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    More 'Pain' Than 'Gain' in Friday Box Office

    The expected May blockbusters can't come quickly enough. Yesterday's top 10 grosses, including two underperforming new releases with prominent stars, had the smallest total since early February. At $23 million, this marked not only a sharp drop from last week's $29 million, but last year's $28 milli...

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    CinemaCon Heavyweight Panel Debates Windows, Social Media, State of Industry

    It's easy to look at the Hollywood studios and national theater chains as old sticks-in-the-mud who are refusing to change with the times, but truth is, a lot of smart folks are trying to get ahead of the game--in order to beat out their rivals.

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    Indie Box Office Preview: How Much 'Mud' Money Will McConaughey and Company Make?

    Matthew McConaughey continues a rather constant presence in movie theaters this past year or so with "Mud" -- one of the best reviewed films of his recent lot (which also includes "Magic Mike," "The Paperboy," "Killer Joe" and "Bernie" -- all in the past 12 months). Almost a year after it debuted in...

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    'Django Unchained' Will Show in China: Tarantino Agrees to SARFT Demand for More Cuts

    Hollywood sees dollar signs when they look at China. It's the land of new opportunity. But navigating with this burgeoning market has its hazards. The main issue is one that will never be resolved, not on the creative co-production side and not at the distribution end either. And that is SARFT, the ...

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    'Iron Man 3''s Big Overseas Opening Fans High Stateside Expectations; Why AMC and Regal Wrangled with Disney (VIDEO)

    Disney/Marvel's "Iron Man 3" opened in 11 territories Wednesday, with a reported $13.2 million gross. That's more than previous series entries and more than the first day for last year's Disney/Marvel smash "The Avengers" in France.

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    CinemaCon: Sony Relies on Low-Risk Sequels, Comedies, and Faithfuls Adam Sandler, Will Smith

    After seeing several CinemaCon studio presentations in a row, you start to see the retreads coming. The requisite rehash of 2012 hits, adding up to $4.1 billion worldwide, did not reveal that both "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "Men in Black 3" cost too much to return serious profits, or that the glob...

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    CinemaCon: Disney Showcases Mighty Labels, 'Lone Ranger' Trailer and Q & A Live Stream, 'Monsters U' (VIDEO)

    It's hard not to be impressed with the Disney empire that Bob Iger has assembled at the movie studio. It's a label strategy that assumes that if you buy the best and the brightest properties and manage them well you will come out ahead--from John Lasseter's Pixar and Ike Permutter's Marvel to Steven...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Home Run,' 'Filly Brown' Show Surprise Indie Strength

    The top arthouse performers this week were unexpected outsiders that did not follow the usual release patterns for high-end critically-driven openings, which is increasingly the norm among independent and specialized releases. In fact "Home Run" from Samuel Goldwyn (distributed by partner IDP Films)...

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    Weekend Top Ten Box Office: Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion' Scores At Home After Foreign Success

    The spring box office is still treading water as the industry awaits the launch of the summer season in two weeks, when Disney's "Iron Man 3" is expected to surpass any opening this year so far. For now we have to settle for the better-than-expected opening of a glossy sci-fi thriller from veteran s...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Filly Brown' and 'Home Run' Overperform With Strong Debut Weekends

    Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos' "Filly Brown" and David Boyd's "Home Run" each scored this weekend with semi-limited debuts. Both films ended up in the overall top 15 with screen counts under 500, grossing $1.3 million and $1.6 million, respectively."Brown" -- which Indomina bought back at the ...

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