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    Weekend B.O. Nov. 16-18 (Permit Me To Ask A Question About 'Twilight'...)

    Do I have to tell you what the number one film was this weekend? What’s the point? Grossing $141 million ($71 million of that just on Friday alone - the sixth largest opening ever), it’s so easy to mock those sparkling vampires movies and the people who love them. But this...

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    Box Office: 'Twilight' Rings Up $140 Million For #1, 'Skyfall' Becomes Biggest Bond Ever

    Decline of western civilization, moviegoers aren’t smart, cinema is dead, bla bla bla. Edward and Bella performed yet another hit-and-run on the box office this weekend, and while “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2” closes this particular story with a $140 million three-day opening, you’d ha...

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    Saturday Box Office Preview: 'Twilight' Finale Soars, 'Lincoln' Solid Wide Break, 'Silver Linings' Builds Buzz

    The opening of the final "Twilight" film leads all grosses this weekend, but it's not the only box office news. Without taking anything away from its strong $71-million first day and midnight show gross (equalling last year's, as expected), the most interesting figures come from a trio of likely Osc...

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    Friday Box Office: 'Silver Linings' Strong But Unspectacular First Night Out

    The potential downside to having an extraordinary amount of buzz surrounding a film is the mammoth expectations that come with it. They are definitely imposed upon "Silver Linings Playbook," which opened this weekend -- after a last minute move by The Weinstein Company to push it up a week...

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    If 'Skyfall' Reaches $1 Billion, Who Makes How Much?

    With an $88.4 million domestic haul on its opening weekend and a $428.7 million international haul thus far, Sam Mendes' "Skyfall" could be the first Bond film to pass the $1 billion mark worldwide. Who will benefit the most from this skyfall of success?

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    5 Biggest Box-Office Bombs of the Year; Lots of 'Dredd' and No 'Big Miracle,' Especially for 'Oogieloves'

    While "Skyfall" is topping the charts and "Breaking Dawn Part 2" looks poised to have box office teeth, 2012 had its share of financial bombs. "The Oogieloves" got no love, Oogie or otherwise, at the box office. The Wachowski-Tykwer magical mystery tour "Cloud Atlas" couldn't float...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Chasing Ice' Hot In Exclusive Debut; 'Lincoln' Stuns In Limited Release (UPDATED)

    In the shadow of "Skyfall's" record-breaking opening, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" marched into theaters with a quartet of other limited releases. But among critically praised specialty films such as "A Royal Affair" and "Starlet," it was the climate-change doc "Chasing Ice" that broke through.

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    'Skyfall' Breaks IMAX Non-Summer Records with $12.75 Domestic Haul on 320 Screens

    IMAX has posted its weekend "Skyfall" box office numbers: the 23rd James Bond film took in an impressive $12.75 million on 320 screens, resulting in an approximate $40K per-screen average. This is IMAX's best opening weekend ever in non-summer months.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Lincoln' Makes Triumphant Limited Opening, Beats 'Schindler's List' Initial Numbers

    Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" opened with the most impressive limited gross of the year, solidifying its status as a rigorous Oscar contender. Though not the top per screen average of the year, it opened wider - 11 theaters in seven cities, not just NY/LA - than those with higher average numbers.

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten Led by 'Skyfall, 'Lincoln' Scores in Limited Release

    With "Skyfall" gobbling up more than half the total weekend box office, the top ten grossers are on track to gross $160 million, the best total yet in what has been a strong fall.

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