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By the end of the 2000s, getting number one at the American box office was a valuable marketing commodity. As such, studios pumped more and more money into making sure they at least had a great opening weekend for their product.
The consequence of this was that it was harder and harder for smaller and quirkier films to take a brief spot in the sun. Certainly towards the second half of the decade, it seems that the number one movie each week was pre-ordinained in a marketing meeting somewhere.
Still, there were some films that have since fallen out of public view that clawed their way to number one. How many of these do you remember?
January 2000, one week
Based on Marc Behm's book of the same name, »
Sony Pictures and Immersive Pictures have announced that the companies have begun a two-year first-look deal and have five projects currently in the works. Immersive, run by Josh Bratman who previously worked under Sony's current president of production Michael De Luca, will develop the films which Sony will help produce and distribute should they go forward.
The five films consist of three graphic novel and two novel adaptations. Comics that are becoming films include "World War Z" author Max Brooks' "The Harlem Hellfighters," Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s "Descender," and Scott McCloud's "The Sculptor" with Scott Rudin producing the latter.
One of the novels is "The Black Count," an adaptation of Tom Reiss' biography of General Alex Dumas who was father to famed "Three Musketeers" and "Count of Monte Cristo" author Alexandre Dumas. "Jane Eyre" and "True Detective" helmer Cary Fukunaga is attached to direct that film. »
- Garth Franklin
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