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    Why 'August: Osage County' Is Moving Off Its Christmas Opening

    The Weinstein Co. confidently debuted John Wells and Tracy Lett's entertaining no-holds-barred R-rated film adaptation of the Pulitzer and Tony-winning stage hit "August: Osage County" at the Toronto Film Festival. Since then TWC has been working their SAG and Golden Globes magic, but the movie hasn...

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    Top 10 Indies in the iTunes Store This Week: 'All is Bright' and 'The Hunt' Top the List

    Each Monday we present you with the most up-to-date list of the top 10 (indie) movies in the iTunes store (combining rentals and purchases). New additions "All Is Bright," a Christmas movie on sale to rent for 99 cents, and Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt" topped the list this week.

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    'American Hustle' Scores Year's Best NY/LA Launch, Softer 'Saving Mr. Banks' Hits More Cities

    "American Hustle" (Sony) had a year's-best limited opening, while "Saving Mr. Banks" (Buena Vista) had a decent take in a slightly wider start, both in advance of 2,000-plus breaks next Friday. Nothing else of note opened this weekend, a sign of the times as the studios increasingly, particularly du...

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    'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' Smokes Out 'Madea Family Christmas' & 'Frozen' But Underperforms Within The Franchise

    Braving the snow, sleet and other miscellaneous travails relating to cold weather, audiences came out in droves for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." The second of the three 'The Hobbit' installments (or 'The Lord of the Rings' prequels, cue wincing from Tolkien fans) took the top spot and made...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'American' Hustles Its Way To 2013 Limited Debut Record As Holdover Oscar Hopefuls Duke It Out

    No new indie releases reported estimates today, but two studio offerings taking the limited release route did and one of them sure had reason to celebrate: David O. Russell's "American Hustle" grossed $690,000 from just 6 theaters, averaging $115,000.

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    Weekend Top Ten: Number One 'Hobbit' Underperforms as 'American Hustle,' 'Frozen' and 'Catching Fire' Sizzle

    The second Peter Jackson "Hobbit" film "Desolation of Smaug" is launching well below expectations--and last year's "Hobbit" opening. But despite that and harsh winter weather in much of the country, the weekend top ten total was up by $10 million over last year. Coming to the rescue: strong holds fo...

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    Weekend B.O. Dec. 13-15 (What Happened To 'Madea'?)

    A Madea Christmas certainly did not live up to all the predictions and expectations Something indeed went very askew. Is it Medea fatique or something else?

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    Friday Box Office: 'Desolation of Smaug' Down from First 'Hobbit' While 'American Hustle' Scores in Limited Release

    "The Hobbit" is off to a decent start this weekend, while "American Hustle" scored high at the box office in limited release, and "Saving Mr. Banks" did okay.

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    When Does a Fluke Officially Become a Trend?

    Will the success of Frozen and Catching Fire finally allow Hollywood to see women's films as a trend and not just another successful fluke?

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    A Strong 2nd Week For 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' While Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Tanks

    A Strong 2nd Week For 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' While Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Tanks

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