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    Weekend Box Office: 'The Lorax' Rules The Roost, While 'The Artist' Fails To Capitalize On Oscar Night

    Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Nicolas Sparks, Tyler Perry – to these foolproof brands, add one more: the late Dr. Seuss. “The Grinch,” “The Cat in The Hat“ and “Horton Hears a Who” have all grossed over $100 million, and now, opening with stronger numbers than the three of them is “The Lorax.” The e...

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    Weekend B.O. (March 2-5) "The Lorax" slays

    Everyone knows that animated films tend to do extremely well at the box office and that The Lorax would, not surprisingly, do very well this weekend..  But no one predicted the stunning results  with the film raking in $70 million leaving everything else in the dust behind it.

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    'The Lorax' Triumphs at Weekend Box Office with Record Opening, 'The Artist' Falls Out of Top Ten UPDATED

    It was a weekend of surprises with expectations surpassed across the board. Both new wide releases did better than anticipated –- especially Universal’s “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” -- and the session overall marked the ninth consecutive up weekend this year.

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    Composer Alan Menken Over-Achieving in March with Three Broadway Musicals and (Woeful-Looking) 'Mirror Mirror'

    Though Relativity Media's "Mirror Mirror" looks like an embarrassing made-for-the-Disney-channel movie from the mid '90s, the film's original score still marks composer Alan Menken's fourth accomplisment in March...

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    David Ayer Returns to Los Angeles Streets with Handheld 'End of Watch'; In Theaters September 28

    Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña's "End of Watch" will land in theaters September 28, through Open Road. Written and directed by David Ayer (writer-director of "Street Kings," "Harsh Times"; writer of "Training Day," "The Fast and the Furious&q...

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    Weekend Preview: Head Down Under, With Limited Releases 'Boy' and 'The Snowtown Murders'

    There's quite a variety of new releases at the box office this weekend, from Robert Pattinson's "Bel Ami" and the animated "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" to "Boy" from New Zealand and "The Snowtown Murders" from Australia...

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    Immersed in Movies: 'Dr. Seuss' The Lorax' and the Future of Animation

    Producer Chris Meledandri knows all too well the meaning of "Rango's" Oscar victory last Sunday: You can't play it safe. And so far he's resisted the temptation with his impressive track record: First launching Blue Sky's blockbuster "Ice Age" franchise when he was president of Fox Animation and the...

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    2012 Box Office Swings Up, Boosted by Product Glut

    So far this year, the studios have been cheering one up weekend at the box office after another.

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    Final Box Office: 'Forgiveness of Blood' Tops Indiewire's Weekly Chart

    Each Tuesday, Indiewire publishes a box office chart that sorts the final weekend numbers of all specialty releases by per-theater-average. Check out the full chart here, but here's some highlights:

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    Oscar Weekend Box Office Analysis: Not Much Juice Left

    This is the final weekend for most of the Oscar contenders to earn money from moviegoers. Their combined gross will be under $10 million, making it the weakest total for the three days leading up to the Oscars in years (last year was $14 million).

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