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Specialty Box Office: 'Shadows' and '5 Years' Open Strong; Oscar Contenders Keep It Coming

fb.indiewire.com – President's Day weekend wasn't just good to "50 Shades of Grey." A few new specialty titles posted very promising results in their limited debuts, most notably Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's "What We Do In The Shadows" and Richard LaGravenese's "The Last Five Years." The former -- released by Paladin/Unison -- managed the best opening average of 2015 thus far, taking in an impressive $65,830 from two theaters in New York and Los Angeles to average $32,915. 3 days 15 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: 'Still Alice,' Oscar Shorts Expand Nicely As Award Season Enters Its Final Weeks

fb.indiewire.com – A handful of new specialty titles debuted rather quietly this weekend, leaving the story mostly to 2014-15 awards season hopefuls. Though notably of those newbies, two -- Freestyle's "Old Fashioned" and Magnolia's "Ballet 422" -- both managed strong bows on a couple screens. 1 week 3 days ago via theothersenhman
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Critics Consensus: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Is Silly Fun

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got spunky sea creatures (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, with voice work from Tom Kenny and Bill Fagerbakke), a would-be space queen (Jupiter Ascending, starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum), and a witch slayer (Seventh Son, starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore).

1 week 6 days ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: Oscar Hopeful 'Timbuktu' Debuts; 'Still Alice,' 'Violent Year' Solid In Expansion

fb.indiewire.com – One of the last feature length Oscar nominees to find theatrical release, Abderrahmane Sissako's "Timbuktu" hit four theaters this care of Cohen Media Group clearly trying to capitalize on its Best Foreign Language Film nomination (the first ever for the country of Mauritania). And it was off to a strong start, grossing $50,000 for a $12,500 average. 2 weeks 3 days ago via donnieyen
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Critics Consensus: Project Almanac is Fun but Uneven

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got time-traveling teens (Project Almanac, starring Jonny Weston and Sofia Black D'Elia), squabbling families (Black or White, starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer), and philandering friends (The Loft, starring Karl Urban and James Marsden). What do the critics have to say? 2 weeks 6 days ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: Oscar-Snubbed 'Cake' Debuts So-So; 'Imitation Game' Becomes 2014's Biggest Indie

fb.indiewire.com – While the specialty box office was dominated by Oscar nominees, a couple of snubbed films tried to make the best of the buzz that came with almost being nominated. First and foremost was Daniel Barnz's "Cake," which earned Jennifer Aniston Golden Globe and SAG nominations -- but missed out at the Oscars.

3 weeks 3 days ago via jackiechan
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Critics Consensus: Strange Magic is Less Than Enchanting

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got fairy tale creatures (Strange Magic, with voice performances from Alan Cumming and Evan Rachel Wood), an eccentric adventurer (Mortdecai, starring Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow), and a troubled teacher-student relationship (The Boy Next Door, starring Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman). What do the critics have to say? 3 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen
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Specialty Box Office: 'Still Alice' Debuts Strong As Oscar Nominees Try and Cash In

fb.indiewire.com – The nominations for the Academy Awards were announced this past Thursday, with essentially every major nominee aiming to cash in this weekend. 4 weeks 3 days ago via jackiechan
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Critics Consensus: American Sniper Hits the Target, Paddington Is Certified Fresh

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got a fallen soldier (American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller), a marmalade-loving bear (Paddington, starring Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins), an ex-con hacker (Blackhat, starring Chris Hemsworth and 4 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen
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Specialty Box Office: Oscar Hopefuls Hang On As The Season Heats Up

fb.indiewire.com – The final weekend before the Oscar nominations was a big one for many of the films hoping to have a stamp of the Academy's approval come Thursday. Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" -- which is a dark horse for a Best Picture nomination -- continued to do nearly unheard of business in just 4 theaters. The film dropped just 18% as it took in another $555,000 for a staggering $138,750 per-theater-average.

5 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
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Critics Consensus: Taken 3 Is Less Than Captivating

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got a man on the run (Taken 3, starring Liam Neeson and Forest Whitaker) and a civil rights hero (Selma, starring David Oyelowo and Tom Wilkinson). What do the critics have to say? 5 weeks 6 days ago via brucelee
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Specialty Box Office: A24 Kicks Off 'Year' In Style; 'Sniper' and 'Selma' Manage Rare Sophomore Jumps

fb.indiewire.com – JC Chandor's "A Most Violent Year" helped give 2015 a hardly violent kick-off as it and a slew of other 2014 holdovers had fantastic new year's weekends. "Year" -- which came out on New Year's Eve, thus being the final release of 2014 -- grossed $188,000 from just 4 theaters over the weekend, averaging an excellent $47,000 and bringing its total to $300,000. 6 weeks 3 days ago via donnieyen
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Critics Consensus: The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death Looks Great But Lacks Scares

rottentomatoes.com – Happy New Year! This week at the movies, we've got just one wide release: The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death, a period frightfest starring Phoebe Fox and Jeremy Irvine). What do the critics have to say? 6 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen
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Specialty Box Office: 'American Sniper' and 'Selma' Help Give Limited Releases a Major Christmas Jolt

fb.indiewire.com – It was a wild final weekend of 2014 when it came to the movies. The obvious reason for that was of course "The Interview," which after a week of intense coverage surrounding whether it would or wouldn't end up being released was sent out to 331 independent theaters (as well as VOD) at the last minute.

7 weeks 3 days ago via brucelee
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Critics Consensus: Unbroken Is Well-Meaning But Conventional

rottentomatoes.com – Merry Christmas! This week at the movies, we've got a war hero (Unbroken, starring Jack O'Connell and Domhnall Gleeson), an indebted English professor (The Gambler, starring Mark Wahlberg and John Goodman), fractured fairy tale characters (Into the Woods, starring Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick), and a subjugated artist (Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz).

8 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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