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    Box Office: 'The Artist' Has Best Weekend Yet As Oscar Hopefuls Dominate Specialty Box Office

    In its whopping 14th weekend of release, Michel Hazanavicius's Oscar frontrunner "The Artist" had its best numbers yet.

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    Weekly Wrap: Box Office, Interviews, Final Pre-Oscar Round-Up, Festivals, In the Works and More

    Weekly Wrap: Box Office, Interviews, Final Pre-Oscar Round-Up, Festivals, In the Works and More

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    'The Hunger Games' Beats 'Twilight' in First-Day Ticket Sales

    Now that Lionsgate, which made "The Hunger Games," and Summit, which made the "Twilight" movies, are one and the same company, both camps can root for the success of the next young adult book-to-movie franchise in a position to replace "Twilight," the post-apocalyptic "Hunger Games."

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    Indies React to Tugg, Which Lets You Choose What Will Play at Your Movie Theater, Adds 'Tree of Life' and 'Bullhead' to Roster

    New startup Tugg, launched Wednesday, lets audiences choose what will screen at their local multiplex. We polled several indie exhibitors and distribs for feedback (below).

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    Weekend Preview: 'Act of Valor,' 'Wanderlust,' 'Hell and Back Again,' 'Forgiveness of Blood'

    While our last fave rave "Bullhead" expands, this weekend brings some fresh meat. Jennifer Aniston's "Wanderlust" is so far her best-reviewed (78% Fresh) film since 2002's "The Good Girl." Indiewire, however, finds that the film illustrates the problem with every David Wain movie.

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    President's Day Weekend Box Office: Washington Holdover 'Safe House' Scorches Cage 'Ghost Rider' Sequel UPDATED

    It was Déjà vu with a twist at the box office this Presidents Day weekend as the top three films were the same as the previous week; Sony’s “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” in 3-D, which was tracking to be number one, failed to get a top spot, landing in fourth place.

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    Holiday Box Office: Oscar Doc 'Undefeated' So-So; 'Descendants' and 'Artist' Full Speed Ahead (UPDATED)

    Oscar nominated doc "Undefeated" led a quiet set of specialty debuts this President's Day weekend. According to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier today, the football documentary grossed $42,658 from its five opening screens over the 4-day weekend, averaging $8,532. Released by The...

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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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