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July 2014 Box Office Bleeds Red

July 2014 was a dismal month for the box office. The domestic numbers are in for July 2014, and they're not good. According to our friends at, the domestic box office for July totaled a paltry $966 million, which is down 30 percent from last July. The site also reported that this marks the first time since 2002 in which a July fell short of selling $1 billion in tickets. No matter how you cut it, no month has seen such a falloff year-to-year since January 2011, when the market dropped 29 percent. That was due entirely to the 2010 release of the mammoth Avatar . Yet, news like this isn't exactly a surprise, considering that few films last month peaked our interest, as we lamented in our July Preview post . Apparently, audiences felt the same, staying away in droves almost as soon as the July 4th weekend began. The writing was on the wall as far back as June 27th, when Transformers: Age of Extinction was released, experiencing a massive $100m

July 2014 Movies on Our Radar

Horror and Science Fiction dominate a busy July. From a release perspective, June 2014 was an odd month in terms of releases. What started with exceptional dare (Edge of Tomorrow) became mostly flled with the blah (Jersey Boys) and the boisterously long (Transformers: Age of Extinction). WIll July get us back on track? Fans of Science Fiction and Horror have some promising fare, even if they don't deliver on a strictly monetary value. The schedule features possession, an angry ape, an entire angry murderous people, and a woman who's about to get a huge upgrade. Deliver Us From Evil (July 2nd) Plot: NY police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city. Director: Scott Derrickson Starring: Eric Bana Why We're Interested: While we're not really impressed with the “based on a true story” subtitle, we