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    Weekend Box Office Feb. 3-5

    It was neck and neck between Chronicle and The Woman in Black with the former just edging out the latter for the No.1 slot this weekend.

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    Bloodbath: Which Films Risk Being The Blockbuster Casualties Of 2012?

    Almost eighteen months ago, actor-turned-filmmaker Jon Favreau predicted that the summer of 2011 was "...going to be a bloodbath. There's never been a summer like this next summer. It's going to be bloody...There's not a weekend where there won't be teeth on the floor. The audience wins, but it's go...

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    Watch: New Trailer for 'The Hunger Games' with Jennifer Lawrence

    Voila! "The Hunger Games" has a new trailer. Expect the marketing to continue accelerating until the franchise's debut March 23.

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    Weekend Preview: Horror Rules the Weekend with 'Woman in Black,' 'Kill List' and 'Innkeepers'; Madonna's 'W.E' Lands

    This week, your best bets for weekend theater-going are all films that aim to thrill and chill. While Madonna's "W.E" has failed to get much critical support -- one critic dubbed it "a royal disaster" -- it may be worth the trip to check out Andrea Riseborough's breakout ...

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    Weekend Box Office: Oscar Contenders Update

    The weekend after the nominations resulted in the leading contenders grossing around $30 million total, on par with recent years despite there not being one single film that boosted the total. Rather, the wealth, in varying degrees, was spread around a number of films, with “The Descendants” gaining...

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    Box Office: 'Albert Nobbs' is the Top Debut On Oscar-Fueled Weekend

    Roadside Attractions released its thrice-Oscar nominated "Albert Nobbs" on an ambitious 245 screens this weekend. Starring Glenn Close in an Oscar-nominated performance, "Nobbs" took in $772,730, averaging $3,154 and taking its cume to $822,981, when one includes Oscar qualifying...

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    Weekend Box Office: Liam Neeson Indie 'The Grey' Freezes Out Three Wide Openers

    With three new wide releases hitting the marketplace this weekend, along with a bevy of expanded Oscar runs, Open Road’s “The Grey” froze out the competition as it took the top spot with an estimated $20 million. The health of the marketplace overall remained robust as the total fo...

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    Weekend B.O. Jan. 27-29 (Black Cinema Hangs On!)

    Though it dropped 44% from last weekend, black cinema's Lord and Savior George Lucas' film Red Tails held on to the 4th place slot, beating Man on a Ledge; though it couldn't beat off Underworld Awakening, The Grey and One for the Money. And even that film stars the one person that EVERY...

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    Box Office: Oscar Contenders Capitalize on Globe Wins; 'The Artist' Stumbles Pre-Nominations

    Four openings or wide releases positioned for unlikely Oscar nominations combine with some post-Golden Globe expansions to lead this week’s report.

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Underworld: Awakening' Sizzles with Beckinsale, 'Haywire" Fizzles with Carano

    Things are looking up at the 2012 box office, which featured a bevy of strong women this weekend. Four new films arriving or expanding into wide release outperformed expectations, marking the third consecutive up frame of the year. The estimated total for all films was $135 million, up a solid ...

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