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Nothing else stood a chance. A number of factors played a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ never before seen record-breaking opening weekend of $238 million: the huge following and sheer dedication fans have to the brand, the massive marketing campaign embarked launched on behalf of the film, no fellow blockbuster to contend with in…

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Despite, or maybe because of, the controversy surrounding his latest film, Spike Lee’s musical drama, Chi-Raq, did exceptionally well at the weekend box office. Playing in just over 300 theaters nationwide, Lee’s modern-day take on Aristophanes’ classic play Lysistrata took in an impressive $1.2 million dollars to narrowly miss making the top 10. Even more impressive, and…

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