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At The Box Office – Weekend of November 13, 2015

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November is now upon us, and with Thanksgiving and the holiday season only a few weeks away (or as many of us are calling it this year, the weeks leading up to Star Wars), movie theaters are now filling up with blockbusters looking to lure in holiday audiences as well as awards contenders vying for Oscar nominations.  It truly is the most wonderful time of year (oh yeah, did I mention Star Wars? Oh, that’s right.  I did).

007 returned to movie theaters last week in Spectre which performed well but fell short of industry expectations, nor did it come close to doing Skyfall numbers.  20th Century Fox’s The Peanuts Movie also pulled in solid numbers last week.  Both are expected to reign once again this weekend, but by how much?

In wide release to challenge sophomores 007 and Charlie Brown are: The 33 from Warner Bros. which recreates the harrowing events from 2010 when a group of Chilean miners were trapped, CBS Films’ Love The Coopers which sees an ensemble cast led by Diane Keaton and John Goodman playing out holiday family conflict as well as My All American, an uplifting sports movie from Clarius Entertainment.  Expect underdogs, a dreamer who won’t quit (the tagline after all is ‘Hope Never Quits’) and a rousing speech that will try its best to bring the audience to tears.

There are also a number of high profile titles opening at the specialty box office, most notably By The Sea directed by and starring Angelina Jolie, and co-starring husband Brad Pitt.  Also opening is Heist (Lionsgate) with a cast that includes Robert De Niro and Kate Bosworth. Both films are in limited release.

Hollywood stars of yesteryear are the subject of a pair of documentaries opening this weekend.  Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Rialto) and Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (FilmRise).

Here’s the full slate:

In Wide Release:

 

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THE 33 (Warner Bros.)

 

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LOVE THE COOPERS (CBS Films)

 

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MY ALL AMERICAN (Clarius Entertainment)

 

In Limited Release:

 

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BY THE SEA (Universal)

 

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HEIST (Lionsgate)

 

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HOT SUGAR’S COLD WORLD (Amplify)

 

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INGRID BERGMAN IN HER OWN WORDS (Rialto)

 

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JAMES WHITE (The Film Arcade)

 

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KILO TWO BRAVO (Honorara)

 

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STEVE MCQUEEN: THE MAN & LE MANS (FilmRise)

 

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