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'Best Man Holiday,' 'Black Nativity' and 'Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas' Join Banner Year for Black Filmmakers

Joining what is proving to be a banner year for movies by black filmmakers including "12 Years a Slave," "Lee Daniels’ The Butler" and "Fruitvale Station": Three films with yuletide themes and settings timed to the holiday season.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • November 25, 2013 12:37 PM
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'Best Man Holiday' Beats 'Thor' For #1 Friday; 'Nebraska' Shows Initial Strength

In an unexpectedly close race for top position this weekend, Universal sequel "The Best Man Holiday" was the top grosser yesterday, taking in $10,700,000 and edging out the second Friday for "Thor: The Dark World" (Buena Vista). The latter took in just under $10.5 million, falling 67% from its opening figure.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • November 16, 2013 3:15 PM
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