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Weekend Box Office: $56 Million 'First Class' Opening Isn't X-actly What Fox Had In Mind

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 5, 2011 5:16 AM
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As the only major opening of the week, it was not a surprise to see “X-Men: First Class” reign with a $56 million total. For those keeping track at home (why are you doing this?), this is the lowest-scoring opening weekend for any of the four films in the “X-Men” series save for the eleven-year old first entry, and not a particularly impressive start for the only new wide release in town. This isn’t even taking into account a summer that has seen the fifth and fourth installments of the “Fast And The Furious” and “Pirates Of The Caribbean” achieve great success.

Sundance '11: 'Salvation Boulevard,' 'Project Nim' & 'The Last Mountain' All Find Distribution

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 28, 2011 4:20 AM
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The 2011 Sundance Film Festival is heading towards its final weekend, with the awards ceremony capping things off on Sunday night, and attendees are starting to head home, nursing hangovers and ski injuries. But things aren't quite over yet, and another day brings news of new distribution deals, with three films being acquired in the last 24 hours, and just when we thought we weren't going to have to hit the thesaurus to find new euphemisms for the word 'acquired.'

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