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    'The Artist' Makes Headway at Awards Season Box Office

    The weekend before the Oscar telecast, for the first time in years, no Academy-nominated film is in the box office top ten. However, “The Artist” increased its gross--despite not adding to its theater count--which shows that the onslaught of press hype for the Oscar contender is finally overcoming r...

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    The Amazing Race: Does Box Office Still Matter To The Oscars, And Do The Oscars Still Matter To Box Office?

    Let's be honest, the are about money. Not entirely about money: there's also the potential for executives and directors to win bragging rights over the colleagues. And there's a degree of back-patting celebration of the industry in there as well. But if the studios didn't think they could wring a f...

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    Sexism Watch: Gender Disparities in Actor Salaries

    I saw a story the other day about how the actor Chris Pine (whose new film This Means War opens today and looks beyond dreadful) was being sued by his former agents over non payment of commissions. In the story it revealed what Chris was paid for some of his recent roles.

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    Weekend Preview: Brutal & Heartbreaking Oscar Nominee 'Bullhead' Is Must-See

    If you live in New York, Los Angeles or Austin, get yourself to a theater for "Bullhead" (it expands February 24). The Belgian film, nominated for a Best Foreign Language film Oscar, may not take home the big prize on February 26 ("A Separation" and "Monsieur Lazhar" are custom-made to the academy's...

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    Final Box Office: "Chico & Rita" and "Rampart" are This Week's Best Newcomers

    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 Awards Season Box Office Update

    Oscar contenders are performing at a record low this close to the awards telecast (after ticket prices are adjusted), both in terms of total grosses and as a percentage of all weekend business. This can't be encouraging news for the Academy or ABC, although uncertainty about a few remaining categori...

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    'The Vow' Wows Valentine's Record Weekend Box Office

    Sony’s “The Vow" warmed hearts this Valentine’s Day weekend as the Screen Gems/Spyglass picture captured the top spot with a stellar $41.7 million, contributing a hefty chunk to the record $193 million total for all films this weekend.

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    Box Office: 'Chico & Rita' Tops Debuts; 'Rampart,' Oscar Shorts Also Find Good Numbers

    Fresh off its surprise nomination for best animated feature, GKIDS released "Chico & Rita" on a single screen at the Angelika Film Center in New York this weekend. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, the results were promising.

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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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