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After two weekends of momentous studio box office that seemed to hinder anticipated limited debuts from the likes of The Weinstein Company's "Silver Linings Playbook," Sony Pictures Classics' "Rust and Bone," Focus Features' "Anna Karenina" and Fox Searchlight's "Hitchcock," the studio numbers cooled and the resulting breathing room provided a nice boost to the noted indies, "Silver Linings" and "Rust and Bone" in particular. The studio box office saw weak debuts from "Killing Me Softly" and "The Collection" (neither of which even cracked the top 5), and 40-60% drop-offs from Thanksgiving mammoths like "Breaking Dawn, Part 2," "Skyfall" and "Lincoln." Compare that to the slight 24% that "Silver Linings" dropped off this weekend (despite barely adding any new screens) or, more over, the tiny 5% "Rust and Bone" lost (despite not adding »

- Peter Knegt

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