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Water For Elephants

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Thor' Holds #1 With $34.5 million, 'Bridesmaids' Surprises

    If you enter the blockbuster business in Hollywood, you essentially enter the $80 million opening weekend business. Which is to say, it’s part of a pray/hope/accept/die model. Considering most blockbusters cost $150-$200 million, with marketing sometimes adding up to $100 million, a 3x’s multiplier after an $80 million opening ($240 million) might be the best-case scenario, unless you‘ve released a much-better-than-expected film (not likely). You double that number with overseas receipts, you’ve potentially got $480-$500 million worldwide on a possible $300 million expenditure. The studio earns 55% of that take, meaning that you’ve approached...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Fast Five' Starts Off Summer With $83 Million Weekend

    Hooray for Hollywood, or something. The 2011 box office finally snapped out of its doldrums with more reheated crap, “Fast Five” opening to a spectacular-for-Universal $83 million. The car blockbuster’s weekend surpasses “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” as the biggest opening weekend in Universal his...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Rio' Defeats 'Madea' Before The Summer Onslaught Begins

    Hollywood doesn’t really recognize the seasons as clearly as you. Which is why even though you’re in school, summer begins in May, and even though you still have a full month of spring, that period usually closes in Hollywood around this time every year. In 2011, “summer” is beginning even earlier w...

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    In Theaters: 'Madea' Takes On 'Water For Elephants' & African Cats' At Your Multiplex This Weekend

    Do you hear that? Do you? That's the sound of millions of Google Alerts pinging into the inboxes of the members of Team Edward everywhere. The tenacious and ornery breed of fan that draws their life force from the chiseled cheekbones and tousled locks of Robert Pattinson ironically seem to have the famous vampire in a compromising position: sucking him dry so that they may live to type another heated comment defending their loved one on a snarky blog post reporting a bit of casting news. Did y'all read that Vanity Fair profile? Kinda depressing, no? Think about what you are doing to him, tweens and middle-aged women! This weekend, we'll see i...

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    Watch: Robert Pattinson Perma-Broods In New 'Water For Elephants' Trailer

    Now, before we get inundated with angry comments from RPatz fans, let's be clear. The headline above is more a comment on movie marketers who realize the best way to get hearts aflutter of girls and women everywhere and get them to flock to the theaters, is to show endless shots of RPatz being sad, ...

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    James Wan's 'Insidious' Gets An April 1st Release Date

    'Rio' and 'Water For Elephants' Also Shift While the original "Saw" isn't exactly a classic -- it's far too badly acted for that -- it's important to remember that in the light of the half-dozen increasingly awful sequels that it was, in its way, kind of an ingenious concept for a thriller, and dir...

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    Watch: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon & Christoph Waltz In 'Water For Elephants' Trailer

    Yesterday, a trailer debuted on the Apple website. A trailer that film fans have been waiting for for years. A period drama, with modern-day sequences, with a heartthrob in the lead role, and clearly aiming for a certain lyrical quality. A film that Fox Searchlight will release next spring. A traile...

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    First Look: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon & Christoph Waltz In 'Water For Elephants'

    Yes, this is the film "Inglourious Basterds" breakout star and Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz chose to do over David Cronenberg's psychosexual drama about the story of friends-turned-rivals Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, "A Dangerous Method." We didn't understand it then; we still don't understand it no...

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