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    'Pitch Perfect 2' Is In Tune with Kendrick and Wilson

    One of the many movies starring women that surprise studio executives by scoring big at the box office on modest marketing dollars, 2012 smash hit "Pitch Perfect" is heading for a sequel.

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    Elizabeth Banks to Direct Pitch Perfect 2

    The sequel will be Banks' directorial debut.

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    'More Pitch Perfect' Soundtrack Features 8 More Songs From The Hit Film

    Oh, so that's why Anna Kendrick released that video for "Cups." In addition to being a surprise, sequel-spawning box office hit, "Pitch Perfect" was also a smash soundtrack success that's still topping the Billboard charts in that category today. You would think that Universal Music Group might have...

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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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    Watch: Anna Kendrick's Official Video For "Cups" From 'Pitch Perfect'

    In case you weren’t aware, “Pitch Perfect” did pretty well, especially with the younger crowd (enough that a sequel is now in the works). The soundtrack was also a massive seller, and one of the highlights for many was “Cups” as sung by Anna Kendrick, and now (somewhat belatedly?) it has its own mus...

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    Watch: Anna Kendrick, Pop Star? Watch Her Sing and Be Charming in 'Cups' Music Video from 'Pitch Perfect'

    From movie to radio single to music video, Anna Kendrick's "Cups," her a cappella hit from last year's "Pitch Perfect," has become a cultural entity of its own. In the film, Kendrick's Beca sings the song "When I'm Gone," a cover of Lulu and the Lampshades' "You're Gonna Miss Me," along with the ban...

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    2012 The Year In Box Office: Hits, Flops And Secret Successes

    So we’re completing a year of record domestic box office returns, but it’s impossible to ignore that the international market is a hefty player, taking a bigger overall chunk of the pie. It’s not good enough for a picture to perform in America – if it doesn’t grab more than half its share from inter...

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    Universal Working On 'Pitch Perfect' Sequel, Rebel Wilson Eyed To Return

    Universal is looking to turn one of their bright spots of the year, the crowd-pleasing sleeper hit “Pitch Perfect,” into a franchise. Movieweb is reporting that the studio is working on a sequel to the Glee-inspired musical comedy and are already reaching out to some of the stars of the ...

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    The Best Movie Music Moments Of 2012

    When it first began, many, many years ago, The Playlist covered film in general, but with a particular focus on the places where movies intersected with music -- scores, soundtracks, music videos et al. And while our remit has grown over time, it's still something we take a particular interest in. A...

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    2012 Heroine Worship in Movies, from Katniss Everdeen and Hushpuppy to 'Bridesmaids' and 'Girls'

    The New York Times' A. O. Scott recaps the year in Heroine Worship, when it was still news when women actually carry a movie that scores at the box office. He writes: "There is a smattering of evidence to support the impression that [things have changed], because 2012 was, all in all, a pretty good ...

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