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box office: week of September 23

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    4 Box Office Takeaways: 'Chappie' Leads Mostly Ugly Weekend, 'Second Best' Opens Decently

    This weekend's top ten box office shows that things may be getting worse, at least temporarily. We break down the future prospects of the top new releases, from 'Chappie' to 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' and more.

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    Arthouse Audit: Maysles' '70s 'Grey Gardens' Best of Limited Releases

    We assess the weekend's indie box office, from a timely '70s re-release to a slate of new documentaries and more.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    'Chappie' Leads Weak Weekend Box Office, 'Unfinished Business' Flops, 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Opens Strong

    'Chappie' fails to connect, 'Unfinished Business' does worse, but the Dames score well with 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.'

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    Top 10 Box Office Takeaways: Will Smith Tests Star 'Focus,' 'Lazarus' Doesn't Rise, Oscar Breakdown

    On the weekend after the Oscars, we look at how the movies fared, and ask the question, is Will Smith still a marquee movie star?

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  • The Playlist
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  • Shadow and Act
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    Friday Box Office: Will Smith's 'Focus' Leads Weak Slate

    Two modest openers plus big holdover drops produced a weak Top Ten yesterday.

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    13 Ways to Keep Smart Movie Fans Happy

    I walk down memory lane and share my thoughts about the state of independent cinema in a (very long) speech I gave in January at the Art House Convergence.

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    Oscar Box Office Details: Mixed Bag with Few Breakout Hits

    Now that the Oscars have come and gone, let's look back on how this year's top nominees have done at the box office.

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    Box Office Takeaways: Top 3 Plummet, 'The Duff' and 'McFarland, U.S.A.' Show Promise

    Top 10 Takeaways: Kevin Costner vs. Michael Keaton, women directors surge, from 'Fifty Shades of Grey" to Oscar Best Picture nominee "Selma."

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    6 Oscar Connections With Movies Now Playing in Theaters

    We reveal that several movies currently pulling in audiences boast surprising Oscar connections.

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