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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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    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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