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Weekend Box Office: Bradley Cooper wins again

Professional handsome bastard Bradley Cooper has just confirmed everything we already suspected about him: He’s better-looking than us, he’s wealthier than us, and that goddamned smug smile of his can bed any person of any gender at any time of his choosing. Now Limitless, a movie virtually devoted to the majesty of Bradley Cooper, has opened #1 at the box office, because of course it did. With $19 million in receipts, the brain-enhancement thriller didn’t post a particularly large number for a #1, but paid down a very large chunk of its $27 million budget. The two other openers rode mediocre reviews to, well, mediocrity: The Lincoln Lawyer just edged out Paul for fourth place, but its $13.4 million take, next to Paul’s $13.2 million, is a pretty negligible victory, and close enough for actuals (as opposed to “estimates”) to reverse.

In limited release, two well-received movies found the audiences they deserved: Win Win, the latest comedy-drama from The Station Agent and The Visitor director Tom McCarthy, emerged as a favorite out of Sundance and enjoyed a $30,800 per screen average, which is an even more impressive number given a plot that resists an easy logline. Over at Film Forum, the charming documentary Bill Cunningham New York, a profile of the famed and eccentric New York Times fashion photographer, earned an impressive $33,700 over the weekend. The news was dire, however, for the J.K. Simmons drama The Music Never Stopped, which took in an anemic $2,800 million per screen on 32 screens.

For more detailed numbers, visit Box Office Mojo.  

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