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box office: week of September 23

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    Seven Reasons Why Theaters Felt Compelled to Pull 'The Interview'

    As the major news outlets reported the North Korea-sanctioned Sony Hack--or Hack Attack--at the top of the news cycle Wednesday, complete with a quote from President Obama urging Americans to "go to the movies," theater owners were reeling as Sony pulled the film from Christmas theaters altogether ...

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    Sony Pulls Plug on 'The Interview' with "No Further Release Plans" as U.S. Links North Korea to Hacks

    After the major theater chains backed out of showing controversial Seth Rogen comedy 'The Interview' after terrorist threats, Sony has pulled the film from its planned December 25 release date.

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    The 30 Highest Grossing Indies of 2014 (A Running List)

    Here's a chart of 2014's thirty highest grossing films (so far) tracked by Indiewire's box office charts.

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    Top Ten Takeaways: 'Exodus' Targets Bible Thumpers as Oscar Holdovers Face Holiday Stakes

    Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" came in close to projections, although the domestic numbers are less than stellar given its high budget and talent pedigree.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Top Five' and 'Inherent Vice' Open Strong

    While this weekend is normally considered a weak period for adult audiences, several late-year awards contenders showed real strength.

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    'Exodus' Fails to Lead Way to Box Office Promised Land; 'Inherent Vice' Starts Strong

    Though this time of the year provides multiple excuses not to see movies, the reality is that Fox didn't choose a suicidal date, but rather one that has previously launched major hits.

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    Universal Bucks Blockbuster Trend--and Wins

    Sometimes it pays NOT to have franchises. See the box office numbers for last year.

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    The 10 Best Movies of 2014 (and Top Indie Sellers) According to iTunes

    Here are the best films of the year - and the biggest indie sellers - according to iTunes.

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    'Wild' Takes the Stage Amid Pre-Holiday Awards Rollout

    On another big weekend for award season contenders, Fox Searchlight pushed "Wild" into 21 theaters.

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    Friday Box Office: 'Mockingjay' Holds on Par with 'Catching Fire,' 'Wild' Joins Award Mix

    With no new wide releases, the traditionally bleak post-Thanksgiving Friday performed as usual yesterday, relying almost entirely on holdovers of films that, at their respective levels, had already performed below expectations.

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    Was Sony Hacking Behind Latest Piracy Scare?

    An ongoing issue that threatens the entertainment industry popped up over the holiday weekend.

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