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    French Films Storm the U.S. Specialty Box office Fortress

    The French are coming! The French are coming! Fears that American audiences for independent/specialty films have tired of artful, adult-oriented French movies seem to be premature, given results of the latest indieWIRE Box-Office Tracking Report (iWBOT). Based on per-theater grosses as reported to Rentrak Theatrical, it shows French films - featuring some of that nation's biggest stars - in the top three positions. They are Andre Techine's "Le Temp Qui Changent" (Changing Times) from Koch Lorber, Laurent Cantet's "Heading South" (Vers Le Sud) from Shadow Distribution, and Patrice Chereau's "Gabrielle" from IFC's First Take. A fourth, Francois...

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    Lionsgate Gets "Deliver Us From Evil"

    Lionsgate has announced its acquisition of Amy Berg's "Deliver Us From Evil," winner of the Target Documentary Award for best doc feature at the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival last month. A release this fall is planned. [Eugene Hernandez]

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    Despite a "Pirates" Weekend, Specialty Titles Not Sunk

    How well did independent/specialty films work as counterprogramming against a movie, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," that had the biggest weekend opening in history by seemingly appealing to everyone? Not bad, it turns out, according to the latest indieWire Box Office Tracking Report (iWBOT), which is based on per-location average and uses numbers provided by Rentrak Theatrical. Three films did especially well - Richard Linklater's "A Scanner Darkly," French director Laurent Cantet's "Heading South" and the Amy Sedaris-starring "Strangers With Candy" finished 1-2-3 with per-location averages above the $10,000 mark. And the World...

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    Magnolia Takes English Territory Rights to "Cocaine Cowboys"

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired all English language territories (North America, UK, Australia, New Zealand) for Tribeca Film Festival entry "Cocaine Cowboys" directed by Billy Corben ("Raw Deal: A Question of Consent"). Magnolia's head of acquisitions Tom Quinn, and head of business and legal affairs Jason Janego negotiated the deal with Andrew Hurwitz and Dan O'Meara of Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein. A fall release is planned. The film is described as a "portrait of the cultural explosion sparked by the drug trade in 1980s Miami that still echoes as Hollywood myth today. The film features interviews with some of the era's...

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    4th of July Weekend a Dud; "Strangers with Candy," "Rockers" and "Cohen" Strong

    With one spectacular exception - the Amy Sedaris-starring "Strangers With Candy" - and several smaller ones, the five-day Fourth of July holiday didn't produce fireworks for independent/specialty films, based on the results of the latest indieWire Box Office Tracking Report (iWBOT). Only three films...

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    Dimension Goes for Teen Sex Comedy "Parental Guidance Suggested"

    Dimension Films has acquired all rights to writer-directors Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson's teen sketch sex comedy "Parental Guidance Suggested," which stars an ensemble cast lead by Frankie Muniz ("Malcolm in the Middle"), Jamie Kennedy ("Scream" trilogy) Matthew Lillard ("Scream"). Andy Samberg and Will Forte who star in "Saturday Night Live," wrote segments of the screenplay with Epstein, Jacobson, John Solomon and fellow "SNL" writers Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. The film marks the directorial debut of Epstein and Jacobson, who co-wrote "Not Another Teen Movie." Barry Littman, executive vice president of business and legal aff...

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    indieWIRE BOT: "Wassup" Rocks Box Office With Strong Weekend in NYC; LA and Chicago Up Next

    After following "Kids" with several movies so tough in their sex, violence and pessimism they barely found audiences, Larry Clark's change-of-pace "Wassup Rockers" seemed to be just what independent/specialty filmgoers wanted last weekend. It finished first on the indieWIRE Box Office Tracking Repor...

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    Sony Classics Gets Zhang Yimou's New Film

    Zhang Yimou's period epic "Curse of the Golden Flower" has been nabbed by Sony Pictures Classics. The company nabbed North American and Latin American rights to the period epic, according to an announcement today. The film, currently shooting in China, stars Chow Yun Fat and Gong Li and marks the ninth time that Zhang Yimou and the Sony Classics team with work together. In an announcement, the company described the film's plot as being about "the volatile balance of power between the King (Chow Yun Fat) and the Queen (Gong Li) and his three sons, which entails betrayal, deceit and passion, pitting King against Queen and father against sons." ...

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    Al Franken Doc, "God Spoke," Coming to Theaters This Fall; Balcony Planning Pre-Election Release

    Fresh from the festival circuit, Nick Doob and Chris Hegedus' "Al Franken: God Spoke" is set for a theatrical release later this year from Balcony Releasing. The film, shot over the course of two years, is a mostly verite look at the life of author and political satirist Al Franken.

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    indieWIRE BOT: "Wordplay" Tops List in NYC Debut; "Truth" & "Prairie" Remain Solid Summer Alternativ

    Opening to a hometown crowd in New York last weekend, "Wordplay" -- the documentary about Will Shortz, New York Times crosswords editor -- left audiences spellbound. The IFC Films release, directed by Patrick Creadon, debuted in first place on this week's indieWIRE BOT which tracks independent/speci...

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