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    Arthouse Audit: 'Sleepwalk with Me' Is Hit, Three Sundance Entries Struggle to Find Audiences

    Even on a holiday weekend, the holdover specialized films--especially "Sleepwalk with Me"-- continued to prosper as the new ones opened badly . They boasted the lowest opening per-screen averages since the low-performing post-Christmas period.

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten Led by 'The Possession' and 'Lawless,' Disaster 'The Ooogieloves' Brings Up Rear UPDATE

    Grosses for Labor Day weekend are about even with last week’s as well as the same as last year (always the weakest holiday), led by overperforming Lionsgate horror entry "The Possession," hitting the youth crowd, while Weinstein's "Lawless" is delivering at expected levels with a discrete older audi...

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    Summer Box Office Lessons: Grosses Dip, Dozen $100 Million Grossers, Wahlberg Rocks

    As summer 2012 ends, studio execs are heaving sighs of relief. The expense of making and marketing a tentpole blockbuster keeps climbing, and with it the need to gross $500 million or more worldwide to ensure profit. Twelve films will gross more than $100 millon domestically (numbers through 8/26) i...

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Sleepwalk With Me' and 'Samsara' Open Huge

    It's been a strong summer for specialized movies, but no weekend has had two major new openings like this one. Two new films, "Sleepwalk With Me" and "Samsara," should better than expected results. Among expanding films, "Robot and Frank" showed the most strength, but several other longer-playing...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Sleepwalk,' 'Samsara' Among Year's Best Indie Debuts; 'Obama's America' Soars To Overall Top 10

    It was an unexpectedly potent late summer weekend at the specialty box office, with two openers -- "Sleepwalk With Me" and "Samsara" -- scoring among the best limited debuts of the year and anti-Obama doc "2016: Obama's America" soaring into the overall top 10 to be...

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    Weekend Preview: 'Samsara,' 'Little White Lies,' 'Wild Horse,' 'Premium Rush' & More

    Consider this a weekend to indulge at the movies. The 70mm documentary "Samsara" is a gorgeous, spiritually rich experience to let wash over you, while "Wild Horse, Wild Ride" examines the equine-and-man relationship and delivers a moving result akin to last year's "Buck...

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    What Does the Growing Success of Anti-Obama Doc '2016: Obama's America' Mean for the Future of Cinematic Political Advocacy?

    We may finally have a successful political documentary made from a conservative perspective on our hands. “2016: Obama’s America” grossed $1.2 million this past weekend in limited release, including showings at New York City’s Regal Union Square theaters that placed it third behind “The Dark Knight ...

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    Arthouse Audit: Pattinson Fans Fuel 'Cosmopolis' Launch

    This year has seen an astonishing three films outperform the $10,000 per screen average benchmark on a platform release. That includes this weekend's specialty box office leader, David Cronenberg's exercise in brainy style, "Cosmopolis," boosted by "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson.

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Expendables 2' is Lackluster, 'Sparkle' Shines UPDATED

    It's the dog days of August. Four new openings aimed at three sets of audiences opened to varying results Friday. None rose above expectations. And the biggest one, Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables" sequel, came up short.

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Cosmopolis' and 'Robot and Frank' Score Solid Debuts; 'Obama's America' Huge In Expansion

    David Cronenberg's Robert Pattinson-starring "Cosmopolis" led a slew of specialty debuts at the box office weekend, taking in $72,327 from just 3 screens for a $24,109 average.

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