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    Box Office: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Opens At Number #1 But Falls Below Expectations

    Has anyone stopped to think that maybe the success of 2009's "Star Trek" was a fluke? Coming off the worst-performing entry of a ten film series ("Star Trek Nemesis" grossed $43 million in 2002), Paramount produced a big-budgeted sexy version of what was once considered a "nerdy property" and broke ...

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    'Star Trek into Darkness' Falling Short in Crowded Market

    J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek Into Darkness" (Paramount) grossed $22 million yesterday, for a total of $35.5 million since its IMAX-only debut on Wednesday (other theaters were added Thursday). This fell short of the almost $27 million that Abrams' 2009 reboot took in its initial Friday (after $4 million ...

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    Cannes 2012 Box Office Led by 'Moonrise Kingdom,' Will Strong Fest Sales Repeat in 2013?

    Led by a recent year (and possibly all time) record of 21 of 22 official competition films gaining U.S. distribution (including some yet to play), 2012's Cannes line-up (from all sections) shows 58 total -- much above average -- out of 100 titles that were presented ending up with domestic rights ac...

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    'Star Trek Into Darkness' Brings In Healthy $32 Million in Foreign Opening

    With both the mighty "Iron Man 3" and "The Great Gatsby" exceeding box office expectations, J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek Into Darkness" (opening stateside May 17) looks poised to continue that trend next weekend with an anticipated #1 ranking. It opened in much of the world last Friday, in seven territor...

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    Specialty Box Office: Polley's 'Stories' Has Solid Start; 'Mud' Keeps It Coming In Expansion (UPDATED)

    As far as the specialty market goes, the summer movie season is off to a very strong start for Roadside Attractions. The third week of their breakout hit "Mud" managed a place in the overall top 10, while the debut of their acclaimed doc "Stories We Tell" was off to a very solid start."Stories" -- d...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Stories We Tell' Shows Initial Strength, Sole Successful Opening

    So far the 2013 indie box office is running far behind last year--nothing comes close to 2012's booming "Best Exotic Marigold" or "Bernie," which were both standout performers far above this weekend's group of small-grossing releases, typical for this time of year. Few recent releases -- even those ...

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: 'Great Gatsby' Scores Strong Second Place Showing Behind Top Draw 'Iron Man 3'

    Two films with grosses over $50 million in one weekend -- the first of a string of highly anticipated studio summer releases -- returns the box office to normal. "Iron Man 3" held onto the #1 spot, with the expected second weekend falloff for a huge opening, but still strong. And "The Great Gatsby" ...

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    Weekend B.O. May 10-12 (What Happened To 'Peeples'?)

    Wow! Didn’t see that coming. Of course Iron Man 3 and The Great Gatsby were on the top of the this weekend's B.O. chart with Gatsby, which was predicted by many to be one the first major flops of this summer season, doing much better than anyone expected, grossing $51 million, while IR3, to date, ...

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    Box Office: 'Iron Man 3' Continues To Speed Towards $1 Billion Worldwide, 'Gatsby' Does 'Great'

    Big business, big business: the actors behind "The Avengers" were smart to pick a week where "Iron Man 3" was making cash hand over fist to air out their salary grievances. The stats are pure gonzo for the third installment in the robot-man series, with the picture smashing expectations worldwide as...

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    'Great Gatsby' Surprises to Open Just Behind 'Iron Man 3'

    In one of the biggest box office surprises in recent months, Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" exceeded pre-opening estimates and overcame mixed reviews to gross over $19.4 million on Friday (including Thursday night late shows), nearly equaling the more than $19.7 million that "Iron Man 3" took in ...

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