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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Takes Top Spot; Four Oscar Contenders Pass $100 Million

    The initial wide release of "Zero Dark Thirty" easily made number one for the weekend, becoming only the second of the nine Best Picture Oscar contenders to attain that position ("Argo" did so for one week in October). Unusually, four Oscar rivals have already grossed over $100 million, one is closi...

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    Box Office Preview: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Achieves Mission; 'Haunted House' Edges 'Gangster Squad' for Second Place

    "Zero Dark Thirty" stood out among eight Oscar Best Pictures nominees in release the weekend after the nominations with a strong $9 million and a likely dominant #1 position expected for the weekend. But the shocker so far is Open Road's unheralded "The Haunted House," which for its opening day seem...

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    Oscars: Are We About To Have The Biggest Ever Box Office For a Best Picture Race?

    Last year, only one of the 9 best picture nominees -- "The Help" -- grossed more than $100 million. Four films most likely to be nominated for best picture this year have already hit $100 million, and three more may join them. So will the category be the biggest lineup ever?

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    2012 Box Office Wrap: Wide Release Blockbusters, Underperformers and Bellyflops, Studio Winners and Losers

    It's not easy figuring out what films were hits or misses (or something inbetween). Domestic gross totals don't tell the whole story. You need to look at revenue as well as production and marketing costs to assess global returns. (Remember, theaters return about half of what they take in at theater ...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Expands Strongly, '56 Up' First Doc Hit of 2013?

    Late year releases, many expanding, dominate the specialized market this weekend. By far the biggest, "Zero Dark Thirty," is mainly playing in upscale multiplexes, providing fierce competition to such already strong wide releases as "Django Unchained" and "Les Miserables."

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: 'Texas Chainsaw' Wreaks Havoc; 'Django' Bests 'Les Mis;' 'Zero Dark Thirty' Soars

    Three strong Christmas pictures have been battling for box office supremacy for ten days, with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "Django Unchained" and "Les Miserables" switching positions almost daily. But none of them ended up on top this weekend. Younger audiences, bored with the the adult an...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Zero,' 'Amour' Lead Slew of Strong Oscar Contenders; '56 Up' Strong In Exclusive Debut

    The first weekend of 2013 brought very good news to a group of films hoping to get further boosts from this Thursday's Oscar nominations, with Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" and Michael Haneke's "Amour" leading the way. The former finally expanded after 2 w...

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    Saturday Box Office Preview: 'Texas Chainsaw' Opens at Number One, Followed by 'Django,' 'Zero Dark Thirty' Expands

    Younger moviegoers eagerly greeted Lionsgate's "Texas Chainsaw" (3D and 2D), the first new horror release since Halloween with a $10 million-plus Friday gross, much bigger than expected and heading to a likely #1 spot for the weekend. Although it has a $4 million edge on the day's #2 ("Django Unchai...

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    Friday Box Office: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Spectacular In Limited Expansion; 'Promised Land' Struggles

    After three weeks of holding tight in 5 theaters, Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" expanded to 60 theaters this weekend and showed no signs of slowing down. On Friday night the acclaimed, controversial film grossed $825,000 for a $13,750 average. That puts it on track for a weekend...

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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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