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    Top Ten Takeaways: Brad Pitt Starrer 'Fury' Leads Fall Box Office Surge

    This weekend "Fury" starring Brad Pitt led three new films and replaced the still strong "Gone Girl" in the top position. Going into October after a weak September, it looked near impossible to top last year's strong offerings led by "Gravity." Yet every October weekend so far as been up: this week ...

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    Top Ten Box Office Takeaways: 'Gone Girl' Has Legs While 'Dracula Untold' & 'Alexander' Draw Younger Audiences

    Exhibition is no longer relying on the studios or the leading arthouse distributors to fill their screens. And they are lately working hard to grow these markets and make room for indies, with major chains and their in-house marketeers working closely with the filmmakers.

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    Top 10 Box Office Takeaways: 'Gone Girl' & 'Annabelle Lead Record October Weekend

    Terrific neck-and-neck openings for"Gone Girl" and "Annabelle" proved that, like "Gravity"'s huge launch a year ago ($55 million), early fall is a great time of the year to release hit films. Both films grossed a record $37 million for the three days: there has never before been an October weekend t...

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    Top Ten Takeaways: 'Equalizer' Rises on Denzel Washington, 'Boxtrolls' Best Laika Opener

    The weekend's Top Ten grosses totaled a decent but not spectacular $97 million, up $5 million from last year. Opener "The Equalizer" (Sony), Denzel Washington's return to Antoine Fuqua, who directed his Oscar-winning role in "Training Day," doubled the next best film this early fall weekend, holdov...

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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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    Top 10 Box Office Takeaways: YA 'Maze Runner' Scores, Numbers Rebound

    Thanks to one popping title, YA thriller "The Maze Runner," fresh product boosted the Top Ten total by $20 million above both last year and last weekend. But this hardly marks a major return to theaters.

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    'Maze Runner' Easily Tops Resurgent Box Office

    ´╗┐As expected, "The Maze Runner" easily dominated new openers Friday with $11,250,000. Twentieth Century Fox's latest entry in Hollywood's endless series of young adult dystopian bestseller adaptations, with late Thursday grosses, more than doubled any other film for the day.

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    Top Ten Box Office Takeaways: 'No Good Deed' Tops Weak Field, 'The Drop' Scores, 'The Giver' Soars

    The Top Ten box office holds many surprises, from top-dog "No Good Deed," starring Idris Elba and weak family sequel "Dolphin Tale 2" to festival entry "The Drop" landing at number six. And The Weinstein Co.'s dystopian YA adaptation "The Giver" has unexpectedly become its best-grosser in over a yea...

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    A New Film Finally Takes Lead Over 'Guardians' at Box Office

    For the first time since July, a film other than "Guardians of the Galaxy" or "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is going to be number one for the weekend.

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    Why This Weekend's Box Office Ranks with the Worst Ever

    It's bad -- record-setting bad: this weekend's box office grosses were the lowest they've been since 1998, and attendance sank to a record low we haven't seen for over 25 years.

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