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'More Pitch Perfect' Soundtrack Features 8 More Songs From The Hit Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2013 4:59 PM
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Oh, so that's why Anna Kendrick released that video for "Cups." In addition to being a surprise, sequel-spawning box office hit, "Pitch Perfect" was also a smash soundtrack success that's still topping the Billboard charts in that category today. You would think that Universal Music Group might have done a better push for this, or at least raised some kind of awareness, but anyway a new EP of sorts of additional songs from the movie is here.

Universal Planning 'Pitch Perfect 2' For 2015 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2013 2:17 PM
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It really wasn't a matter of if, but when. Late last year, it was revealed that Universal was already planning on a "Pitch Perfect" sequel, with Rebel Wilson among those eyed to return (because, duh) and it's really quite simple why they want a follow-up: the first movie was a smash hit. Not only did the movie earn over a $110 million worldwide (not bad for a movie about a cappela singing groups featuring no A-list stars) the soundtrack is still topping the Billboard charts, placing for 28 weeks and counting.

Watch: Anna Kendrick's Official Video For "Cups" From 'Pitch Perfect'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 16, 2013 11:05 AM
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In case you weren’t aware, “Pitch Perfect” did pretty well, especially with the younger crowd (enough that a sequel is now in the works). The soundtrack was also a massive seller, and one of the highlights for many was “Cups” as sung by Anna Kendrick, and now (somewhat belatedly?) it has its own music video.

2012 The Year In Box Office: Hits, Flops And Secret Successes

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 27, 2012 2:15 PM
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So we’re completing a year of record domestic box office returns, but it’s impossible to ignore that the international market is a hefty player, taking a bigger overall chunk of the pie. It’s not good enough for a picture to perform in America – if it doesn’t grab more than half its share from international crowds, it’s not a complete success. The proliferation of franchises and 3D have turned most American films into our most in-demand export, and it’s changed the box office landscape immensely.

Universal Working On 'Pitch Perfect' Sequel, Rebel Wilson Eyed To Return

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 20, 2012 9:05 AM
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Universal is looking to turn one of their bright spots of the year, the crowd-pleasing sleeper hit “Pitch Perfect,” into a franchise. Movieweb is reporting that the studio is working on a sequel to the Glee-inspired musical comedy and are already reaching out to some of the stars of the film.

The Best Movie Music Moments Of 2012

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 10, 2012 3:05 PM
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When it first began, many, many years ago, The Playlist covered film in general, but with a particular focus on the places where movies intersected with music -- scores, soundtracks, music videos et al. And while our remit has grown over time, it's still something we take a particular interest in. After all, it's hard to think of major movies in which music doesn't play a key part, from a piece of score elevating a key sequence to a pop song that becomes inextricably linked with a film until the end of time.

'Zero Dark Thirty' Continues Critical Stampede Topping Peter Travers, David Edelstein & Huffington Post Best Of 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2012 11:03 AM
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With each passing day, it's looking more and more like Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" is going to be the one to beat this awards season. As we cautioned earlier this week, this trajectory right now reminds us of David Fincher's "The Social Network," which got all kinds of critical and industry love, only to lose out to Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" in the end. Granted, "Les Miserables" is no longer looking like a slam dunk with early reviews decidedly mixed (read ours here) but all this to say, there is still a lot the game to be played.

Box Office: Sony Finishes September Strong With 'Hotel Transylvania' & 'Looper' Topping Weekend

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 30, 2012 12:17 PM
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Conventional wisdom suggests a studio shouldn’t release two films on the same date, or even a week within each other, for fear of cannibalizing business. But this weekend, Sony took conventional wisdom out back and beat the life out of it, smashing records with the nation’s top two movies. Their animation division looks like they’ll have the biggest opening in September history with “Hotel Transylvania,” while through TriStar, “Looper” is set to be a superb debut for a heady sci-fi film.

In Theaters: 'Looper' 'Won’t Back Down' From 'Hotel Transylvania;' 'Pitch Perfect' May Be 'The Other Dream Team'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • September 28, 2012 5:41 PM
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In case anyone was feeling too happy, the potential ruin of the human race is out in full celebratory regalia this weekend. Inescapable hit men, broken education systems, a Puritan-era killing machine, and a grifting mommy make up just a taste of the gleeful subject matter. And – for a lift – documentaries are here in spades this week as well, particularly those showcasing major political and social issues. And sports. Sometimes. Oh, is there an election soon? Or are we just gearing up for basketball season? Enjoy, movie lovers!

Review: 'Pitch Perfect' Hits All The Right Notes

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • September 27, 2012 9:03 AM
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Luckily, "Pitch Perfect" has just enough flaws to (almost) keep us from making terrible puns around its title, but this fun comedy is good enough to leave an a cappella version of "No Diggity" stuck in your head. For a week. If this film does as well as it should, expect an influx of mediocre singers at karaoke; meanwhile we'll stick to practicing our rendition of "Starships" in the shower as we relive the awesomeness.

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