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    2011 Attendance Up at Indie Alamo and Landmark Chains; Top Ten Performers

    While the studios still chase after the increasingly fickle youth audience, indie theater chains successfully pulled filmgoers in 2011--without relying on 3-D premium ticket pricing. In fact, both the Alamo Drafthouse and Landmark indie chains announce that their national box office was up in 2011.

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    Box Office: 'Tinker Tailor,' 'Iron Lady' and 'Pina' Help Kick Off 2012 In Style (UPDATED)

    Only two specialty films -- "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" and "Norwegian Wood" -- entered the marketplace on the first full weekend of 2012, a group of 2011 holdovers helped make it a potent weekend. According to estimates provided by Rentrak, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy,&...

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    Weekend B.O. Jan. 6-8 ("Pariah" holding strong)

    Sorry folks, I would have had this weekend's box office report much earlier as usual, but I had to wait to get this weekend's results for Pariah which took longer than usual. But I'll get to that in a minute.

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    Horror Sleeper 'The Devil Inside' Jump Starts New Year's Box Office, 'Dragon Tattoo' and "Tinker Tailor' Deliver

    Call it a New Year's surprise. The ultra-low budget horror film "The Devil Inside" from Paramount Insurge caught the industry off guard and racked up an estimated $34.5 million to possess the top spot while averaging a stout $15,098 per theater.

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    Weekend Preview: Jolie's 'Blood and Honey,' 'Once Upon A Time in Anatolia' & 'Norwegian Wood'

    There's no shortage of quality films at the box office. "In The Land of Blood & Honey," "Once Upon A Time In Anatolia" and "Norwegian Wood" are each worth the trip to theaters. Enjoy the plentiful box office while you can...

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    Lame Idea of the Day - Making a Bridesmaids Sequel Without the Lead Bridesmaid

    The Hollywood Reporter released a story yesterday saying that Universal was planning on moving ahead with a Bridemaids sequel but that star/co-writer Kristen Wiig as well as co-writer Annie Mumolo are not interested in being a part of it.

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    French Hit "Intouchables" Becomes 5th Highest Grossing Movie Of All Time In France's Box Office History!!

    First let me blow my own horn and say that S&A has been covering this French film and its black French star (Omar Sy) quiet extensively for a good 6+ months now; and I noticed a day or two ago, one mainstream news site picked up on all the transcontinental discussion about it (mostly French and ...

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    Year End Box Office Wrap 2011: Attendance Down, Top Ten Grossers and Studio Market Shares

    With nine titles ranked among the top 25-highest grossing films of the year, it's no surprise that Paramount won the North American market share race in 2011 with nearly $2 billion in its coffers. box office and attendance for 2011 overall were down some 3% and 4%, respectively, from 2010.

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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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