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    What Went Wrong with Animation in 2011?

    After the triumphant 2010, was 2011 the hangover for animation? It certainly seems that way, since all I kept hearing over the holidays was disappointment: Carping about "Cars 2" and sneering about "Happy Feet Two" (which arguably offered no compelling reason to return to th...

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    Great Expectations: Predicting The Ten Best Studio Films of 2012 - Will They Deliver?

    As the flurry of year-end top tens has slowed, it's time to anticipate the films of 2012. What have the studios got to offer?

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    Fox Searchlight Pushes Back 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

    Fox Searchlight keeps pushing back "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," which like "Slumdog Millionaire," stars Dev Patel and is set in India. But that's where the comparisons end. Directed by John Madden ("The Debt"), the romantic ensemble about older Brits who settle...

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    Holiday Box Office Winners & Losers

    The short holiday boxoffice season is always one of the year's most lucrative. The seven-week period, which runs from mid-November through New Year’s weekend, contributes a proportionately high percentage to the annual total.

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    Box Office Update: 'Mission Impossible' and 'Sherlock Holmes' Sequels Top New Year's Weekend

    With the four-day New Year's Weekend grosses tallied, Paramount’s “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and Warner Bros.’ “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” continued to stake the top two spots.

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    Paramount Boasts Top Domestic and Global Market Share with Record $5.17 Billion Worldwide Gross

    As expected, with all the grosses tallied for 2011, Paramount came out on top, outpacing all studio rivals with a worldwide box office total of $5.17 billion.

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    Here's The 30 Top-Grossing Indies of 2011, Led By Woody Allen's 'Midnight in Paris' (UPDATED)

    Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" was the overwhelming winner at the specialty box office this year, topping this chart of 2011's top grossers with $56.3 million. That's over $20 million more than the next film on the chart - the still-climbing "Descendants" (it could...

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    Weekend Box Office Dec.30- Jan.1 ("Pariah" Opens Strong In Limited Release)

    Of most importance to us is how Pariah did this weekend in its limited opening engagements, and we'll get to that in a second.

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    Here's The 'Paris'-Led Top 10 Limited Debuts of 2011 By Per-Theater-Average

    This week at Indiewire we're offering a series of charts reflecting the big winners at the box office this year. Today's chart takes on the best per theater averages of limited debuts in 2011.

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    Five Reasons Why The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Didn't Kick Ass at the Holiday Box Office

    No question, Sony isn't happy with the early holiday returns on David Fincher's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." Why did the studio put this violent R-rated counterprogrammer into the holiday window opposite "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"? It got creamed, grossing only $19 million over the...

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