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‘Noah’ Crosses $300M In Global Box Office

deadline.com – Since bowing in Korea and Mexico in late March, Darren Aronofsky’s Noah has continued to draw strong numbers in international waters. As of Sunday, it had an overseas cume of $197.4M, and a North American haul of $93M. Paramount and Regency Enterprises today say the biblical epic has sailed past $200M internationally, and nearly reached $100M domestic, pushing its worldwide cume to north of $300M. 16 hours 26 sec ago via donnieyen
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Alcon’s Johnny Depp Failure ‘Transcendence;’ What The Hell Happened?

deadline.com – Movies open every weekend. Some soar, some fail. Every once in awhile a flop comes along that is so unexpected and devastating that everyone in town is left saying, how the hell did that happen? Recent examples include John Carter, The Lone Ranger, and maybe even Pompeii or The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, even if the latter two sank without making much of a ripple. 1 day 6 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Watch Writer/Executive Producer Joss Whedon's Latest, Tribeca Entry 'In Your Eyes,' Now

feedproxy.google.com – On Easter Sunday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, Bellwether Pictures' Joss Whedon and Kai Cole made an unexpected announcement after premiering their latest production "In Your Eyes." Directed by Brin Hill and written by Whedon, this metaphysical romance is now available to download instantly for $5 via the film's website.

1 day 14 hours ago via donnieyen
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Specialty Box Office: John Turturro's 'Gigolo' Far From Fading With Year's Second Best Limited Debut

fb.indiewire.com – John Turturro's "Fading Gigolo" brought some very good news to distributor Millennium Entertainment this Easter Sunday. The film -- which stars Turturro, Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Paradis, and Liev Schreiber -- grossed a fantastic $198,399 from just 5 theaters over the weekend, averaging $39,680. That's the second best limited debut of the year, after "The Grand Budapest Hotel." "Fading Gigolo is performing better than we had even hoped," Bill Lee, CEO Millennium Entertainment, said. 2 days 14 hours ago via jetli
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Jaime Pressly on 'A Haunted House 2' and her Emmy Injury

hitfix.com – Jaime Pressly might not have the craziest role in "A Haunted House 2" (that honor goes to Marlon Wayans), but she's not afraid to go toe-to-toe with the most outlandish comics. 4 days 9 hours ago via brucelee
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Box Office: ‘Spider-Man 2′ Swings Into Action O’seas With $5.5 Mil

variety.com – Slinging its web to a few overseas territories early, Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ grossed nearly $5.5 million opening day from four markets, the largest being the U.K., which contributed $2.7 million. In each of the debut territories, “Spider-Man 2″ scored the largest single opening-day gross this year, according to Sony. 5 days 6 hours ago via donnieyen
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Critics Consensus: Transcendence is a Sci-Fi Snooze

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got a techno-dystopia (Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall), a near-death experience (Heaven Is For Real, starring Greg Kinnear and Connor Corum), a bunch of furry carnivores (the nature documentary Bears), and some supernatural high jinks ( 5 days 7 hours ago via brucelee
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‘Noah’ Oscar Campaign Gets Early Start

variety.com – Hoping to avoid the Oscar flood, Paramount has invited Academy voters to see “Noah” in theaters, using their membership cards for admission. Oscar campaigns often start at least a year before the ceremonies, but most of the strategizing is done behind closed doors, preparing for later in the year. It’s unusual for a studio to... 5 days 10 hours ago via jackiechan
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Zack Snyder Calls Terry Gilliam A “Genius,” Backs Down From ‘Watchmen’ Beef

fb.indiewire.com – Forbes has a new interview with director Zack Snyder. You know, the guy that’s directing possibly the most geek-anticipated film of all time, “Batman Vs. Superman.” Don’t get too excited, Snyder reveals almost zero details. He doesn’t talkBen Affleck, Lex Luthor, the Justice League or anything. Perhaps more interestingly he discusses his beef with Terry Gilliam over “Watchmen.” 5 days 13 hours ago via donnieyen
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Box Office: ‘Heaven Is for Real’ Amasses $3.7 Mil on Wednesday

variety.com – Audiences congregated Wednesday for Sony’s faith-based film “Heaven Is for Real,” which kicked off the Easter weekend with an opening day gross of $3.7 million from 2,417 locations. The feature adaptation of Todd Burpo’s real-life book, from director Randall Wallace (“We Were Soldiers”), received mostly mixed reviews from critics. 5 days 14 hours ago via jackiechan
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China Box Office: ‘Captain America’ Fends Off ‘Rio 2’ For $80 Million Total

feedproxy.google.com – It’s shaping up to be a strong second quarter for Hollywood in China, with "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and "Transformers: Age of Extinction" due to open. 1 week 1 day ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: Jarmusch's 'Lovers' Alive and Well At Box Office; 'Joe' Disappoints

fb.indiewire.com – Jim Jarmusch's very well reviewed "Only Lovers Left Alive" led a considerable batch of indie openers at the box office this weekend. The story of Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), two retro cool vampires, "Only Lovers" grossed $96,976 from 4 theaters for a potent $24,244 average. The debut sits in between the performances of the director's last two films (both of which also featured Swinton). 1 week 2 days ago via donnieyen
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Critics Consensus: Rio 2 Fails to Take Flight

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got Brazilian birds (Rio 2, with voice performances by Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg), a pigskin professional (Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner), and a malevolent mirror (Oculus, starring Katee Sackhoff and 1 week 5 days ago via brucelee
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Review: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx & Dane DeHaan

fb.indiewire.com – As far as superhero reboots go, "room for improvement" was probably the best way to sum up 2012's "The Amazing Spider-Man." Certainly financially, the film made a very healthy $750 million worldwide, but that's still less than any of the three Sam Raimi films that preceded it. And creatively, the film had some strong building blocks — an increased emphasis on romance, a hugely appealing central pairing in Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (plus support from ringers like Sally Field and Martin Sheen), a bright sense of humor, a fresh-ish take on the characters 2 weeks 8 hours ago via brucelee
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'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' proves Black Widow ready to headline her own film

hitfix.com – HeroFix runs through all the reasons why the Avengers' super spy is more than ready for her own big screen adventure. 2 weeks 9 hours ago via theothersenhman
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