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    Warners Remains Market Share King But "Maleficent" Moves Disney Into 2nd

    Warners has a solid hold on the studio box office market share derby and thanks to a big weekend with "Maleficent", Disney has now slipped into the #2 slot. The next few weeks should see Fox move into contention with both "The Fault In Our Stars" and "How To Train Your Dragon 2". Should be interes...

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    ‘Jurassic World’ Director Colin Trevorrow Has Some Words For Spoiler Culture, Clarifies Recent Plot Leaks

    Spoiler Culture is at war with itself. On one hand you have the intense inquisitiveness and anticipation coming from both fans and bloggers. Interest is so high that eagerness and thirst for knowledge often becomes a form of invasive prying. Conversely, the Internet is so full of spoilerphobes, if y...

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    Rumor: Legendary Pictures’ 2016 Event Move Is Marvel’s ‘Namor: The Sub-Mariner’

    Earlier this week Universal Pictures sent out the most hilarious short press release, possibly in the history of press releases. It read simply, “Legendary Pictures’ UNTITLED 2016 EVENT PROJECT will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, November 4, 2016.”

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    End of an Era: Only Woman Studio Distribution Chief Nikki Rocco To Step Down

    When the first --and only--female distribution chief at a major studio lasts for 18 years at her job, she's damned good at it. Well, Universal Pictures distribution president Nikki Rocco is finally stepping down at the end of 2014 after 47 years at the studio--it's the only place she ever worked.

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    Guillermo Del Toro's 'Crimson Peak,' 'Pitch Perfect 2' & 'Everest' Set 2015 Dates

    Because there aren't enough movies coming in 2015, Universal has announced a brace of new release dates, so get ready to add a handful of new movies to already huge year in movies, along with a few 2014 bows to keep an eye out.

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    Universal Announces Release Dates For 'Despicable Me 3,' A New 'Grinch' & An Untitled Garth Jennings Animated Project

    In a press release issued today about Universal's slate of upcoming animated movies produced by Illumination Entertainment, we got word on when the already announced "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and the properly assumed "Despicable Me 3" would hit theaters nationwide. But they also an...

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    Review Roundup: Waiting Five Years Didn't Save Samurai Epic '47 Ronin'

    Apparently, a five-year production schedule, cycles of reshoots and a yearlong theatrical delay couldn't save the 3-D martial arts action film "47 Ronin" starring Keanu Reeves, a virtual absentee from the big screen these last few years. With eight reviews and counting, the Reeves Samurai epic curre...

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    'Fast & Furious' 7 Moves Back to 2015

    In the wake of a postponement in mid-production due to the death of actor Paul Walker in a Valencia car crash on November 30, Universal Pictures is moving "Fast and Furious 7" from July 11, 2014, to Friday, April 10, 2015.

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    Universal Shuts Down Production on 'Fast & Furious 7,' LA County Coroner Deems Car Crash Deaths Accidental

    Universal has halted production on "Fast & Furious 7" in order to figure out how to proceed with the production without valued cast member Paul Walker, who died last weekend of thermal injuries in a fatal car accident.

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