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Weekend Box Office: 'Hunger Games' Slays 'Titans' and 'Mirror Mirror,' Races Past $250 Million

As expected, Lionsgates’ “The Hunger Games” held onto the top spot at the box office in spectacular fashion this weekend as the blockbuster film grossed an estimated $61.1 million, down a relatively modest 60% considering its record opening. The sci-fi actioner rocketed past the $200-million mark on Friday, or in eight days...
  • By Brian Fuson
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  • April 1, 2012 1:07 PM
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Francophile Weinstein Co. Says Oui to 'Populaire,' Remakes French Hit with 'Bridesmaid''s Feig

The Weinstein Co. mopped the floor with many an Oscar contender that was up against "The Artist," so why not take US rights to the next big thing from France's The Wild Bunch and do it again?
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 29, 2012 4:29 PM
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'Bully' Premieres in Los Angeles, Q & A with Director Lee Hirsch & Film's Families (Video)

After The Weinstein Co. lost its battle with the MPAA to reduce the film's R rating to PG-13, the distributor opted to open Lee Hirsch's "Bully" unrated on March 30. Following Monday's premiere, Hirsch was joined by parents and children featured in the film for a Q & A (check out the video below).
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 27, 2012 12:52 PM
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Indie Box Office Analysis: 'The Raid' and 'The Deep Blue Sea' Are Off to the Races

Two new solid openings – “The Raid: Redemption” and “The Deep Blue Sea” – both took somewhat unusual routes beyond normal platforms to find their audiences this weekend. The former showed some real appeal to a non-specialized, younger audience, while the latter shows some initial promise responding to its mostly excellent reviews.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • March 25, 2012 5:54 PM
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French President Sarkozy Names Harvey Weinstein Recipient of the 2012 Legion d'Honneur

Nicolas Sarkozy has named Harvey Weinstein a recipient of the 2012 Légion d'Honneur, in recognition of Weinstein's decades of contribution to international cinema.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 2, 2012 7:33 PM
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First Look: Gosling Looks Badass in Refn's 'Only God Forgives'; Weinsteins' Radius Acquires Film for Multi-Platform Release

The "Drive" bromance of Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling continues; they are currently shooting crime thriller "Only God Forgives" in Bangkok, Thailand. The Weinsteins' Radius-TWC has acquired U.S. rights to the film.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 1, 2012 3:02 PM
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Netflix and Weinsteins Strike First Streaming Deal, Including Likely Oscar-Winner 'The Artist'

It won’t be long before likely Oscar-winner “The Artist” will silently grace your instant queue. Yes, Netflix and The Weinstein Company have established a streaming deal.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • February 21, 2012 1:52 PM
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IN THE WORKS: TWC Casts Streep, Roberts To Lead Adaptation of 'August: Osage County'

Coming off a strong year and an even hotter awards season, with “The Artist,” “My Week With Marilyn” and “The Iron Lady” already awarded and still in contention for Oscars, The Weinstein Company (TWC) today confirmed casting for the film adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Tony-awarded play, "August: Osage County."
  • By Justin Lowe
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  • February 16, 2012 12:52 AM
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TWC's Radius Snaps up Sundance Comedy 'Bachelorette' and Thriller 'Pusher' -- Remake of 'Drive' Director Refn's Original

In its second pick-up this week, following acquisition of writer-director Leslye Headland’s “Bachelorette,” The Weinstein Company’s new Radius-TWC shingle has grabbed US and Caribbean-basin rights to the English-language film “Pusher,” a remake of “Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 original...
  • By Justin Lowe
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  • February 10, 2012 7:00 AM
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First Listen: Interscope Releases Original Soundtrack for Madonna's 'W.E. '

"W.E." the period romance co-written and directed by Madonna, was originally rumored to be a musical about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Though a time-jumping romantic drama resulted instead, Interscope is highlighting the music from the motion picture in a soundtrack release on January 31st.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • January 26, 2012 10:41 PM
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