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    Arthouse Audit: 'Safety Not Guaranteed' and 'Dark Horse' Trounce 'Lola' and 'Peace, Love and Misunderstanding'

    Although none of this week's new specialty films scored great numbers, the two best among NY and/or LA openers came into the market with less advance marketing behind them. Revamped FilmDistrict marked a decent showing for Sundance hit "Safety Not Guaranteed" while Todd Solondz' Venice/Toronto-scree...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Madagascar' Family Sequel Tops Scott's R-Rated 'Prometheus'

    Paramount's “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted," the PG family film from DreamWorks Animation, exceeded expectations and easily captured the top spot at the box office this weekend. The mighty combo of a lack of family films in the marketplace and the return of a popular franchise led to an estimat...

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    Women's Films Opening - June 8, 2012

    Women's Films Opening - June 8, 2012

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    Weekend Preview: Spectacular 'Prometheus' Arrives, 'Safety Not Guaranteed' Best of the Indies

    "Prometheus" finally arrives this weekend and it's quite a ride. While its story may not deliver on the promise of its dazzling trailer and promos, it's visually stunning and Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are an impressive pair. Among the indie fare arriving this weekend is the charming Sundan...

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    Charlize Theron Has a Pretty Good Weekend at the Box Office

    Charlize Theron Has a Pretty Good Weekend at the Box Office

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Moonrise Kingdom' Conquers More Box Office; Specialized Success of The Year

    The news this week is in the expanding films. Two huge hits-- a phenomenal second week for Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" and more success for "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"-- joined with two other decently grossing expansions-- "Intouchables" and "Bernie"-- to provide an even better early June...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Surpasses Universal's Lowball Projections

    Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” cast its spell on the weekend box office as it flew past early projections. The fantasy action-adventure film racked up an estimated $56.3 million to easily capture the top spot. Heading into the session most observers had “Snow White” opening in the $40 to ...

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    Judi Dench, Box Office Queen: 'Exotic Marigold Hotel' Hits $100 Million

    Never underestimate the power of demographic that's almost always ignored. Fox Searchlight has announced that John Madden's older-skewing "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" has crossed the $100 million mark worldwide.

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    Before 'Kingdom' Came: A History of Wes Anderson at the Box Office

    This past weekend, Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" defied all expectations to post a stunning $522,966 gross over the three-day frame to shatter the record for the highest per-theater-average of any live-action or independent film ever: $130,749.

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    Career Watch: Will Smith, Still on His Throne?

    Music-TV-film superstar Will Smith did not mark his return to the box office (after a four year hiatus) with a bang, but it wasn't a crash either. "Men in Black III" knocked "The Avengers" off its top spot, and while it's no disaster, it finished the weekend short of expe...

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