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How ‘The Interview’s’ VOD Grosses could change the Game

AP

AP

Sony appears to have a win-win with “The Interview.” Not only did the studio score a moral victory by releasing the film in the face of hacker threats, the movie made at least $15 million from more than 2 million digital rentals and purchases in its first four days.

On Friday, it seemed unlikely we’d ever know if the simultaneous – or “day and date” – strategy paid off. Now, it’s tempting to suggest this may be the start of a brave new world of distribution. Add in the $2.8 million from “The Interview’s” limited theatrical release and things aren’t looking so bleak for the Seth Rogen-James Franco R-rated comedy.
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‘Ninja Turtles’ kicks out Box-office Competitione

MTV.com

MTV.com

The reptile reboot “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” held off a trio of new challengers at the weekend box office.

The Paramount Pictures release took in $28.5 million in its second week, besting the Fox buddy comedy “Let’s Be Cops,” Lionsgate’s poor-performing action-hero smorgasbord “The Expendables 3” and the Weinstein Co.’s young-adult novel adaptation “The Giver.”
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Official: Robin Williams hanged himself with Belt

AP

AP

Struggling with depression, Robin Williams tried to cut his wrist and hanged himself with a belt in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area home, officials said Tuesday.

His wife likely was home at the time but was unaware, Marin County Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Boyd said.

Boyd said Williams was last seen alive by his wife Sunday night when she went to bed. She woke up the next morning and left, thinking he was still asleep elsewhere in the home.
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‘Transformers’ unearths $100M Debut at Box Office

AP

AP

“Transformers: Age of Extinction” is ruling the box office.

The fourth installment in filmmaker Michael Bay’s morphing robots series earned $100 million in North America during its opening weekend, making it the biggest debut for a movie this year, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Paramount blockbuster outperformed “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and its $95 million inauguration in April.
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Beyonce, Jay Z release Starry Fake Movie Trailer

AP

AP

Beyonce and Jay Z released a trailer for a fake movie online with guns blazing, and now fans want to see the film actually made.

Fans launched a petition Monday on Change.org to support a feature-length version of “Run.” The trailer that debuted Sunday stars the superstar couple as gun-toting outlaws. It features cameos by Sean Penn, Don Cheadle and Blake Lively, among others.

The fake trailer concludes with the words “coming never.”
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‘Robocop’ Remake pats down the Original

AP

AP

The original 1987 “RoboCop,” Dutch director Paul Verhoeven’s first Hollywood film, isn’t so much a movie to revere as a bit of brutalism to behold.

It had a grim comic vibe, satirizing the savagery of both corporate bloodthirstiness and justice-seeking rampages. Paul Weller’s RoboCop was a techno-Frankenstein created to tame Detroit’s rampant crime: Dirty Harry for dystopia.
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Shirley Temple, Iconic Child Star, dies at 85

AP

AP

Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85.

Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died Monday night at her home near San Francisco. She was surrounded by family members and caregivers, publicist Cheryl Kagan said.
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AP

AP

Viewers of the National Geographic Channel are slightly more interested in the Kennedy assassination than the killing of Abraham Lincoln – enough to set a viewing record for the 12-year-old network.

The “Killing Kennedy” film with Rob Lowe portraying the former president was watched by 3.4 million people Sunday night. The Nielsen company said Monday that edged last winter’s telecast of “Killing Lincoln” to become the most-watched show ever on the network, by a mere 3,000 viewers.
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AP

AP

Just as Oscar host Seth MacFarlane set his sights on a variety of targets with a mixture of hits and misses, the motion picture academy spread the gold around to a varied slate of films. “Argo” won best picture as expected, along with two other prizes. But “Life of Pi” won the most awards with four, including a surprise win for director Ang Lee.

“Les Miserables” also won three Academy Awards, while “Django Unchained” and “Skyfall” each took two.
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