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U.K. Box Office: ‘Amy’ Scores Biggest Opening for Homegrown Doc of All Time

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Not for the first time, Amy Winehouse is breaking chart records. Amy, Asif Kapadia’s critically acclaimed documentary chronicling the life and death of the late British singer, had the most successful debut of any U.K. documentary ever this weekend. The film — which bowed in Cannes to high praise and has since screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival and in Glastonbury — scored just north of $800,000, giving it the biggest opening for a homegrown doc in Britain and the second-biggest doc opening ever in the country (with the exception of concert films) after Michael Moore’s 2004 hit Fahrenheit 9/11. Read

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- Alex Ritman

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Relativity Strikes $320 Million Deal With Catalyst Capital Group (Exclusive)

13 hours ago

In a move that many in Hollywood have been betting against, Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh has pulled his studio back from the brink by landing a major cash infusion. Toronto-based Catalyst Capital Group has acquired 100 percent of Relativity’s senior secured debt valued at about $150 million, a source familiar with the negotiations said. Furthermore, the private equity firm, which has showbiz investments including IMAX and Canwest (Canada's largest media company), has negotiated a deal to invest $170 million of equity into the studio, which will give Catalyst an undisclosed equity stake in the company and provide Relativity with

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- Tatiana Siegel

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Women's World Cup Final: Obamas, Justin Timberlake Tweet Congratulations After America's Record Win

15 hours ago

Hollywood was quick to congratulate the U.S. women's national soccer team on Sunday after it won a record third World Cup title. The Americans defeated Japan by a score of 5-2 in Vancouver. Here are some of their messages of congratulations: Read More Critic's Picks: 9 Great Soccer Movies (Beyond 'Bend It Like Beckham') What a win for Team USA! Great game @CarliLloyd! Your country is so proud of all of you. Come visit the White House with the World Cup soon. — President Obama (@Potus) July 6, 2015 USA! USA! USA! We're all so proud of you,

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World Cup Final: U.S. Women's Soccer Team Wins Record Third Title

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America had more to celebrate than just its independence this holiday weekend. Its women's soccer team won the Women's World Cup final in Vancouver on Sunday, defeating Japan by a score of 5-2. This marks a record third World Cup title for the U.S. women's national team. U.S. team captain Carli Lloyd rewrote the Women's World Cup record book with three goals in the first 16 minutes as the United States took a 4-1 lead at halftime of the final against Japan on Sunday. Read More Critic's Picks: 9 Great Soccer Movies (Beyond 'Bend It Like

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