UPDATED: The sequel, however, couldn't prevent summer domestic box office revenue from continuing to tumble year over year; Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" wows at the specialty box office, while "Begin Again" lands in the top 10.
UPDATED: The sequel, which took in $27.7 million on Friday, is pacing well ahead of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," which debuted to $54.8 million in August 2011; Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" soars at the specialty box office. READ MORE
The critically acclaimed sequel is on track to eclipse the $54.8 million opening of 2011's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"; Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" launches at the specialty box office. READ MORE
THR's awards analyst recaps the standouts from Sundance, Cannes and everything in between and ponders which movies might have the staying power to contend for nominations more than six months from now. READ MORE
The director sacrificed his usual low-seven-figure upfront fee to share the copyright in his 12-years-in-the-making movie, as financial transparency improves in the industry and Hollywood's take-the-money-and-run mentality shifts. READ MORE
The Brooklyn Academy of Music's adventurous program showcases the best in American independent cinema with East Coast premieres of "Boyhood," "Snowpiercer," "I Origins," "Happy Christmas" and "They Came Together." READ MORE
"I was trying to write something about childhood and I couldn't pick one moment, so I had this idea," says Linklater. "I kind of wanted to bite off the whole thing -- childhood." The film was shot in 39 days over the course of 12 years, chronicling one boy's childhood. READ MORE
The life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18.