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Critics Consensus: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a Solid Sendoff

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got Middle-earth warriors (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen), a world-travelling night watchman (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, starring Ben Stiller and Robin Williams), a streetwise orphan (Annie, starring Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx), and a determined hiker (Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern).

9 hours 35 min ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: 'Inherent Vice' Plays Big In Limited Release; 'Wild,' 'Game' Stay Strong

fb.indiewire.com – Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" made its limited box office debut this weekend, and it ranked among the year's best. The film -- which stars everyone from Joaquin Phoenix to Josh Brolin to Reese Witherspoon to Owen Wilson to Martin Short -- grossed $330,000 from 5 theaters for a potent $66,000 per-theater-average. 4 days 16 hours ago via jetli
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Critics Consensus: Exodus: Gods and Kings Fails to Reach the Promised Land

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got a powerful prophet (Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton) and a conflicted comedian (Top Five, starring Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson). What do the critics have to say? 1 week 10 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: Audiences Go 'Wild'; 'Imitation Game' Leads Per-Theater-Averages

fb.indiewire.com – Another weekend, another Oscar hopeful opening in limited release to big numbers. Fox Searchlight sent Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild" to 21 theaters on Friday, and it followed "The Imitation Game," "The Theory of Everything" and "Foxcatcher" in managing a $30,000+ per-theater-average. The film -- which stars Reese Witherspoon in a performance that will surely nab her a Best Actress nomination -- grossed $630,000 to just manage that feat:

1 week 4 days ago via jetli
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Critics Consensus: The Pyramid Is Cursed By A Silly Plot

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got just one national release: the Egypt-set horror film The Pyramid, starring Ashley Hinshaw and Denis O'Hare. What do the critics have to say? 2 weeks 10 hours ago via jackiechan
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Specialty Box Office: 'Imitation Game' Plays To One Of Best Limited Debuts of All Time

fb.indiewire.com – The Weinstein Company clearly knew what they were doing by delaying "The Imitation Game" a week. The Morten Tyldum-directed Alan Turing biopic trumped all its fellow fall Oscar hopefuls by finding one of the best per-theater-averages of all time. In 4 theaters, "Imitation" grossed an epic $482,000 for a $120,500 per-theater-average. 2 weeks 4 days ago via brucelee
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Critics Consensus: The Penguins of Madagascar Is Silly Fun

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got funny flightless birds (The Penguins of Madagascar, with voice performances by Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich) and desperate businessmen (Horrible Bosses 2, starring Jason Bateman and Jason Sudeikis). What do the critics have to say? 3 weeks 2 days ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: 'Girl' Walks To Top Indie Debut; Awards Contenders Battle It Out In Expansion

fb.indiewire.com – Ana Lily Amirpour's "Persian vampire western," "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," is definitely the most prominent among them. Kino Lorber released the film -- a hit on the festival circuit since debuting at Sundance earlier this year -- at NYC's IFC Center and LA's Nuart Theatre for a total weekend gross of $26,000. 3 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
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Critics Consensus: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Is Short On Action but Well Acted

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got just one wide release: the hotly-anticipated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. What do the critics have to say? 4 weeks 11 hours ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: 'Foxcatcher,' 'Rosewater' and 'The Homesman' Open In Heated Indie Market

fb.indiewire.com – Another weekend, another major Oscar contender starting out with a strong limited release. 4 weeks 4 days ago via theothersenhman
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Critics Consensus: Dumb and Dumber To Has Too Few Laughs

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got foolhardy travelers (Dumb and Dumber To, starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels) and a lovelorn pop star (Beyond the Lights, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker). What do the critics have to say? 5 weeks 10 hours ago via brucelee
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Specialty Box Office: 'Theory of Everything' Thrives and 'Birdman' Soars As Oscar Race Heats Up

fb.indiewire.com – The two men most likely to be battling it out for this year's best actor Oscar -- Michael Keaton and Eddie Redmayne -- saw their respective films "Birdman" and "The Theory of Everything" dominate the specialty box office this weekend. Here's our break down: The good news: Focus Features' best bet at this year's Oscars started off very strong this weekend as James Marsh's "The Theory of Everything" grossed $207,000 from just 5 theaters. That made for a $41,400 per-theater-average -- the fourth best of 2014, after "The Grand Budapest 5 weeks 4 days ago via theothersenhman
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Critics Consensus: Interstellar and Big Hero 6 are Certified Fresh

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got a perilous space mission (Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway) and a boy and his robot (Big Hero 6, featuring voice performances by Ryan Potter and Scott Adsit). What do the critics have to say? 6 weeks 9 hours ago via brucelee
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Critics Consensus: Interstellar and Big Hero 6 are Certified Fresh

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got a perilous space mission (Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway) and a boy and his robot (Big Hero 6, featuring voice performances by Ryan Potter and Scott Adsit). What do the critics have to say? 6 weeks 10 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: Godard's 3D 'Goodbye' Tops Debuts; 'Birdman' and 'St. Vincent' Continue To Soar

fb.indiewire.com – October turned to November this weekend, and with it came 84 year old cinematic legend Jean-Luc Godard finding impressive numbers for his "Goodbye To Language," as well as the continuing success of a group of October releases, namely "Birdman," "St. Vincent," "CITIZENFOUR," "Dear White People" and "Whiplash." Here's our break down of the weekend's specialty box office: The good news: Jean-Luc Godard has become known for many remarkable things over his nearly 60 year career, but U.S. 6 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan
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