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  1. the industry
    Your Box Office Explained: Why Did Jack the Giant Slayer Bomb?At least it opened before this weekend’s Oz movie. That’s the only positive we can find here.
  2. the industry
    The Oscar-Nominated Movie That Was Filmed TwiceThe English version will be out in the States on April 19.
  3. your box office explained
    Why Identity Thief Won on a Slow Oscar WeekendWhile Snitch fizzled, Oscar nominees Argo and Silver Linings Playbook were still hanging in there.
  4. oscars 2013
    Obama Op Was Hired to Hype Silver LiningsWhen you want it this bad, you get someone who knows how to win. (But nobody’s perfect!)
  5. oscars 2013
    Four Oscar Campaign Tactics Consultants Swear Will Work (Unless They Don’t)“Does [campaigning] make a difference? Absolutely,” says one campaign consultant. “Can it make no difference at all? Absolutely.”
  6. YBOE: Good Day to Die Hard Doesn’t Need the U.S.The latest John McClane explodo-installment is all about the international markets.
  7. the industry
    Hunger Games’s Ray to Pen Competing Mummy ScriptVulture has learned that the studio has taken the unusual step of hiring two different screenwriters to work on dueling Mummy scripts.
  8. your box office explained
    Your Box Office Explained: Identity Thief Is 2013’s First Comedy HitDoes this mean Melissa McCarthy is a “movie star” or not?
  9. oscars 2013
    The Seven Reasons Argo Is Likely to Win Best PictureSorry, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty, but you had a good run.
  10. braking news
    The Politics of Hollywood ParkingIt’s a wonder more famous people don’t get into Chris Brown–Frank Ocean brawls over a space.
  11. box office
    Box Office: Bullet to the Head Can’t Stop ZombieAlso, Best Picture nominees keep chugging along.
  12. week in vulture
    Ten Pop Culture Questions Answered by Vulture This WeekSo many 30 Rock questions.
  13. the industry
    Disney Negotiating With Kenneth Branagh to Direct CinderellaCate Blanchett is still attached as the wicked stepmother.
  14. your box office explained
    Box Office: Silver Linings Is Gold; ZDT StallsThe David O. Russell film appears to be finding its feet, while Bigelow’s thriller is trending downward.
  15. the industry
    Warner Bros. Interested in Howard for Whale TaleRon Howard is in early talks for a movie based on a Nathaniel Philbrick book.
  16. your box office explained
    Your Box Office Explained: Audiences Are Good to MamaWhat about that Jessica Chastain, huh?
  17. the industry
    Ron Howard Attached to Abrams’s All I’ve GotAbrams’s Bad Robot is developing the film at Paramount.
  18. the industry
    Exclusive: Warner Looking to Breed Gremlins AgainWith Spielberg possibly as executive producer.
  19. franchises
    UPDATE: Zack Snyder Preps Star Wars FilmIt was to be a Jedi tale based on Seven Samurai that may be set outside of Episodes VII through IX.
  20. your box office explained
    Box Office Explained: Best Pic Noms Score BigExcept for Django.
  21. oscars 2013
    Did E-Voting Help Suppress the Powerful Oscar Codger Vote?The new, complicated online voting system confounded older, conservative voters, and let edgier fare have its day.
  22. Y: The Last Man Director Is NamedThe popular graphic novel will be directed by a first-time feature director.
  23. the industry
    Costner NFL Dramedy Draft Day Back in PlayThe Ivan Reitman project was dead until it topped last year’s Black List.
  24. fun with words
    The Last Exorcism: Part II and Other Nonsensical Sequel TitlesSo is a second last exorcism like a second never-ending story?
  25. your box office explained
    Texas Chainsaw Carves Out Top Spot at Box OfficeAnd Django is likely to become the highest-grossing Tarantino film next weekend.
    Report: Google and Yahoo Should Share Blame for Online PiracyA USC study claims that they are indirectly helping fund torrent sites by allowing them to be part of these big web companies’ ad networks.
  27. your box office explained
    Your Box Office Explained: 2012 Was a Good Year for HollywoodThe industry saw its biggest single increase in admissions in a decade.
  28. analysis
    Can the Romantic Comedy Be Saved?Once a box-office sure thing, the frothy genre is failing at — and vanishing from — movie theaters.
  29. your box office explained
    Why Didn’t The Hobbit Make More Money?Not that $85 million isn’t a boatload.
  30. movies
    Your Box Office Explained: Why Skyfall Won’t FallIt and Lincoln have lured in a very important — and long-tailed — older audience.
  31. the star market
    The Star Market: Is Jessica Biel More Than Just a Pretty Face?“She’s beautiful and she’s hardy, but she hasn’t proven that she’s a real actor,” says one top agent.
  32. the industry
    Exclusive: Warner Bros. Cuts Ties With Secret Kevin Clash Puppet MovieClash had secretly been at work on a new character for the studio over this past summer and fall.
  33. your box office explained
    Box Office: Killing Them Dies an Unworthy DeathWith no new major studio releases, three Thanksgiving leftovers took the top spots.
  34. the industry
    Fox Looks to J. Blakeson for Adaptation of WoolThe series of sci-fi novelettes is a self-publishing smash.
  35. the star market
    The Star Market: Is Bradley Cooper an A-Lister Now?One producer we spoke to calls him “the next Paul Newman.”
  36. your box office explained
    Your Box Office Explained: Vampires, Bond, Lincoln — Everyone’s a Winner!It was a stellar box-office weekend.
  37. exclusive
    Paramount Hopes to Set Transformers 4 in China for Big-Money ReasonsTo take advantage of the huge upside of Chinese box-office returns.
  38. your box office explained
    Skyfall Makes It Rain With Biggest Bond Debut$87 million. In one weekend.
  39. the star market
    The Star Market: Is Javier Bardem Ready to Conquer Hollywood?One producer says “he’s a true star to other actors.”
  40. exclusive
    Update: Star Wars: Episode VII Writer ConfirmedIt’s Michael Arndt, who wrote Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3.
  41. the industry
    Exclusive: David Yates Committing to Tarzan at Warner Bros.He directed the last four Harry Potter films.
  42. your box office explained
    Box Office Explained: Wreck-It Destroys FieldStill, Flight had a good weekend.
  43. trends
    The Looper Effect: More Time-Travel Movies On the WayGlimmer, Almanac, My Name Is Adam, The Twilight Zone.
  44. the industry
    Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Sequel Script on WayStudio executives seem to have realized that teens aren’t the only ones who have box-office money.
  45. your box office explained
    Cloud Atlas Finds Itself Lost Against ArgoAnd let’s not even talk about Chasing Mavericks.
  46. the star market
    The Star Market: Is the Beloved Tom Hanks Still a Box-Office Force?He’s still one of the most popular actors, but his recent films haven’t blown up at theaters.
  47. the industry
    Cooper Joining Crowe to Get Elephant on BroadwayHe really wants to be on the Great White Way.
  48. your box office explained
    Your Box Office Explained: Paranormal Activity 4So what if it’s on track to be the lowest-grossing film of the franchise so far?
  49. the industry
    Does Joaquin Phoenix’s Anti-Oscar Oration Actually Help His Chances?Maybe. Fellow actors pretty much agree with him.
  50. exclusive
    Details Emerge on Mysterious Damon Lindelof–Brad Bird Project [STORY CORRECTED]It has ties to Close Encounters and a mysterious box found in Walt Disney’s archives.
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