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box office: week of September 23

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Big Box Office Weekend Ahead as 'Interstellar' and 'Big Hero 6' Go Neck-and-Neck

    With 'Interstellar' and 'Big Hero 6' opening everywhere this weekend, the biggest box office battle of the year is on. But either way, each film comes out a winner. Here is why.

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    What the Tie Between 'Nightcrawler' and 'Ouija' Reveals About the Box Office

    At $10.9 million each, 'Nightcrawler' and 'Ouija' shared the top spot at this weekend's Halloween box office. Here's what that virtual tie reveals about the movie season at large.

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    Godard's 3D 'Goodbye to Language' Tops Specialty Openers; 'Horns' is Soft; 'Birdman' Soars

    Top specialty opener "Goodbye to Language 3D" (Kino Lorber) is the best performing Jean-Luc Godard movie since the early 1980s. Why? It's in 3D! Even on Halloween weekend, Daniel Radcliffe horror pic "Horns" (Radius) did not live up to its Dimension label promise.

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    Weekend B.O. Oct. 31-Nov. 2 (A Very Crummy Weekend)

    Where did everyone go? This was one terrible weekend for box office numbers.

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    'Ouija' Takes Halloween Box Office, 'Nightcrawler' Set to Win Weekend

    Whenever Halloween falls on a Friday, it tends to shake up grosses and release schedules, and last night was no exception.

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    Top Ten Box Office Takeaways: Why 'Ouija' and Keanu Reeves' 'John Wick' Hit Big, Whither 'St. Vincent'?

    The Hollywood studios get skittish about losing audiences to Halloween trick-or-treats and parties. Even though it's a week away, the studios took a hiatus from opening any star-driven, high-end films. Per usual, a pre-Halloween horror flick-- "Ouija" from Universal--topped the weekend, while "John ...

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    'Citizenfour' Tops Specialty Openers, 'Birdman' Soars in Expansion, Whither 'Whiplash'?

    At the specialty box office, Edward Snowden doc "Citizenfour" scored big for Radius/Weinstein this weekend, as Keira Knightley comedy "Laggies" and Swedish Oscar entry "Force Majeure" performed modestly. "Birdman" is going strong but isn't a breakout as yet.

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    Weekend B.O. Oct. 24-26 (Comeback or Not?)

    Some people are saying that 'John Wick' could signal a career comeback for Keanu Reeves. But what do the numbers say?

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    TOH!'s Top 20 Stories of the Week

    From the latest Screen Talk to podcast to interviews with the directors of 'Force Majeure,' 'CITIZENFOUR,' 'E-Team' and more, here are the top stories of the week from TOH!

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    Top Ten Takeaways: Brad Pitt Starrer 'Fury' Leads Fall Box Office Surge

    This weekend "Fury" starring Brad Pitt led three new films and replaced the still strong "Gone Girl" in the top position. Going into October after a weak September, it looked near impossible to top last year's strong offerings led by "Gravity." Yet every October weekend so far as been up: this week ...

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