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'Dark Knight Rises' Re-Emerges No. 1 Overseas With Strong China Push

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“Amazing Spider-Man” places second with even stronger China showing; “Expendables 2″ is muscular in new openings while Fox records a huge summer box office offshore.

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The increasing box office clout of the China market was fully on display on the weekend as the territory provided two franchise titles significant opening pushes, with The Da...

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Christmas Box Office: 'Les Mis' No. 1 With $18.2 Million; 'Django Unchained' Strong No. 2

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UPDATED: The holiday sees strong traffic at the multiplex; family comedy “Parental Guidance” also opens.

Universal's Les Miserables opened to No. 1 on Christmas Day with an impressive take of $18.2 million, surpassing industry expectations and scoring the second-best debut for the holiday after Sherlock Holmes, which opened to $24.6 million in 2009.

Director Tom Hooper's film adaptati...

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DreamWorks Animation Stock Drops After Weak 'Rise of the Guardians' Opening

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UPDATED: One analyst calls the film “one of the most disappointing releases in the company’s history” as the stock nears its 52-week low.

The stock of DreamWorks Animation sunk 5 percent on Monday, much closer to its 52-week low than its high after the disappointing opening weekend for its latest release, Rise of the Guardians.

By the end of trading on Monday, DWA stock had fa...

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Box Office Report: 'Bourne Legacy' No. 1 With $40.3 Mil; 'Campaign' Nabs $27.4 Mil

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Universal says it has successfully expanded its marquee spy franchise with new leading man Jeremy Renner, but “The Bourne Legacy” opens well behind the previous two pics.

Director Tony Gilroy's The Bourne Legacy, featuring a new leading man in Jeremy Renner, easily won the domestic box-office race with a $40.3 million debut.

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Box Office Milestone: 'Life of Pi' Crosses $500 Million Worldwide


Ang Lee’s 3D best picture Oscar nominee has made 80 percent of its haul internationally.

Director Ang Lee's fantasy-adventure Life of Pi has crossed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office as it continues to defy expectations.

Fox's 3D film reached the milestone Tuesday. Life of Pi has grossed $100.4 million domestically and $401 million internationally for a total $501.4 million.


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Box Office: 'Hansel and Gretel' No. 1 With So-So $19 Mil; 'Movie 43' Bombs With $5 Mil

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Film Still - H 2012Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner in “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”

Crime thriller “Parker,” pairing Jason Statham with Jennifer Lopez, is likewise DOA as a glut of R-rated films make life tough at the domestic box office; “Django Unchained” crosses $250 million worldwide.

There was no fairy tale ending for a trio of R-rated films debuting at the North American box office.

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Russian Box Office to Reach $1.3 Billion in 2012

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Local films’ market share is in decline.

MOSCOW – The Russian box office is to reach $1.3 billion this year, a 15 percent increase from 2011, while the local fare’s share is to decline.

Romir Movie Research said that Russia’s total 2012 box office gross is to be 40.5 billion rubles ($1.3 billion), 15.1 percent up from the previous year.

Local films are to gross 5.6 billion rubles ($181...

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Foreign Box Office: 'Resident Evil: Retribution' Rules Overseas, Grossing $49.6 Million in 59 Markets

“Madagascar 3″ tops $400-million offshore mark; “Ted” poised to set overseas record for R-rated comedy.

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The foreign theatrical circuit shook off its late-summer box office bahs over the weekend thanks to a 59-market debut at 8,059 venues of the latest sequel in director-producer Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil franchise starring Milla Jovovich.

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Box Office Report: Jennifer Lawrence, Clint Eastwood Lead Close Friday Race

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Jake Gyllenhaal cop drama “End of Watch” is making gains on Lawrence’s “House at the End of the Street” and Eastwood’s “Trouble with the Curve.”

A trio of films are battling it out at the Friday box office — Clint Eastwood's baseball drama Trouble with the Curve, Jennifer Lawrence horror pic House at the End of the Street and filmmaker David Ayer's L.A.P.D. drama End of Watch.

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A Banner Year at the Mexican Box Office

The AvengersThe Avengers became Mexico’s highest-grossing film ever

Sales and admissions at all-time high.

MEXICO CITY — Mexico, one of the world's top moviegoing markets, saw yet another record year in box office receipts and admissions.

Sales in 2012 rose 8.8% to nearly 10...

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