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box office: week of September 23

indiewire's weekly box office recap:

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  • The Playlist
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    Top Ten Takeaways: Robust 'Hobbit 3' Drives Healthy 2015 Launch

    The post-New Years' weekend saw an uptick of over 7% over the last two years, launching 2015 with the promise of a strong January slate.

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    Arthouse Audit: 'A Most Violent Year' Starts Strong, 'American Sniper' Stays in the Box Office Stratosphere

    With awards, expansions and return runs ahead, the first quarter of 2015 might see record-level business for limited releases.

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    Friday Box Office: 'Hobbit' Reigns Again, 'American Sniper' Rises

    'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' (Warner Bros.) is headed for its third straight weekend at number one.

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    The 50 Highest Grossing Indies of 2014

    Here's a chart of 2014's thirty highest grossing films (so far) tracked by Indiewire's box office charts.

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    'The Hobbit' Tops Our Box Office Ranking of 19 Holiday Movies

    Monday and Tuesday continued the weekend holiday box office surge, with total box office for both days over $80 million (better than some Friday/Saturday totals some weekends), an increase of 10% over the same days last year (based on incomplete estimates).

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    Top Ten Takeaways: 'Hobbit' Finale Surges, Why Jolie's 'Unbroken' Beat the Odds

    Going in, the Christmas release schedule looked uncertain. The holiday openers were headlined by adult-oriented wide releases; there was no "Frozen" still riding high , like last year, and at the last-minute a promising comedy ("The Interview") was removed from nearly all prime theaters. So what hap...

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    Arthouse Audit: Eclectic Limited Holiday Films Led By 'The Interview,' 'American Sniper,' and 'Selma'

    Christmas was also a good season for the theaters with new openers in limited release.

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    Holiday Box Office Surge Looks Real, 'Hobbit' Returns to Top Spot

    Sony is still taking it on the chin without 'The Interview' in the theatrical box office mix. Its scattered indie theaters fell sharply yesterday, but it appears national attention on moviegoing has paid off in unexpectedly strong ways nearly across the board.

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    Box Office Top Ten: 'Unbroken,' 'Into the Woods,' 'Hobbit' Lead Bountiful Christmas

    'American Sniper' leads limited openers, followed by 'Selma' and 'The Interview,' as 'Imitation Game' Overtakes 'King's Speech'

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