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    The 5 Biggest Disappointments at the 2012 Specialty Box Office

    There were indeed a lot of good news to come out of the 2012 indie box office, as yesterday's article on the year's 10 biggest specialty market success stories can attest. But it wasn't all roses and dollar signs, as these 5 major specialty disappointments make clear:

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    The 10 Biggest Success Stories at the 2012 Specialty Box Office

    With 2012 a memory, it's time to take a look back at a year at the indie box office. Yesterday, we ran down the top 50 grossing specialty films of 2012 in a simple list format, and noted that generally the year was a big improvement over 2011 in terms of specialty-market milestones. Today we'...

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    Quentin & Harvey: Just How Big Will 'Django Unchained' Pay Off for Both?

    After eight days in theaters, Quentin Tarantino’s amped-up Western “Django Unchained” has grossed more than $77 million in the U.S. That puts it $24 million ahead of “Inglourious Basterds,” Tarantino’s highest grosser, at the same eight-day mark.

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    'Django' Nearly Beats 'Hobbit' for #1 New Year's Day

    The first day of 2013 saw grosses for the top 10 films rise about $3 million - better than 6% - above New Year's 2012. The top 10 stayed the same as for the weekend, with the order finally stabilizing after much shifting, particularly in the top 3. But the film that looks strongest going forward cou...

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    Sony Boasts Biggest Year Ever in 2012

    2012 was Sony Pictures Entertainment's biggest year ever. The studio's films generated $4.440 billion worldwide. The studio hit all time highs with $1.768 billion in domestic ticket sales and $2.672 billion internationally. The studio ended the year as the top-ranked studio in both domestic and worl...

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    Here Are the Top-Grossing Specialty Films of 2012, Led By 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

    From "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and "Moonrise Kingdom" to "2016: Obama's America" and "Silver Linings Playbook," it was a very impressive year for limited and platform releases.

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    Debate Continues to Rage Over 'Django Unchained' as It Gallops Past $64 Million at the Box Office

    Notable figures both in and out of Hollywood continue to weigh in on Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained." The ongoing debate about the film can only help its prospects — “Django” is now more than halfway to the domestic box office total of “Inglourious Basterds," in a mere six days.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Amour' Lead Limited Releases

    With the Top Ten continuing to skew to adult-oriented, critically acclaimed films, specialized theaters playing more limited releases continue to scuffle, often at levels below previous holiday seasons. "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Amour" stood out again in their two-city platforms, although both decline...

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    Post-Holiday Weekend Box Office: Three Top Films Battle for Placement

    Three juggernauts grossing $28 million or more dominated a strong post-Christmas weekend, all jockeying for position since last Tuesday. The shakeout led to the top film on December 25 ("Les Miserables") falling to third by the weekend, beat out by top dog "The Hobbit" followed by "Django Unchained....

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Zero,' 'Amour' and 'Silver' Continue To Soar; 'Promised Land' and 'Memphis' Disappoint in Debuts

    While "The Hobbit," "Django Unchained" and "Les Miserables" brought a huge boost to the post-Christmas studio box office, a bunch of platform release holdovers -- namely "Zero Dark Thirty," "Amour," "The Impossible" and "Silver Linings...

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