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    Hunger Games Advance Ticket Sales Break Records

    This is very, very good news. Advanced tickets went on sale last week for The Hunger Games which opens on March 23rd. According to Fandango, the one day total for the film was bigger than the one day total for Twilight: Eclipse which had set the record previously.

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    Oscar Weekend Box Office Analysis: Not Much Juice Left

    This is the final weekend for most of the Oscar contenders to earn money from moviegoers. Their combined gross will be under $10 million, making it the weakest total for the three days leading up to the Oscars in years (last year was $14 million).

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    'Act of Valor' Takes Weekend Box Office; 'Wanderlust' and 'Gone' Tank

    Relativity’s “Act of Valor” took honors in the top spot this weekend. The action thriller, which deployed about a dozen active-duty Navy SEALs in the cast, hit the box office beach with an estimated $24.7 million in tow. Overall, box office continued on the upswing in North America.

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    Box Office: 'The Artist' Has Best Weekend Yet As Oscar Hopefuls Dominate Specialty Box Office

    In its whopping 14th weekend of release, Michel Hazanavicius's Oscar frontrunner "The Artist" had its best numbers yet.

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    Weekly Wrap: Box Office, Interviews, Final Pre-Oscar Round-Up, Festivals, In the Works and More

    Weekly Wrap: Box Office, Interviews, Final Pre-Oscar Round-Up, Festivals, In the Works and More

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    'The Hunger Games' Beats 'Twilight' in First-Day Ticket Sales

    Now that Lionsgate, which made "The Hunger Games," and Summit, which made the "Twilight" movies, are one and the same company, both camps can root for the success of the next young adult book-to-movie franchise in a position to replace "Twilight," the post-apocalyptic "Hunger Games."

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    Indies React to Tugg, Which Lets You Choose What Will Play at Your Movie Theater, Adds 'Tree of Life' and 'Bullhead' to Roster

    New startup Tugg, launched Wednesday, lets audiences choose what will screen at their local multiplex. We polled several indie exhibitors and distribs for feedback (below).

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    Weekend Preview: 'Act of Valor,' 'Wanderlust,' 'Hell and Back Again,' 'Forgiveness of Blood'

    While our last fave rave "Bullhead" expands, this weekend brings some fresh meat. Jennifer Aniston's "Wanderlust" is so far her best-reviewed (78% Fresh) film since 2002's "The Good Girl." Indiewire, however, finds that the film illustrates the problem with every David Wain movie.

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    President's Day Weekend Box Office: Washington Holdover 'Safe House' Scorches Cage 'Ghost Rider' Sequel UPDATED

    It was Déjà vu with a twist at the box office this Presidents Day weekend as the top three films were the same as the previous week; Sony’s “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” in 3-D, which was tracking to be number one, failed to get a top spot, landing in fourth place.

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    Holiday Box Office: Oscar Doc 'Undefeated' So-So; 'Descendants' and 'Artist' Full Speed Ahead (UPDATED)

    Oscar nominated doc "Undefeated" led a quiet set of specialty debuts this President's Day weekend. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, the football documentary grossed $42,658 from its five opening screens over the 4-day weekend, averaging $8,532. Released by The...

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