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'Nightcrawler' to top slow Halloween weekend at box office
'Nightcrawler' to top slow Halloween weekend at box office

The box office is looking at a grim Halloween weekend. The last time Halloween fell on a Friday was in 2008, when total box-office receipts were down 37% compared with the same weekend in 2007. This weekend will also likely be slow, as many moviegoers may skip theaters to get their horror (and candy) fixes elsewhere. “Nightcrawler,” which stars Jake Gyllenhaal, is expected to take the No. 1 spot, pushing last week’s winner “Ouija” to No. 2, according to people who have seen pre-release audience surveys. The film, which is distributed by Open Road Films and cost $8.5 million to make, could pull in as much as $12 million this weekend.   The crime...

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