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Hobbit" may bring a Hollywood ending to 2012 box office

More than a decade has passed since Peter Jackson and company first ventured to Middle Earth with "The Lord of the Rings:  The Fellowship of the Ring." At this point, audiences pretty much know what to expect from "The Hobbit: An Unexpected  Journey," despite the title's insistence to the contrary. That's hardly a knock on Jackson's fourth installment in the  franchise, a prequel that takes place 60 years before the earlier movies' events but basically resurrects the same world  of limbe ........

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Foreign Box Office: Twilight's 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Launching the Biggest Foreign Opening of 2012

"Skyfall" falls to No. 2, but cracks the half-billion overseas gross mark to become the biggest Bond ever; "Flight" under  the radar in one-market foreign opening.    Opening at 12,845 locations in 62 overseas markets, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 virtually sucked the box office  oxygen out of the foreign theatrical circuit with a debut gross of $199.8 million – the biggest offshore opening launch  of the year.    The weekend take easily beats the opening of last year’s ........

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Hollywood Movie Awards honors 'Rise of the Guardians' as best animated film

The animated film "Rise of the Guardians" was honored with the Hollywood Animation Award at the 16th Annual Hollywood  Film Awards Gala presented by The Los Angeles Times held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 22, 2012 in Beverly  Hills, California.   Directed by Peter Ramsey and written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (“Rabbit Hole”), “Rise of the Guardians”  is based on the highly acclaimed series of children’s books by William Joyce. Joyce, who won an Osc ........

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Signing of the Agreement of "Sri Siddhartha Gauthama"

The signing of the Agreement of "Sri Siddhartha Gauthama” Film which was produced by Light of Asia Foundation held on 06th November 2012 at Gangarama Temple, Hunupitiya, Colombo.  The Directors of EAP Films & Theatres ( Pvt ) Ltd Mr. Asanka Edirisinghe & Mrs. Deepa Edirisinghe participated to this occasion, and Mr. Naveen Gunarathne also participated on behalf of Light of Asia Foudation.  Ven. Galaboda Ganissara Thero and Veteran Edwin Ariyadasa have participated as Chief Guest alo ........

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‘Step Up Revolution’ Switch Places on the Box Office Chart

The latest instalment of the Step Up franchise brings us a completely different storyline to the previous three films, with new characters and a new setting. The characters may be different, but they hope, dreams, and dance skills are similar to the characters we’ve already seen. The provide the basis for every part of the series though, so you expect nothing less.   Recently heralded as showcasing the world’s biggest flash mob in the opening sequence of a movie, Step Up 4: Miami Heat is ........

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Raaz 3 First Weekend Box Office New Record Collections

No one expected, not even the makers, that  Raaz3 would embark on such a solid opening that it would actually end up finding itself in a ‘record zone’. Movie has actually created quite a few records within first three days of its release with collections in the vicinity of RS. 35.39 crores nett.    For starters, it is the first ever film in the recent times with an ‘adults only’ certificate to find such huge patronage from the audience. Secondly, it is the only horror film to have ........

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Cocktail does superb collection at Box Office in first week

Bollywood movie Cocktail has concluded the first week with wonderful collection at the Indian Box Office.  Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer has raked in Rs 54 crores nett in seven days. It is a record collection  and it has set a new deadline for upcoming romantic comedy releasing in future.    Cocktail opened to an earth-shattering response on last Friday. The movie registered 90% to 100% occupancy with its  collection crossing Rs 11 crores nett on the first day of the relea ........

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Box Office - Ice Age

Ice Age 4 usurps Spidey to dominate int’l arena on $95m Fox International reported that in its third weekend the animation was active on 14,131 screens in 64 markets and has now reached a $339m running total.  Fox International claimed Ice Age: Continental Drift ranked number one in 30 of its 37 markets where rankings were available at time of writing. The early worldwide tally stands at $385m. Russia led the way on $16.4m from an all-time wide screen count of 2,090 screens as the film s ........

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‘Super Six’ to hit a six

‘Super Six’, six separate stories revolving around three couples comprising young and energetic stars are going to be the latest big budget hits of the Sri Lankan cinema.The maiden direction of experienced television programme producer, Udara Palliyaguruge, the film is about cricket and a group of youngsters with their lives, romances and many other interesting encounters that they come across.  ‘Super Six’ centres around a group of youngsters from a town in Moratuwa. The game of cricke ........

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“The Avengers” smash box-office records

“Marvel’s The Avengers” grossed a whopping $200.3 million domestically over the weekend, claiming the highest grossing weekend total in history, a record previously held by “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” at $169.2 million.In its first three days, “The Avengers” has already grossed more than “Thor” ($181 million), “Captain America: The First Avenger” ($176.6 million) and “The Incredible Hulk” ($134.8 million), and is on track to surpass “Iron Man” a ........

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