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‘2018 Oscar Shorts’ Take $615K; ‘Golden Exits’ Has Solid Bow; ‘Darkest Hour’ Crosses $50M: Specialty Box Office

The specialty film marketplace saw an uptick in the number of releases and box office gross, though most ticket-buyers went for Oscar contenders continuing to aim for a nomination bounce. This year’s Oscar-nominated short films, meanwhile, packaged together and released by ShortsTV and Magnolia, took in $615K in 180 theaters Friday to Sunday. That was down slightly from last year's $660K opener from 184 runs, which was a record setter.
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