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    Arthouse Audit: Panic Time? 'Mommy,' 'Red Army,' 'Black Sea,' 'Cake,' 'Duke of Burgundy' All Disappoint

    As the Sundance Film Festival is in full swing, the enormity of the combined failure of several limited openers this weekend is stunning.

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    Arthouse Audit: Awards Contenders Dominate Specialty Box Office

    January is the weakest month for new specialty releases and this Golden Globes weekend was no exception.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'A Most Violent Year' Starts Strong, 'American Sniper' Stays in the Box Office Stratosphere

    With awards, expansions and return runs ahead, the first quarter of 2015 might see record-level business for limited releases.

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    'Wild' Takes the Stage Amid Pre-Holiday Awards Rollout

    On another big weekend for award season contenders, Fox Searchlight pushed "Wild" into 21 theaters.

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    Godard's 3D 'Goodbye to Language' Tops Specialty Openers; 'Horns' is Soft; 'Birdman' Soars

    Top specialty opener "Goodbye to Language 3D" (Kino Lorber) is the best performing Jean-Luc Godard movie since the early 1980s. Why? It's in 3D! Even on Halloween weekend, Daniel Radcliffe horror pic "Horns" (Radius) did not live up to its Dimension label promise.

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    'Citizenfour' Tops Specialty Openers, 'Birdman' Soars in Expansion, Whither 'Whiplash'?

    At the specialty box office, Edward Snowden doc "Citizenfour" scored big for Radius/Weinstein this weekend, as Keira Knightley comedy "Laggies" and Swedish Oscar entry "Force Majeure" performed modestly. "Birdman" is going strong but isn't a breakout as yet.

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    Specialty Box Office: 'The Good Lie,' 'Men, Women & Children' Open Soft

    This weekend despite Yom Kippur and competition from hot-button "Gone Girl," several new films opened well. But not fairly wide release "The Good Lie," which was well-reviewed and played well to those who showed up, or limited multiple "Men, Women and Children," which did neither.

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Pride' Opening Drowned by Noisy 'Gone Girl'

    Fall is prime season for top grade specialized releases. Increasingly, indie distributors are seeing their top fall entries challenged by high-end films from top studio directors aiming for awards attention. Thus Fox's widely reviewed New York Film Festival opener "Gone Girl" --which doesn't open un...

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    Fall Specialty Box Office Takes Off with Docs '20,000 Days,' 'Pump' and 'Art and Craft'

    The fall rush of new films began in earnest this weekend. But the initial results will give the specialized industry players pause. The more anticipated potential crossover films, including "The Guest," "Hector and the Search for Happiness," "Tusk," "Tracks" and "Keep On Keepin' On" did not open str...

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