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    Box Office: 'Ride Along' Cruises Along In Top Spot, 'Labor Day' Bakes At Low Heat

    In light of the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman, talk of box office seems a bit superficial at this point, so we'll keep things a bit brief.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Tim's Vermeer' Shows Life; 'Gloria' Expands Well

    For the second straight week, a specialized release whose opening date was initially timed to follow a hoped for Oscar nomination that didn't work out opened to decent results anyway. "Tim's Vermeer" (Sony Pictures Classics) was thought to be a prime contender for the Documentary Feature award.

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    Super Bowl Weekend Saved by Strong Holdovers 'Ride Along' and 'Frozen;' 'Labor Day' Opens in Seventh Place

    Despite two new disappointing films (Focus's "That Awkward Moment" and Paramount's "Labor Day"), holdovers sustained this typically low-grossing Super Bowl weekend. Universal sleeper hit "Ride Along" and Disney's unstoppable "Frozen" led the way to a Top 10 that totaled $67 million, up slightly from...

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    Specialty Box Office: Penn & Teller Doc 'Tim's Vermeer' Starts Strong; Oscar Contenders Keep Cashing In

    Even though it ended up being snubbed for a best documentary Oscar nomination, the show must got on for Penn & Teller's "Tim's Vermeer," and it did so to the tune of a healthy $57,873 from 4 theaters, averaging $14,468. That bodes well for the Sony Pictures Classics release as it expands.

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    Weekend B.O. Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 (Ride Along Hits The Trifecta. How?)

    Nobody says they like it, yet it's making a lot of money. Why? How?

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    Friday Box Office: 'Ride Along' Reigns Again, 'Awkward Moment' Connects, 'Labor Day' Lags

    For theaters, Super Bowl Weekend is sometimes an early Valentine's Day, as the week's new releases tend to have a rom-com theme. This year is no different, with both new wide releases -- "That Awkward Moment" (Focus) and "Labor Day" (Paramount) -- meant as counter-programming against the football ho...

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    Top 10 Indies in the iTunes Store This Week: 'All is Lost' Hits the List at #1

    J.C. Chandor's "All is Lost" joined the list of top 10 indies in the iTunes store this week in the #1 spot. See the rest of the list.

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    Who Needs an Oscar Nod? 'Gloria' Scores Strong Initial Numbers Along with 'Stranger by the Lake' and 'Visitors'

    The new year has its first subtitled success with the strong opening of Chile Oscar submission "Gloria" (Roadside Attractions), which did not make the Foreign Language shortlist. Opening with a higher per screen average than "No," Chile's nominee last year (starring Gael Garcia Bernal), "Gloria" ben...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Gloria,' 'Stranger' Give 2014 Its First Strong Debuts

    After weeks of 2013 holdovers leading the 2014 specialty box office fray, two new foreign language films -- both coming off lengthy and popular runs on the film festival circuit -- managed to give the year its first strong debuts.

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    Box Office: 'Ride Along' Keeps Rolling In Top Spot While 'I, Frankenstein' Croaks

    So, guess who really likes Kevin Hart? America. For the second weekend in a row, "Ride Along" took the top spot at the box office. This is a big win for Universal, with the $25 million comedy already crossing $75 million, and looking very comfortably at $100 million in the distance. How long until a...

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