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    Super 8 Opening Projections Are Irrelevant; Word-of-Mouth Will Sell This Critics' Darling

    Having seen Super 8 Tuesday--it did not disappoint--I agree with box office analyst Anthony D'Alessandro's assertion that it doesn't matter if Super 8 opens soft. It's an original that plays like gangbusters and as such, the eventual returns will dwarf its opening this weekend, whatever it is. (This...

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    Life in a Day and Ridley Scott's Micro Movie Mogul Initiative Raise Money for Charities

    Ridley Scott invites the public to aid in promoting the UK theatrical release of Life in a Day on June 17 (it opens in the US June 29), and by doing so raise money for UK charities, all through the Micro Movie Moguls initiative. This is how it works: An individual or company sets themselves up as a ...

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    New AMC/Regal Distrib Open Road to Release Killer Elite September 23

    As Cinedigm's Chris McGurk advocates a partnership rather than adversary relationship between distributors and exhibitors, by sharing in the back-end of movies that hit VOD in advance of the usual 90-day ancillary window, dominant theater chains AMC Entertainment and Regal Entertainment's fledgling distributor Open Road Films is testing the question of whether there's an inherent conflict in theaters owning their own distribution arm. They are calling Open Road "acquisition-based," and thus their first major release (which they insist is not a remake), Killer Elite, was financed by Omnilab Media (Oliver Stone's W) and produced through Omnilab...

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    Sequelitis: Jim Carrey Getting Even Dumber, Mightier? Harvey Weinstein Still Wants Another Rounders

    Anyone who thinks the sequel boom is ending soon best hide under a rock for another decade or two.

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    Anderson Cooper Calls Alamo Drafthouse's Tim League "A Great American Hero" for Kicking Out Texter

    Here are the details on that delicious Alamo Drafthouse story about kicking out a texter --and turning her angry voicemail into a PSA. The Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse, which serves food and drink at its rapidly expanding theater chain, has always been tough on customer behavior. Love it.

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    Angelina Jolie Chooses Wisely: Salt Sequel Moves Forward

    Angelina Jolie may have said no to a Wanted sequel (for another film that eventually lost her, Gravity), but that doesn't mean she doesn't know a good franchise when she sees one. Salt went from a Tom Cruise vehicle to an Angelina Jolie action classic, and it's getting a sequel. We've said it before...

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    Trailer Watch: Cars 2 & Fast Five Mashup

    Check out ScreenRant's mash-up of Fast Five and Cars 2:

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    Weekend Box Office: X-Men: First Class Tops Field with Prequel-Size $56 Million

    Great reviews propelled reboot X-Men: First Class to a solid if not stellar $56 million opening. Anthony D'Alessandro explains why.Fox’s X-Men: First Class easily aced its weekend course in box office math by absorbing a solid $56 million into Fox’s coffers.

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    Weekend Preview: X-Men Lands with Naked Mystique, Indies Beginners and Submarine Are Must-Sees

    It's a weekend of stellar and star-packed openings, with well-reviewed X-Men: First Class opening (finally fanboys get a glimpse at naked Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, picture below), along with buzzing indies Beginners, Submarine and Beautiful Boy. While Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor shine...

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