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Disney's Massive Hit 'Frozen' Gets A Sequel....In Book Form....

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 11, 2014 11:23 AM
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In a rare display of thoughtful restraint, Disney has made no moves to produce a sequel to their $1.2 billion animated hit "Frozen." Back in the spring, the studio said it would focus on developing a Broadway show based on "Frozen', and just last week hired the film's writer/director Jennifer Lee to take on a different project entirely, an adaptation of the classic "A Wrinkle In Time." But the further adventures of Anna and Elsa are coming, albeit in a different medium.
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'Frozen' Writer/Director Jennifer Lee To Adapt Classic Novel 'A Wrinkle In Time' For Disney

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 5, 2014 11:14 AM
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The success of "Frozen" is remarkable: the film became the top-grossing animated movie of all time and the fifth-top grosser ever inside of the ten months since hitting theaters, earning $1.273 billion worldwide (only $400 million of which came from the U.S.). But what was doubly remarkable is that the movie managed its record-breaking numbers the old-fashioned way: as a slow burner, through word of mouth.

Box-Office: 'X-Men Days Of Future Past' Soars To $90 Million Memorial Day Weekend Opening

  • By The Playlist
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  • May 25, 2014 2:08 PM
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X-Men: Days Of Future Past
In order to convey that the X-Men are smaller, less-known characters in the Marvel Universe compared to The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man, director Bryan Singer has been given to describe the “X-Men” of late as the “bastard stepchild of the comic-book universe.” And while the X-Men are far from underground or on the fringes, perhaps Singer’s comments do have a tiny bit of merit. While his latest X-picture, “X-Men: Days Of Future Past,” did open to $90.7 million this weekend, that’s far below the forecasted $100+ million the soaring reviews helped project; the film did fall below the opening weekend gross of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Godzilla,” and even the poorly reviewed “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” So yes, ‘Days Of Future Past’ had the 2nd best opening weekend of an X-men movie ever (after "X-Men: The Last Stand"), but relatively, it’s the lowest opening weekend gross of all the summer blockbusters thus far.

Watch: Disney's 'Frozen' Gets Horror Film Trailer Treatment

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2014 3:41 PM
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Frozen
While Disney isn't rushing ahead to make "Frozen 2"—even though "Frozen" is an Oscar winner and billion-dollar earner—perhaps they are wisely waiting for the right idea to stoke those creative fires. But perhaps this mashup will provide an intriguing concept of where to take the sequel, when it inevitably gets made.

'Frozen 2' Not Happening Any Time Soon, 'Pirates 5' Still Needs A Script & 'Jurassic World' Sequels Eyed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2014 11:51 AM
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Frozen
While Disney honcho Alan Horn's comments about "Star Wars 7" dominated the news yesterday, he also touched upon a couple of other big properties in the Mouse House that fans (and investors) are keeping an eye on.

Box Office: 'Noah' Rides To #1, 'Sabotage' Bombs & 'Frozen' Becomes Highest Grossing Animated Pic Of All Time

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2014 12:05 PM
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Noah trailer
There were concerns about whether or not the crucial faith-based audience would buy tickets, and Paramount was choosy about who got to see Darren Aronofsky's grim, dark and bleak "Noah" in advance, but there's no doubt ticket buyers were curious, with the biblical tale taking in over $40 million this weekend. It's easily the director's best opening of his career, and a decent shot in the arm for the reported $125 million movie, which is also doing solid business overseas (it has already earned $51 million abroad). But still questionable are the legs it will have over the next few weeks, and the signs aren't that good.

Watch: Honest Trailer 'Frozen' Thaws Out Disney's Oscar Winner

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 11, 2014 1:39 PM
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Frozen
With two Oscars under its belt for Best Animated Film and Best Original Song by Adele Dazeem Idina Menzel, and banking over a billion dollars at the box office, it's time to take Disney's big success story of 2013 down a few pegs.

Watch: All Oscar Acceptance Speeches For Best Picture & Major Categories Plus The Entire Show In 2 Minutes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2014 10:25 AM
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Lupita Nyong'o, Oscars
For anyone watching the Oscars at home last night, they may have noticed something a different about the speeches this year....no one really got played off. It looks like the producers took it easy on the winners in 2014, rarely breaking out the orchestra to hustle people off the stage, leading to some longer than usual acceptance speeches. And in case you were in the bathroom or doing a snack refill, we've got all the major ones below.

Taken Again: Liam Neeson's 'Non-Stop' Snatches The Top Box-Office Slot; 'Frozen' Hits The $1 Billion Mark

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 2, 2014 1:54 PM
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Liam Neeson, Non-Stop
If it felt like a forgettable and rather dead weekend at the box office, that’s because it was. Studios typically don’t release major films in theaters the weekend of the Academy Awards, the conventional wisdom being that everyone’s going to be watching the awards, gearing up for the awards, and or doing something that involves preparing for the ceremony and not going to movies.

Watch: 50-Minute Roundtable With Directors/Producers Of 'Frozen,' 'Monsters University' & More

  • By Joshua Encinias
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  • February 28, 2014 6:22 PM
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Animation Roundtable
In 2004 the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature was in it’s fourth year. Three very different films were nominated (“The Triplets of Belleville,” “Brother Bear,” and “Finding Nemo”), with ‘Nemo’ taking home the award. Since then demand for high-performing animated films has skyrocketed. In 2013, three animated features made it into the top 10 grossing movies of the year (“Despicable Me 2,” “Frozen,” and “Monsters University”), bringing in over $600 million combined. Needless to say, Hollywood plans on riding this wave for the foreseeable future, and The Hollywood Reporter recently held a roundtable discussion with some of this year’s Best Animated Feature nominees.

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