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    Trailer Watch: Pixar's 'Brave' Will Be One of the Summer's Top Performers

    Why isn't "Brave" showing at Cannes? Because it's set to open the Edinburgh Film Festival instead just after its June 22 stateside release. Pixar's 13th film and first fairy tale, "Brave," is sure to be yet another top box office performer by summer's end,

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    Final Box Office: 'Exotic Marigold Hotel' Tops Weekly Chart With Stellar Debut

    Each Tuesday, Indiewire publishes a box office chart that sorts the final weekend numbers of all specialty releases by per-theater average.  Check out the full chart here, but here's some highlights:

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    The Marginalization of Women's Stories During The Summer Movie Season

    The summer movie season kicked off this weekend with gusto with the record breaking $200 million opening of The Avengers.   I joined the throngs on Friday afternoon for a showing and there was much excitement in the theatre.  Just to give you a sense of the excitement, when the credit...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Marigold' Is 'Avengers' for Seniors, 'First Position' and 'Bernie' Score

    While it didn't have 24-hour shows at some locations, and didn't set any records, just as "The Avengers" raised the bar for 2012 wide-release films, Fox Searchlight's "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is showing the best results for specialized/older audience films since 2011's late-year openings.

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Marigold Hotel' Opens To Big Business; 'Bernie' Holds Strong

    In a great feat of counter-programming to the insanity that was the $200 million opening weekend of "The Avengers," Fox Searchlight found fantastic numbers from the first weekend of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," nearly topping the 2012 limited debut record set by "Bernie...

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    Weekend Box Office: "Avengers' Shatters North American Box Office Records with $200-Million Haul UPDATED

    Disney’s “The Avengers” shattered North American box office records by a wide margin this weekend as estimates have the Marvel Studios production racking up a heart pounding $200.3 million in its first three days – marking the biggest opening in box office history.

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    5 Indie Box Office Summer Showdowns

    Earlier this week, Indiewire offered our annual summer preview, suggesting 20 films specialty audiences "must see" this season. But we thought might supplement that with some predictions of what people will see.

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    Weekend Preview: 'The Avengers,' 'First Position' & 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Are Best Bets of New Arrivals

    "The Avengers" will take most of the attention at this weekend's box office; the Marvel franchise mash-up delivers 142 minutes of satisfying, bombastic entertainment, with Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. stealing the show.

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    'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel': From Pleasant Surprise to Box Office Phenomenon UPDATED

    The year’s first British movie hit in the UK has shifted from being a pleasant surprise to a box office phenomenon. The question is whether its adult appeal will translate when Fox Searchlight opens the film stateside on May 4.

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    LatinoBuzz: Latin American Films Take Center Stage at the Box Office, Sometimes

    It’s rare for a film in Spanish or Portuguese to make it to a U.S. theater. Even within Latin America or Spain, it’s difficult for local films to compete against Hollywood blockbusters. Once in a while, against all odds, Latino films triumph at their local box office.

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