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    If 'Skyfall' Reaches $1 Billion, Who Makes How Much?

    With an $88.4 million domestic haul on its opening weekend and a $428.7 million international haul thus far, Sam Mendes' "Skyfall" could be the first Bond film to pass the $1 billion mark worldwide. Who will benefit the most from this skyfall of success?

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    5 Biggest Box-Office Bombs of the Year; Lots of 'Dredd' and No 'Big Miracle,' Especially for 'Oogieloves'

    While "Skyfall" is topping the charts and "Breaking Dawn Part 2" looks poised to have box office teeth, 2012 had its share of financial bombs. "The Oogieloves" got no love, Oogie or otherwise, at the box office. The Wachowski-Tykwer magical mystery tour "Cloud Atlas" couldn't float...

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    Heroines of Cinema: Ten $100 million Hits Starring Women Over 50

    The statistics could not be more stark.

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    Hollywood Comes Calling for Nate Silver -- Future Box Office Guru?

    Following Nate Silver's impressively accurate predictions of the voting outcome in all 50 states for the November 6 election, the NY Times blogger has been approached by Hollywood...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Chasing Ice' Hot In Exclusive Debut; 'Lincoln' Stuns In Limited Release (UPDATED)

    In the shadow of "Skyfall's" record-breaking opening, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" marched into theaters with a quartet of other limited releases. But among critically praised specialty films such as "A Royal Affair" and "Starlet," it was the climate-change doc "Chasing Ice" that broke through.

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    'Skyfall' Breaks IMAX Non-Summer Records with $12.75 Domestic Haul on 320 Screens

    IMAX has posted its weekend "Skyfall" box office numbers: the 23rd James Bond film took in an impressive $12.75 million on 320 screens, resulting in an approximate $40K per-screen average. This is IMAX's best opening weekend ever in non-summer months.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Lincoln' Makes Triumphant Limited Opening, Beats 'Schindler's List' Initial Numbers

    Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" opened with the most impressive limited gross of the year, solidifying its status as a rigorous Oscar contender. Though not the top per screen average of the year, it opened wider - 11 theaters in seven cities, not just NY/LA - than those with higher average numbers.

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten Led by 'Skyfall, 'Lincoln' Scores in Limited Release

    With "Skyfall" gobbling up more than half the total weekend box office, the top ten grossers are on track to gross $160 million, the best total yet in what has been a strong fall.

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Money, Festivals and (Yes) Star Wars

    Longer pieces about the significance and logistics of "Star Wars" may persist far beyond 2015, but this week we have additional stories about festivals, finance and the man who made Bond look better than ever.

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    'Skyfall' Dominates Weekend Box Office

    "Skyfall" scored $30.8 million Friday, shooting a needed adrenaline injection into the fall box office after a disappointing summer. And Bond 23 has already earned some $350 million in its first two weeks internationally. Judging from Friday numbers, the US/Canada gross continues a consistent trend ...

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