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box office: week of September 23

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Obvious Child' a Hit For A24; 'Chef' Hits $10 Million

    Here's a rundown of the specialty box office this weekend, which saw Sebastian Junger's doc "Korengal" top openers in its exclusive engagement debut, narrowly beating out the per-theater-average of Kelly Reichardt's "Night Moves," which was in one more theater. News wasn't quite so good for other op...

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    Weekend B.O. June 6-8 (The Power Of Teenage Girl Audiences, And A Question)

    Girl power rules, as the collective forces beats out Tom Cruise

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    Despite Saturday Drop, "The Fault In Our Stars" Garners Glorious $48 Million Debut

    It's probably better to look at the end rather than the means in the case of "The Fault In Our Stars" this weekend. The end result was a stunning $48.2 million weekend, easily outpacing the competition as tween and older females flocked to the multiplex as if an episode of Oprah's Favorite Things wa...

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    Top Ten: 'Fault In Our Stars' Soars at Box Office as 'Edge of Tomorrow' Hopes for International Boost

    The weekend after Angelina Jolie propelled "Maleficent" (Buena Vista), an expensive summer tentpole, to significant success, Shailene Wooley did the same with the low-budget romance-amid-illness "The Fault in Our Stars" (20th Century Fox). Building on a core of interest from the young adult novel an...

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    ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Weeps Its Way To #1, Tom Cruise’s ‘Tomorrow’ Falters With Less Than $30 Million

    Opening to slightly smaller numbers than predicted, Shailene Woodley’s romantic weepie “The Fault In Our Stars” took the number one slot this weekend, perhaps proving that you don’t need science-fiction or high concept in order for a YA novel to connect with audiences. While its weekend debut was be...

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    Friday Box Office: 'Fault In Our Stars' Continues Female-Driven Rebound, While Cruise's 'Edge of Tomorrow' Is Spotty

    With the strong initial grosses for "The Fault in Our Stars" (20th Century Fox), another young adult novel has turned into a significant hit.

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    No Fault Performance: "Fault In Our Stars" Rolls To Enormous Opening Night

    Tweens ran rampant at the multiplex last night and figuring in the Thursday shows, "The Fault In Our Stars" rocked to a $26 million opening night.

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    Indie Box Office Preview: Are 'Child' and 'Case Against 8' As Obvious Hits As We'd Hope?

    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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    Weekend Top 10 Projections: Why Weepy Tweens Will Topple Tom's "Tomorrow"

    Look for females to find no "Fault In Our Stars" this weekend as the tween rom/drama seeks to expand past its core 12-20 year old demographic and lure older women into the multiplex. If they can pull off that feat then first place is a given as "Maleficent" and "Edge Of Tomorrow" will have to settl...

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    Bollywood This Weekend: Akshay Kumar Proves A Soldier Is Never Off Duty In "Holiday"

    Back in action, Akshay Kumar returns to Bollywood screens this week with perhaps his most serious outing ever, "Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty".

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    Hit Or Miss: How "Maleficent" Overperformed, Seth and Charlize Died In The West And "Chef" and "Belle" Continue To Benefit From Great Release Dates

    There are usually one or two executives at every studio whose main job it is to attempt to work with the MPAA ratings board to nip here or tuck there to achieve a desired rating for each film. Kudos to whoever that person is at Disney for securing a PG rating for "Maleficent"!

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    John Green's Enthusiastic Fan Base Bodes Well for 'The Fault in Our Stars'

    John Green's fans love him. As in, LOVE him. The "Fault in Our Stars" scribe has nearly 2.5 million(!) followers on Twitter and his vlogbrothers YouTube videos routinely rack up 500,000 to a million hits.

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    Maleficent Soars to the Top of the Box Office with $170 Mil in Global Ticket Sales

    To the surprise of no one (except maybe studio execs), female audiences made the Angelina Jolie vehicle a hit.

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    "Maleficent" Sleeping Beautifully Overseas With $100 Million Ransom

    In the penultimate week prior to the start of the World Cup, Disney's "Maleficent" edged out Fox's "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" to top the overseas box office. The Angelina Jolie film took in a nice round number of $100 million while the X-Men gang was a close second at $95 million.

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