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‘Hobbit’ Finale Slays B.O. Competition

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies demolished the competition at the box office with a $56 million weekend that brings the Wednesday-opening feature to a $91 million five-day ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Opens Strong Abroad; ‘Exodus’ Tops Domestic

The visual-effects epics dominated the weekend box office in a relatively quiet week prior to the holiday surge The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is expected to bring next week. The ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Developing Animated ‘Spider-Man’ Feature

There’s been plenty of drama at Sony this week after hackers paralyzed the studio and released online tons of confidential data and communications. Among the tidbits were several ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guardians’ Lead Home Video Charge

One of the summer’s biggest hits and a VFX spectacular comes home with the release this week of Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney, $39.99 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and digital copy; $32.99 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mockingjay,’ ‘Penguins’ Lead Sorry B.O. Weekend

Theaters around the country suffered from some serious post-Thanksgiving indigestion at the box office, as a lack of new releases contributed to one of the top three worst performing ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Book Movie/TV News Bytes

+ Ryan Reynolds is closing a deal to star in Fox/Marvel’s X-Men spin-off Deadpool, which is set for Feb. 12, 2016. Reynolds played the character in 2009′s X-Men Origins: ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mockingjay’ Year’s Top Debut But Opens Low for Franchise

There was good news and bad news at the box office for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1. The good news: The $123 million opening weekend domestic gross was the best to date in ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Watch: Best Animated Feature Contenders

As technology gets bigger and the world gets smaller, the annual animated feature landscape becomes more and more diverse, with audiences and critics alike willing to step outside their ... Continue Reading →
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Len Uhley to Receive WGA Animation Award

Veteran television animation writer Len Uhley (Ben 10, Static Shock, Duck Tales) is set receive the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ 2014 Animation Writing ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dumb’ Tops Weekend; Disney Gross Hits $4B Worldwide

Comedy won the weekend battle, but animation and visual effects are proving to be the fuel that’s propelling growth in the global box office war. Universal’s comedy sequel ... Continue Reading →