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    Final Box Office: "Footnote" Tops Indiewire's Crowded Weekly Box Office 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: 'Footnote' and 'Salmon Fishing' Deliver

    As the Oscar winners quickly recede from attention, two impressive Sony Classics films – one continuing, one new – stand out, while two potential cross-over films which premiered at Toronto openings survived mix reviews to show some modestly positive grosses.

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    Weekend Box Office: Holdover 'The Lorax' Gobbles Up 'John Carter'

    With three new wide releases hitting the marketplace, Universal’s “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” held onto the top spot for the second consecutive weekend with an estimated $39.1 million, slipping a mild 44% while advancing its 10-day cume to a robust $122 million, thanks largely to a responsive family audi...

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    Weekend Preview: 'John Carter' Arrives, 'Friends With Kids,' 'Silent House,' 'Salmon Fishing,' 'Sushi' & More

    It's a weekend to have fun at the box office. If you don't take any of it too seriously, you'll enjoy the star-packed rom-com "Friends With Kids" (with many familiar "Bridesmaids" faces) or the fascinating disaster that is "John Carter." If you loved "D...

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    Immersed in Movies: Andrew Stanton's Leap of Faith with 'John Carter' (VIDEO)

    So what are we to make of "John Carter"? A fascinating failure, as Anne Thompson has suggested? Another "Dune" that's lovely to look at but short on narrative? Well, Francois Truffaut once wrote that fascinating failures are more memorable than safe successes.

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    Why 'John Carter' Is a Fascinating Disaster, Early Reviews (Video)

    You could see Disney's "John Carter" (March 9) shaping up as a misfire from a long way off. No studio has projected "disaster" so loudly since Sony's misbegotten remake of "Godzilla" in 1998. For a $250 million movie to be tracking near a $25 million opening is ...

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    Critics and Audiences Split on the Hits of 2012

    How many of the highest grossing movies of 2012 have been critically acclaimed? Uh, that'd be none of them.

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    Box Office: 'A Separation' and 'Undefeated' Soar Post-Oscar Wins; 'The Artist' Goes Wide (UPDATED)

    While Oscar's big winner "The Artist" had a notable weekend, it was the foreign language film and documentary feature winners that had the most impressive post-Oscar boosts. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, both Asghar Farhad's "A Separation" and ...

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    Post-Oscar Weekend Indie Box Office: Alive but Struggling

    The operation was a success, but the patients are on life support.

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