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It looks as though fans of the Divergent series are going to have to turn to Starz to finish their story. Confirming numerous rumors, Deadline reported on Wednesday that Lionsgate has hired Adam Cozad to write and exec produce Ascendant while Lee Toland Krieger will exec produce and direct. Both men were going to serve… read more

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Lionsgate is going to try really hard to convince everyone the final Divergent film being on TV is a good thing. Nice try, folks. Speaking with Variety, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer and TV Group Chair Kevin Beggs talked about the news of The Divergent Series: Ascendent showing up on TV instead of movie theaters and… read more

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The final film in the Divergent series looks as though it’s headed straight to TV. According to a report from Variety, Lionsgate is pulling the fourth and final film in the Divergent series from its theatrical slate and instead is shopping it around as a TV movie with a possible series to follow. In other… read more

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Ever wondered just how many copies of a film get pirated in a year? It may be more than you think. Piracy-tracking firm Excipio has released its annual list of which films were downloaded the most throughout the year via various piracy sites. Now, before you go through this list, I always take these with… read more

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In one of the closest fights I’ve seen for the top spot at the box office in some time, Marvel came out on top in the end. Captain America: The Winter Soldier took the top spot at the box office this weekend with $41.3 million to bring its domestic total to $159 million and its… read more

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Super-hero films aren’t going anywhere any time soon, folks. The Avengers halo continues as Captain America: The Winter Soldier took in a staggering $96.2 million this weekend. With its foreign haul it already stands at $303.3 million off of a $170 million dollar budget. To give you an example of “the halo,” the first Captain… read more

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Despite controversy, it seems that biblical films were the hot ticket this weekend at the box office. Taking the top spot amongst a swirl of controversy over the way the story is portrayed, Noah took in $44 million in its opening weekend. It took in $51.1 million internationally putting it at a global total of… read more

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It appears that the young adult film curse may have finally been broken. Young adult novel adaptations have been hit and miss at the box office, but it seems that Divergent has finally broken the curse set forth by the likes of City of Bones, Beautiful Creatures and The Vampire Academy. It took in $56… read more

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It seems that animated films are very much back in style at the box office. I’ll be the first to admit I didn’t expect Mr. Peabody & Sherman to do much at the box office due to the age of the property, but here it sits at the top this week in its second week… read more

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I think it is quite possible that 2014 will go down as the year the Hollywood studios truly had no direction or concept of what they were trying to do. Let me be clear at the start that I feel most years Hollywood has no idea what it is doing, but 2014 is a spectacular… read more

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Welcome to the first of four parts of an analysis of every major film release of 2014. Following up on last year’s product, I’m back with a look at the films of 2014. Something different I’m trying this year is you will first get the quarterly breakdowns, and then an overall post will be like… read more

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