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    Top Ten Weekend Box Office: 'End of Watch' Overtakes 'House at the End of the Street' at Number One

    After a rare tie for #1 in the Sunday box office estimates, the gritty acclaimed police drama "End of Watch" emerged as the clear winner, easily outpacing the Jennifer Lawrence horror film "House at the End of the Street," which barely edged out "Trouble With the Curve" for second.

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    Arthouse Audit: The Perks of Being a Young Adult

    Another week, another spectacular limited September (or anytime) opening as "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" exceeds expectations and shows promise for a strong expansion. Though not at the level of "The Master" last week (whose expansion is covered in the Top Ten wrapup), with appeal to a broad sw...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Perks' Pops With Huge Debut; 'The Master' Strong In Expansion

    While the overall box office continued a slump thanks to underwhelming debuts from "Trouble With The Curve" and "Dredd 3D," the specialty box office had a very hopeful debut care of teen drama "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," which had the fifth best limited debut of ...

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    Top Ten Weekend Box Office: Slump Continues, Lawrence vs. Gyllenhaal/Pena for Number One UPDATED

    The order for the top three is uncertain until Sunday actuals are reported Monday, with an unusual tie as of now for #1. Among those two films - "House at the End of the Street" and "End of Watch" - the latter, in fewer theaters, had the higher per screen average. For their modest level of expense a...

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    Friday Box Office Top Ten: Trouble With the Grosses, Lawrence Leads Weak Field

    There's no getting around the truth: business continues to be bad. Although the top ten grossed a bit above last week's mediocre numbers, by this point most year's numbers are recovering with new, stronger releases upgrading performance. But compared to a year ago, grosses are down by a disastrous o...

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    Arthouse Audit: Off To the Races With 'The Master' & 'Arbitrage'

    Not only did "The Master" (limited) and "Arbitrage" (wider and also available outside of theater viewing) do great business this weekend, they did so at what is usually a slow time of the year. The same weekend in 2011 saw "My Weekend With Margueritte" and "Restless" open to modest at best results. ...

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    Top Ten Weekend Box Office: Two Paul Andersons Rule UPDATED

    Although the weekend's top ten grosses- totaling around $65 million--were a nice boost from last weekend's disastrous $45 million, they still represent a drop of more than 25% from the same weekend last year. Much of the difference comes from this year's 3-D Disney reissue falling short of last year...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'The Master' Shatters Per-Theater-Average Record; 'Arbitrage' Also Very Strong

    In an explosive weekend at the specialty box office, Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" broke the record for the best limited debut of all time (topping "Moonrise Kingdom"), while Nicholas Jarecki's "Arbitrage" managed some excellent numbers on a much wider scr...

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: No Major New Releases Brings Disaster UPDATED

    Don't look now, but this could end up being the lowest grossing weekend in theaters since at least 2008. And if you look at admissions, far worse.

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    Weekend Preview: Crowded Indie Box Office, from 'For Ellen' to 'Detropia'

    Critical response to the array this weekend's new indie releases is mostly tepid, with star-packed "The Words" and "Bachelorette" scoring lowest and docs "Detropia" and "Beauty is Embarassing" ranking as Indiewire's top picks...

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