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    Arthouse Audit: La Dolce Woody

    The recent feast-or-famine pattern among top specialized distributors' releases continues, with "To Rome With Love" joining "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and "Moonrise Kingdom" as unusually strong platform openings for any time of the year, let alone the usually quieter late spring/early summer p...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Brave' Racks Up Mighty $66 Million; Pixar's 13th Number One Opening UPDATED

    Pixar added another feather in its cap as Disney’s “Brave” racked up a sturdy $66.74 million to capture the top spot at the box office on its debut in North America this weekend. The opening for “Brave” marked the 13th consecutive first place finish for the animation company started by Steve Jobs.

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    Weekend Preview: Must-See 'Invisible War'; 'Brave' for Gay Marriage Rights; 'Seeking a Friend' & 'Rome' Disappoint

    It's Summertime and the theaters are filling up. There's a varied selection of new releases, from studio pics "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and "Brave" to excellent documentaries "The Invisible War" and "Kumaré"...

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    Box Office Recap: How 'Marigold' and 'Moonrise' Hold Up Against Summer Indie Hits From The Past Decade

    While the $570 million-and-counting "The Avengers" has helped give Hollywood a pretty potent summer (despite major misfires like "Battleship," "Dark Shadows," "Rock of Ages" and "That's My Boy"), Indiewood is not shaping up so shabby itself. Summer just technically started today, and two films -- F...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Your Sister's Sister' and 'Abramovic' Join Summer Specialty B.O. Bonanza

    Two women-directed films with solid reviews - "Your Sister's Sister" and "Marina Abramovic - The Artist Is Present" - stood out among the openings, with promising debuts. But the news continues to be ongoing interest in a range of expanding and ongoing releases, giving the specialized market a wider...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Sister's Sister' Has Weekend's Best Debut; 'Kingdom' Keeps Rising

    Lynn Shelton's "Your Sister's Sister" led a bunch of mostly unremarkable debuts, including weak starts for docs "Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present" and "Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap."

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Madagascar 3' and 'Prometheus' Hold Off Weak Newcomers; Sandler Flops in Fifth UPDATED

    For the second consecutive weekend, Paramount/DreamWorks’ “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” and 20th Century Fox’s “Prometheus” held the top two spots, and in that order, with the former taking in an estimated $35.5 million and the latter grossing around $20.2 million.

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    Women's Films Opening - June 15, 2012

    Women's Films Opening - June 15, 2012

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    Quote of the Day: "Why? Why? Why? Don't they want the money?

    That is the quote Meryl Streep uttered Tuesday night at the annual Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards.  She was onstage to present Viola Davis with her Crystal Award for Excellence in Film. 

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    Final Box Office: 'Moonrise Kingdom' Three-peats on Top of Indiewire's Box Office 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 we've called out some highlights:

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