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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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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: Bruce Willis is Back, But Melissa McCarthy Stays Close, 'Silver Linings' Passes $100 Million

    Good news: four wide releases grossed over $20 million for the four-day Presidents' Day weekend. On paper that looks solid. Pictures with varied appeal--male action, comedy, young female, kids--marked a return to more normal moviegoing after weeks of adult-sewing films, with a few genre films grabbi...

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    Weekend Box Office Returns to Normal: 'Good Day to Die Hard' & 'Safe Haven' Open, 'Silver Linings' Heads for $100 Million

    After a disastrous weekend when grosses dipped to half of last year's, two new releases and one strong holdover continued the Thursday Valentine's Day rebound. Friday's Top Ten total is close to the 2012 sum. Three of the week's four new films premiered a day earlier. All three fell off their initia...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Lore' and 'Charles Swan' Modest Openers, Holdovers Stay Strong

    With few significant new openings these days and competition for multiple adult-appealing Oscar contenders still significant, "Lore" and "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" both posted just average opening grosses. The snow in New York likely had some impact on box office there (both fil...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Charles Swan,' 'Lore' Debut; 'Gatekeepers' Holds Strong

    The specialty box office had a slow weekend, likely in part due to the arrival of Nemo on the East Coast. Three films made their limited debuts -- A24's "A Glimpse Inside The Mind of Charles Swan III," Music Box Film's "Lore" and AMC Theaters' "Lost in Thailand&q...

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: 'Identity Thief' First Breakout of 2013 Amid Weak Field

    A weekend standout amid weather closings, "Identity Thief" outdid expectations for a terrific opening. While a number of recent releases and older Oscar contenders held up well (following the depleted Super Bowl weekend), most or all of the Top 10 films are successes. So what's the worry?

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    Weekend B.O. Feb. 8-10 (The Blizzard of '13)

    Well, it's likely that people in the Northwest and East Coast had other things on their minds this weekend, than going to see movies... like shoveling out.

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    Box Office: 'Identity Thief' Steals Top Spot With Best R-Rated Comedy Opening In February Ever

    Schedule management is underrated. Your studio might have a film that screams “hit,” you might market the picture like a genius, and you might have the hottest actor in the world. But sometimes, films are filling a void left empty for casual audience goers, and the demand is pent-up not for a specif...

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