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    'Oblivion' Hauls in Nearly Half of Friday's Top 10 Gross

    With much of the nation's eyes glued to coverage of the Watertown manhunt (which ended after 9 p.m. E.D.T.), Universal's Tom Cruise-starrer "Oblivion" still managed a solid $13 million opening day gross (which includes early shows late Thursday night). The total for the Top 10 films for the day over...

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    Universal Planning 'Pitch Perfect 2' For 2015 Release

    It really wasn't a matter of if, but when. Late last year, it was revealed that Universal was already planning on a "Pitch Perfect" sequel, with Rebel Wilson among those eyed to return (because, duh) and it's really quite simple why they want a follow-up: the first movie was a smash hit. Not only di...

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    Universal Wants 'Mama' Franchise, But Director Andrés Muschietti Isn't Interested

    The success of horror movies in the early part of the year can be deceiving. For example, last year "The Devil Inside" shocked everyone by taking over $30 million on its opening weekend (even though it quickly tapered off, with audiences giving it a rare F CinemaScore thanks to its "g...

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    You're A Mean One: Animated Remake Of 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' In The Works From Team Behind 'Despicable Me'

    It’s hard to be angry or surprised anymore about any project greenlit in Hollywood these days, especially after getting a “Spider-Man” reboot five years after the very financially successful (if not critically) third Sam Raimi film. Nothing is sacred or above reproach to the studio...

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    Guillermo Del Toro and 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Co-Writer Lucy Alibar Team for Universal's 'The Secret Garden'

    Guillermo del Toro is a busy man with his hands in many pies. The latest project with his fingerprints on it has landed at Universal, reports Deadline. It's a new film version of Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's classic "The Secret Garden." (One of del Toro's two amigos, Alfonso Cuaron, did a l...

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    'The Adjustment Bureau' Director George Nolfi Lines Up New Sci-Fi Project Penned By 'The Last Stand' Writer Andrew Knauer

    After doing some writing work on films like “Ocean’s Twelve” and “The Bourne Ultimatum,” George Nolfi finally made his directorial debut with 2011’s Matt Damon-starring sleeper hit “The Adjustment Bureau.” According to THR, that film’s studio, Un...

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    Focus Features Adds Kujawski to Sundance Acquisition Team

    Universal Pictures is sending Executive Vice President of Worldwide Acquisitions Peter Kujawski to the Sundance Film Festival, which starts Thursday, to search for film acquisitions for not only the studio but specialized film division Focus Features. The studio wants to centralize and streamline it...

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    F. Gary Gray's N.W.A. Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Might Land At Universal

    In the works since 2009, and moving at a snail's pace, the long developing N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" is one of the musical biopic projects -- like movies about James Brown, Frank Sinatra or Tupac Shakur -- that get a bit of heat every now and then, only to go back to the s...

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    Universal Pictures Pacts with Michael Eisner's Tornante Company

    Old chums Ron Meyer and Michael Eisner have forged a longterm deal between Universal Pictures and The Tornante Company. The studio will distribute Tornante's fully financed feature films worldwide.

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    Universal Pictures International Picks Up Six Foreign Territories on Scorsese's 'Wolf of Wall Street'

    Universal Pictures International (UPI) has acquired distribution rights in the U.K., Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and Scandinavia to Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," produced and financed by Red Granite Pictures and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Paramount Pictures is the film's dom...

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