It has been a big first few days of theatrical release for 'The Artist,' and things could get even bigger. The film is among the serious contenders for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director at the New York Film Critics Circle (voting happens on Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. EST), an Oscar precursor with a historically-significant Academy Awards impact. Couple that with what old-school Variety would call boffo box office in limited release ('The Artist' has earned $210,000 on four screens since Friday), and the French import -- brought to America by Harvey Weinstein -- is well on its way to becoming one of the most talked about releases of year. Which, as you know by now, is ironic because the film is silent.
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