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    Weekend Preview: Washington's 'Safe House,' 'In Darkness,' 'Rampart,' 'The Vow' and 'Star Wars' in 3-D

    If you like the idea of seeing "Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace" (and paying for it) in 3-D, go forth. However, if you want to enjoy some grittier contemporary cinema...

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    Top Grossing Women Centric Films of 2011

    When I read that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo crossed the $100 million mark, it reminded me to take a look at how women centric films did last year.

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    The Numbers - How Did "Dysfunctional Friends" Do Its Opening Weekend? (1 Week LA Extension)

    It opened on 2 screens, 1 in Los Angeles and the other in New York; so how did the ensemble comedy/drama do over the weekend? 

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    Awards Box Office Update: Weinstein Releases Struggle

    Oscar-nominated films grossed around $21 million this weekend, the lowest total for the second weekend after the nominations announcement in the last few years; the decline from last week was on a par with most of those years. Only “The Descendants” is enjoying clear success on a broad level, as “Th...

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    Box Office: Madonna's 'W.E.' So-So Over Super Bowl Weekend

    On the weekend of her much-anticipated Super Bowl performance, The Weinstein Company released Madonna's "W.E." on four theaters. While falling well short of disastrous, the results were unspectacular. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, the film took in $45,000, a...

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    Low-Budget Genre Fare Boosts Weekend Box Office: 'Chronicle' Narrowly Bests 'Woman in Black'

    Super Bowl Weekend brought box office surprises. The frame's top two films not only far exceeded expectations, but the weekend as a whole was up some 37% from last year, marking the fifth consecutive up weekend in 2012.

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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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