million mark this weekend and has now grossed $106.78 million through 17 days of release. Before much longer, Gone Girl will zoom past the $127.51 million final domestic gross of 2008's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to become Fincher's highest grossing film to date (without adjusting for ticket price inflation).

Fellow Fox release The Book of Life followed closely behind in third with a $17.01 million debut. The modestly budgeted computer animated film opened in line with expectations and likely received an added boost from arriving a couple weeks before Halloween and Day of the Dead. The Book of Life opened nearly on par with the recent $17.28 million launch of The Boxtrolls. The Book of Life started out with $4.99 million on Friday, increased 39 percent on Saturday to take in $6.91 million and declined 26 percent on Sunday to gross $5.16 million. That placed the film's opening weekend to Friday ratio at 3.41 to 1. Like Fury, The Book of Life also received an encouraging A- rating on CinemaScore.

Fellow family film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day claimed fourth place with $11.46 million. The Disney release starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner fell 38 percent from last weekend. That represented a very solid hold, especially given the added competition for family audiences from The Book of Life. Alexander has grossed $36.29 million through ten days of release, which is in line with expectations and represents a healthy performance with the film's modest price tag in mind.

Relativity's The Best of Me rounded out the weekend's top with $10.00 million. The Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden opened on the low end of its modest expectations. The Best of Me opened softer than most Sparks adaptations, with the film's performance more closely representing the $13.42 million start of 2008's Nights in Rodanthe. The Best of Me opened with $4.13 million on Friday, fell 8 percent on Saturday to take in $3.79 million and fell 45 percent on Sunday to gross $2.08 million. That places the film's opening weekend to Friday ratio at just 2.42 to 1. The Best of Me received a solid B+ rating on CinemaScore, which strongly suggests that the film is going over better with moviegoers than it has with critics.

In their second weekend of release, Universal's Dracula Untold and Warner's The Judge claimed sixth and seventh places respectively with $9.99 million and $7.92 million. Dracula Untold was down a sharp 58 percent from last weekend's stronger than expected start, while The Judge was down a solid 40 percent from last weekend's modest debut. Respective ten-day total grosses stand at $40.83 million for Dracula Untold and at $26.82 million for The Judge.

Warner's Annabelle placed in eighth with $7.88 million. The low-budget spin-off to The Conjuring was down a respectable 50 percent and has grossed a stronger than expected $74.08 million in 17 days. Annabelle will face new direct competition next weekend when Universal unleashes Ouija in theaters on Friday.

On the platform front, the critically acclaimed Birdman was off to a terrific start with $424,397 from 4 locations in New York and Los Angeles. The Alejandro González Iñárritu directed film starring Michael Keaton from Fox Searchlight and New Regency generated a massive per-location average of $106,099 for the frame. Birdman will receive a major expansion next weekend.

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