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    Specialty Box Office: Holdovers Lead Very Slow Oscar Weekend

    Sony Pictures Classics continued to belatedly benefit from its nominations on this slow Oscar weekend, with foreign language film nominee "No" -- directed by Pablo Larraín and starring Gael Garcia Bernal -- expanded from 4 to 6 screens in its second weekend and found the best per-th...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Identity Thief' Returns To First; Stitches For 'Snitch'

    So far, 2013 is trailing 2012 in box office receipts, allowing “Identity Thief” to celebrate the spoils of war. The comedy is slated to become the highest grossing film of 2013 within days (beating out “Django Unchained,” which is actually a 2012 release), and this weekend it romped over a couple of...

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    Weekend B.O. Feb. 22-24 ('Snitch' Vs. 'Thief' Tug Of War)

    It was a tug of war at the box office between the Dwayne Johnson actioner, Snitch, and Identity Thief; but Thief won out the weekend.

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    Six Reasons Why Six Oscar Nominees Delivered Highest Awards Season Grosses in Recent History

    Six of the nine Oscar Best Picture nominees have already passed the $100 million mark, the highest level since the number was increased from five in 2009. These are the biggest numbers, even with ticket price adjustments, in recent box-office history. A number of factors contributed to the result-- ...

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    'Snitch' Edges Out 'Identity Thief' for Friday in Another Down Weekend

    Oscar Weekend is often not prime time for new openings. But this year looks weak even by that standard. Continuing a pattern that hasn't varied now for several weeks, grosses for the day were down again, this Friday about 25% from last year (also right before the awards).

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    Arthouse Audit: Smart Audiences Give 'No' a 'Yes'

    While it's been a spotty 2013 so far for new specialized openings, Sony Pictures Classics' Chilean-election drama (and Oscar nominee) "No" was a winner over the four-day holiday weekend in limited initial release, proving itself the strongest new art-house performer since "Quartet" last month, and f...

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    Specialty Box Office: Arthouse Auds Say Yes To 'No'; 'Gatekeepers,' 'Amour' and 'Quartet' Expand Strong (UPDATED)

    Sony Pictures Classics continued to belatedly benefit from its Oscar nominations, with foreign language film nominee "No" -- directed by Pablo Larraín and starring Gael Garcia Bernal -- opened on 4 screens this weekend to excellent numbers. The film took in $74,476 for a $18,619 ave...

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    Weekend B.O. Feb. 15-17 ('Die Hard' Wins In Spite Of Itself)

    A Good Day to Die Hard - which director George Tillman Jr was originally offered and turned down because it was "too dumb" - was the No. 1 film this weekend.

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    Box Office: 'A Good Day To Die Hard' Has A Good Weekend At #1, 'Beautiful Creatures' Not So Pretty

    Welcome to the world of the new blockbuster. Would Hollywood studios learn to make good movies, or make smarter fiscal decisions first? Given that we're looking at "A Good Day To Die Hard" ruling over the box office, the latter is true, with the fifth installment in the action series winning a very ...

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    Is 'Django Unchained' Headed for Half A Billion At The B.O.?

    It very well could be,or come pretty damn close.

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