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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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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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Sony’s ‘Smurfs’ Sequel Ready to Dominate Theaters

The Smurfs 2 director Raja Gosnell and animation director spill the beans on the trials and tribulations of bringing the little blue creatures’ second big cinematic adventure ... 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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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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DreamWorks’ ‘Turbo’ Wins Wednesday Movie Race

DreamWorks’ second feature of 2013, Turbo, was able to bring in about $6 million during its first day of release at the U.S. box office on Wednesday. Box office watchers are estimating ... Continue Reading →
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Curious Pictures Announces Three New Hires

New York-based indie animation house Curious Pictures has announced several new hires: Exec producer Gary Giambalvo has joined the New York office as exec producer. Previously, Giambalvo ... Continue Reading →
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Tippett Studio Explores the App Creation Game

Northern California shop Tippett Studio is exploring new revenue-generating possibilities in the app world and original content creation. The company president and CEO Jules Roman told ... Continue Reading →