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Obama on Sony Hack: "I Might Have Called the Movie Theater Chains"

Obama went on CNN to discuss the studio pulling 'The Interview' (Movies 21-Dec-14)

Singapore: Indian Drama 'Court' Wins Best Feature at Silver Screen Awards

First-timer Chaitanya Tamhane also won best director for the filmread more (Movies 21-Dec-14)

James Franco Taunts Jonah Hill in 'True Story' Trailer

Fox Searchlight releases the drama April 10, 2015read more (Movies 21-Dec-14)

China: Wanda Strategy to Beat Disney, Dreamworks Takes Shape With Wuhan Theme Park Launch

AMC cinema chain owner wants to become a major entertainment industry playerread more (Movies 21-Dec-14)

Republicans Urge Theaters to Show 'The Interview'

The Republican National Committee chairman has plead his case to the CEOs of 10 major cinema chainsread more (Movies 20-Dec-14)

Send Emails the Amy Pascal Way Using 'The Pascalizer'

A new site lets you easily ask someone why they're punishing youread more (Movies 20-Dec-14)

U.S. Seeks China's Help in Stopping North Korean Hackers

North Korea has denied responsibility in the Sony hack and proposed a joint investigation with the U.S.read more (Movies 20-Dec-14)

'The Hobbit' Star Reveals Surprise Praise He Got From Scorsese and Shaq

Manu Bennett also tells THR how a random meeting with Andy Serkis helped him prepare for the role read more (Movies 20-Dec-14)

Sony Deletes 'The Interview' Social Media Pages

The studio has canceled the Seth Rogen film's scheduled Dec. 25 releaseread more (Movies 20-Dec-14)

Sony Hackers Appear to Mock FBI in Latest Message

An email apparently sent by the Guardians of Peace includes a link to a YouTube video that refers to the investigators as idiotsread more (Movies 20-Dec-14)

'Hobbit' Finale Conquers Friday Box Office with $16.6 Million

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies dominated the box office on Friday, while Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Annie essentially tied for second place.The final installment in the Hobbit trilogy added $16.58 million yesterday, which brings its three-day total to $51 million. It was up 67 percent from Thursday, which is a bigger jump than any of the Lord of the Rings movies had at the same point.For the three-day weekend, Battle of the Five Armies should earn at least $50 mi... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 20-Dec-14)

Chinese Newspaper: 'The Interview' Shows Hollywood's "Senseless Cultural Arrogance"

In an op-ed, the Global Times newspaper wonders why no one criticizes China now the market is so bigread more (Movies 20-Dec-14)

'Mr. Turner': What the Critics Are Saying

Timothy Spall portrays British landscape painter J.M.W. Turner in Mike Leigh's buzzy biopicread more (Movies 20-Dec-14)

Veteran Producer Arthur Gardner Dies at 104

He produced the ABC western 'The Rifleman'read more (Movies 20-Dec-14)

See Bradley Cooper Play a Reluctant Hero in New 'American Sniper' Clip (Exclusive)

In Clint Eastwood's war film, which will open on Christmas Day, Cooper's Chris Kyle, a heroic serviceman in Iraq, is approached by a comrade while back statesideread more (Movies 20-Dec-14)

Palm Springs Film Fest: Robert Duvall, Alejandro G. Inarritu Join List of Honorees

Duvall, the star of 'The Judge,' will receive the fest's Icon Award, while Inarritu, the co-writer and director of 'Birdman,' will receive its Director of the Year Awardread more (Movies 20-Dec-14)

Rep Sheet Roundup: 'Falling Skies' Star Will Patton Signs With APA

THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation newsread more (Movies 20-Dec-14)

'The Interview' Isn't The First Film Pulled Because of Terror Threats

Roughly 150 people were held hostage in Washington D.C. in 1977 by terrorists upset by the film 'Mohammad, Messenger of God' read more (Movies 20-Dec-14)

'Star Wars VII' Cast and Crew Thank Fans For Fundraising Efforts

Chewbacca and R2-D2 are as grateful as J.J. Abramsread more (Movies 20-Dec-14)

Could Sony Have Released 'The Interview' If It Wanted?

Sony's Michael Lynton says he hasn't found a digital distributor willing to take on the movieread more (Movies 20-Dec-14)

Sony Hires 'Scandal' Crisis Specialist

Judy Smith is a crisis management expert and the inspiration for the ABC show's Olivia Poperead more (Movies 20-Dec-14)

Forecast: Will Moviegoers Show Up One Last Time for 'The Hobbit'?

Thursday AM Update: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies earned an estimated $24.46 million on opening day. That includes an estimated $11.2 million from late Tuesday showings.This is the second-lowest opening day in Peter Jackson's six-movie Middle Earth saga; its ahead of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, but below the rest. That's not a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, though, as the first two Hobbit movies opened on a Friday.If The Hobbit: The Battle of the Fiv... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 18-Dec-14)

Forecast (cont.): 'Night at the Museum,' 'Annie' Open Ahead of Christmas Holiday

<< Continued from 'Forecast: Will Moviegoers Show Up One Last Time for 'The Hobbit'?Playing at 3,783 theaters, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is also aiming to be the final chapter in its franchise: the poster's tagline reads "One Final Night To Save the Day."After opening on this same weekend back in 2006, the original Night at the Museum wound up earning a massive $250.9 million. Two-and-a-half years later, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian wa... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 17-Dec-14)

'Exodus' is Weak 'King'

Exodus: Gods and Kings missed the mark this weekend, though it still easily ruled over another very quiet weekend at the box office.Meanwhile, Chris Rock's Top Five got off to a decent start, and Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice did big business at a few theaters in New York and Los Angeles.The Top 12 earned $76.7 million, which makes this one of the slowest weekends of the year. Business will pick up next weekend, though it does look like this will be one of the worst Decembers in rece... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 14-Dec-14)

Around-the-World Roundup: 'Hobbit' Finale Opens to $122 Million Overseas

A week ahead of its U.S. debut, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies began its international victory lap this weekend.Playing in 37 markets-and only seven major ones-the finale of Peter Jackson's second Middle Earth trilogy earned a massive $122.2 million. Its top territory was Germany, where its $20.5 million debut was easily the biggest of the year.It also had huge openings in the U.K. ($15.2 million), France ($15.05 million), Russia ($13.75 million), Brazil ($6.8 million), Mexico ($... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 14-Dec-14)

Friday Report: 'Exodus' Rules with $8.6 Million

Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings easily took first place on another quiet Friday at the box office.Playing at 3,503 locations, Exodus opened to an estimated $8.6 million yesterday. That's significantly lower than Noah's $15.2 million debut, though the gap is due in part to the December release (when there's less of a rush on opening weekend). The opening is at least on par with past December releases The Golden Compass ($8.7 million) and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 13-Dec-14)

Forecast: 'Exodus' to Reign Supreme at the Box Office This Weekend

The Christmas movie season kicks off this weekend with Exodus: Gods and Kings, which will easily take first place away from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.Meanwhile, Chris Rock's Top Five opens at 979 theaters and Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice debuts at five locations in New York and Los Angeles.Playing at 3,503 theaters this weekend, Exodus: Gods and Kings is director Ridley Scott's big-budget retelling of the story of Exodus, which plays a significant role in most major reli... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 12-Dec-14)

Forecast (cont.): 'Top Five' Targets $10 Million, 'Inherent Vice' Reaches NY & LA

<< Continued from "Weekend Forecast"Top Five could theoretically make a run at second place this weekend. After premiering to rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, the Chris Rock comedy sparked an intense bidding war among prospective distributors. Ultimately, Paramount Pictures wound up getting it for $12 million, which is virtually unprecedented among festival acquisition deals.Three months after the acquisition, Paramount is releasi... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 11-Dec-14)

'Hunger Games' Leads One of the Worst Weekends of the Year

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 easily retained the top spot over a very slow post-Thanksgiving weekend.Without a single new nationwide release, the domestic box office took a dive: the Top 12 earned $70.2 million, which makes this the second-worst weekend of the year.In its third weekend, Mockingjay fell 61 percent to $22 million. While that drop looks steep, it's actually an improvement over Catching Fire's 65 percent drop at the same point last year. To date, Mockingjay has earned ... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 07-Dec-14)

Friday Report: 'Mockingjay' Easily Tops Weak Box Office

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 held on to first place on a quiet Friday at the box office.The penultimate chapter in the Hunger Games franchise added $6.56 million, which brings its total to $242.7 million. In comparison, Catching Fire had earned $317.4 million through the same point last year. For the weekend, look for Mockingjay to wind up with $21 to $23 million.Horrible Bosses 2 took second place with $2.74 million. That's off 56 percent from last Friday, which is a good hold for... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 06-Dec-14)