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    Arthouse Audit: 'Beasts,' 'Moonrise' and 'Rome' Provide Post-Holiday Fireworks

    As most specialized distributors shunned new post-holiday openings, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" showed new strength in its second week, as several already successful films broadened well, led by "Moonrise Kingdom" and "To Rome With Love."

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Beasts,' 'Rome' and 'Moonrise' Continue Strong Summer For Indie Releases

    A mighty summer trio of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Moonrise Kingdom" and "To Rome With Love" continued to boost the summer indie box office, each finding very strong numbers in expansion. That overshadowed a generally uneventful batch of openers, which included &qu...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Amazing Spider-Man' Leads Field

    Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” showed that the venerable Marvel character can still lure moviegoers in large numbers into its web. In its first six days the $230-million franchise reboot of “Spider-Man" with new stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the leads generated close to $140 million and ...

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    The 30 Highest Grossing Specialty Films of 2012 (So Far)

    Here's a chart of 2012's thirty highest grossing films tracked by Indiewire's box office charts, as of July 1, 2012.

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    'SAVAGES' Featurette & Clips: Hayek, Travolta & Del Toro Wipe the Floor with Lively, Kitsch & Johnson

    Oliver Stone's "SAVAGES" arrives this weekend and if Blake Lively in a three-way isn't enough to get you to the theaters, there's a handful of featurettes and clips to wet your appetite below...

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    The Little 'Bernie' That Could: Richard Linklater and Millennium Entertainment's Sleeper Success Story

    While "Moonrise Kingdom" and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" have been getting the majority of press regarding "summer indie breakouts," there's been a considerable success story flying under the radar: Richard Linklater's "Bernie," which just crossed...

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    Final Box Office: 'Beasts' Debuts On Top of Chart

    Each Tuesday, Indiewire publishes a box office chart that sorts the final weekend numbers of all specialty releases by per-theater average. You can check out the full chart here, but here are some highlights:

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Starts off Strong

    Sundance and Cannes sensation “Beasts of the Southern Wild” successfully crossed from being a festival hit to early stage arthouse success with very good NY/LA platform openings, giving it a real shot for broader audience...

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    Media Alert: Op-ed in Washington Post

    In case you haven't seen my tweets and Facebook posts from the weekend, I had an op-ed piece in the Washington Post yesterday.

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Beasts' Scores Huge Debut; 'Rome,' 'Moonrise' Expand Strongly

    While Seth MacFarlane's "Ted" and Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike" gave the studio box office a huge and unexpected boost, the specialty box office also soared thanks to a potent opening care of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and strong expansion numbers from &qu...

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