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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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    Weekend Preview: There's More Than 'The Dark Knight Rises,' Including Must-See Doc 'Queen of Versailles'

    Believe it or not, there's more than just the epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy arriving in theaters this weekend. If you're not interested in (or, more likely, can't get tickets to) "The Dark Knight Rises," instead consider two great docs...

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    Final Box Office: 'Obama's America' Tops Chart From Single Texas Screen

    Each Tuesday, Indiewire publishes a box office chart that sorts the final weekend numbers of all specialty releases by per-theater average. You can check out the full chart here, but here are some highlights:

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    Opening Weekend Numbers For 'The Obama Effect,' 'Pelotero,' 'Family Portrait In Black & White'

    In so-called specialty box office... 2 indie films of note that opened over the weekend.

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    'The Dark Knight Rises' Early Reviews: 'Grand' 'Spectacular' & 'Triumphantly Cinematic'

    We can finally feast our eyes on Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20; in the meantime Warners opened the embargo doors Sunday to a flood of ecstatic early reviews:

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    Arthouse Audit: Four Solid Openers Join Indie Successes, Led by Bodice-Ripper 'Farewell My Queen' and Doc 'The Imposter'

    What a difference a year makes -- the same weekend last year saw the best of the new specialized openings doing an average gross around $5,000: only "Midnight in Paris" stood out. This year, four new releases averaged over $10,000, while the deep market for a variety of acclaimed and/or popular film...

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    Weekend Box Office Chilled by 'Ice Age 4'

    No big surprises at the box office this weekend as 20th Century Fox’s CG-animated family friendly “Ice Age: Continental Drift” opened in the top spot with an estimated $46 million.

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Imposter' and 'Queen' Lead Slew of Openers; 'Obama Effect' Tanks

    A whopping seven specialty films entered the marketplace this weekend and despite the overcrowding, four of them -- "The Imposter," "Farewell My Queen," "Trishna" and "Easy Money" -- managed per-theater-averages above $10,000. 

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