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box office: week of September 23

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    'Interstellar' Less Starry in Final Figures; 'St. Vincent' Also Slips

    Final reported grosses are in for the Top Ten, and the results are less positive for two films than initially reported. As we predicted Sunday, Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated 'Interstellar' did not gross $50 million for the three-day weekend.

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    Why 'Interstellar' Disappointed and 'Big Hero 6' Topped Box Office

    We dig into the reasons why Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar' disappointed while Disney's "Big Hero 6" topped a good weekend at the box office.

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    'Theory of Everything' Has Second Best Fall 2014 Opening

    "The Theory of Everything" (Focus) gave the uneven fall specialized season a needed shot in the arm with a very good start in three cities.

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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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