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Cannes: 'The Expendables 3' Hits the Croisette

In the annals of Cannes PR-stunt hilarity, the sight of Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Ford, Gibson, Statham et al trundling down the Croisette in two tanks will be hard to beat this year.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • May 18, 2014 1:15 PM
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Melissa McCarthy Rules Weekend Box Office Top Ten

On a Sunday when studio films look to take home most of the top Oscars (not always the case), their new pictures aren't playing well with audiences. Only three studio pics make the top ten, while mini-majors and independents carry most of the weight. The continued success of such companies as Weinstein, Lionsgate, Relativity and Open Road is healthy for the overall industry, but the lack of top-draw breakout hits from the studios is significant, even iduring their first quarter off-season. This drives grosses lower, with exhibitors continuing to bear the brunt of the pain.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • February 24, 2013 1:08 PM
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