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'Les Miserables,' 'Skyfall,' 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey': Why International Premieres Work

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“Les Miserables” marks its global premiere in London, the latest studio-backed tentpole to choose and international premiere over a U.S. debut.

When the first bars of music from director Tom Hooper's Les Miserables waft over the audience at the Empire Leicester Square theater in London tonight, it will mark the latest tentpole release to sing to an international tune first.

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Box Office Report: 'Odd Life of Timothy Green' Opens Wednesday to $2.3 Mil

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

The fantasy-drama, directed by Peter Hedges, stars Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton.

Disney's The Odd Life of Timothy Green opened to $2.3 million at the Wednesday box office as it looks to build midweek heat before the weekend.

Peter Hedges directs Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton in the fantasy-drama, about a childless couple who dream up a 10-year-old boy, played by CJ Adams.


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Box Office Report: 'Resident Evil' Climbs to the Top, While 'The Master' Breaks Records

Resident Evil: Retribution Mila Jovovich Promo - H 2012Screen Gems

The Milla Jovovich-vs.-zombies movie took in $21.1 million, while Paul Thomas Anderson’s newest film packed the art houses.

Zombies ruled at the North American box office this weekend as Sony’s Resident Evil: Retribution fought its way to the top of the pack. But the busiest action took place in the five theaters in New York and Los Angeles where Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master debut...

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Box Office Report: Moviegoing Plummets to Post 9/11 Levels, 'Possession' Stays No. 1

The Possession Kyra Sedgwick with Madison - H 2012Diyah Pera/Lionsgate

Bradley Cooper-Zoe Saldana drama “The Words” only manages third-place finish in its debut; “In the Cold Light of Day” tanks.

TORONTO — The domestic box office brought more sobering news this weekend as revenues tumbled to their worst level in years.

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Holiday Box Office: 'Django' Almost Catches Up With 'Hobbit' on New Year's Day

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey McKellen Weaving - H 2012Warner Bros. Pictures

The two films — along with “Les Miserables” — have been the big holiday winners at the multiplex; “Zero Dark Thirty” continues to dominate at the art house.

Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained almost matched Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on New Year's Day, grossing $9.2 million versus $9.5 million for Hobbit.

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Foreign Box Office: 'Skyfall' Blasts Off Overseas With Massive $78.6 Million

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The 23rd installment in the James Bond series is looking like a worldwide juggernaut and could be the biggest in the series; sets attendance records in the U.K.

Easily dominating the foreign box office, James Bond pic Skyfall opened to a staggering $78...

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German Box Office Up 2 Percent in First Half

2D comedies, including “Intouchables” and “American Reunion” help market to second-best-ever result.

COLOGNE, Germany – 2D is alive and well, at least at the German box office, where 2D titles including American Reunion, French comedy Intouchables and German laffer Turkish for Beginners outsold their 3D counterparts in the first half.

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Russian Box Office Hits $1 Billion Mark Faster Than in 2011

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The entire year’s figure is predicted to be up 13 percent.

The Russian box office hit the $1 billion mark two weeks earlier this year than in 2011, and the entire year’s figure is likely to exceed that of last year by up to 13 percent.

On Oct. 21, the total box office gross of all movies released in the country theatrically reached $1...

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Box Office Report: 'Bourne Legacy' Eyeing Strong $45 Mil-Plus Debut

The Bourne Legacy Renner Weisz in Crowd 2 - H 2012Universal Pictures

UPDATED: Will Ferrell and Zack Galifianakis’ new comedy “The Campaign” also is overperforming, should gross between $25 million and $30 million for the weekend.

Universal's The Bourne Legacy is off to a strong start at the domestic box office, where it is on track to gross $16 million to $18 million on Friday for a weekend debut in the $45 million range.

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Wong Kar-wai’s Chinese Box-Office Run Challenged by Low-Budget Comedy

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“Bring Happiness Home,” a spin-off of one of the most popular cable TV programs in China, stands within reach of surpassing Berlin Film Festival opener “The Grandmaster” in ticket sales this week.

HONG KONG – Another month, another tale of a low-budget comedy giving an expansive and expensive blockbuster a run for its money at the Chinese box office – and this time, it’s Wong Ka...

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