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    MPAA Box Office Stats Reveal Declines in Domestic and 3-D Attendance: "We Needed a Few More Good Movies"

    It's always revealing to parse the Motion Picture Association of America's annual Theatrical Market Statistics Report. The 2011 report shows that the studios are basically getting bailed out by the international boost in moviegoers, while the domestic market is in steady decline. And the bloom is of...

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    Will The Hunger Games Be The First Real Female Franchise?

    In a little less than two days the film based on the first book of The Hunger Games trilogy will hit the big screen.  Already over 2,000 screenings on Thursday night are sold out and theatres are adding 3am screenings to accomodate the huge appetite for this film.

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    'The Hunger Games' Interview Round-Up: Cast Talk the Culture-Shifting Power of Dystopian Allegory (Video)

    Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games" will boast an enormous box office debut on March 23 (some are forecasting a $140 million opening). That's thanks in large part to Jennifer Lawrence's performance as Katniss Everdeen, which is earning raves. Women starved for smart entertainment aimed at them will flock...

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    Final Box Office: 'Kid With a Bike' 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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    Michael Bacall Scores with '21 Jump Street' & 'Project X'; Sequels in the Works, Plus Cruise's Len Grossman

    It's good to be Michael Bacall. The actor-screenwriter's "21 Jump Street" and "Project X" have both raked in a pretty penny at the recent box office. "21" opened this past weekend to $35 million, while "X" has come out of two weekends with $48 million ...

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    New Trailer for 'Snow White and the Huntsman'; Stewart Is The One to End The Darkness

    In this extended trailer for Universal's "Snow White and the Huntsman" (June 1), the epic fairy tale adaptation looks less edgy than we'd expected. This mythical action adventure is clearly aimed at a female PG-13 audience.

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    Box Office: 'Casa' and 'Kid' Score Strong Debuts; 'Jeff' Disappoints

    In a crowded St. Patricks' Day weekend at the specialty box office, Will Ferrell's Spanish-language comedy "Casa de Mi Padre" and European import "The Kid With a Bike" had the most impressive debuts, while Mark & Jay Duplass' latest, "Jeff Who Lives at Home,&...

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    Weekend Indie Box Office Analysis: 'Kid with a Bike' and 'Gerhard Richter Painting' Open Well, 'Jeff, Who Lives at Home' Disappoints

    As Oscar films fade from memory, two new limited releases had impressive debuts, including “The Kid With a Bike,” the latest in an unusually strong group of recent foreign language entries, and artist profile "Gerhard Richter Painting."

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    Weekend Box Office: '21 Jump Street' is Head of the Class with $35 million; 'John Carter' Drops to $13 million

    Sony’s “21 Jump Street” took a seat at the head of the class at the North American box office as the re-imagined buddy-comedy racked up a hefty $35 million on its first weekend in theaters.

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    'Hunger Games' Early Reviews Gush Over Lawrence (Latest Trailer and Clips)

    The first installment of Suzanne Collins' young adult trilogy hits theaters March 23, 2012, but early reviews are in. The wildly anticipated post-apocalyptic thriller has yielded reviews that just border on gushing.

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