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box office: week of September 23

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

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    Top 10 Takeaways: Memorial Day Previews Summer 2015, Why 'Tomorrowland' is like 'The Lone Ranger'

    The crucial summer box office got off to a weak start, led by a likely Disney money-loser, "Tomorrowland."

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    Friday Box Office: 'Tomorrowland' and 'Poltergeist' Fail to Equal Past Memorial Day Openers

    Disney's pricey 'Tomorrowland' barely beat out the reboot of 'Poltergeist' on Friday; neither film topped $10 million, while 'Pitch Perfect 2' could score the weekend's top gross.

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    Top Ten Takeaways: Sequels Rule as Women Boost 'Pitch Perfect 2,' 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Also Strong

    If this kind of success carries through the summer, it could be an exciting one ahead.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'I'll See You in My Dreams' Tops Openers

    While most of the specialized industry is on the Croisette this week, a few new indies managed to open decently this weekend.

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    'Pitch Perfect 2' Outperforms 'Mad Max: Fury Road'; 'Ultron' Is Now Top 2015 Release

    'Pitch Perfect' in 2012 alerted studios to the under-served female audience. Its sequel's stunning first-day take beat out the acclaimed 'Mad Max: Fury Road' by over $10 million.

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    Top 10 Box Office Takeaways: Studios Avoid 'Ultron,' What Went Wrong with 'Hot Pursuit'?

    This looks like the last weekend in first place for 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' which stole most of this weekend's business.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'Saint Laurent,' 'I Am Big Bird' Lead Modest Openings, Restored 'Apu Trilogy' Soars in NY

    In a quiet week for new studio releases, multiple specialized films tried to take advantage either by opening or expanding. Results were mixed.

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    Friday Box Office: 'Ultron' Stays Huge, But Drops Far; 'Hot Pursuit' Flops

    It's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' and little else this weekend as 'Hot Pursuit' has far fewer people chasing it than expected.

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