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Summer box office smackdowns

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A look at the season's biggest face-offs By Todd CunninghamTheWrapSummer's head-to-head opening weekend battles at the box office are fun, even if the comparisons don't necessarily make sense.When a family movie like "How to Train Your Dragon 2," for example, opens on the same weekend as an R-rated comedy like "22 Jump Street," it's not as if they're competing for the same moviegoers. The target audiences are different, their theaters could be disproportionate, one could be in 3D -- all factors that make for unfair fights, (It's not all about a film's first three days either, but that's a different story.)Nonetheless, if they open on the same weekend, one movie is going to come out on top and get the victor's buzz -- and one of them isn't.In that spirit, here's a looking at some of the blockbuster season's most intriguing box-office face-offs. More on TheWrap: 49 Summer Movies on Our Radar: From 'Amazing Spider-Man' to Tina Fey's Next Comedy (Photos)Bing: More about 2014 summer moviesWant more Movies? Be sure to like MSN Movies on Facebook and follow MSN Movies Twitter.(Paramount Pictures/Walt Disney Pictures)
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