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    Indie Box Office 101: How Do You Measure Whether An Indie Film Has Done Well?

    Understanding how the indie box office works can be a complicated process.  On a fairly regular basis, Indiewire's weekly box office column enrages a few commenters who don't get why a certain film is being deemed "disappointing" or why a film's "mild" per-theate...

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    Indie Box Office Quarterly: The Winners and Losers So Far In 2012

    Thanks to the likes of "The Hunger Games," "The Lorax" and "The Vow" (women and children first!), Hollywood is enjoying a considerable 23% year-to-year boost so far in 2012, and the second best first quarter ever (after 2010, which featured the incredible 1-2 punch that...

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    Final Box Office: 'Bully' Leads 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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    Weekend Indie Box Office: What It Means, from 'Bully' to 'Island President' UPDATED

    “Bully” led a slew of documentary openers this weekend (at least eight) both in terms of attention and success. The others, including two with significant previous acclaim, reveal the results of the new Oscar rule requiring full week theatrical dates in New York and/or Los Angeles with published rev...

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    Why 'Hunger Games' Boasts Such Wide Appeal

    “The Hunger Games” did not devour the boxoffice quite as thoroughly this weekend. At the 10:30 screening at the AMC in Century City Saturday morning, I had my choice of half the seats in every row. But the bodies that filled the other half of the seats should make Lionsgate extremely happy.

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    Box Office: Big Weekend For 'Bully' As Unrated Doc Scores 2012's Best Non-Fiction Debut

    After weeks of controversy surrounding the MPAA's decision to give the film a 'R' rating -- and the subsequent decision to release it unrated -- The Weinstein Company's "Bully" was released on 5 screens in New York and LA this weekend. According to estimates provided by Ren...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Hunger Games' Slays 'Titans' and 'Mirror Mirror,' Races Past $250 Million

    As expected, Lionsgates’ “The Hunger Games” held onto the top spot at the box office in spectacular fashion this weekend as the blockbuster film grossed an estimated $61.1 million, down a relatively modest 60% considering its record opening. The sci-fi actioner rocketed past the $200-million mark...

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    Best Stories of the Week: Interviews, Trailers, 'Hunger Games' Box Office and Steamy Fan Fiction-Turned-Movie Deal

    This week at TOH, we looked at "The Hunger Games" bullseye at the box office, the impressive movie deal for E L James' "Fifty Shades of Grey," and much more!

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    Immersed in Movies: 'The Hunger Games' Futuristic Control Room

    Without a doubt, the most fascinating design aspect of "The Hunger Games" is the futuristic control room, where the gamemakers not only keep tabs on all the Tributes but also stack the deck against Katniss whenever possible.

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    Weekend Preview: Violence, Fairy Tales, Bullies & Horny Norwegians

    Joining current box office king "The Hunger Games" this weekend are popcorn-sellers "Wrath of the Titans" (VFX 3-D sequel) and family fairy tale "Mirror Mirror" ...

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