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‘This Is the End,’ ‘Now You See Me’ VFX Firm Closes Doors, 100 People Laid Off

thewrap.com – Modus FX, a Canadian visual effects vendor that counts “Now You See Me” and “This is the End” among its credits, is shutting down after six years. Roughly 100 people have been let go, co-founder and visual effects supervisor Yanick Wilisky told TheWrap. The company was undone after a number of projects it was slated to work on were delayed.

5 years 37 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Lionsgate Aiming for More Franchises in Wake of ‘Hunger Games’

variety.com – With “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” having grossed $860 million worldwide, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer has underlined the studio’s focus on creating more franchises. Feltheimer listed “Now You See Me,” “Mortdecai,” “Gods of Egypt,” “Chaos Walking” and “The Last Witch Hunter” as potential franchises for the studio during Friday morning’s call with analysts to discuss... 5 years 41 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Lionsgate CEO Says ‘Now You See Me’ Sequel To Begin Production In September

deadline.com – Shooting on the follow-up to last year’s sleeper hit will take place in the U.S., Europe, and Asia “to capitalize on the property’s international appeal, with most of the original cast returning, and some exciting new additions” Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told analysts this morning in a call to discuss the company’s fiscal Q3 earnings. 5 years 41 weeks ago via brucelee

'Now You See Me' Gets a Sequel

2:04 PM 8/9/2013 by Binh Ngo
Now You See Me
Since Lionsgate heist thriller Now You See Me is surprisingly profitable, the studio will try to pull off the same trick with a sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie has made over $115 million domestically and $117 million overseas. When it opens in China, Australia and Japan, Lionsgate is projecting the overseas box office to exceed $150 million.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Monsters’ and ‘World War Z’ Scare Up Big Money

8:39 PM 6/23/2013 by Logan Falk
Monsters University
This weekend proved very lucrative for this latest batch of new releases—both films outdid their expected range of opening weekend revenues, and in a big way.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Man of Steel’ Wins the Day

4:51 PM 6/16/2013 by Logan Falk
Man of Steel
As expected, fans of the red-caped hero across the nation guaranteed that Man of Steel earned a top spot in the the box office charts over the weekend—that being said, its profits reached unprecedented astronomical heights that the man of steel himself would be proud of.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Purge’ Cleans House

1:51 PM 6/9/2013 by Logan Falk
The Purge
Both of last week’s releases did rather well, bringing on revenues above their forecasted earnings; however, one of last week’s releases truly outdid itself, and brought in quite a bit more than expected.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Fast 6’ Tops New Releases ‘After Earth,’ ‘Now You See Me’

2:41 PM 6/2/2013 by Logan Falk
Fast & Furious 6
Though neither of last week’s releases exactly caught the eyes of film critics, one would think that a couple good CGI romps would be able to make it to the top of the charts, especially given that last week’s releases weren’t necessarily hyped up summer super-films. This was not the case, however, as a holdover from last week continued to make top earnings over the weekend.
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Box Office Report: Will Smith's 'After Earth' Loses to 'Now You See Me' in Historic Showdown

feedproxy.google.com – Neither film was a match for Universal's "Fast and Furious 6," which remained at No. 1 in its second weekend with $34.5 million for a souped-up worldwide total of $480.6 million. 6 years 24 weeks ago via brucelee

Review: 'Now You See Me' Is Cinematic Flimflam

6:43 PM 6/1/2013 by Jeff Giles
Now You See Me
On paper, Now You See Me looks like one heck of a heist thriller. Featuring a terrific cast that includes Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco as four magicians brought together by a mysterious benefactor, Mark Ruffalo as the rumpled cop hellbent on stopping their dazzling crime spree, and Morgan Freeman as a famous magic debunker who might be working for either side, it gives every appearance of a sleek, tightly written caper, with the added benefit of cool magic tricks thrown into the mix.
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Now You See Me
The Four Horsemen, a magic super-group led by the charismatic ATLAS (Jesse Eisenberg), perform a pair of high-tech magic shows, first astonishing audiences by robbing a bank on another continent, and then exposing a white-collar criminal and funneling his millions into the audience members’ bank...
Louis Leterrier
PG-13
116mins
May 31, 2013
Distribution
Action, Thriller