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    Weekend Box Office: 'Furious 6' Leads Biggest Memorial Day In History, Doubles 'Hangover Part III' Opening

    It was touted as one of the biggest box office match-ups of the year, but now that the dust has settled, it wasn’t even close. “Fast & Furious 6” more than doubled the weekend take of closest competitor “The Hangover Part III” in a showdown between two sequels we never expected to happen four years ...

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    'Fast & Furious 6' Revs Up Top Ten for Record-Breaking Memorial Day Weekend Box Office

    Led by two openers whose series combined have reached nine films total, business for the first time in 2013 blasted far ahead of the previous year. And more importantly, it did so on one of the biggest weekends of the year.

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    Box Office Update: 'Before Midnight' Has Big First Weekend

    While most box office reports are going on about how "Fast & Furious 6" is headed for a huge Memorial Day weekend (and/or how "The Hangover Part III is not), there's another notable sequel-related story developing this weekend: Richard Linklater's "Before Midnight."

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    Weekend B.O. May 24-26 (Diversity Works)

    Fast & Furious 6 has done what Star Trek Into Darkness failed to do in its first weekend. That is to cross (almost) the $100 million mark in one weekend, helping to make this Memorial Day weekend the biggest ever in terms of box office numbers (totaling over $320 million), surpassing the prev...

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    'Fast & Furious 6' Revs Up Holiday Weekend Box Office, 'Before Midnight' Starts Strong

    After months of grosses that often fell short of last year, Friday's results indicate a huge uptick in business just as the summer season revs into high gear. With three new films joining three May hits, the top 10 yesterday grossed around $84 million, nearly double the Friday of Memorial Day weeken...

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    Hot Docs' Bloor Cinema Continues To Hit Box Office High Notes With Strip Club Saga 'The Manor'

    It's been over a year since Toronto's historic Bloor Cinema was renovated and revamped as a year round cinema for Hot Docs -- North America's largest documentary film festival. Playing nonfiction films almost exclusively, the cinema has proven in the 14 months since it's opened that there is indeed ...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Frances Ha' Debuts Strong With Sold Out Shows in NY and LA

    After a weak spring dominated by three indie hits that went wide quickly, "Frances Ha" stands out a potential arthouse success. This film could stay in limited release for a while, unlike quick-breaking multiplex players "The Place Beyond the Pines," "Mud" and "Spring Breakers," which will all likel...

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    Weekend B.O. May 17-19 (What's A Disappointment?)

    Only in the film business can a movie make $84 million over the weekend and still be considered a disappointment. But that’s what some people are saying about Star Trek: Into Darkness.

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten Is Strong, Led By 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' Which Pulls In Smaller Audience than Last Film

    At long last, for the first time this year the box office top ten marked a bump up from last year, thanks to three big performers taking in most of the gross. The top 10 this weekend came to about $158 million. Last year, which saw two disappointing openings ("Battleship" and "The Dictator" followed...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Frances' Ha-s Stellar First Weekend; 'Pines' Becomes 2013's First $20 Million Indie

    "Frances Ha" was off to a stellar start this weekend for IFC Films. The Noah Baumbach directed film -- which stars and was co-written by Greta Gerwig -- took in $134,000 from just 4 theaters for a $33,500 average. As far as per-theater-averages go, that's the best for a limited release since "The Pl...

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