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    Specialty Box Office: 'Chasing Ice' Hot In Exclusive Debut; 'Lincoln' Stuns In Limited Release (UPDATED)

    In the shadow of "Skyfall's" record-breaking opening, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" marched into theaters with a quartet of other limited releases. But among critically praised specialty films such as "A Royal Affair" and "Starlet," it was the climate-change doc "Chasing Ice" that broke through.

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    'Skyfall' Breaks IMAX Non-Summer Records with $12.75 Domestic Haul on 320 Screens

    IMAX has posted its weekend "Skyfall" box office numbers: the 23rd James Bond film took in an impressive $12.75 million on 320 screens, resulting in an approximate $40K per-screen average. This is IMAX's best opening weekend ever in non-summer months.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Lincoln' Makes Triumphant Limited Opening, Beats 'Schindler's List' Initial Numbers

    Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" opened with the most impressive limited gross of the year, solidifying its status as a rigorous Oscar contender. Though not the top per screen average of the year, it opened wider - 11 theaters in seven cities, not just NY/LA - than those with higher average numbers.

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten Led by 'Skyfall, 'Lincoln' Scores in Limited Release

    With "Skyfall" gobbling up more than half the total weekend box office, the top ten grossers are on track to gross $160 million, the best total yet in what has been a strong fall.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Money, Festivals and (Yes) Star Wars

    Longer pieces about the significance and logistics of "Star Wars" may persist far beyond 2015, but this week we have additional stories about festivals, finance and the man who made Bond look better than ever.

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    'Skyfall' Dominates Weekend Box Office

    "Skyfall" scored $30.8 million Friday, shooting a needed adrenaline injection into the fall box office after a disappointing summer. And Bond 23 has already earned some $350 million in its first two weeks internationally. Judging from Friday numbers, the US/Canada gross continues a consistent trend ...

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    Doing the Bond Numbers: How High Can 'Skyfall' Go? Bond Conquers World Before North American Release

    With a 12-day worldwide gross of around $320 million through Tuesday, "Skyfall" enters the US/Canada market Friday as one of the biggest hits of the year. While it's already a huge success with critics and audiences, the latest James Bond entry isn't likely to be the biggest grosser of the year. But...

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    Arthouse Audit: New Films Battle Elements and Studio Hits

    Far more than the mainstream fare, Hurricane Sandy's aftereffects had a major impact in the specialized world, particularly with openings. With lower Manhattan slowly recovering, at least one new film was cancelled (Adopt's "Cafe de Flore") while others were delayed in certain theaters (Weinstein's ...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'This Must Be The Place,' 'Vamps' and 'The Bay' Among Weak Openers In Sandy-Afflicted Weekend For Indies

    While the studios boasted a very strong first weekend of November (thanks to "Wreck It Ralph" and "Flight"), the specialty market struggled. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, popular New York indie venues like the IFC Center, the Sunshine, the Angelika and the Film Forum were ...

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: Moviegoers Elect 'Ralph' and Denzel

    Both "Wreck-It-Ralph" and "Flight" opened better than expected (with upbeat audience reaction), despite widespread damage from Hurricane Sandy in the largest population center of the country. Neither film set records, but both scored with their different core demographics, and look set to thrive in ...

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