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    Michael Bacall Scores with '21 Jump Street' & 'Project X'; Sequels in the Works, Plus Cruise's Len Grossman

    It's good to be Michael Bacall. The actor-screenwriter's "21 Jump Street" and "Project X" have both raked in a pretty penny at the recent box office. "21" opened this past weekend to $35 million, while "X" has come out of two weekends with $48 million ...

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    New Trailer for 'Snow White and the Huntsman'; Stewart Is The One to End The Darkness

    In this extended trailer for Universal's "Snow White and the Huntsman" (June 1), the epic fairy tale adaptation looks less edgy than we'd expected. This mythical action adventure is clearly aimed at a female PG-13 audience.

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    Box Office: 'Casa' and 'Kid' Score Strong Debuts; 'Jeff' Disappoints

    In a crowded St. Patricks' Day weekend at the specialty box office, Will Ferrell's Spanish-language comedy "Casa de Mi Padre" and European import "The Kid With a Bike" had the most impressive debuts, while Mark & Jay Duplass' latest, "Jeff Who Lives at Home,&...

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    Weekend Indie Box Office Analysis: 'Kid with a Bike' and 'Gerhard Richter Painting' Open Well, 'Jeff, Who Lives at Home' Disappoints

    As Oscar films fade from memory, two new limited releases had impressive debuts, including “The Kid With a Bike,” the latest in an unusually strong group of recent foreign language entries, and artist profile "Gerhard Richter Painting."

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    Weekend Box Office: '21 Jump Street' is Head of the Class with $35 million; 'John Carter' Drops to $13 million

    Sony’s “21 Jump Street” took a seat at the head of the class at the North American box office as the re-imagined buddy-comedy racked up a hefty $35 million on its first weekend in theaters.

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    Weekend Box Office March 16-18

    Yes I know that's a photo of the cast from the 21 Jump Street TV show; but when I hear the words 21 Jump Street I will always think of Johnny Depp and Holly Robinson-Peete, not Jonah Hill and that tool Channing Whateverhisnameis who has as much charisma and personality a...

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    Weekend Box Office: '21 Jump Street' Takes The Box Office To School

    It really doesn’t matter how popular a show was back in the day - as long as it’s a vaguely recognizable title with a good cast, you’re guaranteed a certain level of results. “SWAT” lasted only one year, memorable mostly for its theme song, and yet the movie version grabbed $37 million back in the s...

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    Weekend Preview: Laugh with '21 Jump Street' & 'Footnote'; 'Kid with a Bike' & "Detachment' Bring Drama

    It is a great weekend to laugh or cry at the movies. Joseph Cedar's "Footnote" (Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film) is the dramedy for intellectuals, while "21 Jump Street" and "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" deliver the sillier, satisfying fun...

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    Final Box Office: "Footnote" Tops Indiewire's Crowded Weekly Box Office Chart

    Each Tuesday, Indiewire publishes a box office chart that sorts the final weekend numbers of all specialty releases by per-theater-average. Check out the full chart here, but here's some highlights:

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    Weekend Indie Box Office: 'Footnote' and 'Salmon Fishing' Deliver

    As the Oscar winners quickly recede from attention, two impressive Sony Classics films – one continuing, one new – stand out, while two potential cross-over films which premiered at Toronto openings survived mix reviews to show some modestly positive grosses.

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