It's clear that 2013 is an exceptionally exciting year for films that quicken the pulses of movie fans and ratchet up the stakes for the annual awards season derby.
Variety selects the videos, games, apps, books, music and more you should know about each week.
The number of films based on actual people or events that have stirred Oscar buzz this year has jumped to 17 from just eight last season.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$11.1M Cumulative:$139.2M Fox -25.14%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$7.3M Cumulative:$29.8M Universal Pictures -23.30%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$4.5M Cumulative:$17.5M Disney -31.38%