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Box Office Mojo Returns After One-Day Absence

October 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Without explanation, the Box Office Mojo site has returned following an absence of slightly more than a day. The site vanished on Friday afternoon with the site redirecting users to parent Amazon.com’s IMDb. It returned early Saturday evening but without any explanation on IMDB, Box Office Mojo or on Box Office Mojo’s official Twitter and... Read more

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Watch: First Trailer for PlayStation Network’s ‘Powers’

October 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony’s PlayStation Network has provided the trailer for its first original series, “Powers,” based on the comicbook by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. The show stars Sharlto Copley, Susan Heyward, Michelle Forbes, Max Fowler, Adam Godley, Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor and Olesya Rulin. David Slade directed the first two hour-long episodes about detectives... Read more

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‘Black Sails’ Renewed by Starz for Third Season

October 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Starz has renewed its pirate drama “Black Sails” for a third season on the heels of the show’s sophomore return in January. The early renewal is in line with network practice as it ordered a second season of the Michael Bay-produced series last July six months before a single episode aired on TV. Its debut... Read more

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‘Gone Girl’ Draws Blood With $26 Million, ‘Dracula Untold’ Tops Friday Box Office

October 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Despite losing the Friday race to Universal’s horror actioner “Dracula Untold,” “Gone Girl” is headed for its second consecutive box office win. Fox’s thriller looks to draw blood with $26 million this weekend, while “Dracula” is close behind with a $24 million launch. Both films topped two big newcomers this Columbus Day weekend: Robert Downey... Read more

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China’s Youku Tudou Adds Senior Staff

October 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Chinese online video platform Youku Tudou has hired Teddy Gu as chief product officer, and Jerry Li as senior VP. Gu, formerly with Tencent, will be responsible for the group’s product strategy and operations, and drive the Group’s direct-to-consumer businesses.  Li will be responsible for Youku Tudou’s talent management operations and corporate business development. Before joining Youku Tudou, Li was... Read more

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Thailand’s Vichya Poolvaraluk set as CineAsia Exhibitor of the Year

October 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

HONG KONG — Vicha Poolvaraluk, chairman of Thailand’s Major Cineplex Group, will receive the 2014 Exhibitor of the Year Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony in December. “Vicha’s revolutionary vision and innovative thinking have dramatically changed the movie-going culture as an entertainment lifestyle experience in Thailand,” said Robert Sunshine, co-managing director of CineAsia. Major has... Read more

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Singapore Independence Film ‘1965’ Picks Lim Kay Tong For PM Role

October 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Veteran stage actor Lim Kay Tong has been cast in the upcoming “1965” in the key role of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister.

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ABC Gives Full Season Orders to ‘Black-ish’ and ‘How to Get Away with Murder’

October 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

ABC has given full-season orders to “Black-ish” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” two of the most highest rated new programs on all broadcast channels. This brings the episode totals to 22 for “Black-ish” and 15 for “Murder.” “Murder,” which stars Viola Davis as a mastermind criminal lawyer and professor and has seen heavy... Read more

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YouTube Video Firm Jukin Media Raises $1.2 Million from Peter Guber, Allen DeBevoise and Others

October 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Jukin Media, a YouTube multichannel network specializing in distributing and licensing viral video clips, announced that it has raised $1.2 million in funding from investors including Mandalay Entertainment chairman and CEO Peter Guber and Machinima chairman Allen DeBevoise. Also participating in the round were existing investor Bertelsmann Digital Media, as well as Canyon Creek Capital, Karlin... Read more

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‘Transformers 4′ Crushes Competition in Home Video Sales Charts

October 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The big sci-fi action sequel “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” from Paramount Pictures, easily topped all three national home video charts for the week ending Oct. 5. The film, which earned $245.4 million in U.S. theaters and ranks as the year’s No. 4 movie in terms of box office gross, shot to the top of the... Read more

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