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Box Office: Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ Heading for $23 Million Opening Weekend, ‘Fifty Shades’ Slipping

9 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Will Smith’s “Focus” is ending the box office dominance of of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” with a moderate opening in the $21 million to $23 million range expected at 3,323 locations this weekend.

While hardly dazzling, “Focus” won’t be a disaster for Warner Bros., unlike Smith’s 2013 sci-fi pic “After Earth” was for Sony. “Focus” — a combination of romantic comedy and heist caper — carries a $50 million pricetag, or about a third that of “After Earth.”

Early estimates placed “Focus” in line with expectations of a respectable launch, reinforced with a $900,000 opening on Thursday night. Margot Robbie, who debuted in “Wolf of Wall Street,” co -stars as a young con artist.

After stunning audiences with a record-setting opening weekend and easily winning its second session, “Fifty Shades” is fading fast and heading for about $10 million this weekend at the U.S. box office.

“Fifty Shades” tumbled 74% last weekend to $22.3 million, so another steep decline is coming. »

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Mining value from an Oscar win

10 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Eddie Redmayne’s Oscar win has thrown a new potential star into the ring as players in the independent space hustle to package films for Cannes and beyond.

Sales agents have long bemoaned the small pool of marketable talent that can galvanise pre-sales and represent value around the world.

The British actor’s Oscar coronation last Sunday for his lead role in The Theory Of Everything offers an opportunity to broaden the range of available star power in non-studio projects.

Indeed Redmayne and Oscar nominee and Birdman star Michael Keaton were on almost every talent list scrutinised by sales agents in the run-up to the Efm in Berlin.

Now every sales agent in the business will be approaching Redmayne’s representatives to see if he would be suited to whichever projects they may be sizing up.

Just as agents often demand higher salaries for clients who taste success at the Oscars, so sales agents »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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The value of an Oscar win

10 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Eddie Redmayne’s Oscar win has thrown a new potential star into the ring as players in the independent space hustle to package films for Cannes and beyond.

Sales agents have long bemoaned the small pool of marketable talent that can galvanise pre-sales and represent value around the world.

The British actor’s Oscar coronation last Sunday for his lead role in The Theory Of Everything offers an opportunity to boost the available star power of desirable acting talent in non-studio projects.

Indeed Redmayne and Oscar nominee and Birdman star Michael Keaton were on almost every talent list scrutinised by sales agents in the run-up to the Efm in Berlin.

Now every sales agent in the business will be approaching Redmayne’s representatives to see if he would be suited to whichever projects they are sizing up.

Just as agents often demand higher salaries for clients who taste success at the Oscars, so sales agents »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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The Week in Television: Leonard Nimoy’s Passing, Gaga on American Horror Story & New Arrow and Flash Spin-Off

10 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Another week in television has gone by, and it has brought with it a great deal of exciting news about some of television’s most popular shows, including Arrow, American Horror Story, and Empire. Unfortunately, however, this week ends on quite the sad note, as Leonard Nimoy, best known for being Star Trek‘s Spock, passed away earlier today after a battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In addition to his role as Spock, Nimoy’s other TV credits included Fringe and Mission Impossible, and he will, without a doubt, be missed. So, on a much more somber note than usual, let’s dive into this week’s biggest headlines. – The Dancing With the Stars Season 20 cast was announced this week, and it includes the likes of Patti Labelle, Michael Sam, and The Hunger GamesWillow Shields. Additionally, Derek Hough, who was initially believed to be not be returning for »

- Chris King

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Spider-Man update! Alien 5 plot details! Fmtv Movie Newsgasm

12 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

When it comes to movie casting speculation, the details aren’t always black and white…

…unless it’s race-concerned.

In this week’s Newsgasm, we talk the rumours over Sony and Marvel’s new Spider-Man casting – will it be white Peter Parker, or black Miles Morales? We’ll also reveal the massive plot news for Neill Blomkamp’s recently announced Alien film and Arnold Schwarzenegger confirming what he’ll be doing for the next three years (here’s a clue: Terminating). Check out the video below:

Subscribe here to be notified first when our next video goes live and to impress your friends. We’ve got something very special coming up, too, so stay tuned.

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And here’s some more information on the movies discussed:

Captain America: Civil War

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- Oli Davis

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American Sniper Is About To Topple An Incredible Record

14 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Despite the bevy of headline-making news item, American Sniper continues to display an impressive fortitude on the box-office battlefield. The film is still sitting comfortably despite being in business for over two-months and now seems set to nab a rather huge, yet somewhat head-scratching record. From the looks of things, Sniper is well on track to dethrone The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 as the top grossing domestic film of 2014. Yes, the 2014 domestic moviegoing crown will soon replace Katniss Everdeen.s revolution-inspiring three-finger salute with a more simple in-unison shout of "Oorah!" As observed in a report from Deadline, American Sniper, estimated at $322.59 million during the mid-week, is currently hot on the heels of displacing the $336.45 million made from the November 21-premiering Mockingjay. With that displacement, Sniper would also nab itself the #30 spot currently held by Mockingjay in the all-time domestic gross charts, nestled just below the $336.53 million from 2007.s Spider-Man 3, »

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Would Hunger Games Star Josh Hutcherson Be Up For Playing Marvel's Spider-man?

17 hours ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

It's been almost three weeks since news broke that Spider-Man will finally be swinging into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (before spinning off into a standalone 2017 movie), and fans are still eager to know more about Sony and Marvel's plans; especially which "young" actor will be playing the Web-Slinger. Well, before being cast in The Hunger Games, for which he's now best known, Josh Hutcherson was among several actors in the mix for Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man reboot. Though that coveted role ultimately went to Andrew Garfield then, would Hutcherson still be game for playing Spidey now? "Yeah, of course I'd think about doing it," Hucherson told Yahoo! last week. "It's Spider-Man, that'd be really cool. There's not been any conversations about that, but who knows what would happen." While previously in contention, the 22-year-old had admitted that even though he wasn't much of a comic book reader, he »

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The Hunger Games’ Josh Hutcherson interested in playing Spider-Man

17 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Since the announcement of Marvel and Sony reaching a deal so Spider-Man can feature in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there has been a fair amount of speculation on who could play the friendly neighbourhood wall crawler. If reports are to be believed, Sony and Marvel are looking at Logan Lerman (Fury) and Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner) as the front runners.

Back before Andrew Garfield was cast as Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, one man who did audition for the role was Josh Hutherson (The Hunger Games). Now that the role is available again, would be interested in putting on the suit?

“Yeah, of course I’d think about doing it: It’s Spider-Man, that’d be really cool,” Hutcherson told Yahoo! Movies. “There’s not been any conversations about that, but who knows what would happen?”

Check out Hutcherson’s autition tape »

- Luke Owen

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How ‘The Duff’ Used Social Media, YouTube Stars to Rally Teen Girls

26 February 2015 3:16 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Duff,” a low-budget high school comedy from CBS Films and Lionsgate, shows that Twitter, YouTube and other social-media platforms can be deployed to get 21st century teenagers interested in something as comparatively old fashioned as a movie.

The film opened to $10.8 million, a respectable number for a production that cost $8.5 million to make and lacks any big-name actors. The relative success of the picture is a testament to cost-efficient outreach to a group of female moviegoers who like communicating in 140 characters and are often ignored by mainstream movie studios — girls between the ages of 11 and 18. It’s the same demographic that helped turn “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Twilight” into major hits and one that some Hollywood players think could become a reliable block of ticket buyers.

“I know that this group goes to the movies as a social function,” said Terry Press, president of CBS Films. “They »

- Brent Lang

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'Spider-Man': Hutcherson and Glover Talk Casting Rumors

26 February 2015 11:36 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There are two big questions facing the Marvel Cinematic Universe at this moment in time: Who will play Spider-Man? And...Will he be white? We may get those answers next week as Robert Downey Jr. teased an impending announcement from Marvel that promises to be epic in nature. While we wait for next Thursday to roll around, we do have some interesting comments from two actors currently rumored to be up for the role. The first is The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson, who was actually eyed to play the character way back in 2011, before Andrew Garfield got cast as Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man. The second is Donald Glover, whom fans rallied around as he campaigned for the role of Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man, too.

Josh Hutcherson doesn't claim to be up for the role of Peter Parker in the new Spider-Man. He does, however, say »

- MovieWeb

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'Spider-Man': Hutcherson and Glover Talk Casting Rumors

26 February 2015 11:36 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There are two big questions facing the Marvel Cinematic Universe at this moment in time: Who will play Spider-Man? And...Will he be white? We may get those answers next week as Robert Downey Jr. teased an impending announcement from Marvel that promises to be epic in nature. While we wait for next Thursday to roll around, we do have some interesting comments from two actors currently rumored to be up for the role. The first is The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson, who was actually eyed to play the character way back in 2011, before Andrew Garfield got cast as Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man. The second is Donald Glover, whom fans rallied around as he campaigned for the role of Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man, too.

Josh Hutcherson doesn't claim to be up for the role of Peter Parker in the new Spider-Man. He does, however, say »

- MovieWeb

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Exclusive Clip: Liam Hemsworth Accidentally Films a Murder in 'Cut Bank'

26 February 2015 11:00 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The Hunger GamesLiam Hemsworth and Australian actress Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) find themselves in a terrifying position when they accidentally film a murder in their new movie, Cut Bank.

In the film, Liam plays a small-town boy living in Cut Bank, Mont., the coldest place in America, but he dreams of escaping rural life. While filming his girlfriend Cassandra (Palmer) shooting an audition tape in an expansive field of wildflowers, he accidentally catches a murder on film in the background. He decides to try to turn a terrifying situation into a way out by leveraging his knowledge of the homicide, but things don’t go according to plan. John Malkovich plays the sheriff investigating the crime, while Billy Bob Thornton and Bruce Dern also co-star.

News: Why People's Sexiest Man Alive Picked the Wrong Hemsworth

Watch our exclusive clip to see the murder as it unfolds. Cut Bank premieres exclusively on Directv Cinema today and arrives »

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New DVD Releases: March 2015 In Home Entertainment

25 February 2015 2:03 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

While movies like Avengers: Age of Ultron are gearing up to head into theaters this spring, the big home entertainment companies are still churning out some Academy Award nominees and winners, along with some holiday favorites. From big franchises like The Hunger Games and The Hobbit to smaller releases, like The Imitation Game, there are plenty of great releases out this month. Check out the list, below. March 3 March 3 Blu-ray And DVD Releases The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1 Outlander: Season 1, Volume 1 Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Never Beast Foxcatcher Da Vinci.s Demons: The Complete Second Season Longmire: The Complete Third Season The Humbling March 3 Early Digital Releases The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Exodus: God and Kings CSI: Cyber- Season 1 The Following: Season 3 The Last Man on Earth: Season 1 Battle Creek March 10 March 10 Blu-ray And DVD Releases Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb »

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‘Huntsman’ Screenwriter Will Pen The ‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot; Warner Bros. Joins MGM On Project

25 February 2015 1:44 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s interesting to see the studio's zeal to get the “Tomb Raider” series back off the ground given that it was never very good, never well received, nor the massive success it might have been (though it did do well). The combined domestic total by the franchise back in 2003 was $196 million — “The Hunger Games” more than doubled that figure at home with 'Catching Fire.' And while “Tomb Raider” lost its momentum fast — the sequel, ‘The Cradle of Life,’ was a big disappointment that only grossed $156 million worldwide and less than $70 million at home, studios have been clamoring for more ever since. Why? Because a global total of $430 million for both films was pretty good and those with rose-tinted glasses perhaps remember things with a bit more nostalgia. And maybe “The Hunger Games” analogy isn’t a bad one. While “Tomb Raider” isn’t in the young-adult science fiction »

- Edward Davis

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Box Office: ‘Focus’ Tries to Prove Will Smith Is Still One of Hollywood’s Biggest Stars

25 February 2015 1:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Will Smith will try to prove he’s still one of the brightest lights in the entertainment industry this weekend when “Focus,” his heist romance with Margot Robbie, hits theaters.

Early tracking suggests that reports of the “Men in Black’s” star’s demise as a bankable leading man appear to be premature. The Warner Bros.  film should open to $21 million when it debuts in 3,323 locations, capturing the top spot in what is shaping up to be an otherwise lackluster week at the box office.

Focus” cost $50.1 million to produce and is leaning heavily on Smith’s charisma in its television spots and posters. At 46, the actor is definitely at a career crossroads, but his recent rap as a faltering box office draw is unearned.

Yes, “After Earth” bombed with $60.5 million domestic on a $130 million budget, but it did do $183.3 million overseas, where Smith remains popular. Take that out of »

- Brent Lang

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Josh Hutcherson Still Wants To Play Spider-Man, But Have They Asked Him?

25 February 2015 12:01 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

While the search is on for a new actor to replace Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man when the web-slinger makes his groundbreaking cross-studio debut in Marvel.s Captain America: Civil War, some of the rumored candidates from the previous search five years earlier are starting to come back into the conversation. Among the most noteworthy of them is Josh Hutcherson. Now a certified star in The Hunger Games series, the previously short-listed wall-crawling candidate has been fielding questions about the possibility of taking the coveted role this time around . but it seems that he has not yet heard anything about the opportunity. In an interview with Yahoo, the topic of Hutcherson potentially donning the Spider-Man costume was brought up, and while the idea of bringing a prospective "Peeta Parker" to life on the big screen seems like something he.d love to do, it.s not something he has yet been »

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Watch: 'The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To' Short Film

25 February 2015 10:58 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Well, then I guess we have no choice than to go on an adventure..." Now this is awesome! Comedian/actor DC Pierson wrote a book called The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To, which director Dan Eckman (of Derrick Comedy's Mystery Team) is trying to get turned into a movie, but it needs our support. So he made a quick 5-minute short film proof-of-concept to show how awesome this would be, and it's pretty cool. Tony Revolori of The Grand Budapest Hotel and Dope stars with Jack Quaid of The Hunger Games. They use a line about how this is like a 3D printer for anything from the comic book, which is a cool pitch, and it works well. I really do want to see more, though hopefully as a movie not a TV show. Thanks to SlashFilm for the tip. Fire this up right away and enjoy, »

- Alex Billington

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Stx Entertainment Dates Films With Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts, Jason Blum

25 February 2015 10:47 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Less than a year after it launched, Stx Entertainment has announced release dates for four films starring the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Jason Bateman, Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman.

The first of these films, an untitled thriller from micro-budget maestro Jason Blum (“The Purge”), will debut on July 31. It stars Bateman and Rebecca Hall (“Iron Man 3″) as a married couple whose lives are upended when a high school acquaintance reappears in their lives. It will face off against “Mission: Impossible 5,” sci-fi thriller “Self/Less” and boxing drama “Southpaw” with Jake Gyllenhaal.

That will be followed on October 23 by “The Secret in Their Eyes,” a remake of the Oscar-winning Argentinian film of the same name, with Roberts, Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave”). The film centers on a team of FBI investigators who must search for the killer of a colleague’s teenage daughter. “The Secret in Their »

- Brent Lang

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Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms that he’ll be back for Terminator Genisys sequels

25 February 2015 3:42 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger has cleared up any confusion over whether he’ll return for the next two Terminator Genisys sequels, saying “of course” he’ll be back.

Paramount Pictures announced the release dates for the two sequels last year, but it didn’t release any casting information. In an exclusive interview with Schwarzenegger, The Arnold Fans asked whether he’d be filming Terminator 6, to which the actor confirmed, “Yes, of course, next year.”

Terminator 6 opens stateside May 19, 2017, and thanks to Schwarzenegger’s comment, we now know production will begin on it sometime next year. Terminator 7 is set to open June 29, 2018.

There’s still no confirmation on whether the rest of Terminator Genisys cast will be back for either sequel, including Emilia Clarke who plays Sarah Connor and Jai Courtney who plays Kyle Reese.

Terminator: Genisys is set for release on July 1st 2015 with Arnold Schwarzenegger leading a cast that also »

- Chris Cooper

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Lionsgate partners with Telltale Games for videogame TV show hybrid

25 February 2015 1:38 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Hunger Games and Twilight studio Lionsgate is partnering with Telltale, creator of the Walking Dead games...

Separately, each company has created franchises worth millions. Hollywood studio Lionsgate is behind the massively successful Hunger Games and Twilight movies, as well as the hit show Orange Is The New Black. Telltale is the company behind The Walking Dead series of episodic games, which have sold a reported 8.5m copies, while the studio also has similar titles based on Game Of Thrones and Minecraft in the offing.

Lionsgate has now announced that it's to join forces with Telltale, having bought up a "significant" share of the game studio's business. The aim, according to Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer, is to "accelerate our momentum in the game space":

"The convergence between premium filmed entertainment brands and original game properties is a natural direction in which to continue diversifying our content business," Feltheimer told Variety, »

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