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This weekend's modestly budgeted performers yielded a weak total. The top ten grossed around $87 million, about 20% down from last year (continuing the trend for 2013 so far) and closer to 30% off from last weekend. On a Sunday when studio films look to take home most of the top Oscars (not always the case), their new pictures aren't playing well with audiences. Only three studio pics make the top ten, while mini-majors and independents carry most of the weight. The continued success of such companies as Weinstein, Lionsgate, Relativity and Open Road is healthy for the overall industry, but the lack of top-draw breakout hits from the studios is significant, even iduring their first quarter off-season. This drives grosses lower, with exhibitors continuing to bear the brunt of the pain. 1. Identity Thief (Universal) Week 3 - Last Weekend: #2 $14,100,000 (-41%) in 3,222 theaters (+57); PSA (per screen average):; Cumulative: $93,700,000 Returning »


- Tom Brueggemann

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