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box office: week of September 23

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    Top 10 Takeaways: 'Dumb & Dumber To' Edges 'Big Hero 6' for Top Spot as 'Interstellar' Falls to Third

    This weekend's lineup features films aimed at a wide variety of audiences, including at least four likely to have limited appeal outside of North America.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Foxcatcher' Strong, 'Rosewater' So-So, 'The Homesman' Modest

    Three of the year's most buzzed festival titles opened this weekend. Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher' is the easy initial leader of the three, with two-city totals surpassing all new films since 'Birdman,' including last weekend's top player 'The Theory of Everything.'

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    'Dumb and Dumber To' Tops Friday Box Office; 'Foxcatcher' Debuts Well

    Ignore Friday's top-three order if you're looking to project for the full weekend. It could look different after matinees kick in today and tomorrow.

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    CBS Films Partners with Lionsgate Following Layoffs

    Lionsgate and CBS Films announced a multi-year distribution partnership which will begin with the 2015 release of the teen comedy " The Duff." Is CBS throwing in the towel?

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    'Interstellar' Less Starry in Final Figures; 'St. Vincent' Also Slips

    Final reported grosses are in for the Top Ten, and the results are less positive for two films than initially reported. As we predicted Sunday, Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated 'Interstellar' did not gross $50 million for the three-day weekend.

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    Why 'Interstellar' Disappointed and 'Big Hero 6' Topped Box Office

    We dig into the reasons why Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar' disappointed while Disney's "Big Hero 6" topped a good weekend at the box office.

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    'Theory of Everything' Has Second Best Fall 2014 Opening

    "The Theory of Everything" (Focus) gave the uneven fall specialized season a needed shot in the arm with a very good start in three cities.

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    Big Box Office Weekend Ahead as 'Interstellar' and 'Big Hero 6' Go Neck-and-Neck

    With 'Interstellar' and 'Big Hero 6' opening everywhere this weekend, the biggest box office battle of the year is on. But either way, each film comes out a winner. Here is why.

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    What the Tie Between 'Nightcrawler' and 'Ouija' Reveals About the Box Office

    At $10.9 million each, 'Nightcrawler' and 'Ouija' shared the top spot at this weekend's Halloween box office. Here's what that virtual tie reveals about the movie season at large.

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    Godard's 3D 'Goodbye to Language' Tops Specialty Openers; 'Horns' is Soft; 'Birdman' Soars

    Top specialty opener "Goodbye to Language 3D" (Kino Lorber) is the best performing Jean-Luc Godard movie since the early 1980s. Why? It's in 3D! Even on Halloween weekend, Daniel Radcliffe horror pic "Horns" (Radius) did not live up to its Dimension label promise.

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