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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Spider-Man 2’ Rises Above ‘Other Woman,’ ‘Heaven’

Although it may not have been one of the biggest openings for a superhero film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 still managed to defeat its competition at the box office this weekend. With $91.6 million, the Marvel reboot was able to knock down last week's number one film, The Other Woman, to the number two spot, as the Cameron Diaz comedy only managed to pull in $14.4 million. Heaven Is for Real remained at number three …

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Divergent’ Leads Box Office Race

Touted as the next Hunger Games, Divergent seems to have begun slipping into that title this weekend with its $56 million debut. The latest Muppets film, Muppets Most Wanted, debuted in second place with a modest $16.5 million while last week's top film, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, was subsequently bumped down to number three with $11.7 million. 300: Rise of an Empire also fell two places with its $8.6 million, and newcomer God's Not Dead …

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ Defeat ‘300’ Sequel

After having lost out to 300: Rise of An Empire when it debuted last week, animated film Mr. Peabody & Sherman came out on top this past weekend with $21.8 million. The sequel to 2006's 300 came in second place with $19.1 million while Need for Speed debuted at number three with $17.8 million. Non-Stop fell one spot from number three to number four with $10.6 million, and Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club rounds …

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‘Gravity’ Scoops Up Six BAFTAs

Gravity won big at the BAFTAs last night, taking home six awards. The 3-D space drama directed by Alfonso Cuaron and starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock was the biggest winner of the night at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs) in London, gaining trophies for Best Director, Special Visual Effects, Cinematography, Original Music, Sound and Outstanding British Film. Accepting his award, Alfonso - who is Mexican, but has lived in England …

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‘American Hustle’ and ‘Gravity’ top Oscar Nominations

American Hustle and Gravity lead this year's Academy Award nominations. David O. Russell's crime caper starring Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence and Alfonso Cuaron's breathtaking space thriller both have 10 nominations at the 86th annual film awards, while 12 Years a Slave follows closely behind with nine nods. American Hustle is up for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, as well as acting nominations for all four main cast members including Christian, Jennifer, …

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Michael Fassbender Mastered the Whip for ‘12 Years’ Role

Michael Fassbender had to master cracking a whip for 12 Years A Slave. The 36-year-old actor plays nefarious slave owner Edwin Epps in the historical drama and admits he had to keep practicing with the weapon to perfect his skills so the punishment of his slaves was realistic on screen. Fassbender found it uncomfortable to play a man so readily willing to inflict pain on other humans in order to control them, but he believes …

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Cinecast: ‘Magnificent Seven’ Rewrite, Keanu on ‘Bill & Ted’ Sequel

+ After a Tumblr user in Italy questioned a 12 Years a Slave poster featuring Brad Pitt (whose role in the film - despite his producing credit - is minimal), Lionsgate released a statement claiming that the advertisements (another similar one featured Michael Fassbender, who is also a supporting actor) were unauthorized and not approved by the filmmakers. + Saving Mr. Banks director John Lee Hancock has been picked to rewrite the Magnificent Seven remake, …

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Frozen’ Proves No Match for ‘Catching Fire’

Despite an impressive jump from its debut at the twenty-second spot to number two this week, Frozen didn't make enough money to overtake last week's number one winner The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The sequel to The Hunger Games took in $74.5 million, a good $8 million more than Frozen, which earned $66.7 million this weekend. Thor: The Dark World fell one spot to number three with $11.1 million while The Best Man Holiday also …

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Catching Fire’ Takes Down ‘Thor 2’

Although Thor: The Dark World had a fairly good two-week run at the top, we all knew that it was short-lived with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on its way to theaters. The sequel to last year's huge hit The Hunger Games took in $158 million, which makes it the biggest opening for a film in the month of November and the sixth biggest opening for a film overall (right behind The Dark Knight and …

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Best Man’ No Match for ‘Thor 2’

Despite The Best Man Holiday beating Thor: The Dark World at the box office on Friday, the Marvel sequel came out on top overall this weekend, making it number one for a second consecutive week. The superhero flick - which stars Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman - took in $36.5 million, just enough to get it ahead of The Best Man Holiday's $30.1 million debut. Last Vegas - which came in fourth last week - …

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