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    Weekend Box Office: Thor Hammers Competition with Mighty $66 Million Opening

    Marvel spent a fortune bringing audiences yet another superhero adventure: Thor delivered the goods with a mighty $66 million opening salvo. Romantic comedy Jumping the Broom outperformed Something Borrowed. Anthony D'Alessandro does the numbers:On opening day, Thor hammered out $25.7 million at 3,9...

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    Focus Features Seals Two-Picture Pact with LAIKA

    Oregon's animated producer LAIKA is forging ahead --without Coraline creator Henry Selick, who is now in the Disney/Pixar fold--with two more 3-D stop-motion films to be released by Focus Features.

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    Hero Complex Screening Series Goes IMAX: Fanboy Festival Opens with Dick Tracy and Warren Beatty

    The LAT is deploying its popular fanboy Hero Complex blog to partner with advertisers and push the LAT brand toward a younger audience. Geoff Boucher's three-year-old blog draws huge traffic (1 million page views a month) by catering to genre film buffs, offering early access to solid film news and ...

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    Weekend Box Office Roars Back as Best Opener of Year Rio Beats Scream 4 Horror Fest

    The spring box office finally brought upbeat news as animated family movie Rio beat sequel scary movie Scream 4, marking the year's best opening, reports Anthony D'Alessandro:

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    Weekend Boxoffice Looks Up as Family Toon Rio Faces Horror Comedy Scream 4

    Studios keep insisting that spring doldrums will give way to summer-level box office when the right product hits the marketplace. Well, that might be this weekend, reports Anthony D'Alessandro:Looking to buck the box office blues, 20th Century Fox is banking that families will cha-cha into theatres...

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    Cannes Adds Kung Fu Panda 2, Pirates 4; Allen Controls Opener, Adds Baldwin to Rome Film

    No reviews of Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, which does for the City of Light what Manhattan did for New York, will run ahead of its unveiling opening night at Cannes (6 PM Croisette time) on May 11. That means there will be no advance press screening that day. Much like the last Indiana Jones ins...

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    Trailer Watch: Animated Arnold as the Governator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger's launch of a Stan Lee comic book, internet program and 2012 3-D animated feature starring himself as high-tech superhero The Governator is no April Fool's hoax, as Schwarzenegger confirmed to Entertainment Weekly: "The word Governator combined two worlds: the world of politics...

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    Animation Update: Sony Pictures Animation's Muncle Trogg; Animation $20 Million P & A Equity Fund

    Marking Michelle Raimo-Kouyate’s first deal since becoming president of production for Sony Pictures Animation, the division has acquired motion picture rights to Janet Foxley's fairy tale novel Muncle Trogg, to be developed as an animated feature.
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    CinemaCon: Paramount's Super 8 and China Hopes Buoy Depressed Exhibs

    CinemaCon, the annual exhibitor convention, is under way in Las Vegas, as studios show their summer reels in hopes of reviving theater owners' flagging spirits during a prolonged box office downturn. Anthony D'Alessandro reports:

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