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    Sundance 2013 at the Box Office: The Biggest Grossers of Last Year's Festival

    Last year's Sundance Film Festival -- like the year before it -- saw a remarkable amount of deals go down that continued to make clear the sales drought of the end of the last decade is no longer. Over 50 films were picked up for release, and most of them made their way to theaters in the past year...

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    2013 Box Office Scorecard: Hits, Flops and Studio Summaries (CHARTS)

    It's nice for studios to boast about market share, but what really matters in these challenging times is profits and losses and returns on investment. Now that most of the year-end films have sorted themselves out, we dig into which 2013 films were hits or misses (or something in between), based on ...

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    '12 Years A Slave' Opens Strong In The U.K. And Elsewhere

    The question has always been, how well would '12 Years A Slave' perform overseas. So far, the answer seems to be: very well, thank you

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    Top 10 Indies in the iTunes Store This Week: 'I Give It A Year' and 'Closed Circuit' Top The LIst

    Here are the top 10 indie titles in the iTunes store this week.

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    Arthouse Audit: Awards Contenders Ramp Up for Oscar Bounty, 'The Rocket' and 'In Bloom' Open Modestly

    The seasonally normal slow pace of new openings continues, with only two first-weeker's reporting grosses. Overall, highlighting the issue of an overabundance of theatrical releases, 20 new films opened in New York and/or Los Angeles, most of them to be little heard from again (at least five are alr...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Osage County' Expands Strongly; 'Great Beauty' Hits a Million

    With awards season in full swing, a batch 2013 films continued to provide the 2014 specialty box office with a healthy flow of filmgoers

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    'Lone Survivor' Stuns in Wide Release; 'Her' is Weak, 'August: Osage County' Strong

    Led by "Lone Survivor," which grossed double its expected amount and looks to be a powerhouse for weeks to come, this weekend continued the steady business of the last few weeks. The Top 10 grossed about $114 million, up a tick from last year, when three new wide releases grossed better than all but...

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    Box Office: 'Lone Survivor' Outguns The Competition To Take Top Slot

    Here's a lesson Hollywood might want to consider: Peter Berg's "Battleship" cost over $200 million and took $25 million on its opening weekend. By contrast, the tough adult war thriller "Lone Survivor" cost $40 million, and almost made up its budget this weekend earning $38 million and taking the nu...

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    Weekend B.O. Jan. 10-12 (Winter Thaw)

    With the weather wraming up to tolerable levels, people started to come out of their homes and discover the joys of going to the movies again.

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    'Lone Survivor' Does Huge Friday Business

    With a huge $14.4 million Friday debut for their "Lone Survivor" (Universal), director Peter Berg and actor/producer Mark Wahlberg get the last laugh after their qualifying runs failed to impress critics or receive any awards attention for the film about a lone soldier's fight to escape after a deva...

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