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    How Melissa McCarthy Became a Box-Office Powerhouse

    And a writer, producer, and director to boot.

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    Redbox's 10 Most Rented Films Of 2013 Reveal People Really Like Melissa McCarthy

    Sometimes it's hard to tell if the buzz around an actor or actress exists simply among entertainment writers or has currency in the real world. And so, when Melissa McCarthy broke out in 2011 with "Bridesmaids," earning an Oscar nomination (among other accolades) it remained to be seen if that succe...

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    Rex Reed Names 'To The Wonder,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' 'Her' & 'Spring Breakers' Among Worst Films Of 2013

    Move over Paper Magazine critic Dennis Dermody, there's another New York critic even more cranky and contrarian, and he's been doing it for years. That's right, Melissa McCarthy's biggest fan, Rex Reed of the New York Observer, has weighed in on his worst films of 2013, and usual, he's running hard ...

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    Box Office: 'Jack The Giant Slayer' Barely Climbs Beanstalk To Number One

    The writing was on the wall as soon as director Bryan Singer retreated to the “X-Men” franchise for next year’s “X-Men: Days Of Future Past.” “Jack The Giant Slayer” was destined to be a money-loser, looking like just another post-”Alice In Wonderland” fantasy epic but costing somewhere in the vicin...

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    Melissa McCarthy Wins the Box Office Again

    After Melissa McCarthy’s latest movie, Identity Thief, opened to a $36.6 million weekend and currently holds the biggest film opening of 2013, it slipped last weekend to number two.

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Identity Thief' Returns To First; Stitches For 'Snitch'

    So far, 2013 is trailing 2012 in box office receipts, allowing “Identity Thief” to celebrate the spoils of war. The comedy is slated to become the highest grossing film of 2013 within days (beating out “Django Unchained,” which is actually a 2012 release), and this weekend it romped over a couple of...

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    Sorry Rex Reed, Universal Wants An 'Identity Thief' Sequel, Eyes Summer 2014 For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

    Though Universal Pictures seemed the picture of suffering through 2012 -- crawling through the “Battleship” disaster and receiving tepid returns on their other large bets -- the year was in fact the studio's highest-grossing worldwide. “Ted,” “The Lorax,” and ...

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    Box Office: 'A Good Day To Die Hard' Has A Good Weekend At #1, 'Beautiful Creatures' Not So Pretty

    Welcome to the world of the new blockbuster. Would Hollywood studios learn to make good movies, or make smarter fiscal decisions first? Given that we're looking at "A Good Day To Die Hard" ruling over the box office, the latter is true, with the fifth installment in the action series winning a very ...

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    Rex Reed Says Melissa McCarthy Bases "Career On Being Obnoxious And Fat," Invokes Constitutional Right To Be A Jerk

    So, a couple of things happened over the weekend. A major snowstorm nailed the east coast of the country, "Identity Thief" opened to huge numbers making it the best R-rated comedy bow of all time, and the largely irrelevant and already cantankerous Rex Reed penned a scathing review of the ...

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    Box Office: 'Identity Thief' Steals Top Spot With Best R-Rated Comedy Opening In February Ever

    Schedule management is underrated. Your studio might have a film that screams “hit,” you might market the picture like a genius, and you might have the hottest actor in the world. But sometimes, films are filling a void left empty for casual audience goers, and the demand is pent-up not for a specif...

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