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    Box Office: Universal's 'Ride Along' and 'Lone Survivor' Top Weekend as 'Jack Ryan' Stumbles and 'Hustle' Rides Oscar Wave

    Universal bounced back from its second big-budget dud of 2013, "47 Ronin," with two lower-budget 2014 releases that should pass the $100 million domestic mark. "Ride Along" and holdover "Lone Survivor" grabbed the top two spots, stealing the thunder from the spate of year-end Oscar contenders hoping...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Like Father Like Son' Has Modest Start As Oscar Holdovers Dominate Indie Box Office

    Though the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend is usually targeted by studios for new releases, the specialized arena tends to steer clear. That's because so many late-year releases still demand attention, and the date conflicts with distributors' main mid-January priority, Sundance (few major indie ...

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    Box Office: 'Ride Along' Arrests Top Spot, 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' Stays Undercover

    The first weekend after the Oscar nominations is here, and what did audiences vote for? "Ride Along." The Ice Cube/Kevin Hart team up comedy made Universal very happy, pocketing over $40 million in its first weekend, marking a strong start for the movie, which should have great legs with audiences, ...

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    Weekend B.O. Jan. 17-19 (Hart Can Rest Easy And Story Is King)

    With this weekend B.O. numbers, two things are for certain: That Kevin Kart can actually open a film, and that Tim Story is the biggest of all time.

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    Specialty Box Office: Holdovers Try To Cash In On Oscar Nominations

    With the Oscar nominations up and out, a batch of hopefuls tried to boost their grosses over Martin Luther King weekend.

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    Friday Box Office: 'Ride Along' Huge as Audiences Move On from Oscars

    "Ride Along," comic Kevin Hart's first lead character role, looks to give Universal its second big opening of the early year as it dominated a strong Friday at #1 with $14.5 million. Studios always regard the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (which of course is for all Americans) as a reason to open ...

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    Box Office Prospects for the Foreign Language Oscar Contenders

    For the final five for the Foreign Language Oscar, being in the public eye and getting attention is critical this year more than ever. For the first time, the Academy will send screeners of the final five to all voting members. In the past, only those who actually signed in to L.A. and N.Y. screenin...

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    Anatomy of a Release: Roadside Attractions' Redford-Starrer 'All Is Lost'

    Did Roadside Attractions do anything wrong in distributing "All is Lost," as Robert Redford has suggested? Compare Roadside's overall release plan to similar English-language limited-release films and the company did about as well as it realistically could have.

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    How this Year's Oscar-Nominated Films Fared (and Continue to Fare) at the Box Office

    The grandest awards show of them all may have revealed their list of what they believe to be the best film's of the year yesterday. But as is often the case with the Oscars, the box office shows a very different view of the matter. Below is a list of the nominees in all major categories and how much...

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