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    Weekend Box Office: 'Amazing Spider-Man' Leads Field

    Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” showed that the venerable Marvel character can still lure moviegoers in large numbers into its web. In its first six days the $230-million franchise reboot of “Spider-Man" with new stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the leads generated close to $140 million and picked up nearly $65 million during the weekend.

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  • The Playlist
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    Battlefield Tested: New 'RoboCop' Reboot Reveals Its First Viral Clip

    Not due in theaters until August 9, 2013, Columbia and MGM Pictures is not wasting any time getting the promotional ball rolling, especially with Comic-Con 2012 right around the corner.  The company has already begun a viral campaign for their rebooted version of "RoboCop" starring AMC's "The Killing" actor Joel Kinnaman (also the star of the upcoming foreign-language thriller "Easy Money"). Set in a In a crime-ridden future where a fatally wounded cop (Kinnaman) returns to the force as a powerful cyborg with submerged memories haunting him, this initial "RoboCop" viral clip centers around OmniCorp, the company in the original picture that's building a future-age of law enforcement.  This clip introduces the "battlefield tested" ED-209 design. Here's the company's manifesto.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Weekend B.O. July 6-8 (Beasts Still Impresses At B.O.)

    No surprise that The Amazing Spider Man was No. 1 this weekend and that Seth MacFarlane's rude comedy Ted held up pretty strong for the second place.

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  • The Playlist
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    Weekend Box Office: 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Tops Weekend, Hauls $140 Million Over 6 Days

    Here are some facts, without spin. The opening $64 million weekend of "The Amazing Spider-Man" is less than that of "Spider-Man 2" by about $24 million. The $140 million it has registered since it's release on Tuesday is overshadowed by the first three days of "Spider-Man 3," at $151 million. And with even ten years of inflation and enhanced 3D prices, "The Amazing Spider-Man" has yet to have a period at all like the then-record-breaking $115 million opening take of "Spider-Man." But nonetheless, these results are a huge success for Sony, and certainly they'll be happy with with the foundation laid down for what they hope will be a new trilogy of films.

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  • Criticwire
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    Weekend Reel Reads: Modern Nostalgia and Acceptable Objectification

    Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week. If there's anything you think would be ideal for future installments, please let us know at critic@indiewire.com.

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  • The Playlist
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    Ron Perlman Becomes 'Hellboy' Again For The Make-A-Wish Foundation

    How great is this? Ron Perlman, of all people, was trending on Twitter this weekend. Why? The 62-year-old actor recently stopped by the creatures, props and special makeup effects house Spectral Motion and donned the "Hellboy" make-up once again. No, Guillermo del Toro isn't making a third film, Perlman transformed into "Hellboy" once more for two boys in the children's Make-A-Wish foundation. Faith in humanity restored, if only for a fleeting, brief moment.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "Cool Breeze" - Another Blaxploitation Classic Coming Out On DVD

    Slowly but surely, those wonderful blaxploitation classics from yesteryear (the early to mid 1970's) are being released on DVD and soon the 1972 MGM heist film Cool Breeze will join the list.

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  • The Playlist
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    Teresa Palmer The Latest Beauty To Join Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups'

    While plot details about Terrence Malick's "Knight Of Cups" remain unknown, and will likely remain that way until the movie comes out sometime in the next decade, if we were to ascertain the plot based on the set photos so far, we'd guess it's an unofficial sequel to "The Dark Knight Rises," where the retired Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is now living under a new identity on the beach, and is spending his remaining years chasing young women in the surf, with his wingman played by Wes Bentley.

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  • The Playlist
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    Middle Earth & Metal Suits: Comic-Con Posters For Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' & Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

    While the big must see movie of July is "The Dark Knight Rises," one week before Batman returns, geeks will be getting in a froth at Comic-Con, the annual San Diego shindig that offers up a bounty of genre/fantasy/action fare as the studios show off their baubles, with presentations that they hope will help boost box office dollars. And with less a week to go, two of the biggest movies, by two of the biggest Comic-Con faves, will be on the convention floor to start building up the buzz, with posters now landing for both.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: International Trailer For Susanne Bier's 'Love Is All You Need' Starring Pierce Brosnan

    Generally known for her tough, wrenching dramas, it looks like Susanne Bier has taken a page out of the Woody Allen playbook (though without the name brand, ensemble cast) for her upcoming effort "Love Is All You Need." Featuring an exotic location, a potpourri of languages, and a mix of romance and drama, the film looks like it's poised to be a breezy little number.

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