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Why 'Mud' Is the Best Southern Film in Years

fb.indiewire.com – With grosses approaching $20 million and still going strong, the breakout box-office success of Jeff Nichols' "Mud" seems to have surprised many people. But reading The Wrap's report that the film "has played very strongly in the South" surprised me not at all, because "Mud" is the best Southern film I’ve seen in ages. 6 years 43 weeks ago via jackiechan
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U.S. Poster For Wong Kar-Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Plus 3-Minute VFX Reel

fb.indiewire.com – Listen, we understand that foreign language films need to be marketed to U.S. audiences, but we're sure a better tagline for Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmaster" could've been created. Because, "Once Upon A Time In Kung Fu"? Really? Though, yeah, working Bruce Lee's name onto the domestic poster for Wong Kar-Wai's stylized martial arts flick is pretty savvy.

6 years 43 weeks ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: 'Amour' Gets A Big Oscar Bump; 'Quartet' Leads Openers

Amour
fb.indiewire.com – Expanding from 3 to 15 screens, Michael Haneke's "Amour" had the best per-theater-average of any holdover release, clearly benefiting from its surprise 5 Oscar nominations including best picture and best director (the overall box office was led by another film that got an Oscar boost, "Zero Dark Thirty"). The film grossed $270,575, a 352% jump from last weekend. 7 years 12 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Specialty Box Office: 'Sister's Sister' Has Weekend's Best Debut; 'Kingdom' Keeps Rising

fb.indiewire.com – Lynn Shelton's "Your Sister's Sister" led a bunch of mostly unremarkable debuts, including weak starts for docs "Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present" and "Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap." "Sister" managed the second best per-theater-average of any film in release, topped only by the incredible continuing run of Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," which topped $6 million this weekend. 7 years 42 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: 'Progress' Leads Openers; 'Marigold Hotel' Expands To Huge Numbers

fb.indiewire.com – As "The Avengers" continued to dominate the overall box office, Fox Searchlight continued to find fantastic numbers from what is soon to be the highest grossing indie of 2012, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." The film is certainly the specialty story of mother's day weekend, which also saw a decent debut from "Girl in Progress" and less promising starts from "Where Do We Go Now?," "God Bless America" and "I Wish." 7 years 47 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Specialty Box Office: 'Bernie' Has Biggest Limited Debut Of 2012

Bernie
fb.indiewire.com – Richard Linklater's "Bernie" had a fantastic debut this weekend, giving 2012 a new #1 for the best per-theater average for a limited release. But the news wasn't quite so good for fellow openers "Sound of My Voice" and "Elles," both of which underperformed. Check out the full rundown below, including notable expansions of holdover releases "Marley," "Darling Companion," "Bully," and "Monsieur Lazhar." The Debuts:

7 years 49 weeks ago via jetli
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