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Tom Cruise's Ex Claims Scientologists Forced Her To Scrub Toilets With A Toothbrush


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An actress recruited by the Church of Scientology as a potential new wife of Tom Cruise claims in Vanity Fair that she was forced to scrub toilets with a toothbrush when she revealed her "forbidden" love for Cruise, the magazine reports.

Nazanin Boniadi, an Iranian-born, London-raised actress and Scientologist, was selected and dated Cruise from November 2004 until January 2005.

The Church was hoping to find a wife for Cruise following his split from Nicole Kidman. Before he met Katie Holmes, Cruise dated Boniadi, VF says. The Church went to lengths keep the relationship a secret. But Cruise was difficult to please, VF says, because everything had to be vetted by the Church:

When a friend at a Scientology center in Florida, where Boniadi was subsequently sent, asked why she was crying all the time, Boniadi broke down and told her about her relationship with Cruise, which she had been forbidden to do.

Boniadi’s punishment was to scrub toilets with a toothbrush, clean bathroom tiles with acid, and dig ditches in the middle of the night. After that she was sent out to sell Scentology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics on street corners.

The Church denies the allegations, telling VF, “The Church does not punish people, especially in [that] manner.”

Learn more about Nazanin Boniadi at her personal web site.


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'Green Mile' Actor Michael Clarke Duncan Has Died At 54


michael clarke duncanMichael Clarke Duncan passed away Monday morning after going into cardiac arrest according to TMZ

The 54-year-old actor is best known for his role in "The Green Mile" as the gentle giant with a special healing gift.

Duncan was hospitalized July 13 for a heart attack, and never fully recovered according to a written statement from his publicist, Joy Fehily

Duncan was raised by a single mom in Chicago, and turned to acting after his mother refused to let him play football.  

Before acting, Duncan served as a bodyguard for actors including Will Smith, Notorious B.I.G., and Queen Latifah.

After a few television stints including "Married with Children," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "The Wayans Bros." he landed his first big role in 1998's "Armageddon" alongside Bruce Willis.

From there, he landed his Academy Award nomination role as John Coffey in "The Green Mile." 

Duncan most recently appeared on Fox's "The Finder.

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Lionsgate 'Possesses' Theaters—Here's Your Box-Office Roundup


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Though a slow box-office weekend, it was a win overall for Lionsgate with two big films.  

"The Possession" overtook the star-studded mobster flick "Lawless," while action-packed thriller "The Expendables 2" easily held its own with new films.  

For the most part, kid flicks held out above adult films "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Campaign." 

However, Disney did not win with its sudden return of "The Avengers" and "Brave" to theaters this weekend. Neither film creeped into the top ten this weekend. 

It wasn't a good weekend for the "Oogieloves" either. The Kenn Viselman Teletubby-esque film bombed at theaters with one of the worst national openings at the box office in history. The film earned $445,000 opening weekend. Over the course of six days the film earned $827,000, a far cry from its estimated $20 million budget. 

Out of the top ten this week are "Hit and Run," and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Premium Rush" in week two. The latter has earned a total of $12.3 million at theaters in its two-week run, and cost an estimated $35 million to make. 

See this weekend's winners and losers at the box office: 

10. Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep's "Hope Springs" holds the tenth spot with $4.7 million during a slow box-office weekend. The film has earned $52 million in four weeks. 

9. Anti-Obama documentary "2016: Obama's America" took in $5.6 million. It's total earnings of $20.1 million makes the doc the 5th highest-grossing political documentary

8. Will Ferrell's "The Campaign" dropped four spots this weekend earning $5.6 million. 

7. "The Dark Knight Rises" dropped two spots with $6.1 million. After seven weeks, the last film in the Nolan franchise finally crossed the billion dollar mark this past week. 

6. "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" stayed stagnant in its third week with $6.2 million. 

5. "ParaNorman" goes down two spots this week with $6.5 million bringing the film's total earnings in three weeks to $38 million. 

4. "The Bourne Legacy" holds strong with $7.3 million. The fourth Bourne film is still far under its estimated budget of $125 million. After four weeks the movie has earned $96.3 million. 

3. "The Expendables 2" makes room for two new films, grossing $8.9 million. The Lionsgate flick is still far below its estimated budget of $100 million. In three weeks, the film earned $66.2 million. 

2. Shia LaBeouf's return to the big screen in "Lawless" came up a distant second with $10 million. The Weinstein Company film's six-day total is $15.1 million. 

1. There was little competition against Lionsgate's "The Possession" this weekend. The film grossed $17.7 million, less than the studio's "The Last Exorcism" from 2010. 

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Movie Ticket Sales Are Down 100 Million From A Decade Ago [Chart]


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Despite billion-dollar summer blockbusters "The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises," movie ticket sales are down ... a lot.

According to The Wrap, summer ticket sales dropped nearly 20 million from 545 last year to 526 million summer 2012.

The total summer film gross clocked in at $4.3 billion, less than last year's $4 billion.

It's not just this year that summer ticket sales have felt a slump, they've been on the decline for the past decade. 

Viewing ticket sales from the first weekend of May until the Labor Day weekend, the slide began back in 2000 when there was a huge drop-off in 50 million summer movie tickets sold.

A big surge came in 2002 with the simultaneous releases of "Spider-Man," "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," "Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones," and "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets." 

Since then, it's been one big decline with rising ticket sales and the influx of IMAX and 3-D showings. 

Take a look at the dip in summer movie ticket sales over the past ten years. All numbers are taken from Hollywood.com.

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Now We Know There's Going To Be An Intense Strip Club Scene In The Wolf Of Wall Street Movie


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We already know that the story of the Wolf of Wall Street is full of drugs, sex, and excess. We've read the book before, and we also recently read the script for the upcoming movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

However, in the movie business, the script is just the jumping off point. Some scenes are cut, rewritten etc., especially when you're working with a veteran director like Martin Scorsese

So there's still a lot of mystery as to how the whole thing will come out.

Now, thanks to Page Six (h/t EV Grieve) we have a clue. Apparently, DiCaprio was filming a super raunchy strip club scene at the new Midtown location of iconic drag queen bar, Lucky Cheng's. His co-star Matthew McConaughey was in the scene as well.

Here's how Page Six told it:

“The girls were rubbing their breasts in Leo’s face,” says a source. “There were five or six of them, but he seemed very professional and looked great in an ’80s-style suit. They did five or six takes, more or less the same scene over and over, with girls dancing and rubbing on him.” At one point in the scene, a few of the strippers were fully naked, according to our source, who noted that between takes the women covered themselves with towels.

Sounds intense.


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The 10 Highest-Grossing Political Documentaries Of All Time


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"2016: Obama's America" has become the fifth highest-grossing political documentary of all time and the most lucrative documentary of the year.

Many factors, such as the nationwide expansion from 169 to 1,091 screens, and the film's release matched with the Republican National Convention, have helped the film to become so successful

The documentary is based on Dinesh D'Souza's book "The Roots of Obama's Rage" and features an interview with Obama's half brother, George Obama

Produced for $2.1 million, the project earned $6.2 million in three days, giving it a per screen average of $5,940. This beats out the No.1 film "Expendables 2's" per screen rate. Since its limited release date on July 13, the film has grossed $20 million in 53 days.

But despite the success of "Obama's America," it still ranks only number five on the list of top ten highest-grossing political documentaries of all time.

See how the film's box office earnings stack up, according to numbers from Box Office Mojo:

1. "Fahrenheit 9/11"—$120 million

2. "Sicko"—$25 million

3. "An Inconvenient Truth"—$24 million

4. "Bowling for Columbine"—$22 million

5. "2016: Obama's America"—$21 million

6. "Capitalism: A Love Story"—$14.4 million

7. "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed"—$7.7 million

8. "Roger and Me"—$6.7 million

9. "Inside Job"—$4.3 million

10. "The Fog of War"—$4.2 million

For the complete list of the 100 highest-grossing political documentaries, CLICK HERE.

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WATCH: The First Trailer For 'The Julian Assange Story'


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The first film on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may screen this weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, but the trailer has just been released for all to view. 

"Underground: The Julian Assange Story" follows Assange before he was a household name, telling the story of the founder during his years as a teen hacker, which ultimately led to the creation of the leaked document site. 

The film is based on Suelette Drefyfus' 1997 novel Underground: Tales of Hacking, Madness And Obsession On The Electronic Frontier

Technically, the film is an Australian television movie that will air in the country next month. However, NBCUniversal International will release the made-for-TV movie worldwide. 

Watch the trailer below: 

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Angelina Jolie Says She Didn't Steal 'In The Land of Blood & Honey' Plot From A Book


angelina jolieAngelina Jolie denies copying main elements of a book in the screenplay of a 2011 film she wrote. 

Back in December, author James J. Braddock sued the Oscar-winning actress along with the GK Films and distributor Film District for copyright infringement, claiming last year's "In The Land of Blood and Honey" is a blow-by-blow of the 2007 book, The Soul Shattering. 

Yesterday, Jolie and company filed a 13-page response denying the film is "substantially similar" to the book citing Ninth Circuit law.  

Instead, the actress claims film inspiration sprung from her travels to Bosnia as a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador.  

Jolie traveled to Bosnia along with Brad Pitt in 2010, and for her work on the film, received honorary citizenship this past July. 

Plus, the studio has claimed in an email to the author at thesoulshattering.net Jolie has never laid eyes on the novel.

There's a lot at stake with the claim considering the film covering the Bosnian War of the '90s is Jolie's directing debut.  

Both book and film depict love stories set in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the war in which the lead female character gets captured by Serbian militants and falls for one of her captors. 

The response filed notes five claims of copyright infringement but dismisses them as "substantially similar" including the fact both depict love stories and that the main female character plays a Bosnian Muslim captured by the Serbian military. 

Here's a description of The Soul Shattering from the book's site:

"The Soul Shattering tells the story of a Bosnian-Croatian woman rescued from a Serbian concentration camp by the camp's deputy commander."

And, one for "In the Land of Blood and Honey" from IMDB:

"During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed."

Unlike the novel, the latter showcases a "connection" prior to the lead's capture. The 13-page filing also points out the film does not depict "continuous rape by soldiers and officers in the camp" as occurs in the book. 

In 2010, the film was originally rumored to be about a "Bosnian Muslim woman falling for a Serbian soldier who rapes her during the bitter Balkans war."

As well, Deadline reports The Soul Shattering author Braddock claims he met with "In The Land of Blood and Honey" producer Eric Sarkic to make his film into a movie long before filming was underway for the 2011 film. 

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Toronto International Film Festival: 13 Movies To Know Before Awards Season



There's arguably no more important film festival for an Oscar hopeful than the Toronto International Film Festival, which kicked off today. 

In recent years, "The King's Speech," and "Slumdog Millionaire" won top prize, the People's Choice Award, meaning a film's Toronto reception is a great barometer for awards season.

At this point, its stranger not to show a film there, which has lead to 11 days jam-packed full of dozens of high-profile films featuring major stars from major filmmakers. While we can't possibly cover them all, here's a list of 13 to know for the coming months. 

TIFF runs from September 6 to 16.

See the complete lineup of films here

"Argo" - Ben Affleck

It's wasn't long ago that Affleck's legacy was "Gigli" and "Paycheck," but in one of the most impressive turnarounds in Hollywood history, the actor established himself as skilled director--making "Gone Baby Gone" and "The Town" to critical acclaim. If "Argo" is as well received, he'll officially establish himself as one of the best working American filmmakers, which is truly amazing. 

"Looper" - Rian Johnson

Science fiction is best used when it is only a small element of a larger story. "Looper" may involve time travel, but it's really the twisty story of a mafia grunt forced to hunt someone down while questioning his purpose. Starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and directed by Johnson (the brilliant neo-noir "Brick"), his first studio film, this might be the film that officially launches Gordon-Levitt to the A-list (apologies to "Premium Rush").

"To The Wonder" - Terrence Malick

Not much is known about Malick's newest film (is there ever?), but the fact that he's releasing another movie just one year after "The Tree of Life" is a feat in and of itself. The director famously takes an incredibly long time on his projects, directing only six films since 1969. Ben Affleck headlines an all-star cast in one of the buzziest films of the festival. 

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The 10 Worst Box-Office Openings Of All Time


oogielovesDespite all the headlines, last weekend's indie kid flick "Oogieloves" was not "the worst" wide-opening release ever.

Since 1982, it was the 12th.

Rather, the Teletubby-like gang boast the lowest box-office weekend opening in more than 2,000 theaters.

With an estimated $20 million production budget, there's little chance it will break even.

Despite this, creator Kenn Viselman couldn't be more pleased with the media hype, saying the film was all about exposure. There's even a sequel in the works.

We wondered what else performed poorly in the past, so we've compiled together the ten worst box-office wide release weekends.
In all fairness, we consider a wide release any film in at least 1,500 theaters opening weekend, so the "Oogieloves" moves down a smidge on our list.

10. Double feature of "Spider-Man" / "Men in Black II" (2002): $2.11 million

Theater Count: 2,078

What may have been the oddest double feature engagement returned for a five run in theaters September 2002. Together, the films earned $6.6 million at the box office. 

9. "The Real Cancun" (2003): $2.1 million

Theater Count: 2,261

Snoop Dogg made a cameo in the 2003 film about college students celebrating their Spring Break in Mexico.

After two weeks of release, the film from the producers of "The Real World" quickly dropped out of 2,037 theaters.

8. "Major League: Back to the Minors" (1998): $2.087 million

Theater Count: 2,322

This film was actually the third in the "Major League" franchise. While the first boasted actors Charlie Sheen and Wesley Snipes, the three-quel featured a brand new cast and no longer followed the Cleveland Indians, but rather the Minnesota Twins.

The film rounded out the box-office top ten in it's opening week, and quickly disappeared from theaters two weeks later with a total domestic gross of $3.5 million. 

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This Weekend At The Box Office—Bradley Cooper & Zoe Saldana Hope to Wow With 'Words'


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This may be the worst box-office weekend for 2012.

Two new films hit theaters; however, neither is expected to gross more than $10 million. 

Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana star in "The Words" about a man who plagiarizes a novel, while a long-awaited Bruce Willis action-thriller from Summit finally makes its way on screen.

Highlights among new trailers this week include a new online exclusive from "Taken 2" and a trailer for a sequel to a box-office bomb.

Out this week: "The Words" with Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana is expected to lead the otherwise dull weekend.

Cooper's new film isn't expected to gross more than $10 million this weekend. This won't be a big loss for CBS films since it's a low-budget production estimated at $6 million

Out this week: The other big release this week is the long-awaited "The Cold Light of Day" featuring Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver, and Henry Cavill.

The Summit film has already earned $13 million overseas

Even if "Cold Light" performs weak, they have the final installment of the "Twilight" series due out later this fall.

Based on the story by Ayn Rand, the first trailer for "Atlas Shrugged Part II" debuted last weekend.

Release Date: October 12

The first film had an estimated production budget of $6.5 million according to IMDB and bombed at theaters grossing little more than $4.6 million at theaters.

Despite its box-office numbers, the sequel has a bigger budget estimated at $10 million. 

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DreamWorks Announces New Slate Of Films To Compete With Pixar


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Troll dolls, Rihanna as a bratty teenage alien, and plenty of "How to Train Your Dragon" sequels.

DreamWorks is attempting to pull out all the stops to compete with its main animated competition.  

This morning, the studio announced their plans to put out a dozen films through 2016 filled with sequels and spinoffs of its most popular franchises.

Despite a full slate in the next four years, DreamWorks, recently undergoing a five-year distribution deal  by Fox, may be in over its head.  

Since it's first film in 1998 (Antz), the studio has put out an average of two animated films per year. With its new release slate, the studio will now be upping production to three-four films per year.  

Compared with the competition, Pixar has a total of five films in the works from now until 2016, two of which are sequels. 

  • "Monsters University" a Pixar prequel to "Monsters Inc." June 21, 2013
  • "The Good Dinosaur" answering what would happen if an asteroid never destroyed the dinosaurs. May 30, 2014
  • "Finding Nemo 2" 2016
  • An untitled film that "Takes You Inside the Mind" June 15, 2015
  • Another untitled film about "El Dia de Los Muertos" TBA 

There are rumors of another two films—a sequel to "The Incredibles" and Tom Hanks hinted a fourth "Toy Story" was in the works—however, even with a count of seven films, the guys at Disney will be spending much more time on fewer films.  

Dreamworks will rely on its big three moneymakers of late—"Madagascar," "How to Train Your Dragon," and "Kung Fu Panda." Plans focus on a spinoff of the first film following the popular "Penguins of Madagascar," while the latter will comprise of sequels for "Dragons" and "Panda."

Here's a look at jam-packed film slate below: 

The Croods
Release Date: March 22, 2013
Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, and Cloris Leachman will star as a pre-historic family in search of a new home after their cave gets destroyed.

Release Date: July 19, 2013
A slew of stars including Ken Jeong, Snoop Lion, Samuel L. Jackson, and once again, Ryan Reynolds will lend their voices to the story of a garden snail with super speed powers who wants to win the Indy 500.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Release Date: November 1, 2013
The film is based off Jay Ward's cartoon about the adventure of the world's smartest dog and his boy after they go on an unexpected trip into their time machine.

Me And My Shadow
Release Date: March 14, 2014
Josh Gad ("Jobs," "Love and Other Drugs") and Bill Hader will play one character and his shadow who are at odds with each other. The film comes from the minds of "How to Train Your Dragons" and "Kung Fu Panda."

How To Train Your Dragon 2
Release Date: June 20, 2014

Happy Smekday!
Release Date: November 26, 2014
Music star Rihanna and Jim Parsons ("Big Bang Theory) will join forces as aliens to save their planet in the film based on the novel "The True Meaning of Smekday" by Adam Rex.

The Penguins Of Madagascar
Release Date: March 27, 2015

Trolls (working title)
Release Date: June 5, 2015
Remember Troll dolls? The producers of the Shrek series bring the toys to life five years after talk of the film was first mentioned in 2010.

B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations
Release Date: November 6, 2015
Casper with cops? Seth Rogen will star in the cartoon about an FBI group of ghosts.  

Mumbai Musical (working title)
Release Date: December 19, 2005
A Bollywood-style musical adventure with Chris Chase and Kevin Lima of Disney's "Enchanted" and "Tarzan" serving respectively as director and producers. 

Kung Fu Panda 3
Release Date: March 18, 2016 

How to Train Your Dragon 3
Release Date: June 18, 2016 

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'The Dark Knight Rises' Tickets Are Already Selling Out... For July!


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Holy, ticket sales "Batman"! You better plan ahead if you want to see this summer's must-see film – way ahead.

"The Dark Knight Rises" may not hit theaters until July, but tickets for the summer sequel are already sold out. Fans flocked to Fandango to purchase tickets for IMAX midnight showings in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco with N.Y.'s Lincoln Square selling out first.

Don't worry Bat fans, tickets are still available (breathe a sigh of relief). Regular non-IMAX screenings don't appear to be on sale  yet. All tickets sold have only been for the July 19 midnight IMAX screenings.

This is the earliest we've seen advance movie tickets go on sale since "Avatar" sold tickets four months prior to its release. With the demand for midnight screening tickets on the rise ("The Hunger Games" will be going on sale a month in advance), we wouldn't be surprised if we see more go on sale sooner. Just to be safe, better sign up for Fandango alerts if you want to know when tickets are available in your area.

"The Dark Knight" (the film's predecessor) brought in over $533 million domestically at the Box Office in 2008. If this is any indication of how the sequel will do, we're predicting a record-breaking opening weekend for director Christopher Nolan.

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Bradley Cooper's 'Words' Bombed During The Worst Weekend Of 2012—Here's Your Box-Office Roundup


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The second weekend in September has never been a stellar box-office weekend for new films. However, with only two new wide releases, this was the worst weekend since 2008.

Currently, the overall gross for the weekend is $65.4 million, less than half of last weekend, and less than 2008's $68 million of the same weekend.

Bradley Cooper's "The Words" barely earned half of its expected $10 million opening weekend, and Bruce Willis' long-awaited action thriller from Summit didn't even make the weekend's top ten, earning only $1.8 million. 

Instead, it was a weekend much like last with Lionsgate ruling the box office. 

Positives at theaters include the anti-Obama documentary "2016 Obama's America" and the anticipated release of the Weinstein Company's "Bachelorette."

Despite opening in a meager 47 theaters, the film grossed $191,000 this weekend. At an average of $4,064 per theater, "Bachelorette" more than doubled the average of "The Words" at venues ($1,785). The film debuted on iTunes to a a record-breaking $523,000 mid-August.

Out of the top ten this week include Meryl Streep's "Hope Springs" earning $57.5 million to date and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Premium Rush." After three weeks, the film hasn't grossed half of it's estimated $35 million budget.

See this weekend's winners and losers below:

10. "2016 Obama's America" rounds out the top ten with $3.3 million; however, the film is on its way up the list of highest-earning documentaries. Over the weekend, the film passed all of Michael Moore's films save "Fahrenheit 9/11" to become the second biggest political doc of all time. 

9. "The Dark Knight Rises" dropped two places at theaters earning $3.2 million. The film has now grossed more than $600 million overseas

8. Will Ferrell's "The Campaign" stays stagnant earning $3.5 million. The comedy has earned $79.4 million to date. 

7. "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" dropped one spot earning $3.6 million in week four.

6. The stop-motion animated "ParaNorman" grossed $3.8 million. With a box-office total of $45 million, the film has now pulled ahead of the $44.6 million gross of "Moonrise Kingdom."

5. "The Bourne Legacy" may not make back its estimated budget of $125 million; however, the film brought in another $4 million to bring its box-office total over the $100 million mark this weekend.

4. Lionsgate is a powerhouse with "The Expendables 2" staying in the top ten in week four with $4.3 million. Despite the film's performance at the box office, it's still nearly $25 million shy of its $100 million budget.

3. Bradley Cooper's "The Words" bombed at theaters earning $5 million of an already low-estimated $6 million budget. However, the film wasn't the worst opening of the year. It still did better than "Oogieloves."

2. Weinstein Company's "Lawless" held strong with $6 million in week two. After a good performance last week, the film added another 250 theaters this weekend.

1. "Possession" scared away the little competition it had for a second week in a row with $9.5 million. In week two, Lionsgate's horror flick has earned more than double it's estimated $14 million budget with $33.3 in earnings.

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Christopher Nolan Sues His Agents Over 'Dark Knight' Profits


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Batman can't help Christopher Nolan out of a legal dispute, so he's asking the court to intervene.  

"Dark Knight Rises" director Nolan and his producing partner and wife, Emma Thomas, filed a lawsuit in L.A. court to help settle a money dispute over the director's films, according to TMZ. 

He's not looking for any money, though.  

Rather, Nolan wants to clear the air between his current and former agencies, WME and CAA, respectively. 

The director's former agency CAA claims its still owed millions of dollars in commission for projects while it represented him from October 2005 through February 2012.

However, WME claims they should receive a portion of the funds.

Earlier this year, when an agent from CAA was fired, Nolan switched agencies with him to WME. As a result, WME now wants the commissions for all the films produced while the agent was with CAA.

Nolan simply wants to know who's owed what, because he's more than willing to pay. 

From the court documents:

"Plaintiffs claim no interest in the Commissions. They are merely stakeholders of these Commissions and are ready and willing to deliver the Commissions to the party who is legally entitled to receive them."

Both 2008's "The Dark Knight" and this summer's "The Dark Knight Rises" have amassed more than $1 billion at the box office worldwide. 

Since 2002, Nolan's films–"Insomnia," "The Prestige," "Inception, and the "Batman" franchise–have amassed more than $3.3 billion worldwide.

You can read the filing HERE.

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Entertainment One Acquires Alliance Films For $230M


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Canadian Company Entertainment One (EOne) will be adding a long list of box office hits to its collection.  

The company announced it will purchase Alliance Films for $230 million–a move which will add The Weinstein Company, Focus Features, and Relativity to the company.  

According to the press release, the addition of the studios will make EOne the largest indie film distributor in Canada and the UK.  

From the deal, EOne adds 35,000 film and television titles to their current library of 24,000. Alliance's library includes films "Pulp Fiction," "The King's Speech," billion dollar franchise "The Lord of the Rings," and Lionsgate's hit phenomenon, "The Hunger Games." 

The addition of Alliance will also add an international expansion into territories including Spain and Australia. 

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'Titanic' Creator Digital Domain Media Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy


titanic digital domainDigital Domain Media Group (DDMG), the company founded in part by "Titanic" director James Cameron in 1993, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, in both the US and Canada. 

Last Friday, DDMG lost both its CEO John Textor after resigning and laid off 300 employees in its Port St. Lucie facilities.  

Now, the company has sealed a deal to sell its main assets to Searchlight Partners Capital for $15 million, leaving the new Digital Domain free of its 3D conversion company In-Three and Digital Domain Institute. 

Essentially, all that remains is the visual effects portion that was there when the company first began.

And, the new CEO, Ed Ulbrich, told Variety he couldn't be more thrilled. 

"We're excited. This is really like a new chapter, a Digital Domain rebirth. We're back," said Ulbrich. "For me it's a thrill, a relief. It's been quite an emotional roller coater the last few weeks. It's great to be back doing what we do and focusing intently on that business." 

Senior bondholders are providing $20 million in financing to keep the company operational. 

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WATCH: Kate Winslet's Original 'Titanic' Screen Test

Before 1997 mega-hit "Titanic" became the second-highest grossing film of all time, garnering $2.2 billion at the worldwide box office, a young Kate Winslet had to first partake in numerous screen tests to prove her acting chops for the leading role.
Winslet landed the role, and later an Oscar nomination for playing romantic Rose, but her first screen test partner, "Law & Order" actor Jeremy Sisto, was replaced by Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson.
Paramount unveiled Winslet's original screen test as part of this week's release of "Titanic" on Blu-Ray.
Watch below:

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James Cameron Finally Explains Everyone's Biggest Problem With 'Titanic'


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Nearly everyone who's ever seen "Titanic" has been frustrated by Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) sacrificing his life at the end for Rose (Kate Winslet).

After the two submerge into the water, the duo finds a large door in the water and Kate is the only one to go atop, leaving Jack to freeze in the cool Atlantic water.

Watching the film numerous times, we've been among those to think, "there's enough room on that door for the both of them."

There's even a meme dedicated to showing the many ways DiCaprio could have fit on the plank beside Winslet.

Well, director James Cameron has heard our cries, and in an interview with IGN he finally addresses our concern. Cameron tells us it has nothing to do with the amount of room on the door; rather, it has to do with buoyancy. 

Take a listen near the 4:40 mark below: 

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