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    Arthouse Audit: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Starts off Strong

    Sundance and Cannes sensation “Beasts of the Southern Wild” successfully crossed from being a festival hit to early stage arthouse success with very good NY/LA platform openings, giving it a real shot for broader audience...

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    Media Alert: Op-ed in Washington Post

    In case you haven't seen my tweets and Facebook posts from the weekend, I had an op-ed piece in the Washington Post yesterday.

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Beasts' Scores Huge Debut; 'Rome,' 'Moonrise' Expand Strongly

    While Seth MacFarlane's "Ted" and Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike" gave the studio box office a huge and unexpected boost, the specialty box office also soared thanks to a potent opening care of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and strong expansion numbers from &qu...

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    What's Up With Magic Mike?

    What's Up With Magic Mike?

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    Specialty Box Office: Woody Allen's 'Rome' Scores Huge Limited Debut

    Woody Allen's "To Rome With Love" managed a massive limited debut this weekend. It scored both the second best per-theater-average so far this year (after "Moonrise Kingdom") and the second best of Allen's career (after "Midnight in Paris").

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    Arthouse Audit: La Dolce Woody

    The recent feast-or-famine pattern among top specialized distributors' releases continues, with "To Rome With Love" joining "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and "Moonrise Kingdom" as unusually strong platform openings for any time of the year, let alone the usually quieter late spring/early summer p...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Brave' Racks Up Mighty $66 Million; Pixar's 13th Number One Opening UPDATED

    Pixar added another feather in its cap as Disney’s “Brave” racked up a sturdy $66.74 million to capture the top spot at the box office on its debut in North America this weekend. The opening for “Brave” marked the 13th consecutive first place finish for the animation company started by Steve Jobs.

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    Weekend Preview: Must-See 'Invisible War'; 'Brave' for Gay Marriage Rights; 'Seeking a Friend' & 'Rome' Disappoint

    It's Summertime and the theaters are filling up. There's a varied selection of new releases, from studio pics "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and "Brave" to excellent documentaries "The Invisible War" and "Kumaré"...

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    Box Office Recap: How 'Marigold' and 'Moonrise' Hold Up Against Summer Indie Hits From The Past Decade

    While the $570 million-and-counting "The Avengers" has helped give Hollywood a pretty potent summer (despite major misfires like "Battleship," "Dark Shadows," "Rock of Ages" and "That's My Boy"), Indiewood is not shaping up so shabby itself. Summer just technically started today, and two films -- F...

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