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While "The Hobbit," "Django Unchained" and "Les Miserables" brought a huge boost to the post-Christmas studio box office, a bunch of platform release holdovers -- namely "Zero Dark Thirty," "Amour," "The Impossible" and "Silver Linings Playbook" -- did the same for the specialty market. However, the two debuting films -- "Promised Land" and "West of Memphis" -- both underperformed. In their second weekends, "Zero Dark Thirty," "Amour" and "The Impossible" all held their screen counts at 5, 3 and 15, respectively. "Zero" and "Amour" fell only 24% and 12%, while "The Impossible" made up for a somewhat underwhelming first weekend by actually gaining a whopping 28% in grosses, suggesting word of mouth is building on the Tsunami survival flick. Meanwhile, "Silver Linings Playbook" expanded from 371 to 745 theaters in »

- Peter Knegt

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