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Late year releases, many expanding, dominate the specialized market this weekend. By far the biggest, "Zero Dark Thirty," is mainly playing in upscale multiplexes, providing fierce competition to such already strong wide releases as "Django Unchained" and "Les Miserables." "Dark Thirty"'s performance was the standout. A range of other films are performing adequately, with many awaiting Thursday's Oscar nominations to determine their future expansion. Among more limited films, "56 Up" opened quite strong in New York, and "Amour"'s numbers went up in its three theaters. Opening "56 Up" (1st Run Features) - Metacritic Score: 80; Festivals include: Hamptons 2012 $20,500 in 1 theater; PSA (per screen average): $20,500 The eighth edition of Michael Apted's life-long (literally) British TV documentary tracing a group of ordinary English people has been a theatrical perennial every »


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