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Publisher Jim Amos, Former President of Domestic Distribution at Sony Pictures

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Fox Announces "The Night Before Our Stars" June 5th Event

  • By Jim Amos
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  • May 15, 2014 11:42 AM
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Fox has announced that the night prior to "The Fault In Our Stars" opening day will be a special "The Night Before Our Stars" live event, featuring an early showing of the film, followed by a live Q&A with the film's Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff.

Next Week's Coming Attractions

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  • May 15, 2014 8:54 AM
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It's never too early to look ahead and after what has seemingly been years-in-the-making buildup, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" will finally be released a week from tomorrow. The current X-Men characters join up with their younger selves to change the past and save the future.

Warners Sets August 7, 2015 Date For "Point Break" Remake

  • By Jim Amos
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  • May 14, 2014 8:00 PM
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Director Ericson Core's remake of the 1991 Keanu Reeves actioner, "Point Break", has been given an August 7, 2015 release date by Warner Brothers. The remake stars Luke Bracey in the Johnny Utah role made famous almost 25 years ago by Reeves.

Alvin & The Chipmunks Go Into Hibernation Until 2016

  • By Jim Amos
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  • May 14, 2014 1:33 PM
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Fox announced today that the kiddies will have to wait another year for their Alvin fix as they moved "Alvin & The Chipmunks 4" from next Christmas to December 16, 2016. The franchise remains a money maker for the company with the last Alvin offering, "Chipwrecked", tallying $133 million domestic and $342 million worldwide.

Sony Acquires Rights To Edward Snowden Story For Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson To Produce

  • By Jim Amos
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  • May 14, 2014 1:14 PM
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One of the hottest movie rights battles has finally been settled as Sony has emerged victorious in acquiring the rights to Glenn Greenwald's "No Place To Hide: Edward Snowden, The NSA, And The U.S. Surveillance State"

Keep The Lights On When You Watch The New Trailer For "Deliver Us From Evil"

  • By Jim Amos
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  • May 14, 2014 11:57 AM
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Need a good scare? Well Sony, Jerry Bruckheimer and Scott Derrickson, the director of "Sinister", gladly oblige with this new trailer for "Deliver Us From Evil", a sort of Emily-Rose-On-Steroids, starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez and Olivia Munn.

What Might Affect Grosses This Weekend...Heavy Rain Due In Northeast

  • By Jim Amos
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  • May 14, 2014 11:15 AM
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As we are all aware there's nothing like a good, soaking rainstorm to kill outdoor plans and drive potential moviegoers scurrying to their local multiplex. Such is the case this week as a huge rain event, as Meteorologists now label rainstorms, moves through the Mid-Atlantic and into New England this coming weekend.

New Trailer For Magnolia's "Whitey: The United States Of America Vs. James Bulger"

  • By Jim Amos
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  • May 14, 2014 12:55 AM
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Let me make this clear, I cannot, cannot, cannot wait for this movie. If you grew up in Boston in the 1970's you knew Whitey Bulger. He ran organized crime in that city for decades. What none of us knew, however, was that his main accomplice was the very agency sworn to bring him to justice, the FBI.

Baywatch Creator on Indie TV: A Producer’s Guide to Avoiding the Upfront Madness

  • By Nicole Hansen
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  • May 13, 2014 6:59 PM
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While networks and showrunners were convening in New York this past week for the Upfronts, Box Office Insider contributor, Nicole Hansen, sat down with Gregory J. Bonann in Beverly Hills about his new indie-produced show, “SAF 3”, starring Dolf Lungren.

Warners Sets November 18, 2016 for Harry Potter Spinoff "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them"

  • By Jim Amos
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  • May 13, 2014 4:48 PM
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November 18, 2016 is the date for the first of the planned Harry Potter spinoffs, "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them". Author J.K. Rowling is penning the screenplay.

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Thru July 20
1.Fox18.6%1,094m
2.Warner Brothers16.7981m
3.Sony15.1889m
4.Buena Vista14.3843m
5.Universal10.4610m
6.Paramount9.3549m
7.Lionsgate5.1298m
8.Open Road2.0119m
9.Relativity1.9112m
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