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    Women Flock to Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' and Lake Bell's 'In a World,' '20 Feet from Stardom' Tops Year's Docs

    Lake Bell's Sundance prize-winner "In a World" (Roadside Attractions) had the best initial showing this weekend in limited openings. Films directed by women have gone from rare to almost non-existent: only two woman directors were among all of 2013's wide release studio openings thus far. With the f...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Chennai Express' Breaks Bollywood Record; 'Blue Jasmine' Continues Toward Breaking Woody Allen's

    Indian import "Chennai Express" hit America with some serious strength this weekend, breaking the record for the biggest opening weekend ever for a Bollywood film Stateside.

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    Box Office: 'We're The Millers' Doesn't Make It To 'Elysium'

    Four new films opened this weekend, joining an already full box office top ten: a dystopian epic actioner, a raunchy adult comedy, a kid-friendly cartoon, and a family-friendly action-myth story sequel. Duking it out for the top spot, the R-rated films took the lead while the PGs held their own in a...

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    Weekend B.O. Aug. 9-11 (The Dog Days Of Summer)

    These are official the Dogs Days of Summer, but that's not stopping people going to the movies.

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: 'Elysium' Gives Sony First Number One Film Since 'Evil Dead'

    Four new films opened this August weekend to overall decent if not sensational results, and several long-running performers yielded a top 10 slightly ahead of last year ($149 million vs. $129 million), bringing the year-to-date total about even with 2012. But four new films before marketing boasted ...

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    'Elysium' Best of Four Solid New Films As Summer Winds Down

    It's the rare week that has four new wide studio openings, and rarer still when they take the top four slots. But last week's openers are falling fast, the summer's big hits are late in their runs, and the newbies are playing to discreet audiences. So at least three of the openers, led by "Elysium" ...

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    Specialty Box Office: A24's 'Now' Pretty Spectacular In First Weekend; Woody's 'Jasmine' Even More So In Second

    Newbie distributor A24 added another likely hit to its freshman year, with high school drama "The Spectacular Now" finding near-"Perks of Being a Wallflower" sized numbers in its limited debut weekend.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Spectacular Now' and 'Blue Jasmine' Break Out, Summer Specialty Hot Spot

    For the fourth week out of the last five, a new limited release showed major strength. Unusual for mid-to-late summer, A24's "The Spectacular Now" attained post-Labor Day-level opening grosses. Also showing rare summer strength are Fox Searchlight's "The Way, Way Back," Weinstein Co.'s "Fruitvale St...

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    '2 Guns' Blasts Mild August Weekend; 'Smurfs 2' Lags Stateside; 'Conjuring' Most Profitable Movie Ever Made?

    Universal returned to the #1 spot with Denzel Washington-Mark Wahlberg actioner "2 Guns," the latest in the studio's diverse string of successful openings, after an expensive detour with the dreadful opening of "R.I.P.D." "2 Guns" led a top 10 that totaled about $120 million in gross, a jump of $8 m...

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    Box Office: ‘2 Guns’ Shoots Down ‘The Smurfs 2’ For Top Spot

    Where was everyone this weekend? Clearly not at the movies. In top spot, "2 Guns" (review here) made $27 million, marking Universal's sixth box office number one film for the summer, but the weakest #1 opening of the summer so far. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur (who also directed the Mark Wahlberg-s...

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