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Box Office: 'American Sniper' Targets Super Bowl Record, Heads for $250M

2 hours ago

Clint Eastwood's American Sniper has set its sight on another record — the biggest Super Bowl weekend gross of all time. That is, if it can best the $31.1 million earned in 2008 by Hanna Montana/Miley Cyrus: The Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour. On Friday, Sniper stayed No. 1 with a mighty $10 million from 3,885 theaters for a domestic cume of $227.1 million for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow. Projections show the film earning as much as $32 million for the weekend, pushing its total to just shy of $250 million. This past week, the

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- Pamela McClintock

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CBS Orders Drama From Bryan Cranston and David Shore, James Patterson Adaptation

14 hours ago

CBS's latest drama orders suffer no shortage of familiar names. The network has added a pilot from Bryan Cranston and David Shore — as well as an adaptation of James Patterson novel The Thomas Berryman Number from Rene Balcer and Robert DeNiro. Sneaky Pete received a sizable production commitment from CBS when it hit the marketplace in late November. The drama is written and exec produced by Cranston and House creator Shore. It revolves around a thirty-something con man who, after leaving prison, takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate. "Sneaky Pete" hides from

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- Lesley Goldberg, Michael O'Connell

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ABC Adds Dramas From 'Straight Outta Compton' Writer, 'E.R.' Vet to Pilot Slate

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ABC is stacking up the dramas, adding four more pilots to its current order — including one from Straight Outta Compton writer Sheldon Turner and another from E.R. scribe David Zabel. Read More THR's 2015 Pilot Guide First up, The Advocate, comes from Vendetta Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and is being written and executive produced by Turner. A twist on a medical drama, it centers a business woman who leaves behind a booming career once a misdiagnosis opens her eyes to the hazards of the healthcare system. She becomes an advocate for those navigating the world of

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- Michael O'Connell

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Ace Eddie Awards: 'Boyhood' Wins Best Edited Dramatic Feature

16 hours ago

Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Lego Movie took home top film honors at Friday's American Cinema Editors’ Eddie Awards. On the TV front, PBS' The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, Showtime's Veep and HBO's True Detective were among the winners at the event, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. See more Sundance: Exclusive Photos of Kristen Wiig, Jack Black, Ethan Hawke and More The awards have a strong track record for predicting the Oscar in the editing category. In nine of the past 12 years, the best edited dramatic feature winner has gone on to win the Oscar in editing.

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- THR staff

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Super Bowl: 10 Famous Fans to Follow on Social Media

18 hours ago

Not heading to Arizona for the Super Bowl but still want an up-close look at (or clever insights) about the big game, not to mention the parties this weekend, leading up to the main event? Luckily, plenty of famous fans (including athletes and performers not working on Sunday night), are taking over Phoenix (or at least likely to share their commentary and photos from afar). Patriots fan Chris Evans and Seahawks supporter Chris Pratt will likely continue trading jabs over social media. And Facebook has an entire Super Bowl hub, aggregating content about the Patriots-Seahawks match-up from

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- Natalie Jarvey, Hilary Lewis

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