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    Arthouse Audit: 'Nymphomaniac Volume I' and 'Jodorowsky's Dune' Top New Openers; 'Bad Words' Seeks Wider Audience

    Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" expanded wider and nabbed the bulk of attention from specialized and crossover crowds, landing at seven in the box office top ten. The new films openers were led by the first half of Lars von Trier's "Nymphomania" and a documentary about another visionary di...

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    Box Office Top 10: 'Divergent' Tops Uneven Field, 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Surges, 'Lego Movie' Passes $400 Million Worldwide

    Dystopian romance "Divergent" dominated the box office this weekend. The latest movie based on a young adult book series launched a new franchise for Lionsgate/Summit--the sequel "Insurgent" starts production in May. "Divergent" boosted overall Top 10 grosses to $130 million, just enough for the 17...

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    Box-Office: It's No 'Hunger Games,' But ‘Divergent’ Kicks Off Its Sci-Fi YA Franchise With A Healthy Number 1 Slot

    To paraphrase a salient tweet from L.A. Times writer Ben Fritz, It’s no “Hunger Games” or “Twilight,” but with a solid $56.7 million opening, the sci-fi YA adaptation “Divergent” won’t be a “Vampire Academy” or “Mortal Instruments”-type flop either. And yes, they tend to come in those black and whit...

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    Watch: Wes Anderson Breaks Down Scene From 'Budapest Hotel' Plus Crossed Keys Featurette & Symmetry Supercut

    With only 66 screens to call its own, Wes Anderson’s 1930s-set “The Grand Budapest Hotel” landed in the eighth spot in the box office this past weekend for a solid $55K per screen average. To help broaden the audience of the period film as it expands nationwide over the coming weeks, a pair of featu...

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    A Pastry-Covered Hammer: Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel"

    Critics praise the beautiful surface of Wes Anderson's latest, but miss the steel beneath it.

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    From Dallas To Zubrowka: The Imagined Worlds of Wes Anderson

    Books, architecture, costumes, and curio items: they fill the busy frames of Wes Anderson’s work (in collaboration with longtime DP Robert Yeoman and production designer Mark Friedberg), and in part serve to make the writer/director’s eight feature films and four shorts so rich, rewatchable, and inc...

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    Criticwire Survey: Background Research

    How much research do critics have to do? Can you review "The Veronica Mars Movie" without seeing "Veronica Mars"?

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Bad Words,' 'Enemy' and 'Le Week-End' Best of Modest Openers

    As the post-Oscar surge abates, a wide range of new releases opened this week. They fell far short of the total of last week's massive opener "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (Fox Searchlight) which expanded this weekend to reach #8 in only 66 theaters. Also in the Top 10 is "Veronica Mars" (Warner Bros.)...

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    Box Office Top Ten: DreamWorks Scores Hit & Miss, 'Veronica Mars' Scores Day-and-Date Landmark, 'Grand Budapest' Soars

    Two surprise entries in the weekend box office top ten were Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel," in only 66 theaters, as well as Kickstarter-financed "Veronica Mars." Two wider new releases opened soft: "Need for Speed" and "Tyler Perry's Single Woman's Club."

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