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Focus Features / Rouge Pictures

Domestic distribution report

B.O. cume: $55 million

Toppers: David Linde; James Schamus, co-presidents; John Lyons, president of production

Upcoming releases: “Cry Wolf” (Sept. 17), “Pride & Prejudice” (Nov. 18), “The Ice Harvest” (Nov. 23), “Brokeback Mountain” (Dec. 9)

Analysis: After launching Rogue Pictures genre division in the fall of 2004, parent company Universal decided to expand the arm in May and turn it into a separate entity under Stacey Snider, with Linde overseeing. Like Linde, U obviously sees the genre banner as a potential cash cow for the studio. Former Dimension Films’ co-prexy of production Andrew Rona is expected to come aboard to run Rogue as soon as he moves out of his current contract.

Rona’s hiring coincides with some exec shifts at Focus. Exec veep of production Amy Kaufman ankled for a production deal with the unit, and former international sales head Glen Basner departed for Bob and Harvey Weinstein’s new company. Alison Thompson was named prexy of Focus Intl., after she left U.K.-based Pathe Pictures Intl. She also will handle rights on Rogue pics.

On the awards front, Focus has proved it is a specialist in campaigning for upmarket and quirky fare — from “Lost in Translation” to “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” — and now the distrib will make Oscar pushes on “Brokeback,” “Pride & Prejudice” and “The Constant Gardener.”

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