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    Weekend Boxoffice: Why Coens Burn Up B.O.

    Am I the only one surprised by how well Burn After Reading is doing at the boxoffice? Remember, before No Country for Old Men, the Coens were hit or miss at the boxoffice, mostly miss. They were lucky if their pics got to $25 million! So why is this nihilistic nasty little movie doing so well? Even ...

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    iW BOT UPDATE | "Sukiyaki" At The Top

    Takashi Miike's "Sukiyaki Western Django" is atop the weekly iW BOT box office chart, which was published this afternoon. The film earned $12,172 on 1 run. Rounding out the top of the iW BOT were "I Served The King of England," "Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild" and "Trouble The Water" box office...

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    iW NEWS | 4-Day Weekend Estimates: "Django," "England" Open, "Hamlet 2" Fails

    According to indieWIRE Box Office Tracking (iW BOT) estimates from Rentrak this afternoon, First Look's "Sukiyaki Western Django" led the reporting specialty films in the four-day Labor Day weekend, grossing $13,106 on one screen. Also opening was Sony Pictures Classics's "I Served The King of England," which grossed a decent $67,906 on 8 screens for a $8,488 average. Andrew Fleming's "Hamlet 2" was a large disappointment in its first weekend of wide release. Expanding to 1,597 screens, the Focus Featurespurchase grossed just $2.12 million, averaging a dismal $1,330. To put that in perspective, that is less than half the per theatre avera...

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    iW NEWS | 3-Day Weekend Estimates: "Django" Leads, "Hamlet" Tanks

    According to indieWIRE Box Office Tracking (iW BOT) estimates from Rentrak this afternoon, First Look's "Sukiyaki Western Django" led the reporting specialty films in the three-day portion of Labor Day weekend, grossing $10,236 on one screen. Behind it was the opening of Sony Pictures Classics's "I Served The King of England," which grossed $53,554 on 8 screens for a $6,694 average. The real winners of the the rather slow weekend, though, were a pair of Penelope Cruz holdovers. Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" remained on 692 screens and fell just one tenth of a percent from last weekend, grossing $3.00 million and taking its total ...

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    iW NEWS | Weekend Estimates: "Water" Leads, "Hamlet" So-So

    According to indieWIRE Box Office Tracking (iW BOT) estimates from Rentrak this afternoon, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal's Sundance winner, "Trouble the Water," looks to lead the iW BOT, averaging $9,427 from 3 screens for a $28,281 total. That total was overwhelmingly from the Zeitgeist release's IFC Center engagement, were it grossed $21,501. Another Sundance alum, Andrew Fleming's "Hamlet 2," opened below rather huge expectations. Opening on 103 screens before a wide release next weekend, the Focus Features release grossed a mild $435,294, averaging $4,226. Another opener, Patrick Creadon's "I.O.U.S.A.," debuted on 18 screens and also found...

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    iW BOT UPDATE | "A Girl" Leads

    Claude Chabrol's "A Girl Cut In Two," from IFC Films is atop the weekly iW BOT box office chart, which was published this afternoon. The film earned $18,658 from 2 runs. More in this week's box office column, which was published last night.

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    iW NEWS | Weekend Estimates: Vital "Vicky," Paltry "Poole"

    According to indieWIRE Box Office Tracking (iW BOT) estimates from Rentrak this afternoon, Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" and Mark Pellington's "Henry Poole Is Here" aggressively entered the late summer specialty derby to contrasting results. On 692 screens, The Weinstein Company and MGM's "Barcelona" showed a lot of promise, grossing $3.7 million and averaging $5,361. However, though it did much better than January's "Cassandra's Dream," "Barcelona" actually found an average slightly lower than Woody's last summer-Scarlett offering, 2006's considerably less applauded "Scoop." That film averaged $5,663 from 538 theaters. But "Sc...

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    Marvel vs. D.C.

    [Posted by David S. Cohen]In a front page story in this Sunday’s Weekly Variety, Marc Graser explores Warner Bros.’ plans to get its classic DC characters onto the bigscreen. Or rather, its plans to make plans.

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    iW BOT UPDATE | "Elegy" Elevates To Top

    Isabel Coixet's "Elegy" from IDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films is atop the weekly iW BOT box office chart, which was published this afternoon. The film earned $104,168 from 6 runs. More in this week's box office column, which was published last night.

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    iW NEWS | Weekend Estimates: "Elegy" Leads, "River" Steady

    Isabel Coixet's "Elegy" led the specialty-focused iW BOT over the weekend, according to indieWIRE Box Office Tracking (iW BOT) estimates from Rentrak this afternoon. The IDP/Samuel Goldwyn release grossed an impressive $102,441 from 6 screens for a $17,074 average, more than twice its closest competitors, Courtney Hunt's "Frozen River" and Steven Sebring's "Patti Smith: Dream of Life." "River"'s $8,080 average was remained quite promising. Remaining on 7 screens (it expands next weekend), the film dropped just 20% in its second weekend, taking its cume to $169,054. On one screen, "Smith" matched "River"'s average exactly, grossing $8,080 f...

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