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    Weekend B.O. Nov. 22-24 (As If It’s A Surprise...)

    Of course The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was going to be the No.1 this weekend as if it was going to be a big surprise.

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    'Catching Fire' Dominates But Not Record-Breaker, 'Frozen' Massive in LA Exclusive, 'Philomena' Decent in Limited

    Many harbored hopes that "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the second film in the Jennifer Lawrence-starring young adult series, could possibly deliver the biggest domestic release of 2013. But the movie grossed $70 million from Thursday 8 pm through Friday, and should double that gross for the ent...

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    Top 10 Indies in the iTunes Store This Week: 'Frances Ha' Hits the List, 'Blackfish' Rules

    "Blackfish" rules the list of top 10 indies in the iTunes store this week and "Frances Ha," "Charlie Countryman," "Grandmaster," "Sunlight Jr." and "Dear Mr. Watterson" join the list.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Nebraska' Has Best Limited Opening Since '12 Years,' 'Great Beauty' Biggest Italian Opening in Years, 'Dallas,' 'Book Thief' Strong in Expansion

    Going in, "Nebraska," from Alexander Payne, one of the most consistently lauded American directors over the last decade, looked to have limited appeal due to its older rural characters, black and white presentation, and non-marquee names. But its better-than-expected opening, with strong marketing ...

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    Box Office: 'Thor 2' Marvels With $479.8M Total Worldwide; 'Best Man Holiday' Rings In 2nd W/ $30.6M

    In its second weekend, "Thor: The Dark World" held onto the top spot with $38.4 million. Domestically, the movie is nearing the $150 million mark with a running total of $147 million. Internationally, it's already crossed the $450 million mark, with a running total of $479.8 million, and has surpass...

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    'Thor' Holds Top Weekend Spot Against Surprise Challenger 'Best Man's Holiday'

    Marvel/Disney's "Thor: The Dark World," aided both by upbeat audience reaction and the lack of product in theaters aimed at the young action-movie demo, roared back to Number One in its second weekend. Universal's "The Best Man Holiday" beat it out for top spot on Friday, but fell back to score mor...

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    Weekend B.O. Nov. 15-17 (‘Best Man’ Got Just This Close…)

    The Best Man Holiday had a solid opening, besting even most the box office predictions, coming in a second behind Thor: The Dark World which briefly looked like it was going to overtake.

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    Specialty Box Office: Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' Solid In Limited Debut

    "Nebraska" was the top specialty debut at the box office this weekend.

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    'Best Man Holiday' Beats 'Thor' For #1 Friday; 'Nebraska' Shows Initial Strength

    In an unexpectedly close race for top position this weekend, Universal sequel "The Best Man Holiday" was the top grosser yesterday, taking in $10,700,000 and edging out the second Friday for "Thor: The Dark World" (Buena Vista). The latter took in just under $10.5 million, falling 67% from its openi...

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    Top 10 Indies in the iTunes Store This Week: 'The Way, Way Back' and 'Blackfish' Hit the List

    "The Way, Way Back" and "Parkland" top the list of top 10 indies in the iTunes store this week.

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