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    Specialty Box Office: 'Hyde Park' Leads Debuts; 'Bone,' 'Baker' Hold Strong

    Focus Features' "Hyde Park on Hudson" led a generally slow weekend at the indie box office. The film -- directed by Roger Michell and starring Bill Murray as Franklin D. Roosevelt -- debuted on 4 screens to a $83,280 gross, giving it by far the best per-theater-average of any film...

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    Saturday Box Office Preview: Holdovers Keep Grosses on Positive Track

    Lacking an early release of a Christmas blockbuster, this weekend is traditionally one of the weakest of the year. With only a single (soft) new film in play -- Millennium's Gerard Butler starrer "Playing for Keeps" (released by FilmDistrict) -- the surprise is that for Friday, the top ten actually ...

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    'Skyfall' is Biggest Film in UK History, Eclipsing 'Avatar'

    "Skyfall" is now the UK's biggest film in history, eclipsing "Avatar"'s £94 million with £94.27 million in 40 days (particularly staggering given James Cameron's sci-fi blockbuster got to that haul after 11 months, and with increased 3-D ticket prices).

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Beware of Mr. Baker' Best Opener as 'Silver Linings Playbook' Leads Expanding Films

    Yet another initially successful NY opening of a doc about a performer ("Beware of Mr. Baker") competes with important expansions of several major awards contenders across the country. "Silver Linings Playbook" kept at about the same level of theaters as last week, and held quite well. While both "H...

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: Pitt's 'Killing' Opens Softly, Holdovers Soar

    On what is usually one of the slowest weekends of the year-- post-Thanksgiving, when adults are holiday shopping--moviegoers flocked to a wide variety of strongly performing holdovers. The top ten grossed around $100 million, up a strong 40% from last year.

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Silver Linings' and 'Rust and Bone' Rebound As Market Cools Down

    After two weekends of momentous studio box office that seemed to hinder anticipated limited debuts from the likes of The Weinstein Company's "Silver Linings Playbook," Sony Pictures Classics' "Rust and Bone," Focus Features' "Anna Karenina" and Fox Sear...

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    Saturday Box Office Preview: Weekend Dominated by Holdovers

    A strong group of Oscar contending/older audience films led to a surge in what is usually the dead post-Thanksgiving weekend. With the same top five films as last weekend (although the final order might be slightly different), the top ten films Friday night grossed about 50% better than last year.

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    DreamWorks' Stock Dips Almost 5% After Soft Holiday Opening for 'Rise of the Guardians'

    Following the disappointing opening of DreamWorks Animation's "Rise of the Guardians" over the Thanksgiving weekend, the stock of the company has reportedly dropped almost 5%."Guardians"' $32.6 million is DreamWorks' lowest opening box office haul since 2006's "Flushed Away." That said, animated fam...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Hitchcock' and 'Rust and Bone' Fight for Attention

    In a weekend that had adult audiences flocking to theaters in numbers rarely seen apart from Christmas and New Year's weeks, core specialized theaters struggled to get their normal share of the action. Three potentially award-contending films opened, all with the kind of pedigree expected to make th...

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    Thanksgiving Box Office Top Ten: Weekend Record, More Gravy than Turkeys

    The post-Thanksgiving weekend soared this year, but not via the usual family films. Continuing the trend over the past several weeks, Oscar contenders appealing to older audiences provided the heft to elevate grosses. Like last year, a "Twilight"-dominated weekend (again, the second) leads the pack...

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