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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. 8 weeks 2 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? 8 weeks 4 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.

9 weeks 2 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).

9 weeks 6 days ago via brucelee
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Specialty Box Office: 'Mr. Turner' Has Solid Debut As Oscar Hopefuls Crowd The Art Houses

fb.indiewire.com – With Christmas around the corner and lots of awards announcements underway, most of 2014's Oscar hopefuls battled out a very crowded frame to mostly solid results. Two newcomers notably entered the field, with Sony Pictures Classics sending Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner" to 5 theaters, and GKIDS giving "Song of the Sea" an exclusive one screen debut.

10 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
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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).

10 weeks 4 days 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. 11 weeks 2 days 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? 11 weeks 4 days 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:

12 weeks 2 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? 12 weeks 4 days 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. 13 weeks 2 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? 13 weeks 6 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. 14 weeks 2 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? 14 weeks 4 days 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. 15 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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