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box office: week of September 23

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    Career Watch: Has 'Maleficent' Restored Angelina Jolie's Box Office Mojo?

    Reviews were mixed. But for moviegoers, the $70 million opening for "Maleficent" -- an Angelina Jolie record -- for a rare female summer action adventure suggests that they were transfixed by the sight of the right actress in a perfect-fit role.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Restrepo' Sequel 'Korengal' Tops Specialty Box Office; Kelly Reichardt's 'Night Moves' Takes Second

    An eclectic group of new releases failed to provide any films with more than niche potential in upcoming weeks. The standout is "Korengal" (Saboteur), a sequel of sorts to the Oscar-nominated documentary feature "Restrepo," which had a New York opening in the range of its predecessor. "Night Moves" ...

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    Specialty Box Office: Kelly Reichardt's 'Night' Has Decent Moves; Sebastian Junger's 'Korengal' Stronger

    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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    Jolie's 'Maleficent' Leads Box Office Top Ten with Strong Femme Appeal, Diaz's 'Other Woman' at $81 Million

    Angelina Jolie is a huge movie star. Disney knows how to reach a broad family audience led by women. And beloved fairy tales sell. These are some of the lessons learned --yet again--by "Maleficent"'s magnificent $70 million opening, which dwarfed Seth MacFarlane's western spoof "A Million Ways to Di...

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    Final Estimates Push "Maleficent" to $70 Million Weekend.

    Final studio numbers have come in this morning and a decent Saturday pushes Angelina Jolie and "Maleficent" to $70 million for the weekend. Sadly, Saturday wasn't much of a help for "A Million Ways To Die In The West" as the Seth MacFarlane comedy western remains at $17 million and a third place fi...

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    Box-Office: Angelina Jolie Has The Biggest Opening Weekend Of Her Career With ‘Maleficent’

    Angelina Jolie is one of those curious global superstars. To this day, the highest grossing live-action film she’s ever been in was $186 million for 2005’s “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” And her top five all-time domestic grosses include three animated movies that she never physically appeared in (two of them ...

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    'Maleficent' Bewitches Friday Box Office, Shows Power of Jolie (and Female Stars)

    With "Maleficent," Angelina Jolie now joins Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz, Melissa McCarthy and Rooney Mara as an actress who has recently opened a movie to strong initial returns better, in many cases, than some male stars considered safe bets for franchise efforts.

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    "Maleficent" Sits Tres Jolie Atop Box Office Mountain, Seth MacFarlane Dies In The West

    I'm still waiting for several estimates to come in but it's all Disney and Angelina Jolie at the box office this weekend. Driven by its family friendly PG rating and a large take from its Imax screens, "Maleficent" easily cruised into first place this weekend, grossing an estimated $68-71 million.

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    Indie Box Office Preview: Does James McAvoy's 'Filth' or Dakota Fanning's 'Night' Have The Moves Against 'Maleficent'?

    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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    Projected Weekend Top 10: Angie Puts A Spell On All Box Office Comers, "X-Men" Tries To Avoid A 2nd Week Plummet

    There are going to be some very intriguing box office battles this summer. This weekend won't be one of those. Even though Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways To Die In The West" should rack up some nice numbers it won't come close to dethroning Angelina Jolie and "Maleficent",

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    Next Week's Box Office Battle: Cruise & Blunt vs. Hazel & Augustus

    We always love to look ahead here at Box Office Insider and quite frankly we cannot wait for next week's box office battle between Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt starring in Doug Liman's "Edge Of Tomorrow" and Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in the young adult weep fest, "The Fault In Our Stars"

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    This Week's Previews & Predictions: Angie Looks To Conjure Up Box Office Magic And The "Ted" Guy Goes West

    It's Disney, it's "Sleeping Beauty", it's Angelina Jolie, what's not to like in "Maleficent" and Seth MacFarlane takes the Village People's advice to go west in "A Million Ways To Die In The West".

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    "X-Men" Blows Away International Box Office With $171 Million.

    It didn't seem to matter what country you were in, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" was huge no matter if you speak Chinese, Korean or Hindi.

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    Hit Or Miss: "X-Men" Hit On All Cylinders, Adam And Drew Are More Blanded Than "Blended" and "Chef' Cooks Up A Nice Little Expansion

    "X-Men: Days Of Future Past"--You have to hand it to Fox they staked a claim to Memorial Day, even in the face of "Godzilla" and Spidey but they pulled it off to the tune of $111 million for the four days. It will be interesting to see where the film goes from here.

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