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Dead Due To Liven Up Weekend Box Office

5th April 2013

A remake of the 30-year-old cult hit Evil Dead is expected to kill its competitors at the box office this weekend. Industry forecasters say it should earn $20-25 million. Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg's 20-year-old blockbuster Jurassic...

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'Caged Lion' Alicia Keys

15th August 2012

Alicia Keys felt like a ''caged lion'' before starting new album 'Girl on Fire'.The 'New Day' singer had lots of tension built up inside her before she started work on her fifth record, which she...

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Snoop Dogg Reincarnated As Bob Marley?

1st August 2012

Snoop Dogg claims he is Bob Marley reincarnated.The hip-hop star is reinventing himself as Snoop Lion for a new reggae album, 'Reincarnated', and claims he always had a natural calling to the genre.He said: ''I...

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Peter O'toole Retires From Acting

10th July 2012

Peter O'Toole has retired from acting. The 79-year-old star - who played the titular character in 1962 movie 'Lawrence of Arabia' - has bid a ''dry-eyed'' farewell to the profession and praised all the ''fine...

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Peter O'toole Retires From Acting

10th July 2012

Peter O'Toole has retired from acting. The 79-year-old star - who played the titular character in 1962 movie 'Lawrence of Arabia' - has bid a ''dry-eyed'' farewell to the profession and praised all the ''fine...

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Cruise Once Again Is Hollywood's Top-paid Actor

4th July 2012

Tom Cruise has returned to the top of Forbes Magazine' s list of the highest paid actors in the world. The announcement, which some said was brought out earlier than usual by the magazine in...

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Woody Harrelson's Religious Role

13th February 2012

Woody Harrelson wanted to become a religious minister.The 'Rampart' actor once enrolled in a Presbyterian college in Indiana when he was younger, but as he grew older he began to question the logic of the...

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Matthew Broderick Set To Reprise As Ferris Bueller

27th January 2012

Matthew Broderick has sparked rumours he could be set to reprise his role as Ferris Bueller. The Hollywood actor - who starred as the titular character in the 1986 movie 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' -...

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Will Beauty And The Beast Return At #1?

13th January 2012

There's a strong possibility that the belle of the box-office ball over the Martin Luther King holiday will be Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast -- all decked out in digital 3D stateliness. The 3D...

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Wizard Of Oz Lion Costume To Fetch 3m

2nd December 2011

The Cowardly Lion costume from 'The Wizard of Oz' is set to fetch $3 million at auction next month.The outfit - made from real lion hide - has been carefully preserved at the Los Angeles...

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It's A Wonderful Life Tops Christmas Movie List

29th November 2011

'It's a Wonderful Life' has been voted the best Christmas film of all time.The 1946 classic - which starred James Stewart as a man contemplating suicide before a guardian angel intervenes - beat off competition...

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Liam Neeson's War Of The Worlds Role

21st November 2011

Liam Neeson is to appear as a hologram in the stage version of 'War of the Worlds'.The 'Schindler's List' actor will be shows as a full body hologram narrating the musical, which will be staged...

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Tidal Wave Of Sales For On Stranger Tides

27th October 2011

Its was only available as a $34 Blu-ray disc combo package, but there were enough sales in that format alone to make the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, On Stranger Tides , the top...

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All Harry Potter Videos To Be Yanked At Year's End

25th October 2011

Borrowing a page from the Walt Disney playbook, Warner Bros. announced Monday that it plans to remove all Harry Potter videodiscs from stores on December 29th and put the entire franchise on an undefined moratorium....

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Green Lantern Is Green On Home Video

20th October 2011

Even though it was released on a Friday, instead of the usual Tuesday for DVD and Blu-ray discs, Warner Home Video's Green Lantern was the top seller on the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart,...

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Footloose Tripped By Real Steel

18th October 2011

Paramount's Footloose , which held a slim lead at the box office on Friday and Saturday, lost its footing on Sunday and wound up in second place for the weekend as Disney/DreamWorks's Real Steel made...

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Steel Cuts Loose

17th October 2011

Preliminary estimates put the second week of Disney/DreamWorks's Real Steel in the lead with $16.3 million, with Paramount's Footloose close behind with $16.1 million. But there was a strong possibility that those two films could...

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Matt Damon In Awe Of Lion

16th October 2011

Matt Damon found it "amazing" working with a lion.The actor filmed close to live animals in 'We Bought A Zoo' and was left in awe by scenes he shot so close to the jungle animal,...

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Fast Five Debuts At No. 1 On Dvd Sales Chart

13th October 2011

Universal's Fast Five raced ahead of the competition, debuting in first place on Nielsen VideoScan First Alert's sales chart for last week. (The chart does not provide actual sales figures.) Hot on its heels, however,...

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Real Steel Wins Round One

11th October 2011

Real Steel may have wound up as the No. 1 film at the box office, earning $27.3 million and making it one of the top earners ever in October, but several analysts were saying that...

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Real Steel Steals Box Office

10th October 2011

Disney/DreamWorks's Real Steel clambered into the box-office ring and clobbered its opponents over the weekend, raking in an estimated $27.3 million domestically and an additional $22.1 million overseas (19 countries). Sony's The Ides of March...

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Real Steal Expected To Pummel Rivals

7th October 2011

Disney and DreamWorks's Real Steel , starring Hugh Jackman, is expected to light a fire under a sluggish box office this weekend, with most forecasters suggesting that the movie will earn around $25-30 million. That...

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More 3d Re-releases Coming From Disney

5th October 2011

Following the striking success of the re-release of The Lion King in 3D -- it has sold more than $80 million worth of tickets since its release less than three weeks ago -- Disney is...

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Dolphin Tale A Splash Hit In Second Week

4th October 2011

Movies that rise to the top of the box office in their second week of release usually have some formidable word-of-mouth going for them, and, it would seem, such was the case with Dolphin Tale,...

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Lion King Returning For Third Weekend

30th September 2011

Given its unpredicted success over the past two weeks, Disney is keeping The Lion King 3D in theaters this weekend, where it could very well retain its throne as the box-office leader for the third...

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Lion Remains Fearsome Even During Midweek

29th September 2011

The Lion King is going out with a roar. Even though it was unlikely that families would be going to the movies together on school nights, Monday and Tuesday saw ticket sales of $3.22 million...

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The Lion Roars Again

27th September 2011

Far fewer people went to the movies on Sunday than the studios had estimated, final box-office figures revealed. Sunday's estimates, which are based on actual ticket sales for Friday and Saturday but on just an...

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Ain't Lyin' -- It's Lion Again

26th September 2011

Oh, ye of little faith, cast thine eyes unto the King who hath risen again. Words to that effect may have been ringing in the ears of miscalculating industry seers and studio executives once again...

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Netflix Battered Again

20th September 2011

Subscriber outrage over the decision by Netflix to spin off its DVD-by-mail business into a new company called Qwikster flooded movie-related websites on Monday, as shares in the company continued to plunge. In early trading...

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Lion Takes $30.2-Million Bite Out Of Box Office

20th September 2011

Who would ever have imagined that the reappearance of a 17-year-old movie would become the fourth-biggest September box office hit of all time? But that is what has happened as Disney's 3D version of The...

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