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Box office: A chilly opening for 'Out of the Furnace'
Box office: A chilly opening for 'Out of the Furnace'

The lone film opening in wide release on Friday, "Out of the Furnace," failed to generate much heat going into its debut weekend. Starring Christian Bale as a blue-collar worker in a film directed by Scott Cooper of "Crazy Heart," the film earned $1.8 million on Friday, according to estimates. The film, which also stars Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson, Sam Shepard and Forest Whitaker, earned mixed reviews and was expected to take in roughly $8 million as of Sunday according to pre-release audience surveys. A relatively quiet slate of releases is translating to another strong weekend for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," which continued its hold on the top of...

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