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Overseas Box Office Cheers Hollywood


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While the domestic box office failed to cure itself of the blahs last weekend, the foreign box office remained relatively robust, with Resident Evil: Retribution remaining on top for a second week with $30.5 million. Its foreign total now stands at $103.8 million. According to Box Office Mojo, The Expendables showed no signs of becoming expendable as it earned about $12 million to push its foreign gross past the $200-million mark. Continuing its surprising climb, the R-rated Ted also pushed past the $200-million Threshold. It had earned an additional $220 million domestically, to bring its worldwide count to more than $420 million.



Overseas Box Office Cheers Hollywood


Resident Evil Threshold

While the domestic box office failed to cure itself of the blahs last weekend, the foreign box office remained relatively robust, with Resident Evil: Retribution remaining on top for a second week with $30.5 million. Its foreign total now stands at $103.8 million. According to Box Office Mojo, The Expendables showed no signs of becoming expendable as it earned about $12 million to push its foreign gross past the $200-million mark. Continuing its surprising climb, the R-rated Ted also pushed past the $200-million Threshold. It had earned an additional $220 million domestically, to bring its worldwide count to more than $420 million.


It's Official The Avengers Is No. 3, Behind Titanic, Avatar


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Disney/Marvel's The Avengers was expected to cross the $1.5-billion mark at the worldwide box office this weekend following the decision by Disney to put the film back into 1,705 theaters for the Labor Day weekend. The studio estimated that it earned $1.7 million over the three-day weekend and $2.2 million over the four-day holiday. That would put its domestic gross at around $620 million. It has grossed $882.3 million overseas. After 19 weeks, The Avengers now ranks as the third-biggest moneymaker in Hollywood history, behind Avatar and Titanic , each of which has earned more than $2 billion. Meanwhile, Warner Bros.' The Dark Knight Rises has crossed the $1-billion mark worldwide, with $431.2 million domestically and $574 internationally. Only 12 other films have succeeded in passing that Threshold -- and it has done so without the benefit of 3D surcharges. In its first week in China, the film took in around $28.5 million, according to the studio. That figure was exceeded, however, by the $33.3 million earned by The Amazing SPIDER-MAN , which opened the same week.

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Will Current Be Shut Off?


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The departure of Keith Olbermann from Current TV could pose a devastating complication for the channel itself. Olbermann's ratings, such as they were, provided Current with an average daily audience that could appeal to some advertisers. But Reuters indicated today (Thursday) that they also may have allowed the channel to meet a minimum Threshold for overall viewers stipulated in Current's contract with Time Warner Cable. Should Current fails to meet that threshold during any quarter, a number of penalties are triggered, Reuters said. If it fails to do so after any two consecutive quarters, TWC could decide to drop the channel altogether. Reuters cited three unnamed sources in its report and indicated that all three declined to specify what the precise threshold for overall viewers is required under the contract, but one of them said that if not for Olbermann's show, Current would likely have missed the TWC benchmark. But a Current spokesman told The Wire service, "We are fully in compliance with our Time Warner Cable contract and all indications show that even with Keith leaving we will continue to be in compliance."

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Angelina Jolie Hits Back At Lawsuit


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Angelina Jolie claims she has "never seen" the book she is alleged to have based 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' on.

The Oscar-winning actress - who is making her directorial debut with the Serbian love story - is being sued by Croatian journalist James Braddock for copyright violation, as he maintains the movie is an adaptation of his own book 'The Subject Work', which was published in 2007.

However, the star has dismissed the lawsuit as "par for the course" of directing a film.

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Angelina Jolie Sued For Copyright Violation


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Angelina Jolie is being sued for copyright violation.

Croatian journalist James Braddock claims the Oscar-winning actress' upcoming directorial debut 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' is based on his book 'The Subject Work', which he published in 2007.

In a lawsuit filed in a federal court in Illinois, Mr. Braddock claims he met with producer Edin Sarkic - who is now working on Angelina's movie - several times throughout 2008 to discuss the possibility of his tome being adapted for the big screen, X17 reports.

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Nickelodeon Forced To Give Advertisers Make-goods


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Unable to find what it said was an apparent glitch in Nielsen's ratings methodology that could have been responsible for an "inexplicable" plunge in the ratings of its Nickelodeon kids channel, Viacom has begun offering its advertisers "make-goods" -- essentially free time -- that are contractually required when audience levels fall below a guaranteed Threshold, the New York Post reported today (Thursday). The channel is reportedly offering advertisers the free time during the busy holiday season. The Post quoted ad buyer Shelly Hirsch at Beacon Media Group as saying that she and her clients were angry "because if their business isn't up to expectations, they need something to blame," Nielsen said that it had been working with Viacom representatives but could find no glitch in its system. Hirsch expressed satisfaction with Viacom's decision to provide the make-goods now, since, she observed, they would be of little value after December 25.

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The Xx's Personal Album


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The XX never thought anyone would hear their album.

The UK band - who picked up the prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Prize last night - admit they wrote their self-titled debut for each other, and never expected to win any fans.

Singer and instrumentalist Romy Madley Croft - who makes up the band with childhood friends Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith - told Absolute Radio: "We do all this for ourselves. Originally when I wrote these songs I didn't think that anyone would hear them apart from Oliver and Jamie.

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Hewitt And Gugino's Shows To Be Premiered In Cemetery


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Jennifer Love Hewitt and Carla Gugino's shows will be unveiled to Los Angeles fans at an unusual venue - a graveyard.

Hewitt's GHOST WHISPERER and Gugino's Threshold will make their debuts on US TV later this month (SEP05).

But before the rest of America sees them, bosses are premiering them at a special free event tomorrow evening (09SEP05) at Los Angeles' Hollywood Forever cemetery.

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