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    'The Lorax' Triumphs at Weekend Box Office with Record Opening, 'The Artist' Falls Out of Top Ten UPDATED

    It was a weekend of surprises with expectations surpassed across the board. Both new wide releases did better than anticipated –- especially Universal’s “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” -- and the session overall marked the ninth consecutive up weekend this year.

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    David Ayer Returns to Los Angeles Streets with Handheld 'End of Watch'; In Theaters September 28

    Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña's "End of Watch" will land in theaters September 28, through Open Road. Written and directed by David Ayer (writer-director of "Street Kings," "Harsh Times"; writer of "Training Day," "The Fast and the Furious&q...

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    Weekend Preview: Head Down Under, With Limited Releases 'Boy' and 'The Snowtown Murders'

    There's quite a variety of new releases at the box office this weekend, from Robert Pattinson's "Bel Ami" and the animated "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" to "Boy" from New Zealand and "The Snowtown Murders" from Australia...

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    Immersed in Movies: 'Dr. Seuss' The Lorax' and the Future of Animation

    Producer Chris Meledandri knows all too well the meaning of "Rango's" Oscar victory last Sunday: You can't play it safe. And so far he's resisted the temptation with his impressive track record: First launching Blue Sky's blockbuster "Ice Age" franchise when he was president of Fox Animation and the...

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    How Big Will The Hunger Games Open?

    The news is that this week when The Hunger Games came onto the pre release tracking (which is what the studios use to gauge awareness and desire to see a film) it was huge - so huge that experts are saying it could open between $70 and $100 million.

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    2012 Box Office Swings Up, Boosted by Product Glut

    So far this year, the studios have been cheering one up weekend at the box office after another.

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    Final Box Office: 'Forgiveness of Blood' Tops 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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    Hunger Games Advance Ticket Sales Break Records

    This is very, very good news. Advanced tickets went on sale last week for The Hunger Games which opens on March 23rd. According to Fandango, the one day total for the film was bigger than the one day total for Twilight: Eclipse which had set the record previously.

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    Oscar Weekend Box Office Analysis: Not Much Juice Left

    This is the final weekend for most of the Oscar contenders to earn money from moviegoers. Their combined gross will be under $10 million, making it the weakest total for the three days leading up to the Oscars in years (last year was $14 million).

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    'Act of Valor' Takes Weekend Box Office; 'Wanderlust' and 'Gone' Tank

    Relativity’s “Act of Valor” took honors in the top spot this weekend. The action thriller, which deployed about a dozen active-duty Navy SEALs in the cast, hit the box office beach with an estimated $24.7 million in tow. Overall, box office continued on the upswing in North America.

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