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Box Office Milestone: 'Silver Linings Playbook' Hitting $100 Million in North America

Jennifer Lawrence Silver Linings Playbook - H 2012

David O. Russell’s film has become a sleeper hit and will be the sixth best picture contender to clear $100 million domestically as the Feb. 24 Oscar ceremony approaches.

Enjoying a tenacious hold, The Weinstein Co.'s Silver Linings Playbook will clear the $100 million mark at the domestic box office by the conclusion of Presidents Day weekend and one week before the Academy Awards.


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Box Office Report: 'Texas Chainsaw' No. 1 With $23 Mil; 'Django' Strong No. 2 With $20.1 Mil

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“Zero Dark Thirty” prospers as it expands into nine cities, while Matt Damon-John Krasinki’s “Promised Land” lags; Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” tops $820 million worldwide.

Lionsgate's Texas Chainsaw 3D exceeded expectations in its debut, grossing $23 million to win the crowded domestic box-office race.

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Produced and financed by Millennium Films, the se...

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Box Office Preview: 'Skyfall' Tracking for Huge Weekend in North American Debut

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The 23rd installment in the James Bond franchise already has earned north of $320 million overseas; Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ tests the waters, opens in 11 cities.

Sam Mendes' Skyfall – returning Daniel Craig to the role of 007 for a third time — should cross $70 million in its domestic debut this weekend, besting the $67.5 million debut of Quantum of Solace in mi...

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Box Office Milestone: 'The Avengers' Hits $1.5 Billion Worldwide

Joss Whedon directed the superhero pic, the No. 3 film of all time.

Ending the summer in style, Disney and Marvel Studio's The Avengers hit $1.5 billion on Sunday, thanks to an aggressive Labor Day push.

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Disney upped the film's domestic theater count to 1,700 on Friday, timed to the long holiday weekend...

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Foreign Box Office: 'Django Unchained' Retains No. 1 Spot, Flying Past 100-Million Mark

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“Skyfall” scorches in China while “Life of Pi” tops $400 million; “Hansel and Gretel” takes No. 3 spot.

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As Academy Award contenders fanned out overseas, Oscar-related films commanded the foreign theatrical circuit over the weekend with Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained leading the pack for the second consecutive round – grossing $43...

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Box Office Report: 'Identity Thief' No. 1 With $36.6 Million, Melissa McCarthy a Bona Fide Star

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The R-rated comedy exceeds expectations despite Winter Storm Nemo in the Northeast; Steven Soderbergh’s “Side Effects” Opens No. 3 With $9.4 million, while “Argo” makes a comeback in its 18th week of release.

BERLIN — Winter Storm Nemo was no match for Melissa McCarthy.

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The actress' new comedy Identity Thief, co-starring Jason Bateman and directed by Set...

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Foreign Box Office: 'Guardians' Squeaks By as No. 1 Overseas


“Breaking Dawn 2″ drops to third place; “Skyfall” bags more than $650 million while China propels “Life of Pi” past $100 million mark.

A listless preholiday stanza on the foreign theatrical circuit anointed DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians the weekend’s top box-office title with a relatively pallid gross of $26 million drawn from 58 overseas markets.

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Box Office Report: 'The Hobbit' Overshadows New Movies From Tom Cruise, Judd Apatow, Barbra Streisand

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Kathryn Bigelow’s Osama bin Laden pic “Zero Dark Thirty” packs houses in its exclusive launch.

While The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey held onto the box office ring this weekend, North American moviegoers didn’t exactly rush to open the new films entering under Hollywood’s pre-Christmas tree. Jack Reacher, the Tom Cruise action movie, opened in the second slot to an estimated...

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Box Office Preview: Gerard Butler's 'Playing for Keeps' Likely to Flop

Jessica Biel Gerard Butler Playing For Keeps - H 2012Dale Robinette/FilmDistrict

The romantic comedy also stars Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Dennis Quaid.

Gerard Butler is facing another tough weekend at the box office.

Following October flop Chasing Mavericks, Butler's soccer-themed romantic comedy Playing for Keeps might open only in the $6 million range, not enough to beat a strong crop of holdovers, including the James Bo...

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Box Office Report: 'Die Hard' Collects $840,000 at Midnight Screenings

A Good Day To Die Hard Willis Truck - H 2013Twentieth Century Fox

“A Good Day to Die Hard,” which takes the Bruce Willis franchise to Russia, opens today in 3,553 locations.

Fox’s A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth film in the Die Hard franchise, got a jump start on the long Presidents Day weekend by grossing $840,000 at midnight screenings Wednesday night. The film played at 2,328 locations for an average of $361 per site...

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