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    Arthouse Audit: All Quiet on the New Opener Front

    Following two weeks with outstanding new limited openings of anticipated Toronto premieres, this week offered only one new opening -- Film Arcade's "The Other Dream Team" -- with any traction in the market. At least ten other films opening in significant specialized theaters didn't even report gross...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Perks' Soars In Expansion; 'The Master' Slows Down

    With only one specialty debut reporting estimates this weekend (basketball doc "The Other Dream Team," which did quite well), the weekend's big stories belonged to the holdovers. Summit successfully expanded last weekend's big debut "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" to ov...

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: Originals and Innovative Marketing Rule UPDATE

    For the first weekend in a while, there's been a real uptick in business. The top ten films grossed $105 million, compared to last week's $71 million and $84 million a year ago. Led by two Sony releases in the top positions, followed by indie holdover "End of Watch," the wide range of films prove th...

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    Weekend B.O. Sept.28-30 ('Transylvania' Rises To the Top; 'Back Down' Flunks Very Badly)

    Not surprisingly, the Sony animated film Hotel Transylvania did extremely well this weekend. But then again, almost all animated films, especially those voiced by big name stars, tend to do well at the box office. Parents need something to take their kids to, no matter how mediocre.

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    Box Office: Sony Finishes September Strong With 'Hotel Transylvania' & 'Looper' Topping Weekend

    Conventional wisdom suggests a studio shouldn’t release two films on the same date, or even a week within each other, for fear of cannibalizing business. But this weekend, Sony took conventional wisdom out back and beat the life out of it, smashing records with the nation’s top two movies. Their ani...

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    Friday Box Office Top Ten: Original Films and Inventive Marketing Win

    For the first weekend in a while, there's been a real uptick in business. The top 10 films on Friday grossed over $30 million, compared to $23.5 million last Friday and $26 million a year ago. Led by two Sony releases in the top positions, followed by indie holdover "End of Watch," the wide range of...

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    'Lawrence of Arabia' 50th Anniversary 4K Restoration Hits Theaters October 4

    On October 4, "Lawrence of Arabia" will celebrate fifty years with this Sony Pictures' Colorworks restoration by playing at over six hundred theaters throughout the country. Special matinee screenings will include an introduction from star Omar Sharif...

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    Top Ten Weekend Box Office: 'End of Watch' Overtakes 'House at the End of the Street' at Number One

    After a rare tie for #1 in the Sunday box office estimates, the gritty acclaimed police drama "End of Watch" emerged as the clear winner, easily outpacing the Jennifer Lawrence horror film "House at the End of the Street," which barely edged out "Trouble With the Curve" for second.

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    Arthouse Audit: The Perks of Being a Young Adult

    Another week, another spectacular limited September (or anytime) opening as "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" exceeds expectations and shows promise for a strong expansion. Though not at the level of "The Master" last week (whose expansion is covered in the Top Ten wrapup), with appeal to a broad sw...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Perks' Pops With Huge Debut; 'The Master' Strong In Expansion

    While the overall box office continued a slump thanks to underwhelming debuts from "Trouble With The Curve" and "Dredd 3D," the specialty box office had a very hopeful debut care of teen drama "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," which had the fifth best limited debut of ...

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