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Hollywood's New Box-Office Problem: Fall's Prestige Movie Pileup

Blame Argo: Last year's hit hostage drama debuted Oct. 12 and played in theaters for six months on its way to a best picture Oscar and $232.3 million in worldwide grosses for Warner Bros. In recent years, studios and indie companies have opened most of their awards contenders between Thanksgiving and Christmas to keep films fresh in the minds of voters. But Argo has led to a shift in thinking.
Source: http://movies.yahoo.com/news/hollywoods-box-office-problem-falls-prestige-movie-pileup-050000221.html

Read: Why we love Angelina Jolie Box office glory Unsurprisingly, thanks to her Academy Award success in "Silver Linings Playbook," Hollywood's latest "It Girl" Jennifer Lawrence comes in second with $26 million. This year the 22-year-old will return to the very roles that thrust her into the spotlight as Katniss Everdeen in the second installment of the popular "Hunger Games" film adaptations and the "X-Men" prequels. The CGI-filled blockbuster franchises continue to be a proven money maker. Kristen Stewart, who earned $22 million with the year ending June 2013, is known to teenagers across the globe as Bella Swan from the highly lucrative "Twilight Saga." But with the vampire love story now complete, Stewart has moved on to another female-led franchise and is set to reprise the titular role in "Snow White and the Huntsman 2" due for release in 2015 . Read: 10 fierce fictional heroines Leading ladies The "Snow White" effect also gave America's original sweetheart Julia Roberts a boost as she earned $10 million after starring in "Mirror Mirror," another adapted version of the classic German tale. Meanwhile, new entry Emma Stone gave comic book inspired films a whirl by starring in the " Spiderman" reboot , which mostly accounted for her $16 million earnings over the last 12 months.
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/31/showbiz/how-hollywoods-highest-paid-actresses

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