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Int’l Box Office Final: ‘Guardians’ Now 3rd Biggest Marvel Movie Ever

18 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

3rd Update, 2:45 Pm (Pt): Finals are in for Guardians Of The Galaxy, the No. 1 Bollywood movie this year stateside Bang Bang, director David Fincher’s thriller Gone Girl (which passed $100M stateside), the Denzel Washington action/drama The Equalizer, the animated The Boxtrolls, the Ya hit The Maze Runner, Luc Besson’s Lucy, Universal’s Dracula Untold, Fox’s sequel Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Ice Age: The Meltdown In 3-D which debuted in China this weekend to $3.2M on 2,800 plays, and also its buddy comedy Let’s Be Cops. In addition, Warner Bros.’ just reported for its horror film Annabelle and the courtroom drama starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall The Judge, and lest we forget Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (which debuted strong in the UK this weekend) and Hercules which are still playing in 17 markets. Final tallies for stateside newcomers Fox »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Final: ‘Fury’ Wins Box Office War With $23.7M; ‘Book Of Life’ At $17M; ‘Gone Girl’ $100M+; ‘Best Of Me’ $10M – B.O. Final

19 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Final Update, 1:32 Pm: Fury ended the weekend at $23.7M for Sony and Qed, so it underperformed all the tracking (gee what a surprise), social media metrics, and expectations just a little. But it will likely still make money all in after its domestic, international and home entertainment run. I understand that there were significant profit participations on this one. Fox and Reel FX’s The Book Of Life closed the weekend on the high end of our estimate with $17M and will have some playtime again over the next two weekends as no new offerings are in the family zone until Big Hero 6 bows from Disney on November 7. The other newbie, Relativity’s The Best Of Me, was soft with $10M. Gone Girl is now sitting pretty at $106.7M after three weeks in release for Fox and New Regency.

The more exciting news was really in the specialty »

- Anita Busch

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Fury blasts Gone Girl from top of box office

21 hours ago | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The bloody World War II drama Fury blew past Gone Girl at theatres this weekend.

Gone Girl was tops at the box office for two weeks before Brad Pitt and his rag-tag group of tank mates in Furyblasted the film to second place. Sony's Fury captured $23.5 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Fox's "Gone Girl" followed with $17.8 million.

The week's top two films are R-rated adult dramas, followed by two PG family films.

"The fall movie season is all about making the transition from PG-13 world of summer to the R-rated, edgier world of the fall and awards season," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.

The animated Fox feature The Book of Life opened in third place with $17 million, followed by Disney'sAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day with $12 million.

"Were now in full adult movie-going »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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Film Festival Group Pleads With Academy: Don't Cut Our Grants (Exclusive)

22 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Independent Feature Project's Ifp Festival Forum has become the latest group to protest possible cuts in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ grant programs, sending a letter to the AMPAS Board of Governors asking the Academy to continue its grants and recognize “the critical role of festivals.” See photos: Zoe Saldana, Michelle Monaghan, Oscar-Winning Designers Mingle at Academy's Hollywood Costume Gala (Photos) As TheWrap reported exclusively on Oct. 9, the Academy has halted almost all of its educational, grant and internship programs and is considering cutting back or eliminating programs as it gears up to break ground on its. »

- Steve Pond

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Ranking Every Nicholas Sparks Movie Couple, from Pathetic to Passionate

20 October 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

While we’ve pretty much established all Nicholas Sparks films are the same, the one factor that truly sets them apart is the chemistry between the lead actors. Sure, we could watch attractive people kissing in the rain, hair blowing in the wind during a slow embrace on the sandy shores of North Carolina all day, but if the passion isn’t there, we ain’t buying it.

As the author’s latest book-to-film venture The Best of Me is currently in theaters, only time will tell where James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan fall on the spectrum of believable couples in Sparks’ movie repertoire.

Of course, not all silver screen couples can be up to par with Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams‘ perfectness in The Notebook. The two couldn’t stand each other at first on set, and they were still the most heart wrenching on screen. Take note from »

- Taylor Ferber

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Box office report: 'Fury' reaps $23.5 million in a successful debut

19 October 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Fury flattened all other movies in wide release and is projected to take in around $23 million in its debut weekend in theaters. The Brad Pitt-starring World War II action-drama, set largely within the cramped confines of an M4 Sherman tank rolling across Nazi Germany, comes in at the lower end of pre-release audience tracking expectations. But it caps off a recent run of cinematic success for Pitt (a producer of the multiple Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave and star of last year’s sci-fi disaster hit World War Z). Fury also features Michael Peña, Shia Labeouf, Jon Bernthal, and Logan Lerman »

- Chris Lee

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Weekend Box Office: 'Fury' Takes #1, 'Birdman' Soars, Reitman's 'Men, Women & Children' Tanks

19 October 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Fury took the #1 spot at the weekend box office with ease, bringing in $23.8 million safely topping Gone Girl despite Gone Girl's continually strong hold, this week only dropping 32.6% for $17.8 million, becoming the latest film to cross $100 million at the domestic box office. As for Fury, budgeted at $68 million, the film earned an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, which could signal a strong hold for a couple weekends. That opening, however, fell just outside of the top ten openings for Brad Pitt, coming in 11th just behind The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ($26.8m), which went on to make over $127 million domestically back in 2008. In third is the animated newcomer The Book of Life with $17 million. The animated film produced by Guillermo del Toro also earned an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences and opens with almost the exact same result as Laika's The Boxtrolls, which brought in $17.2 million »

- Brad Brevet

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Top Novel-To-Screen Adaptations

19 October 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Adaptations from popular novels are an essential part of modern day filmmaking. Each year, some of our favourite classic novels get the backing of top Hollywood producers and our favourite fictional characters are brought to life on screen to much excitement stemming from the broad fanbases of the original novels.

One such novel, Where Rainbows End by Cecilia Ahern, has received the big-screen treatment and will be released in UK cinemas on the 22nd October under an altered title, Love, Rosie, Starring young and popular talent such as Lily Collins and heartthrob Sam Claflin, Love, Rosie centres on Rosie and her best friend Alex who take a leap of faith, both on life and on each other, when they decide to go to the Us together to attend university. But fate has other plans for Rosie. Over the next 12 years their lives change dramatically but the connection remains.

To celebrate this exciting release, »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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What's James Marsden's Best Feature? Michelle Monaghan Has a Surprising Answer

18 October 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Michelle Monaghan has been busy since appearing in HBO's True Detective. We sat down with the actress to discuss her thoughts on the show's mysterious second season and her new projects. In the film adaptation of the novel The Best of Me, which hits theaters this week, Michelle plays James Marsden's high school sweetheart. With all the time Michelle has spent with James lately, she's learned a lot about the hot actor. Check out our interview above to hear Michelle's thoughts on James's best quality and more. Social Share Image Source: Getty / Amanda Edwards »

- Lindsay-Miller

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What's James Marsden's Best Feature? Michelle Monaghan Has a Surprising Answer

18 October 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Michelle Monaghan has been busy since appearing in HBO's True Detective. We sat down with the actress to discuss her thoughts on the show's mysterious second season and her new projects. In the film adaptation of the novel The Best of Me, which hits theaters this week, Michelle plays James Marsden's high school sweetheart. With all the time Michelle has spent with James lately, she's learned a lot about the hot actor. Check out our interview above to hear Michelle's thoughts on James's best quality and more. Social Share Image Source: Getty / Amanda Edwards »

- Lindsay-Miller

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Michelle Monaghan's 11-Month-Old Son Will Be Magic Mike for Halloween

18 October 2014 11:02 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Michelle Monaghan is dressing her baby as Channing Tatum.

There are a lot of options for adorable baby Halloween costumes, but Michelle Monaghan is getting her inspiration from Channing Tatum this year.

News: Magic Mike Is Too Hot For Women to Handle

The 38-year-old Best of Me actress told Jimmy Kimmel on October 13 that she's planning on dressing her 11-month-old boy Tommy as a little stripper.

She said, "He’s actually going to go as Channing Tatum from Magic Mike," she said. “He’s going to have a little long tie."

News: First Look at Channing Tatum in 'Magic Mike' Sequel

Michelle explains her reasoning, "He's just got the body for it. What can I say?" She laughs as she says, "He's really cute. He's a big boy. He's got these defined muscles and he just, he's got blonde hair, blue eyes. He's got stripper written all over him. Sorry, it's terrible »

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The Best Of Me Review

18 October 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As with any genre, melodrama has its own artistry. Creating an emotional response in the viewer enough to cause tears, or at least for a strong connection to the main characters, is an art in itself. Done properly, melodrama can be as exhilarating as an action film, and as intense as a horror movie. Done poorly, it can make you feel at best cheated, and at worst manipulated and ashamed of wasting two hours on such a pedantic series of misadventures.

With that in mind, I must consider how to review the latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel: The Best of Me. I must choose my words carefully, for you, the reader, shall make the heartfelt decision whether to spend your money on a tale of love and redemption in the Louisiana Bayou. So allow me to put this as gently as I know how: The Best of Me is bad. »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Box Office: Brad Pitt’s ‘Fury’ Opens to $8.8 Million, Shooting for $25 Million

18 October 2014 7:52 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Brad Pitt’s World War II drama “Fury” is ruling the battlefield.

Fury” opened to No. 1 at the U.S. box office on Friday — ahead of two-time champ “Gone Girl” and newcomer “The Book of Life” — with $8.8 million. This includes $1.2 million from Thursday night showings. The tank tale looks to haul $25 million in its debut weekend.

Pitt stars as an army sergeant who commands a Sherman tank and a five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines in Germany during the end of WWII. This is a record opening for director David Ayer, who wrote and directed 2012’s “End of Watch” and scripted “Training Day.” The movie also stars Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman and Michael Peña.

Aside from Pitt’s star power, the $68 million production — backed by Columbia Pictures in association with Qed Intl. and LStar Capital — has the critics on its side, earning 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Pitt’s »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Film Review: ‘The Best of Me’ is the Worst of Formulaic Romance Novelist Nicholas Sparks

17 October 2014 10:29 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – What do you see in the compilation image below?

Yes, it’s nine films based on books by romance novelist Nicholas Sparks. But look more closely.

Message in a Bottle” opened his can of worms in 1999 and 2002’s “A Walk to Remember” could only say it was based on a best-selling novel. Then, after averaging one film every 1.6 years, they’ve all been riding on the breakout hit of 2004’s “The Notebook” with Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling.

The nine films based on Nicholas Sparks novels with the most recent in the upper left on the oldest in the lower right.

Image credit: Nicholas Sparks

Rating: 1.0/5.0

In fact, every single movie poster after “The Notebook” had to say it’s from the author of “The Notebook” or else it would have never seen the light of day. The blessing of having a hit later becomes your burden of trying to repeat it. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'The Best Of Me' Review Roundup: Nicholas Sparks, James Marsden Flick Fairs Poorly With Critics

17 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The Best of Me, the latest filmic adaptation of one of Nicholas Sparks' love story novels, stars James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan as the movie's star-crossed lovers.

In The Best of Me, Marsden plays Dawson Cole, a contemplative Louisiana oil-rigger, who wants to give his life new meaning after an accident nearly cuts it short. He gets a second chance at love with childhood sweetheart Amanda (Monaghan) when a bizarre set of circumstances brings her back to him from hundreds of miles away, where she has children and a disappointment for a husband.

'The Best Of Me' Reviewed

The Best of Me follows a long list of Sparks novels adapted for the big screen. Like its predecessors, it follows a predictable formula that the majority of critics have grown more than weary of watching. Despite the contrived and dubious plot, critics still found room to praise the »

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Rediscover True Love with our 'The Best of Me' Giveaway

17 October 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden will reveal what happens when first love gets a second chance in The Best of Me, the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation to hit the big screen, and we're giving away a prize pack of items related to the film.

In The Best of Me, which hits theaters on Oct. 17, Michelle and James play former high school sweethearts who reunite in their home town following the death of a friend. But their newly rekindled love is put to the test when what originally broke them up threatens to divide them again.

One lucky winner will bring a piece of the feel-good movie home with a prize pack of the following items, valued at $182: a ProFlowers bouquet, the ability to name a star via Standard star-naming, a DryBar coaster gift certificate, a copy of the book The Best of Me, a copy of the film’s soundtrack, and the following »

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Nicholas Sparks Talks About "The Best Of Me!"

17 October 2014 12:41 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Nicholas Sparks, for better or for worse, is a prolific writer about love . familial (which is often the case) and unrequited love (which is often the case). So is his new film, .The Best of Me. one of the best in Sparks. oeuvre? Or is it horrible? I sat down with the author to find out if he envisions a project cinematically while writing it, how is the movie compared to his novel, and how he.s the current king of love! Take a look at my fun but short (they.re running out of time!) interview.

Official .The Best of Me. Synopsis

Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. »

- Manny

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If You’re Going to Do Nicholas Sparks Melodrama, The Best of Me, at Least Do It Right

17 October 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

As presented in the opening scenes of the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best of Me, Dawson Cole, the film’s male protagonist, is the Nicholas Sparks–iest character you could imagine. Played as an adult by James Marsden, Dawson works on an oil rig, reads Stephen Hawking books in his spare time, sends cash money home in an envelope, and looks up at the stars at night; he’s a soulful, strapping, wandering, working-class romantic. And of course, he has a soul mate: The beautiful Amanda (played as an adult by the great Michelle Monaghan), now a wife and mother who also likes to look up at the stars, especially as an escape from her raging finance-bro hemorrhoid of a husband (Sebastian Arcelus).When a mutual acquaintance of Amanda and Dawson’s passes away at the ripe old age of 92, he leaves behind his rural Louisiana cottage to the two of them. »

- Bilge Ebiri

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'Fury' Jumps Off to $1.2 Million Start and Your Box Office Predictions

17 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

David Ayer's Fury got off to a nice start on Thursday night to the tune of $1.2 million from late night showings in 2,489 theaters. Right now it looks like the combination of Laremy's $28.8 million prediction and the reader average of $30.9 million may be the range we're looking at. Though, the $68 million budgeted film may actually be able to push north of that reader prediction should word of mouth hold strong over the weekend. Fox's animated entry this weekend, The Book of Life from producer Guillermo del Toro kicked the weekend off with $300,000 last night from 2,150 theaters. The readers and Laremy are both expecting about $15.5 million for this one, which is less than The BoxTrolls opened with a month ago and probably a safe prediction at this point still. Also opening this weekend is the new Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best of Me and I'm more inclined to go with the »

- Brad Brevet

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Podcast: Reviewing 'Fury' and 'Best of Me', More DC Movies & Inarritu's Superhero Smackdown

17 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

On today's episode we have a pair of reviews with the new Brad Pitt, World War II drama Fury as well as the new Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best of Me starring James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan. On top of that we discuss Warner Bros/' big announcement of DC Comics movies, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's comments on superhero movies, Neil Patrick Harris hosting the Oscars and much more. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. »

- Brad Brevet

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