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box office: week of September 23

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    International Box Office: "Godzilla" Monstrous Overseas With $103 Million

    In the immortal words of Herman's Hermits, "second verse same as the first". After debuting at a stunning $93 million domestically this week, "Godzilla" repeats the feat overseas with an even more impressive $103 million.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'The Immigrant' and 'Chinese Puzzle' Lead Specialty Box Office

    As Cannes is well under way, The Weinstein Co. finally opened a movie that debuted during the festival a year ago, James Gray's "The Immigrant," which came to the festival freighted with big expectations. In the interim its status as one of their prime films faded, and it only now is seeing the ligh...

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    Box Office: 'Godzilla' Destroys Box Office, but What About 'Million Dollar Arm'?

    Warner Bros.' "Godzilla" reboot took in more than half of the Top 10 gross this weekend, and became the third $90 million-plus opener since early April. The haul brought the total gross for these films to $169 million, a decent jump from $146 million last year -- when "Iron Man 3" was king of the bo...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Chinese Puzzle' Shows Promise, 'The Immigrant' Disappoints, and 'Budapest Hotel' Hits $55 Million

    Here's a rundown of the specialty box office this weekend, which saw Cédric Klapisch's "Chinese Puzzle" find a promising debut, James Gray's much more anticipated "The Immigrant" fail to make much of an impression, and "Chef," "Ida," "Belle" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" all hold on nicely later in...

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    "Godzilla" Hefty, But Just Misses Biggest Opening Of The Year With $93.2 Million

    A lower than expected Saturday curbed "Godzilla"'s rumble through the box office but the monster movie still roared to $93.2 million, just missing the opening $95 million take of "Captain America: Winter Soldier" for highest opening of the year.

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    Box-Office: ‘Godzilla’ Stomps To No. 1 With The 2nd Highest Opening Of The Year & $93 Million

    Up from the depths, 30 stories tall, “Godzilla” absolutely crushed it this weekend, almost grabbing the highest North American opening weekend of the year. The film was poised to do so with an estimated $98 million weekend, $3 million higher than “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and its $95 mil...

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    Weekend B.O. May 16-18 (Godzilla Smashes The Competition - Called This One)

    Did you expect some other film to be No.1 this weekend?

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    'Godzilla' Conquers Friday Box Office, 'Million Dollar Arm' Opens Modestly

    Godzilla" (Warner Bros.) took in $38,525,000 yesterday, including just under $10 million in Thursday night shows, to qualify as the biggest opening day since "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" last November.

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    Oh My Godzilla! Lizard Leaps to Near $100 Million Weekend

    Apparently it IS easy being green. Warners' "Godzilla" obliterates the Friday box office with a $39 million take which should bring the three day close to $100 million. That would make it the highest grossing movie of the year so far (we'll see how long that lasts with "X-Men: Days of Future Past"...

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    Part One Of My Wide-Ranging Interview With Legendary Film And Television Producer Marshall Herskovitz

    Marshall Herskovitz is one of the most famous and prolific producers and screenwriters in film and television history. His films include "Traffic", "The Last Samurai", "Blood Diamond" (to name but a few). as well as some of the most illustrious television series of the past 25 years such as "Thirty...

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    Projected Weekend Top 10: "Godzilla" Rises, "Neighbors" Continues To Make Noise

    "He that can have patience can have what he will". Benjamin Franklin said that (or was it Pauly Shore?). "Godzilla" fans among us have been patient for 16 long, grueling years waiting for someone to come along and do justice to the Japanese legend.

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    Thursday Night Audiences Go Gaga For "Godzilla" To The Tune Of $9.3 Million

    Most estimates this week had the big green guy coming in at around $65 but Box Office Insider thought moviegoers would go gaga for "Godzilla" and if last night is any indication then our prediction on Monday of $74 million for the three days is right on (or even low!) as the film totaled a staggerin...

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    Indie Box Office Preview: 'The Immigrant' Opens a Year After It Debuted In Cannes; Can It Counter 'Godzilla'?

    In a new weekly fixture here at Indiewire, we're previewing notable new specialty releases in terms of their box office potential.

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    Next Week's Coming Attractions

    It's never too early to look ahead and after what has seemingly been years-in-the-making buildup, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" will finally be released a week from tomorrow. The current X-Men characters join up with their younger selves to change the past and save the future.

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