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Studio Heads Comment on ‘Animation Saturation’ in Theaters

Disney/Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter, DreamWorks topper Jeffrey Katzenberg and Illumination Entertainment’s founder/CEO Chris Meledandri are among the top studio ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2′ Sets New B.O. Records in the U.K.

Universal/Illumination’s blockbuster sequel Despicable Me 2 is now the highest-grossing film of 2013 in the U.K. Universal Pictures International told The Hollywood Reporter that ... Continue Reading →
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‘Planes’ Lands at No. 3 as Auds Visit ‘Elysium’

Although the overall box office numbers are still not impressive, North American audiences chose to seek out Elysium, Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to the acclaimed District 9. The ... Continue Reading →
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Chinese Officials Deny a Ban on ‘Despicable Me 2'

Officials in China have denied that there is ban on Universal/Illumination’s hugely popular animated feature Despicable Me 2 in the country. Authorities say the reason the movie ... Continue Reading →
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Second Time’s Not a Charm for ‘The Smurfs’

Sony’s big summer sequel Smurfs 2 failed to draw big numbers at the American box office this past weekend. The live-action/CG-animated hybrid landed in the third spot Stateside, ... Continue Reading →
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Blue Guys Expected to See Major Green Worldwide

Sony’s The Smurfs 2 was the most popular movie on Wednesday with a $5.2 million opening day Stateside. Although the family pic’s numbers were slightly lower than DreamWorks’ ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wolverine’ Claws His Way to No. 1 Spot

Thanks to Hugh Jackman’s star power and the continued popularity of The X-Men, Fox’s The Wolverine made it to the No. 1 spot at the U.S. box office this weekend. The pic, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wolverine’ Ready to Claw Through Competition

Box office analysts are predicting big things for Fox’s new release The Wolverine this weekend. The Hugh Jackman starrer, which is directed by James Mangold, is expected to have ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks’ ‘Turbo’ Sputters at No. 3 Spot

Turbo, DreamWorks Animation’s tale of a speedy snail with the dream of winning the Indy 500, had a difficult time drawing large numbers to theaters. The pic, which brought in ... Continue Reading →
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Animated ‘Foosball’ Pic Scores Big in Argentina

Argentina’s Foosball has scored! Juan Jose Campanella’s much-anticipated, 3D-animated feature set an all-time record in attendance numbers with 104,000 tickets sold on its ... Continue Reading →