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    Arthouse Audit: 'Moonrise Kingdom' Conquers More Box Office; Specialized Success of The Year

    The news this week is in the expanding films. Two huge hits-- a phenomenal second week for Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" and more success for "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"-- joined with two other decently grossing expansions-- "Intouchables" and "Bernie"-- to provide an even better early June...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Moonrise Kindgom' Continues To Soar; 'Hotel' Hits $25 Million

    New films didn't make much of a dent this weekend, yet the specialty box office continued to soar thanks to breakouts "Moonrise Kingdom" and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." Each posted very impressive numbers in their second and fifth weekends, respectively.

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Surpasses Universal's Lowball Projections

    Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” cast its spell on the weekend box office as it flew past early projections. The fantasy action-adventure film racked up an estimated $56.3 million to easily capture the top spot. Heading into the session most observers had “Snow White” opening in the $40 to ...

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    Weekend B.O. June 1-3 (The Mystery That Is Kristen Stewart)

    Kristen Stewart is, for me, another one of those "just-how-exactly-did-she-become-a-movie-star?" movie stars. I mean really?  Her screen presence is nil; she has only one expression on her face (either on or off the screen) - that of someone who just got a tooth pulled; and her w...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Snow White And The Huntsman' Bucks Poor Tracking Worries, The 'Avengers' Breaks Two More All-Time Records

    Maybe that sequel will happen after all. Very clever, Universal. First, you announce that "Snow White and the Huntsman" is tracking a bit weak, possibly in the low 30s. Then, there's a "leak" that you've backtracked on a sequel since getting David Koepp to pen a follow-up...

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    Weekend Preview: Slim Pickings Ahead

    There aren't many fresh choices at the box office this weekend. Critics deem "Snow White and The Huntsman," "For Greater Glory" and "High School" misfires, while first-person Israel/Palestine documentary and SXSW breakout "5 Broken Cameras" is the weekend ...

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    Judi Dench, Box Office Queen: 'Exotic Marigold Hotel' Hits $100 Million

    Never underestimate the power of demographic that's almost always ignored. Fox Searchlight has announced that John Madden's older-skewing "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" has crossed the $100 million mark worldwide.

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    Before 'Kingdom' Came: A History of Wes Anderson at the Box Office

    This past weekend, Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" defied all expectations to post a stunning $522,966 gross over the three-day frame to shatter the record for the highest per-theater-average of any live-action or independent film ever: $130,749.

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    Arthouse Audit: Massive Opening for "Moonrise Kingdom" Shows that Festivals Matter (UPDATED 4 DAY FIGURES)

    "Moonrise Kingdom" opened with some of the best platform grosses ever, even adjusting for inflation, but it isn't the only good news out there. "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" had a terrific expansion, while the massive international hit "Intouchables" had a lesser, if still encouraging, NY/LA open...

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