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box office: week of September 23

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Top 10 Box Office Takeaways: 'Gone Girl' & 'Annabelle Lead Record October Weekend

    Terrific neck-and-neck openings for"Gone Girl" and "Annabelle" proved that, like "Gravity"'s huge launch a year ago ($55 million), early fall is a great time of the year to release hit films. Both films grossed a record $37 million for the three days: there has never before been an October weekend t...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'The Good Lie,' 'Men, Women & Children' Open Soft

    This weekend despite Yom Kippur and competition from hot-button "Gone Girl," several new films opened well. But not fairly wide release "The Good Lie," which was well-reviewed and played well to those who showed up, or limited multiple "Men, Women and Children," which did neither.

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    'Annabelle' and 'Gone Girl' Set Friday Box Office Record

    This unusual one-two punch delivered a Top Ten tally of $46.3 million, a record for a Friday in October.

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    Seven Reasons Why the Netflix/Adam Sandler Deal Is a Gamechanger

    The next big step for Netflix was to step into the studio role of producing and presenting not only original TV series but exclusive movies. Now the company is forging ahead with a groundbreaking deal to finance and release four Adam Sandler movies from Happy Madison Productions. Here's why this is ...

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    Top Ten Takeaways: 'Equalizer' Rises on Denzel Washington, 'Boxtrolls' Best Laika Opener

    The weekend's Top Ten grosses totaled a decent but not spectacular $97 million, up $5 million from last year. Opener "The Equalizer" (Sony), Denzel Washington's return to Antoine Fuqua, who directed his Oscar-winning role in "Training Day," doubled the next best film this early fall weekend, holdov...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Pride' Opening Drowned by Noisy 'Gone Girl'

    Fall is prime season for top grade specialized releases. Increasingly, indie distributors are seeing their top fall entries challenged by high-end films from top studio directors aiming for awards attention. Thus Fox's widely reviewed New York Film Festival opener "Gone Girl" --which doesn't open un...

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