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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: 'Argo' Sings, 'Cloud Atlas' Doesn't

    This pre-Halloween weekend, one Warner Bros. release soared to the top of the box office line-up on strong word of mouth. The other, with a C+ Cinemascore, could be sinking fast. "Cloud Atlas," their expensive epic from three major directors, failed to gross $10 million, a soft opening for this much...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Loneliest Planet' Leads Newcomers; 'Sessions' Holds Nicely

    Julia Loktev's Gotham Award nominated "The Loneliest Planet" led a generally uneventful weekend at the indie box office, topping fellow newcomers "The Other Son" and "District of Corruption."

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Argo' Takes Top Slot As 'Cloud Atlas' And Other New Releases Crash & Burn

    In one of the weakest weekends of the year which may yet get weaker thanks to the oncoming Frankenstorm (stay safe, East Coasters), the only real winner was Ben Affleck's "Argo." It's rare for a movie to make it to number one several weeks into release, but the actor/director's political thriller ha...

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    Weekend B.O. Oct. 26-28 ('Argo' Leads A Weak Field)

    Argo jumped ahead to the No.1 slot this weekend, in what was pretty much a weak weekend for films, grossing $12.3 million, for a total to date of almost $61 million.

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    Saturday Box Office Preview: 'Cloud Atlas' Does Not Float

    Warner Bros. could have bragging rights with the top two films this weekend (based on Friday's grosses), but the reality is they can't be too happy with the poor performance of "Cloud Atlas." The Wachowski siblings/Tom Tykwer collaboration actually came in #3 for the day (just under $3.5 million). B...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'The Sessions' Opens Strong, 'Holy Motors' OK, 'Smashed' and 'Paperboy' Sag, 'Sugar Man' Heads for $2 Million

    "The Sessions" led the way among new films this week, performing as expected for this unusual drama, looking even better without a lot of other Oscar contenders opening in recent weeks. Three other review-driven films -- two documentaries and a controversial French film -- with much lower profiles ...

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    Top Ten Weekend Box Office Led by 'Paranormal Activity 4' and Holdover 'Argo'

    Strong holdovers like "Argo," more than the new "Paranormal Activity" installment, boosted this weekend's box office over last year. Many had only small fall offs from last week. Business was also helped by a diverse slate of films appealing to a wide range of audiences. -- important for raising tic...

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    Weekend B.O. Oct. 19-21 ('Cross' Doesn't Cut It, While 'Nowhere' And 'Argo' Stay Strong)

    Before we get to this weekend box office numbers, can I get something off my chest that’s been bothering me?

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    Specialty Box Office: Searchlight's 'Sessions' Starts Very Strong (UPDATED)

    Ben Lewin's Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner "The Sessions" went over very well its first weekend, topping all newcomers in a frame that also saw "Holy Motors," "Brooklyn Castle" and "The Flat" open to solid numbers.

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    Box Office: 'Paranormal Activity 4' Scares Up The Top Spot This Weekend

    Prepare for the paradigm shift. No one at Paramount is shedding tears that “Paranormal Activity 4” is set to open lower than the second and third films in the series. One very obvious reason for this is the series itself, which allows for very low production costs. The latest film in the horror fran...

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