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Showtime greenlights three pilots

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Showtime is ramping up its development for the coming year, giving pilot orders to a half-hour toplined by Andrew Gurland and two dramas, one based on the lives of famed sex researchers Masters and…

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Review: ‘Last Screening’

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It's telling that noted French film critic, helmer and part-time thesp Noel Simsolo has a small role in "Last Screening," because helmer Laurent Achard's third feature plays like a private joke best…

Director Reza Badiyi dies

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Film and television director Reza Badiyi, who won a DGA Award for the most overall hours of television directed, died Saturday, Aug. 20, of natural causes in Los Angeles. He was 81.

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Gualtiero Jacopetti dies at 91

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Filmmaker Gaultiero Jacopetti -- the man behind documentary "Mondo Cane" and its sequels, cult classics that collected examples of the creepy and bizarre from around the world -- died Wednesday in…

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‘Help’ tops weekend B.O.

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Holdovers set the pace this weekend at the worldwide box office: "The Help," Disney-DreamWorks' diverse crowdpleaser, surged in its soph sesh to top the Stateside chart with an estimated $20.5…

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Legendary East gets funding boost

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Another piece of financing has come together for Thomas Tull's Legendary East banner, with Hong Kong's Paul Y. Engineering Group agreeing to invest $220.5 million in the company for a 50% stake.

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Domestic Box Office

Rank Movie Title Cume B.O.
1

Fifty Shades of Grey

Distributor: Universal / Focus

Weeks: 2

B.O.: $29.9M

$29.9M
2

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Distributor: Fox

Weeks: 2

B.O.: $24.4M

$24.4M
3

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Weeks: 3

B.O.: $19.5M

$19.5M
4

McFarland, USA

Distributor: Disney

Weeks: 1

B.O.: $14.2M

$14.2M
5

American Sniper

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Weeks: 9

B.O.: $13.5M

$13.5M
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