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A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

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Storyline

Annie is a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan. But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks - advised by his brilliant VP, Grace and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy - makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Rated PG for some mild language and rude humor | See all certifications »

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19 December 2014 (USA)  »

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Annie - La felicità è contagiosa  »

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,861,939 (USA) (19 December 2014)

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$85,911,262 (USA) (13 March 2015)
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Trivia

Justin Timberlake and Brad Pitt were allegedly considered to play William Stacks before Jamie Foxx was signed. See more »

Goofs

In the opening title sequence, Annie is seen boarding the 1 train at 125th St. She then departs a 6 train at Grand Central and then exits at Franklin Street back on the 1 train. She then goes to a restaurant on 12th St. Annie would not have to had to get off the 1 train at all nor would she have gone to Grand Central crosstown at all. Franklin Street is also too far south on the 1 train for 12th Street in Greenwich Village. See more »

Quotes

Hannigan: [obnoxiously] You know, she's such an angel. We don't inherit the Earth, we borrow it from our children.
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Crazy Credits

The first part of the credits feature the finale number as well as a number of outtakes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in WTFiWWY: The Passion of the Chris Chan (2015) See more »

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Original Music by Charles Strouse
Original Lyric by Martin Charnin
Produced by Greg Kurstin
Performed by Quvenzhané Wallis
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Loved it!!!
30 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know why some people don't like this movie! I don't think this movie is cheesy at all. I absolutely loved it! I love the modern take on it. I love the actors and actresses and all of the songs. I have watched it several times now. I love how Quvenzhané Wallis gives off the "okay, I don't care" act when things rise up against her character (Annie) in the movie. But as she walks away, you can see her true emotion of hurt or sadness show through. I think that shows what a good actress she is growing up to be. I love the modern take on the original songs as well as the new songs added. I think this is a very well made movie. I wish it had better reviews than it has been getting.


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