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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten Update: 'Taken' Sequel Doubles Original, 'Transylvania' Trounces 'Frankenweenie'

    Led by European sequel "Taken 2," the weekend's grosses shot up to $129 million for the top ten, up $26 million from last week and $59 million from a year ago. At a time when American studios are being driven by international grosses, it's no surprise when the domestic box office is pushed by non-Br...

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    Friday Top Ten Box Office: 'Taken' Sequel Takes All

    Led by European sequel "Taken 2," Friday's grosses shot up to $43 million for the top ten, up more than a third from last week and almost doubling a year ago. At a time when American studios are being driven by international grosses, it isn't surprising that domestic box office sometimes is pushed b...

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    Weekend Preview: Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights,' Meier's 'Sister,' Jarecki's 'House I Live In' & Lee Daniel's Hot Mess

    A strong selection of films arrive in theaters this weekend. Not only are "Frankenweenie," "Taken 2" and "V/H/S" fighting for audience attention, there's also Switzerland's powerful Foreign Language Oscar entry from Ursula Meier, "Sister," and Andrea A...

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    Arthouse Audit: All Quiet on the New Opener Front

    Following two weeks with outstanding new limited openings of anticipated Toronto premieres, this week offered only one new opening -- Film Arcade's "The Other Dream Team" -- with any traction in the market. At least ten other films opening in significant specialized theaters didn't even report gross...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Perks' Soars In Expansion; 'The Master' Slows Down

    With only one specialty debut reporting estimates this weekend (basketball doc "The Other Dream Team," which did quite well), the weekend's big stories belonged to the holdovers. Summit successfully expanded last weekend's big debut "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" to ov...

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: Originals and Innovative Marketing Rule UPDATE

    For the first weekend in a while, there's been a real uptick in business. The top ten films grossed $105 million, compared to last week's $71 million and $84 million a year ago. Led by two Sony releases in the top positions, followed by indie holdover "End of Watch," the wide range of films prove th...

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    Friday Box Office Top Ten: Original Films and Inventive Marketing Win

    For the first weekend in a while, there's been a real uptick in business. The top 10 films on Friday grossed over $30 million, compared to $23.5 million last Friday and $26 million a year ago. Led by two Sony releases in the top positions, followed by indie holdover "End of Watch," the wide range of...

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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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