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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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    Weekend Box Office: Oscar Contenders Update

    The weekend after the nominations resulted in the leading contenders grossing around $30 million total, on par with recent years despite there not being one single film that boosted the total. Rather, the wealth, in varying degrees, was spread around a number of films, with “The Descendants” gaining...

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    Box Office: 'Albert Nobbs' is the Top Debut On Oscar-Fueled Weekend

    Roadside Attractions released its thrice-Oscar nominated "Albert Nobbs" on an ambitious 245 screens this weekend. Starring Glenn Close in an Oscar-nominated performance, "Nobbs" took in $772,730, averaging $3,154 and taking its cume to $822,981, when one includes Oscar qualifying...

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    Weekend Box Office: Liam Neeson Indie 'The Grey' Freezes Out Three Wide Openers

    With three new wide releases hitting the marketplace this weekend, along with a bevy of expanded Oscar runs, Open Road’s “The Grey” froze out the competition as it took the top spot with an estimated $20 million. The health of the marketplace overall remained robust as the total fo...

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    Weekend B.O. Jan. 27-29 (Black Cinema Hangs On!)

    Though it dropped 44% from last weekend, black cinema's Lord and Savior George Lucas' film Red Tails held on to the 4th place slot, beating Man on a Ledge; though it couldn't beat off Underworld Awakening, The Grey and One for the Money. And even that film stars the one person that EVERY...

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    Box Office: Oscar Contenders Capitalize on Globe Wins; 'The Artist' Stumbles Pre-Nominations

    Four openings or wide releases positioned for unlikely Oscar nominations combine with some post-Golden Globe expansions to lead this week’s report.

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