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    Weekend B.O. Dec. 20-22 (The Big News Is 'Dhoom 3')

    The buzz on the street is not about "The Hobbit" or "Anchorman 2" or "American Hustle," but "Dhoom 3"

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    Friday Box Office: 'Anchorman 2' Dethrones 'Hobbit' While 'Her' Is Top New Limited Opening

    New opener "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" (Paramount) narrowly edged out the second Friday of "The Hobbit 2: The Desolation of Smaug" (Warner Bros.) for the top spot yesterday, while "American Hustle" is staying strong and "Her" took the spot for Friday's highest grossing limited release.

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    Why '12 Years a Slave' Is Returning to Theaters

    Fox Searchlight is not out of the woods with "12 Years a Slave." The movie has been praised by critics and pulled a remarkable number of moviegoers in its run so far. What's too worry? Why the film will be re-released in select cities on January 17.

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    Why 'August: Osage County' Is Moving Off Its Christmas Opening

    The Weinstein Co. confidently debuted John Wells and Tracy Lett's entertaining no-holds-barred R-rated film adaptation of the Pulitzer and Tony-winning stage hit "August: Osage County" at the Toronto Film Festival. Since then TWC has been working their SAG and Golden Globes magic, but the movie hasn...

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    Top 10 Indies in the iTunes Store This Week: 'All is Bright' and 'The Hunt' Top the List

    Each Monday we present you with the most up-to-date list of the top 10 (indie) movies in the iTunes store (combining rentals and purchases). New additions "All Is Bright," a Christmas movie on sale to rent for 99 cents, and Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt" topped the list this week.

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    'American Hustle' Scores Year's Best NY/LA Launch, Softer 'Saving Mr. Banks' Hits More Cities

    "American Hustle" (Sony) had a year's-best limited opening, while "Saving Mr. Banks" (Buena Vista) had a decent take in a slightly wider start, both in advance of 2,000-plus breaks next Friday. Nothing else of note opened this weekend, a sign of the times as the studios increasingly, particularly du...

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    'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' Smokes Out 'Madea Family Christmas' & 'Frozen' But Underperforms Within The Franchise

    Braving the snow, sleet and other miscellaneous travails relating to cold weather, audiences came out in droves for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." The second of the three 'The Hobbit' installments (or 'The Lord of the Rings' prequels, cue wincing from Tolkien fans) took the top spot and made...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'American' Hustles Its Way To 2013 Limited Debut Record As Holdover Oscar Hopefuls Duke It Out

    No new indie releases reported estimates today, but two studio offerings taking the limited release route did and one of them sure had reason to celebrate: David O. Russell's "American Hustle" grossed $690,000 from just 6 theaters, averaging $115,000.

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    Weekend Top Ten: Number One 'Hobbit' Underperforms as 'American Hustle,' 'Frozen' and 'Catching Fire' Sizzle

    The second Peter Jackson "Hobbit" film "Desolation of Smaug" is launching well below expectations--and last year's "Hobbit" opening. But despite that and harsh winter weather in much of the country, the weekend top ten total was up by $10 million over last year. Coming to the rescue: strong holds fo...

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