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Oscar Bump Helps Indies — Sniper Hits $200 million

Waiting for Star Wars

American Sniper is on track to make $400 at the box office, or thereabouts, making it the highest grossing war film of all time. There are many reasons for this – it isn’t just one thing (Christians, right wingers) – it’s lots of things (critics, Oscar nominations, Eastwood, Bradley Cooper’s ...

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Oscar and the $100 Million Dollar Baby


Academy voters get their ballots at the end of the month, right after the holiday season but still during the holiday break. With pundits varying wildly in different directions once you get past the first four locked titles, Boyhood, Birdman, Theory and Imitation Game. One thing seems certain, though. This ...

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Box Office – Hope Among the Ruins


I was surprised to see how well Mud has been doing at the box office.  Amid the tent-pole productions, the smaller films aren’t doing badly. They’re doing good enough, I think, to keep hope alive.   Studios have cracked the code – give the people fewer choices and exactly what ...

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Box Office Check-in

As we head into the Directors Guild this Saturday and this race comes to a sputtering close, it’s time to take another look at how the contenders have stacked up so far – in terms of international box office, really the big story is Life of Pi, which has made ...

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Oscar and the Hundred Million Dollar Baby

For the first time in, like, forever most of the Oscar frontrunners for Best Picture have either made $100 million or are barreling towards that as we speak. Box office for “adult fare” has been off the charts this year and IS THE STORY of 2012. Any reporter not talking ...

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