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Richard Maibaum


Richard Maibaum, 81, who wrote or co-wrote screenplays for 12 James Bond films, died Jan. 1 in Santa Monica, Calif., after a short illness. Maibaum, who shared screenwriting credits on the first…

Derek Wolshonak


Derek Wolshonak, 44, director, choreographer and teacher, died Jan. 4 in New York of AIDS. He worked off-Broadway, directing the east coast premiere of “The Majestic Kid.” His regional credits…

Mark L. Haffner


Mark L. Haffner, 40, singing coach for the San Francisco Opera, died Jan. 6 in S.F. after a long illness. An accomplished keyboardist, Haffner joined the opera in 1979 as an apprentice coach and…

Stan Hurwitz


Stan Hurwitz, 46, a Philadelphia pressagent who became a theater manager and legit producer, died Jan. 5 in Gladwyne, Pa., of AIDS. He served from 1970 to 1985 as g.m. of the Shubert Theater…

Norman J. Brooks


Norman J. Brooks, 64, award-winning tv producer, died Jan. 3 in New York of a heart attack. Brooks was partnered with his wife, Fern Field, in Los Angeles-based Brookfield Prods. They produced a…

Mike Beck


Mike Beck, 81, whose career in film publicity spanned 60 years, died Jan. 10 in New York of heart failure. Born Myer P. Beck, he graduated from New York U. and in 1931 went to work for Warner Bros…

David Chandler


David Chandler, 78, screenwriter, novelist and playwright, died Oct. 19 in Palm Springs, Calif. Chandler published over a dozen novels including “The Ramsden Case,” “Captain Hollister,” “The…

Marguerite N. Wittenberg


Marguerite N. Wittenberg, 77, actress who appeared in several films during the 1930s and 1940s, died Dec. 25 in Culver City, Calif., of cancer. Her film roles included Lula in the 1939 RKO film “Way…

Gilbert Price


Gilbert Price, 48, who was nominated for Tony Awards four times, was found dead Jan. 2 in Vienna. The cause of death was not known, but Price had diabetes for many years. He made a promising debut on…

Cecil Effinger


Cecil Effinger, 76, a composer who invented the Musicwriter, a typewriter designed for composers, died Dec. 22 in Boulder, Colo. In 1954 he received a patent for the Musicwriter, a typewriter…

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Domestic Film DAILY


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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Daily Gross:$2.1M

    Cume to08.26.14: $255.2M

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$255.2M Disney 26.88%
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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Daily Gross:$1.7M

    Cume to08.26.14: $148.5M

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$148.5M Paramount Pictures 28.38%
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    If I Stay

    Daily Gross:$1.5M

    Cume to08.26.14: $18.5M

    If I Stay

    Daily:$1.5M Cumulative:$18.5M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.30%

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