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    Weekend B.O. Jan. 17-19 (Hart Can Rest Easy And Story Is King)

    With this weekend B.O. numbers, two things are for certain: That Kevin Kart can actually open a film, and that Tim Story is the biggest of all time.

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    Specialty Box Office: Holdovers Try To Cash In On Oscar Nominations

    With the Oscar nominations up and out, a batch of hopefuls tried to boost their grosses over Martin Luther King weekend.

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    Friday Box Office: 'Ride Along' Huge as Audiences Move On from Oscars

    "Ride Along," comic Kevin Hart's first lead character role, looks to give Universal its second big opening of the early year as it dominated a strong Friday at #1 with $14.5 million. Studios always regard the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (which of course is for all Americans) as a reason to open ...

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    Box Office Prospects for the Foreign Language Oscar Contenders

    For the final five for the Foreign Language Oscar, being in the public eye and getting attention is critical this year more than ever. For the first time, the Academy will send screeners of the final five to all voting members. In the past, only those who actually signed in to L.A. and N.Y. screenin...

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    Anatomy of a Release: Roadside Attractions' Redford-Starrer 'All Is Lost'

    Did Roadside Attractions do anything wrong in distributing "All is Lost," as Robert Redford has suggested? Compare Roadside's overall release plan to similar English-language limited-release films and the company did about as well as it realistically could have.

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    How this Year's Oscar-Nominated Films Fared (and Continue to Fare) at the Box Office

    The grandest awards show of them all may have revealed their list of what they believe to be the best film's of the year yesterday. But as is often the case with the Oscars, the box office shows a very different view of the matter. Below is a list of the nominees in all major categories and how much...

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    Sundance 2013 at the Box Office: The Biggest Grossers of Last Year's Festival

    Last year's Sundance Film Festival -- like the year before it -- saw a remarkable amount of deals go down that continued to make clear the sales drought of the end of the last decade is no longer. Over 50 films were picked up for release, and most of them made their way to theaters in the past year...

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    2013 Box Office Scorecard: Hits, Flops and Studio Summaries (CHARTS)

    It's nice for studios to boast about market share, but what really matters in these challenging times is profits and losses and returns on investment. Now that most of the year-end films have sorted themselves out, we dig into which 2013 films were hits or misses (or something in between), based on ...

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    '12 Years A Slave' Opens Strong In The U.K. And Elsewhere

    The question has always been, how well would '12 Years A Slave' perform overseas. So far, the answer seems to be: very well, thank you

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