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Shutter Island Wins Weekend Box Office Once Again

Shutter Island

Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island repeated as the weekend box office champ, and Avatar broke the $700 million plateau domestically, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Shutter Island, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a U.S. marshal investigating a patient's escape from a mysterious asylum on a Massachusetts island, pulled in another $22.2 million, bringing it's overall total to $75.1 million.

The flick held off strong debuts... read more

24 Movie Script in the Works

Kiefer Sutherland

The countdown to a 24 movie is on: The screenwriter of State of Play and Shattered Glass has signed on to do the script, Variety reports.

24: Jack Bauer will survive to the end of the series

Billy Ray's story will bring Jack Bauer to London. The show's executive producers, including star Kiefer Sutherland, would also produce the movie if it's made.

One thing standing in the way of 24: The Movie is ...
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Stretch Armstrong Casts Taylor Lautner in Title Role

Taylor Lautner

Taylor Lautner is about to stretch his acting muscles. The Twilight star has been cast in the title role of the upcoming action film Stretch Armstrong, Variety reports.

The film will be shot in... read more

Spider-Man Reboot Leaves Raimi, Maguire and Dunst Behind

Spiderman

Spider-Man is about to face his biggest obstacle yet: high school.

The film franchise is getting a reboot to focus on Peter Parker's teenage years, Columbia Pictures and Marvel Pictures announced Monday.

The as-yet-untitled film — written by James Vanderbilt, who wrote the screenplay to 2007's serial-killer drama Zodiac — is tentatively set for a summer 201... read more

Daybreakers: What's With All the Vampires?

Daybreakers - Willem Dafoe

Daybreakers, opening Friday, presents a future world where vampires outnumber humans. Of course, if you've turned on the TV or walked into a bookstore lately, you may already feel like you live in that world.

From the Twilight books and movies to the Vampire Diaries, and True Blood to the new Daybreakers, vampires are everywhere. The film's producer has a few ideas about why.

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Sam Mendes in Talks to Direct Next James Bond Film

Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes is in talks to direct the next James Bond film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The next installment — the franchise's 23rd --  will see Daniel Craig return as 007. The untitled film may start shooting as soon as... read more

Avatar Tops Best Box Office Weekend Ever

Avatar

James Cameron is sitting pretty this weekend after his 3-D epic earned the top spot in the box office's largest weekend ever, according to The Associated Press.

Though down slightly from last weekend, Avatar drew in... read more

Holmes, Avatar Help Break Christmas Box Office Record

Robert Downey Jr and Rachel McAdams

Sherlock Holmes and Avatar boasted large numbers on Friday, helping to shatter last year's Christmas box office record, The Wrap reports.

In total, films playing on Christmas brought in $85 million, topping last year's $75 million haul. Holmes contributed $24.9 million, leading the pack on its opening day. James Cameron's Avatar finished close behind the Guy Ritchie flick, with... read more

New Moon Shatters Midnight Box Office Record

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

The Twilight Saga: New Moon got off to a fang-tastic start at the box office.

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The film pulled in an estimated $26.3 million from its midnight showings, breaking the record previously held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($22.2 million), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The second film in the Twilight series opened in 3,514 theaters, earning approximately $7,476 per screen. The film will expand to 4,024 theaters for the weekend.

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Jennifer Hudson Will Play Winnie Mandela

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson has been tapped to play Winnie Mandela, the former wife of South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela, in the upcoming film Winnie.

Jennifer Hudson locks in Christmas special

The film is based on ... read more

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