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    Specialty Box Office: 'Sushi' Becomes Year's First $1 Million Doc; 'Damsels' and 'Pope' Debut Nicely

    It was a happy Easter for the two reporting newbies at the specialty box office. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, both Sony Classics' "Damsels in Distress" and Sundance Selects' "We Have a Pope" found respectable debuts.

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    Weekend Box Office: 'The Hunger Games' Rules the Roost, 'American Reunion' Disappoints

    Lionsgates’ “The Hunger Games” held the top spot at the boxoffice for the third consecutive weekend, taking in an estimated $33.5 million while slipping a slim 43%.  “Hunger Games” is the first film since Summit’s “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn ...

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    Weekend Preview: Indie & Foreign Arrivals Include 'Damsels,' 'Comic-Con,' 'Heyhole,' 'Pope' & 'Hunter'

    The re-release of "Titanic" in 3-D and the return of the "American Pie" gang in "American Reunion" will take a big bite of the pie at theaters this weekend, where "The Hunger Games" is still going strong with $378 million worldwide. (All three are expected to score about $25 million.)

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    James Cameron's 'Titanic,' Then and Now, in 3-D: "A Window Into a World"

    Count on James Cameron. Looking at "Titanic" in its glorious $18-million 3-D restoration--released (also in 2-D) on the 100th anniversary of the sad night the great ship went down--I was reminded of what a huge accomplishment the picture was back in 1997.

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    Insanity of Foreign Movie Posters: From 'Big Lebowski' to 'Apes'

    Ever feel like American movie posters are a watered down lost art? They often are, especially when compared to their foreign counterparts...

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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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