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    Friday Box Office: 'Hitchcock' and 'Silver Linings' Underperform Against Stiff Studio Competition

    In what's shaping up to be the biggest Thanksgiving weekend ever at movie theaters, the two specialty films with the greatest expectations underperformed against an unusually high-quality batch of studio films.

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    Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office Half-Time Report

    Two days into the five-day Thankgiving holiday weekend, a pair of $100-million-plus wide releases opened on Wednesday, but both failed to make it into the top three, as holdovers "Breaking Dawn Part 2," "Skyfall," and "Lincoln" led the field. But overall business i...

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    Here's The Top Grossing Thanksgiving-Related Movies

    In honor of the holiday weekend, Indiewire has decided to count down the top 10 grossing films where Thanksgiving itself factors into the film.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Silver Linings' and 'Anna Karenina' Start Steady, Not Stellar

    Two anticipated openings dominated art houses this week, as both “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Anna Karenina” launched in multiple cities as part of a strategy to push audience response in advance of wider playoffs. Both faced – as do all limited releases at the moment – massive competition from wi...

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: 'Twilight,' 'Skyfall' and 'Lincoln' Soar

    A wide variety of films succeeded this weekend, mostly well-reviewed pictures for adults-- with one franchise finale (“Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2”) and one non-holiday Disney animation hit ("Wreck-It-Ralph") delivering as expected. Business for the Top Ten was up from both last weekend (50%...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Silver Linings' and 'Anna Karenina' Debut To Strong But Unspectacular Numbers

    The potential downside to having an extraordinary amount of buzz surrounding a film is the mammoth expectations that come with it. They are definitely imposed upon "Silver Linings Playbook," which opened this weekend -- after a last minute move by The Weinstein Company to push it up a week...

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    Weekend B.O. Nov. 16-18 (Permit Me To Ask A Question About 'Twilight'...)

    Do I have to tell you what the number one film was this weekend? What’s the point? Grossing $141 million ($71 million of that just on Friday alone - the sixth largest opening ever), it’s so easy to mock those sparkling vampires movies and the people who love them. But this...

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    Box Office: 'Twilight' Rings Up $140 Million For #1, 'Skyfall' Becomes Biggest Bond Ever

    Decline of western civilization, moviegoers aren’t smart, cinema is dead, bla bla bla. Edward and Bella performed yet another hit-and-run on the box office this weekend, and while “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2” closes this particular story with a $140 million three-day opening, you’d ha...

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    Saturday Box Office Preview: 'Twilight' Finale Soars, 'Lincoln' Solid Wide Break, 'Silver Linings' Builds Buzz

    The opening of the final "Twilight" film leads all grosses this weekend, but it's not the only box office news. Without taking anything away from its strong $71-million first day and midnight show gross (equalling last year's, as expected), the most interesting figures come from a trio of likely Osc...

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    Friday Box Office: 'Silver Linings' Strong But Unspectacular First Night Out

    The potential downside to having an extraordinary amount of buzz surrounding a film is the mammoth expectations that come with it. They are definitely imposed upon "Silver Linings Playbook," which opened this weekend -- after a last minute move by The Weinstein Company to push it up a week...

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