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    Doing the Bond Numbers: How High Can 'Skyfall' Go? Bond Conquers World Before North American Release

    With a 12-day worldwide gross of around $320 million through Tuesday, "Skyfall" enters the US/Canada market Friday as one of the biggest hits of the year. While it's already a huge success with critics and audiences, the latest James Bond entry isn't likely to be the biggest grosser of the year. But...

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    Weinstein Co. Is Smart to Move Up 'Silver Linings Playbook'

    Harvey Weinstein is moving up the release of the much-buzzed about comedy "SIlver Linings PLaybook" by one week, opening on November 16 in ten key cities such as NY and LA, to generate some box office momentum before the final awards push in December and January.

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    Arthouse Audit: New Films Battle Elements and Studio Hits

    Far more than the mainstream fare, Hurricane Sandy's aftereffects had a major impact in the specialized world, particularly with openings. With lower Manhattan slowly recovering, at least one new film was cancelled (Adopt's "Cafe de Flore") while others were delayed in certain theaters (Weinstein's ...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'This Must Be The Place,' 'Vamps' and 'The Bay' Among Weak Openers In Sandy-Afflicted Weekend For Indies

    While the studios boasted a very strong first weekend of November (thanks to "Wreck It Ralph" and "Flight"), the specialty market struggled. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, popular New York indie venues like the IFC Center, the Sunshine, the Angelika and the Film Forum were ...

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: Moviegoers Elect 'Ralph' and Denzel

    Both "Wreck-It-Ralph" and "Flight" opened better than expected (with upbeat audience reaction), despite widespread damage from Hurricane Sandy in the largest population center of the country. Neither film set records, but both scored with their different core demographics, and look set to thrive in ...

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    UPDATE: Weekend B.O. Nov. 2-4 ('Ralph' And 'Flight' Above The Fray; 'Skyfall' slays overseas)

    First of all, keep in mind that, because of Hurricane Sandy, the box office totals for this weekend are somewhat lower overall. Having said that, not surprisingly, Disney's animated film Wreck-It-Ralph lead the field with $49 million. 

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Wreck-It Ralph' Levels Up To First Place With Biggest Disney Animation Opening Ever

    A week after theaters on the East Coast faced Hurricane Sandy, business was back to normal in Hollywood, with Disney debuting “Wreck-It Ralph” to a nearly $50 million gross. This is the biggest stateside Disney Animation Studios opening ever, which, coming off the acquisition of Lucasfilms, suggests...

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    Saturday Box Office Preview: 'Wreck-It-Ralph' Leads Top Ten, 'Flight' Takes Off

    "Wreck-It Ralph" started off with a non-holiday Friday gross of over $13 million--huge for an animated film--which is likely to be quadrupled for the weekend. After "Hotel Transylvania" owned October, "Ralph," from Disney Studios, is in position to dominate early November. With Thanksgiving ahead,...

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    Legends (and Failures) of the Fall: Indie Box Office Winners and Losers

    In the movie world, the "holiday season" begins in November, when Hollywood tentpoles hoping to cash in on Thanksgiving-related trips to the movies start popping up. So it seems a good time to take a quick look back at the hits and misses of Indiewood's fall before the heavy hitters drown them out.

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    James Bond 23, 'Skyfall,' Opens Big in UK and 24 Markets: Seven Things We Know About Bond

    We know that with rave reviews, Sony and MGM's "Skyfall" could exceed the global gross on any other Bond. (Bond 22 gross/review rankings here.) The first international grosses are in from 25 markets and James Bond 23 is off to a rip-roaring start, opening everywhere at #1 and grossing $77.7 million....

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