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Your Box Office Explained

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    Skyfall Makes It Rain With Biggest Bond Debut$87 million. In one weekend.
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    Box Office Explained: Wreck-It Destroys FieldStill, Flight had a good weekend.
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    Cloud Atlas Finds Itself Lost Against ArgoAnd let’s not even talk about Chasing Mavericks.
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    Your Box Office Explained: Paranormal Activity 4So what if it’s on track to be the lowest-grossing film of the franchise so far?
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    Your Box Office Explained: Hollywood Chases All the Young DudesArgo, Taken 2, and Sinister end the weekend in a tight finish.
  6. Three Films Tie for No. 1 in Weak B.O. WeekendEnd of Watch, Trouble With the Curve, and House at the End of the Street.
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    A Proposal for Fixing Hollywood’s Box-Office ProblemAfter a terrible summer, does Tinseltown need a bailout?
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    The Possession Remains Box Office No. 1The Jewish demon film wins a scarily weak box office weekend.
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    Your Box Office Explained: No One Loves OogielovesThat’s not an exaggeration.
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    Summer 2012 Box-Office Report Card: Action, Genre, and Superhero EditionThe Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers, yes. Everything else, meh.
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    Your Box Office Explained: So, What’s With This Anti-Obama Documentary?And what happened to the new Joseph Gordon-Levitt movie?
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    The Summer 2012 Box-Office Report Card: Comedy EditionWe’re in the middle of an R-rated renaissance.
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    The Summer 2012 Box-Office Report Card: Indie-Film EditionThe twin indie success stories of the past three months were Moonrise Kingdom and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
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    Expendables 2 Is Number One With Many BulletsWhitney Houston’s last film also did solid biz.
  15. Bourne Opens at Top, Yet Below Previous FilmsThis weekend’s real surprise, though, was Hope Springs.
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    Dark Knight Proves Bane to Recall’s ExistenceThe sci-fi remake barely cracked $26 million.
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    Your Box Office Explained: Dark Knight Wins, But Olympics DominateThe Dark Knight Rises takes the top spot, but overall box office is down by 25 percent compared to this time last year.
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    Your Box Office Explained: Ice Age Wins the Mid-Batman/Spider-Man SlotThe fourth entry in the prehistoric animated series made $46 million this weekend.
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    Your Box Office Explained: July Fourth EditionSavages gets squeezed out, but could it increase its haul this upcoming weekend?
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    Magic Mike, Ted, and the Red-Blue State DivideWhile gender had a big part to play with the success of both films, another factor played a huge role.
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    Your Box Office Explained: Pixar’s Brave Is This Weekend’s HeroPixar proved it hasn’t lost the confidence of moviegoers.
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    Madagascar 3 Scores Second Week Atop Box OfficeThis weekend’s top two grossing movies remain the same as last weekend’s.
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    Madagascar 3 Rules the JungleAnd Prometheus is on fire in second place.
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    Box Office: Snow White Defies Low ExpectationsIt did better than predicted, but Prometheus’s international debut is a warning bell.
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    How Many Years Is Best Between Movie Sequels?We’ve studied all the major franchises to see what works and what doesn’t.
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    Your Box Office Explained: MIB3 Proves Smith Is Still Kind of a StarStill, MIB3’s $70 million domestic opening is actually $2 million less than the first Men in Black film.
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    Your Box Office Explained: The Avengers Cruises by BattleshipThe Avengers bests three newcomers to make $55 million in its third weekend.
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    The Avengers Scores Biggest Second Weekend EverThe Avengers saw its opening weekend grosses sliced in half. Granted, the movie had a huge opening weekend.
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    The Avengers Shatters the Opening Weekend RecordThe Marvel superhero team-up earned just over $200 million.
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    Think Like a Man Tops Five-Year, Pirates!Meanwhile, The Avengers opens early everywhere but here, to the tune of $180 million.
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    Think Like a Man Brains The Hunger GamesScreen Gems’ romantic comedy opened big — but you knew that was going to happen.
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    Hunger Games Routs Stooges, CabinNeither a slapstick comedy nor a horror parody could unseat Katniss & Co., on top for a fourth straight week.
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    Your Box Office Explained: Hunger Games Starves Mirror MirrorAnd Wrath of the Titans showed people are still feeling burned by Clash.
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    Your Box Office Explained: The Hunger Games Wins It All“The brilliant marketing made the movie feel like its appeal was beyond the YA audience that bought the books,” says a rival production exec.
  35. Your Box Office Explained: 21 Jump Street Revives BromanceAnd John Carter is still losing.
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    Your Box Office Explained: The Lorax Goes Green AgainSeuss film snags another $40 million while John Carter flounders.
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    The Lorax Has the Biggest Opening of the Year$70 million.
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    Your Box Office Explained: Act of Valor Stomps the CompetitionAnd Wanderlust barely makes a splash.
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    Denzel and The Vow Outdraw Ghost Rider [UPDATE]Sorry, Nicolas Cage.
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    Your Box Office Explained: Four Films Take in More Than $20 MillionA record for a regular weekend.
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    Your Box Office Explained: Two Cheaply Made Films Score BigChronicle and The Woman in Black exceed expectations. 
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    Your Box Office Explained: Liam Neeson, Still an Action HeroAnd Groupon boosts One for the Money.
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    Your Box Office Explained: Underworld Wins a Surprisingly Strong WeekendRed Tails did well too.
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    Your Box Office Explained: Contraband Takes in Some Real MoneyBeauty and the Beast in 3-D comes in No. 2.
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    Your Box Office Explained: The Devil Inside Scares Up $34 MillionDespite horrible reviews and audience reactions.
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    Your Box Office Explained: Tom Cruise Saves New Year’sMission Impossible wins the weekend, again.
  47. Your Box Office Explained: Dragon Has Nothing on Tom CruiseNobody bought A Zoo.
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    Your Box Office Explained: Mission: Not ImpossibleSherlock Holmes wins the weekend, but an IMAX-only Mission outperforms it.
  49. Your Box Office Explained: New Year’s Eve Doesn’t Get Off to a Good StartIt and ‘The Sitter’ have weak weekends.
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    Your Box Office Explained: Breaking Dawn Wins a Lackluster WeekendAnd despite good word of mouth, Hugo drops off.
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