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Why Didn't 'The Butler' Land a Single Oscar Nomination?

variety.com – In another year, “The Butler” would have been a shoo-in for multiple Oscar nominations, but it was completely shut out by Academy on Thursday morning. Not only were Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and its director Lee Daniels all snubbed, it didn’t even show up in categories like makeup (despite the impressive aging of its actors)... 8 years 46 weeks ago via theothersenhman

'The Butler' leads film nominees at NAACP Image Awards

hitfix.com – In a banner year for black-themed cinema, the NAACP Image Awards had more prestige films than usual to choose from this year, with "The Butler," "12 Years a Slave" and "Fruitvale Station" all up for gold. 8 years 47 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Battle of the Year' Loses the Battle of the Box Office, 'Prisoners' Captures Top Earnings

5:34 PM 9/22/2013 by Logan Falk
Despite its star-studded cast, it’s difficult to imagine that the dance film Battle of the Year would do much more than meet its rather small projected gross for the weekend. It was not even able to do that, however, and its counterpart in the new releases this weekend was the only one to pull its predicted earnings.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Insidious Chapter 2’ and ‘The Family’ Get Lucky

5:30 PM 9/15/2013 by Logan Falk
Insidious Chapter 2
All signs pointed to this being a sleepy weekend in theaters—there were two films coming out, neither of which saw a lot of hype (or even a decent critical review), and neither of which were expected to pull in big revenues. However, both films came out swinging, and earned far above their predicted grosses.

Weekend Box Office Report: No Unknowns, No Surprises—‘Riddick’ Tops Charts

4:15 PM 9/8/2013 by Logan Falk
Given that Riddick was the sole film to open in theaters this weekend, and had little competition from releases of previous weeks, it’s no shock that Vin Diesel and David Twohy’s latest collaboration was able to handily pull in the largest gross over the weekend.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘One Direction’ Conquers the Box Office

2:24 PM 9/1/2013 by Logan Falk
One Direction: This is Us
If someone had told you that a documentary about One Direction would be the film to top the charts over the weekend, knocking two other releases out of the park, you probably wouldn’t believe it. If you were told that an indie film also beat out the other two new releases, you definitely wouldn’t buy it.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Butler' Continues to Rule the Charts

1:32 PM 8/25/2013 by Logan Falk
The Butler
Despite some surprisingly positive reviews coming in for some of this weekend’s new releases, nobody expected any of them to be destined for any large revenues. It came as no surprise, then, when one of last week’s releases had no trouble sitting comfortably at the top of the box office charts once again.

Weekend Box Office Report: New Releases Get Served By ‘The Butler’

4:33 PM 8/18/2013 by Logan Falk
The Butler
Of the four new releases duking it out over the lion’s share of the weekend revenues—a sequel to a successful graphic novel-turned-movie, a biography of a digital age icon, a drama about murderous billionaires, and a political drama based on historical fact—few would’ve expected the political drama to top the box office charts.


Box Office Report: 'The Butler' Tops the Field With $25 Million

feedproxy.google.com – While "Kick-Ass 2" took in $13.6 million, both "Jobs" and "Paranoia" failed to create much of a stir. 9 years 15 weeks ago via brucelee

Box Office Report: 'The Butler' Tops Friday With $8.3 Million; 'Kick-Ass 2,' 'Jobs' Falter

feedproxy.google.com – The historical drama, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, will easily win the weekend with an estimated $24 million-plus. 9 years 16 weeks ago via brucelee
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Lee Daniels' The Butler

Lee Daniels' The Butler
THE BUTLER, based on the screenplay by Danny Strong & Lee Daniels, is inspired by Wil Haygood’s Washington Post article about an African-American man who served as a butler (Whitaker) to eight Presidents in the White House for over thirty years. From this unique vantage point, THE BUTLER traces...
Lee Daniels
August 16, 2013