As Focus Features absorbs both the indie distrib FilmDistrict and its founder Peter Schlessel by January, Focus will be able to move into making the kind of movies that FilmDistrict has become known…
With the dust having settled, the victory in the weekend's close battle for No. 1 goes to the Weinstein Co.'s "Lee Daniels' The Butler," which collected a revised $20 million in four days. Sony's…
A critical digest of the week’s latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided. One Direction: This Is Us Distributor: Sony Once one reaches a certain…
Labor Day weekend box office turned in a nail-biting battle for No. 1, with Sony's music doc "One Direction: This Is Us" taking an early lead estimating $20.5 million in four days, enough to beat…
Sony-Tristar’s “One Direction: This Is Us” is wooing teens on an otherwise sleepy Labor Day weekend that is seeing a host of other newcomers falter and Weinstein Co.’s “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”…
Despite "Spring Breakers" becoming a surprise indie hit earlier this year, Selena Gomez has yet to convert her Disney cachet into major box office coin. Her Labor Day weekend actioner "Getaway" is…
With filmgoers busy at barbecues, Labor Day weekend box office is often slow. But in the past few years, Focus has taken advantage of the meager frame by releasing low-risk thrillers that sometimes…
A week after Bradley Manning's sentencing in the U.S., this slick, smarter-than-usual British courtroom thriller challenges the validity of policies that shield key evidence from public scrutiny.
Three new entries this weekend can’t upset “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” The Weinstein Co.’s biopic will take first place in its soph sesh, headed to about $16 million, and even Warner Bros.’ “We’re the…
An intimate crowd gathered for the screening of Focus Features' latest pic, "Closed Circuit," at the Tribeca Grand Hotel Aug. 19. "Thank you to Edward Snowden for helping keep it alive," Focus…
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2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
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