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Box Office: ‘Need for Speed’ in Dogfight with ‘Mr. Peabody’

variety.com – Disney-Dreamworks’ “Need for Speed” is facing a dogfight this weekend at the U.S. box office from Fox’s canine toon “Mr. Peabody and Sherman.” Friday forecasts showed “Speed” slowing down significantly from initial forecasts, dropping from the mid 20s to around $19 million to $23 million at 3,115 locations. The second frame of “Peabody” was coming... 5 weeks 15 hours ago via theothersenhman
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'Veronica Mars' Movie: Rob Thomas Talks Casting Obstacles, the CW Reboot That Wasn't

feedproxy.google.com – Capping off an aggressive week of publicity, the creator joins his cast at PaleyFest to discuss previous attempts to save the series and how the proposed FBI narrative would have focused on Kristen Bell and few others. 5 weeks 20 hours ago via jetli
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Box Office: ‘Need For Speed’ Late Night Off To The Races With $1.1M; Questions For No. 1, 2, and 3 Spots; ‘Veronica Mars’ Midnight Surprise

deadline.com – Need for Speed, the soft PG-13 cross country racing film based on the Electronic Arts video game of the same name, opened with what Disney said is a $1.1M take on Thursday night. Disney’s late shows started at 8 p.m. to grab good numbers — in fact, Oblivion, which opened in April of last year also took in $1.1M in late nights. 5 weeks 22 hours ago via jackiechan
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Box Office: 'Need for Speed' Races Out of the Gate Thursday Night With $1.1 Million

feedproxy.google.com – Adapted from the wildly popular Electronic Arts video game, the DreamWorks and Disney action film stars "Breaking Bad's" Aaron Paul. 5 weeks 22 hours ago via jackiechan
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Critics Consensus: Need for Speed is Busted

rottentomatoes.com – This week at the movies, we've got fast cars (Need For Speed, starring Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots) and supportive mothers (The Single Moms Club, starring Nia Long and Amy Smart). What do the critics have to say? 5 weeks 1 day ago via brucelee
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Liam Neeson Reveals He Turned Down The Chance To Play James Bond

fb.indiewire.com – While Liam Neeson has carved out a career in his late 50s and early 60s as an ass-kicking, take-no-prisoners action hero in "Taken," "Taken 2," "Non-Stop," "Unknown" and "The Grey," with "Run All Night" in the can and "Taken 3" shooting, this renaissance might have come earlier in his career. Speaking with Hull Daily Mail (via Dark Horizons), Neeson reveals he was pursued for one of the most famous franchise stars in the history of cinema—James Bond. 5 weeks 3 days ago via jetli
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‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Sells 3.9 Million Discs, Digital Sales Soar 40%

thewrap.com – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” scored the biggest digital debut in Lionsgate history, the studio said Tuesday. Lionsgate did not provide exact numbers, but said that opening weekend digital sales for the sequel rose 40 percent over the first film in the series. The picture also sold an estimated 3.9 million DVD and Blu-ray units in the United States in its first weekend of release, a modest increase over the 3.8 million “The Hunger Games” sold when it hit store shelves in 2012. 5 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
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China Box Office: 'RoboCop' Rides 3D Wave to Top of Chinese Charts

feedproxy.google.com – The rebooted cyborg cop movie shrugs off challenging slot to dominate Chinese box office. 5 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
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RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: Inside Llewyn Davis, Out of the Furnace, and More

rottentomatoes.com – This week on home video, we've got three Oscar-nominated selections, one thriller from a director who previously helmed an Oscar-winning film, and an actioner starring Jason Statham, as well as a few smaller movie that should also make for some great choices. Read on for the full list. 5 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
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Person of Interest's Jim Caviezel: 'Things will get intense for John'

rss.feedsportal.com – Actor also talks to Digital Spy about his work on Stallone's Escape Plan. 5 weeks 4 days ago via jackiechan
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Specialty Box Office: Wes Anderson's 'Budapest Hotel' Has Grand, Record-Breaking Debut

fb.indiewire.com – After a slow start to the 2014 specialty box office, leave it to Wes Anderson to turn things around in a grand fashion. His "Grand Budapest Hotel" opened in 4 theaters yesterday via Fox Searchlight this weekend, breaking the live action average record of another Anderson in the process (Paul Thomas, if you couldn't guess). "Grand Budapest" -- which stars Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody and Jude Law, among many others -- was estimated to gross a stunning $800,000, which made for a $200,000 per-theater-average. 5 weeks 5 days ago via theothersenhman
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Lena Headey on Playing a Queen in Game of Thrones and 300: Rise of an Empire, and What’s Next for Cersei

feedproxy.google.com – Lena Headey is fast becoming the reigning queen of genre stories. She's played Queen Cersei in Game of Thrones and Queen Gorgo in 300 and its follow-up, 300: Rise of an Empire (out today). The latter isn't a sequel in traditional terms: It's not just about what happens next; it's ... 6 weeks 18 hours ago via jetli
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'300: Rise of an Empire’ Slices Up $3.3 Million Thursday Opening

thewrap.com – “300: Rise of an Empire” brought the fanboys out in force on Thursday night, picking up a strong $3.3 million on 3,470 screens. The bulk of those showings were in 3D, which brings with it a hefty surcharge. The sword and sandals follow-up to 2006's “300″ is poised to rack up $40 million this weekend. 6 weeks 23 hours ago via jetli
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Box Office: ’300 Rise Of An Empire’ Wields Powerful $3.3M Late Night Thursday For Warner Bros.; ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ Is Yet Another Animated Film Playing In First Quarter 2014

deadline.com – BREAKING: Late night showings of the second of the ’300‘ films has grossed an estimated $3.3M for Warner Bros., putting the picture on track for a $40M to $45M weekend. The 3-D actioner 300 Rise Of An Empire, which is based on the graphic novel Xerxes from Frank Miller, bowed powerfully on 3,470 screens last night — 3,100 of them were 3D. 6 weeks 23 hours ago via jackiechan
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Intl Box Office: ’300: Rise Of An Empire’ Goes For Global Domination; Opens No. 1 In France; ’12 Years’ An Oscar Bump?; More

deadline.com – Warner Bros‘ 300: Rise Of An Empire is off to a strong start as it begins its international rolllout. It hit France, Belgium and French-speaking Switzerland on Wednesday. It also bowed in Australia and kicked off in Germany, Russia and Italy on Thursday. In France, the Noam Murro-directed sequel took $1.83M on 454 screens on its opening day where it was No.1 even faced with the 2nd frame of hitmaker Dany Boon’s Supercondriaque. 6 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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