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Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: April 29, 2012

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Think Like A  Man tops the box office on its second weekend

Last weekend’s champion Think Like A Man retained its grip at the top of the box office, grossing $18 million. The comedy raised it’s cume to an impressive $60.6 million, after it fought off competition from four new wide releases.

Pirates! Band of Misfits made off with $11.4 million worth of loot from audiences. The Hugh Grant voiced animation has already scored over $55 million from the high seas abroad. The launch is a bit below Arthur Christmas’ $12 million debut. That film went on to gross $46 million, although Pirates! should do a little less.

Zac Efron’s romance The Lucky One upped its total gross to a solid $39.9 million, after banking an additional $11.3 million. It’s a good number, but it won’t hit ...

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‘Daredevil’ Reboot Getting a Rewrite

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Little progress has been made on 20th Century Fox’s Daredevil reboot since David Slade was brought aboard to helm the project – so little that the 30 Days of Night and Eclipse filmmaker has found time to direct an episode on Breaking Bad and the pilot for Awake, while also preparing to oversee the pilot for Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal series.

However, the Daredevil reboot’s engine looks to start puttering once again, now that Fox has recruited a little-known writer in the form of David James Kelly, to rework the screenplay for the Marvel comic book movie project.

Deadline has the scoop on Kelly being hired on to revamp the current script draft for the Daredevil reboot, penned by Brad Caleb Kane (a former co-showrunner and writer for Fringe). Slade, as it were, ...

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Chloë Moretz Talks ‘Carrie’; Julianne Moore Offered Mom Role

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With production on the new cinematic treatment of Stephen King’s Carrie set to commence in a month, director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss) and lead Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass) have been talking recently about their “updated” take on the iconic coming-of-age horror story.

Meanwhile, MGM has confirmed previous rumors that Julianne Moore was being eyed to portray Margaret White (Carrie’s mom) in the film – by formerly offering the part to the multi-Oscar-nominated actress. Whether she accepts or passes on the role, Moore is expected to make her decision very soon.

Moretz was working the press junket for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows when she offered the following, concerning her and Peirce’s shared approach to the troubling tale of Carietta “Carrie” White (via Coming Soon):

“I’m actually not looking at [Brian De Palma's 1976 'Carrie' adaptation], even ...

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Fox: ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ 2 to Start Production this Summer

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After the considerable commercial and critical success of last summer’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, it’s no surprise that 20th Century Fox recently announced that filming on Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2 could begin as early as this summer.

According to Coming Soon, Tom Rothman, Chief Creative Officer of Fox Filmed Entertainment, delivered the news, but stopped short of revealing any other relevant details, including possible release dates. Summer 2013 is theoretically a possibility, but the field is already fairly crowded with other big-budget Fox projects, including the Marvel superhero actioner The Wolverine. It’s probably safe to assume that any Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel will hit theaters sometime in ...

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