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    Holiday Box Office: 'Despicable Me 2' Leads Strong Two-Day Total; 'Lone Ranger' Trails Distant Second

    The Fourth of July holiday box office was dominated by Universal's "Despicable 2," which did just under half of the total business for the top 10 films for Wednesday (its opening day) and Thursday. Box office boomed for one of the best summer boosts above last year so far. The two-day take was aroun...

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    Discuss: Would You Pay Premium VOD Prices To Watch 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' In The Naughty Privacy Of Your Own Home?

    It's no secret that Hollywood wants you to pay more to watch their movies. You might recall that Paramount recently tested selling $50 tickets to "World War Z" in select theaters, giving buyers the chance to see the movie two days early, and walk away with a bunch of swag including a digital downloa...

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    Universal Plans To Remake Jean-Claude Van Damme Hit 'Timecop'

    Hollywood sequels, remakes, and reboots have become so commonplace these days that it should no longer register any surprise when you hear news that a studio is developing yet another one. Still, there are those cases where Hollywood announces a remake and it’s a little perplexing. Was anyone really...

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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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