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Economic prophets divine pic profits

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Studios pay analysts handsomely to project a film's downstream earnings during its first 10 years of release, but bizzers also can use rough figures to estimate a pic's ancillary prospects.

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B.O. reality gets lost in perception

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During a year of extremes at the worldwide box office, domestic totals are running more than 6% ahead of 2011, while a tally of year-to-date overseas grosses from the six majors trails by almost 4%…

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Logo’s ‘gay DNA’ gets wider play

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Former Verizon executive Lisa Sherman had no television experience when MTV president of programming Brian Graden hired her to help him start LGBT-friendly cable net Logo in 2005. But the station's…

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Hot-button pic tries tame campaign

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Craig Zobel's "Compliance" was widely considered the most controversial movie at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Drawing accusations of misogyny and exploitation at its Q&A sessions, the film…

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Review: ‘The Animals’

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Offering a radically different view from the tales of crime and poverty that dominate Filipino indie cinema, "The Animals" reps a punchy ride into a booze-, sex- and violence-drenched night with…

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Reports: A Romney-Ryan Ticket

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NBC News was the first with the report, via sources, that Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan will be Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick. The network interrupted coverage of the Olympics in London…

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Review: ‘Inori’

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A dying town in the lush, water-fed mountains of Japan's southeastern Nara Prefecture inspires this rumination on natural wonders and the melancholy inevitability facing an aging population.

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Review: ‘The Homeowners’

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Rednecks are the big bad wolves of "The Homeowners," a good-looking but overweight mongrel that wears its Altmanesque aspirations with more show than nature warrants.

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