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Weekend Box Office: 'The Hunger Games' Rules the Roost, 'American Reunion' Disappoints

Lionsgates’ “The Hunger Games” held the top spot at the boxoffice for the third consecutive weekend, taking in an estimated $33.5 million while slipping a slim 43%.  “Hunger Games” is the first film since Summit’s “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1” to hold the top spot for three consecutive sessions.
  • By Brian Fuson
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  • April 8, 2012 1:07 PM
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Best Stories of the Week: 'Titanic' Returns, TV Slate Gets Competitive, Cannes Update, Fernandez Joins Indiewire

This week at TOH, Indiewire made an excellent new hire, the spring TV lineup is dividing our attention, Kate and Leo are back in 3D, and more!
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  • April 7, 2012 1:43 PM
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Weekend Preview: Indie & Foreign Arrivals Include 'Damsels,' 'Comic-Con,' 'Heyhole,' 'Pope' & 'Hunter'

The re-release of "Titanic" in 3-D and the return of the "American Pie" gang in "American Reunion" will take a big bite of the pie at theaters this weekend, where "The Hunger Games" is still going strong with $378 million worldwide. (All three are expected to score about $25 million.)
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 6, 2012 12:17 PM
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James Cameron's 'Titanic,' Then and Now, in 3-D: "A Window Into a World"

Count on James Cameron. Looking at "Titanic" in its glorious $18-million 3-D restoration--released (also in 2-D) on the 100th anniversary of the sad night the great ship went down--I was reminded of what a huge accomplishment the picture was back in 1997.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 5, 2012 4:27 PM
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Weekend Indie Box Office: What It Means, from 'Bully' to 'Island President' UPDATED

“Bully” led a slew of documentary openers this weekend (at least eight) both in terms of attention and success. The others, including two with significant previous acclaim, reveal the results of the new Oscar rule requiring full week theatrical dates in New York and/or Los Angeles with published reviews in their leading papers.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • April 2, 2012 10:39 PM
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Why 'Hunger Games' Boasts Such Wide Appeal

“The Hunger Games” did not devour the boxoffice quite as thoroughly this weekend. At the 10:30 screening at the AMC in Century City Saturday morning, I had my choice of half the seats in every row. But the bodies that filled the other half of the seats should make Lionsgate extremely happy.
  • By Aljean Harmetz
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  • April 2, 2012 8:09 AM
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Weekend Box Office: 'Hunger Games' Slays 'Titans' and 'Mirror Mirror,' Races Past $250 Million

As expected, Lionsgates’ “The Hunger Games” held onto the top spot at the box office in spectacular fashion this weekend as the blockbuster film grossed an estimated $61.1 million, down a relatively modest 60% considering its record opening. The sci-fi actioner rocketed past the $200-million mark on Friday, or in eight days...
  • By Brian Fuson
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  • April 1, 2012 1:07 PM
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Best Stories of the Week: Interviews, Trailers, 'Hunger Games' Box Office and Steamy Fan Fiction-Turned-Movie Deal

This week at TOH, we looked at "The Hunger Games" bullseye at the box office, the impressive movie deal for E L James' "Fifty Shades of Grey," and much more!
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  • March 31, 2012 4:16 PM
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Immersed in Movies: 'The Hunger Games' Futuristic Control Room

Without a doubt, the most fascinating design aspect of "The Hunger Games" is the futuristic control room, where the gamemakers not only keep tabs on all the Tributes but also stack the deck against Katniss whenever possible.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • March 30, 2012 5:59 PM
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Weekend Preview: Violence, Fairy Tales, Bullies & Horny Norwegians

Joining current box office king "The Hunger Games" this weekend are popcorn-sellers "Wrath of the Titans" (VFX 3-D sequel) and family fairy tale "Mirror Mirror" ...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 30, 2012 12:21 PM
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