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    Weekend B.O. July 27-29 (The Olympics Takes A Toll)

    The opening night of the London Olympics took a huge bite of the box office Friday especially on The Dark Knight Rises.

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    Weekend Box Office: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Sticks At No. 1, But With A Big 2nd Week Drop; No One Watches 'The Watch'

    Though Hollywood would like to think all of summer is the Silly Season in regards to box office, the truth is, every four years, July takes a slight hit. The Olympics seemed to catch the attention of casual moviegoers this weekend, as prospective smash "The Dark Knight Rises" took a strong second we...

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    Weekend Preview: Indie and Doc Varietals Join Second Weekend of 'Dark Knight Rises'

    Indies and docs and foreign films, Oh My! No tentpole franchises opening this weekend, but there is drama ("Nuit #1" from Canada), gore ("Killer Joe"), dirty comedy (Denmark's "Klown"), true stories (docs "Searching for Sugar Man" and "Ai Weiwei") and a quirky romantic comedy ("Ruby Sparks").

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    Weekend (Delayed) B.O. June 20-22

    Because of the Colorado shooting tragedy on early Friday morning, most box office trackers, as well as Warner Bros, announced that they would not report the weekend's box office take on Sunday afternoon as usual, but would postpone it until Monday.

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    Studios Report Actual Monday Numbers Due to Colorado Shootings; 'Dark Knight Rises' Pulls Undeterred Moviegoers UPDATED FULL REPORT AND CHART

    In the face of tragedy and fear resulting from a deranged psychotic murderer in Colorado, moviegoers in North America were undeterred as they showed up en masse to see Warner Bros.’ “The Dark Knight Rises” this past weekend.

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Queen' Reigns For Indie Debuts; LCD Soundsystem Doc Has Great 'One Night Only'

    In the midst of a media storm resulting first from the hype surrounding the release of Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises," and then from the tragic events that occurred at a screening of the film early Friday morning, two documentaries from the Sundance Film Festival -- Lauren...

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    Arthouse Audit: The 'Queen' Rules in Limited Openings

    With a solid opening weekend gross, Magnolia's "The Queen of Versailles" becomes yet another of the year's initially successful documentaries. The weekend's other new releases include an eclectic group of films and release patterns with varying-- but lesser-- results.

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    Weekend Box Office: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Bound For Largest 2D Opening In Box Office History In Wake Of Tragedy

    When discussing the box office, we try to emphasize weekly that there are always more significant issues than the amount of money a movie makes. Usually, that issue is the quality of the films themselves. This weekend, it's the horrifying loss of life in the wake of the Aurora, Colorado shooting...

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    Specialty Box Office: Indiewire Not Reporting Until Monday

    As many films are not reporting box office numbers today out of respect for the tragedy at the "Dark Knight Rises" screening Friday morning, Indiewire will not be publishing our box office report until Monday morning.

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    'The Dark Knight Rises' Racks Up $30 Million, Second-Highest Midnight Show Gross Ever Marred by Colorado Tragedy

    With 3,825 midnight shows, Warner Bros.’ “The Dark Knight Rises” racked up an impressive $30.64 million – topping the $18.7 million of Disney’s “The Avengers” and marking the second-highest gross from midnight shows on a film debut in history. Only Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows...

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