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    'Philomena' Off to Strong Start, 'Nebraska' Second Weekend Lags

    Weinstein heart-tugger "Philomena," this week's awards-friendly limited opening, scored an initial number comparable to two recent Oscar contenders ("Nebraska" and "Dallas Buyers Club"), just ahead of its rapid expansion this Wednesday. Per usual, the specialty market is getting crowded, with not ju...

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    Latest Forbes Piece: A Female Revolution at the Box Office

    Now, just in time for Thanksgiving there are multiple films with female leads that people all across the country will be able to enjoy.

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Philomena' Leads Debuts as 'Dallas Buyers Club' Hits Overall Top 10

    The Weinstein Company's "Philomena" got off to a good start this weekend, finding the highest per-theater-average of any film in release save "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

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    'Catching Fire' Dominates But Not Record-Breaker, 'Frozen' Massive in LA Exclusive, 'Philomena' Decent in Limited

    Many harbored hopes that "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the second film in the Jennifer Lawrence-starring young adult series, could possibly deliver the biggest domestic release of 2013. But the movie grossed $70 million from Thursday 8 pm through Friday, and should double that gross for the ent...

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    Oscar Talk: Who's Ahead in the Oscar Race, Post-AFI FEST and the Governors Awards, Documentaries and Beyond

    Kris Tapley and I get back into the Oscar race, covering the AFI FEST showings of "Out of the Furnace," "Saving Mr. Banks," and "Lone Survivor." We get into the documentary short list, the opening of "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Nebraska," and how the top contenders worked the room at the Governors' A...

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    Philomena

    "Philomena" is a moving story that serves as a perfect vehicle for the incomparable Judi Dench.

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    Review: Lovely And Deceptively Complex 'Philomena' Starring Judi Dench & Steve Coogan

    The term "Oscar bait" is one that, unfortunately, gets bandied about a lot this time of year. At worst, it's used to refer to every faintly serious-minded film released between July and December. At best, it describes a very particular kind of middlebrow drama that seems to have been created from th...

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    Five Films to See This Weekend: 'Hunger Games,' Dench Oscar Bid 'Philomena,' Drug War Doc 'Narco Cultura' & More

    Something for everyone this weekend. While most audiences will surely flock to the new "Hunger Games" film, Oscar hopeful "Philomena" arrives in select cities after its sweep through the festival circuit, and the new Vince Vaughn vehicle "Delivery Man" gets a wide release. Doc lovers, head to "Narco...

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    Review and Round-Up: Stephen Frears' Oscar-Friendly 'Philomena' Stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan (TRAILER)

    It's no surprise that the Weinstein Co. is releasing "Philomena," which is one of those movies aimed squarely at the Academy middle. It took a while for writer-producer-star Steve Coogan--who seems to be trying to perform some kind of career rehab by playing a softer-hearted creature than his usual-...

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    Judi Dench Releases Funny or Die Video in Ongoing Philomena Ratings Battle (UPDATED)

    Philomena co-star Steve Coogan has joined Judi Dench and Harvey Weinstein's fight for a PG-13 rating for their adoption drama. Two weeks before the film's release, Dench and Coogan have released a Funny or Die video in which the actors play M and a James Bond-wannabe.

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