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5 Things We Learned About Moviegoing This Year

When the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, Hollywood will be happy to put 2014 in the rearview mirror. It was what could charitably be described as a "bridge year" between the record-shattering 2013 and the blockbuster-filled 2015, which arrives with the promises of new Avengers and "Star Wars" films. As it stands, the B.O. will fall below last year's numbers by between 3% to 6%. But there are still lessons for the future to be gleaned from what popped and what fizzled. 1. Great Hollywood Brands? Disney Has All Four The Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation names can open movies. "Guardians of the Galaxy" scored with a third-tier comicbook...

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