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Tube ties up studio bucks

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Studio corporate brass have long complained about the spiraling costs of marketing films -- particularly the ever-rising fees charged by TV networks for commercial time -- and have futilely pondered…

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"The Help" preem Aug. 9 at the Academy caused writer-director Tate Taylor to think back to the Disney/DreamWorks pic's difficult early days. "Everybody responded to my script, nobody wanted me to…

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Ovitz in new food chain

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While some reality shows confer stardom on folks with no discernable talent, Bravo's "Top Chef" winners usually end up making a name for themselves in the food world.

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According to producer Craig Perry, the 3D of Warner Bros.' "Final Destination 5" even got James Cameron's stamp of approval.

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TeamWorx titillates online

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Sergej Moya wants to make a porno. Well, actually, he wants to make what he calls a "porNEOgraphic film" -- an erotic drama that doesn't shy away from sexual situations that are integral to character…

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Disney pulls ‘Lone Ranger’ reins

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''The Lone Ranger'' was always envisioned as a high-profile tentpole for Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer. But the Mouse House and producer are now trying to rein in the costs of the actioner before the…

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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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