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GLOBAL: 'Oz' Stays on Path to $300 Million, 'Die Hard' Has a Good Day in China with $15.7M Opening on March 17, 2013


oz_shot.jpgDisney's Oz: The Great and Powerful continues down the road to success, posting an overseas weekend estimate of $46.6 million, bringing its overseas cume to $136.8 million and its global total to $281.8 million. Oz is currently playing in 55 territories, already covering 85% of the global market. The film is poised to continue its success with a March 29 release date in China. 

A strong Chinese opening weekend of $15.7 million helped A Good Day to Die Hard gross an estimated $20.4 million overseas this weekend. The film is alive and well overseas with a $201.3 million total and a $265.6 million global cume. A Good Day to Die Hard opens in Australia next week. 

Jack the Giant Slayer grows to a $35.2 million overseas cume after earning $10.2 million in 25 territories this weekend. The global total is $85.8 million with a number of key markets in the horizon over the next couple of weeks. 

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters overseas cume reaches $151.2 million thanks to a $6.2 million weekend in 42 markets. The film fared especially well in Austria and Germany, which combined to make up over a third of the weekend's overseas gross. The global cume is now at $205.7 million. Hansel and Gretel is the top film at the Austrian box office for the third consecutive week. 

Anna Karenina rolled out in several Latin American markets this weekend. The new exposure helped the film reach a milestone with a $51.8 overseas cume and bringing its global total to $63.9 million. Next week's release in South Korea can help the film reach higher numbers.

Identity Thief continues its scaled overseas roll-out with a $3.2 million overseas cume. The comedy opens in Russia, Spain, and the U.K. next weekend with over 30 more territories to follow in the next three months. The global cume is $122.3 million. 

Mama added $3.8 million to reach a $47.1 million overseas cume. Global total is $118.2 million. The thriller has already opened in 30 markets and has another 21 to go over the next couple of months. The film will open in the Czech Republic, Finland, and Italy next weekend.

Lincoln comes in with a $79.7 million overseas total after its opening weekend in South Korea, reaching a $260.7 million global cume. The Spielberg film opens in Thailand next weekend.

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 stays up with a $68 million overseas cume. The global total is $161.7 million.

Life of Pi continues its international run with a $482.7 million total and $602.7 global total. 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey made $1.46 million overseas this weekend. The film now has an overseas total of $711.5 million and a global total of $1.013 billion. 

Les Miserables made an estimated $3.1 million overseas this weekend. That brings the film to a $281.2 million overseas total and $429.7 million global cume. The musical is set to open in Denmark next week and add three Latin American markets to its release over the next month. 

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inched along to a $16.8 million overseas total. The film has now grossed $84.3 million globally. The Judd Apatow comedy opens in Colombia, Sweden, and Turkey next week. 

Ted has an overseas cume of $328.6 million and a $527.2 million global cume. 

 

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COLIN TREVORROW TO DIRECT 'JURASSIC PARK 4' on March 14, 2013

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA -- Colin Trevorrow has signed on to direct Jurassic Park 4, the highly-anticipated fourth installment of the blockbuster franchise that has grossed $1.9 billion at worldwide box office since the first film was released in 1993.

The Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment production will be produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley with Steven Spielberg as Executive Producer. The script was written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).

Trevorrow directed Safety Not Guaranteed for FilmDistrict and Big Beach Films starring Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass and Jake Johnson. The critically-acclaimed film debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival where screenwriter Derek Connolly won the prestigious Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. The film also won Best First Screenplay at this year's Independent Spirit Awards, where Trevorrow was nominated for Best First Feature.

Universal will release Jurassic Park in 3D on April 5. With his remastering of the epic into a state-of-the-art 3D format, Spielberg introduces the three-time Academy Award®-winning blockbuster to a new generation of moviegoers and allows longtime fans to experience the world he envisioned in a way that was unimaginable during the film's original release.

Trevorrow is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment, Verve, and Attorney Lev Ginsburg.

 

CHRIS PINE TO RECEIVE “CINEMACON® MALE STAR OF THE YEAR AWARD” on March 14, 2013

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Chris Pine will receive the "CinemaCon® Male Star of the Year Award" at this year's CinemaCon, it was announced today by the convention's Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the largest and most important convention for the motion picture theatre industry, will be held April 15-18, 2013 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at which time more than 5,000 industry members will be gathering. Pine will be presented with this special honor at the "CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards" ceremony on Thursday evening, April 18, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.

"With this summer's 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2009's 'Star Trek,' and then at year-end, the release of 'Jack Ryan,' without a doubt, 2013 is going to be Chris Pine's year," noted Neuhauser. "Chris Pine has emerged as one of Hollywood's hottest and most accomplished young actors and CinemaCon is thrilled to honor him as its 2013 ‘Male Star of the Year.'"

Pine can next be seen in "Star Trek Into Darkness" from Paramount Pictures on May 17, 2013. This explosive action thriller, directed by J.J. Abrams, will see the crew of The Enterprise called back home to Earth in the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization. Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice. Following that, Pine will star in "Jack Ryan" for Paramount Pictures, in which he will play the film's title character, based on bestselling author Tom Clancy's popular action hero. The film also stars Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner, and will open in theaters December 25, 2013.

Pine graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent film credits include DreamWorks Animation's "Rise of the Guardians," Touchstone Pictures' drama "People Like Us," and the 20th Century Fox action-comedy "This Means War." His additional film credits include "Unstoppable," "Star Trek," "Bottle Shock" and "Smokin' Aces," among others. On the stage, Pine most recently could be seen in "The Lieutenant of Inishmore," for which he received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Best Lead Performance Award. His theater work also includes performances in Geffen Playhouse productions of "Farragut North" and "Fat Pig" and multiple productions at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, among many others.

 

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HARRISON FORD TO RECEIVE “CINEMACON® LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD” on March 11, 2013

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Legendary actor Harrison Ford will receive the "CinemaCon® Lifetime Achievement Award" at this year's CinemaCon, it was announced today by the convention's Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the largest and most important convention for the motion picture theatre industry, will be held from April 15-18, 2013 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at which time more than 5,000 industry members will be gathering. Ford will be presented with this special honor at the "CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards" ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, April 18, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.

"With a career spanning five decades, Harrison Ford has brought some of the most memorable characters of our time alive on the big screen," noted Neuhauser. "From Han Solo to Indiana Jones, he has showcased his innate ability to embrace and mold these remarkable roles into characters that will forever be remembered by movie lovers around the world for decades to come. We could not be more honored to present this years ‘CinemaCon® Lifetime Achievement Award' to such a remarkable actor, Harrison Ford."

Ford can be seen later this year in "Ender's Game," which is set to be released by Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company, on November 1, 2013. The epic adventure film based on the best-selling, award-winning novel stars Ford as Colonel Hyrum Graff who, along with the International Military, is training the best young minds for an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race. "Ender's Game" also stars Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Viola Davis with Abigail Breslin. In April, Ford will be seen in Legendary Entertainment's "42" as Branch Rickey, the Major League Baseball executive who helped shatter baseball's color barrier by making Jackie Robinson the first African-American player in the MLB. And in the fall of 2013, Ford will star in the Robert Luketic thriller "Paranoia."

Harrison Ford's Hollywood career was launched following his portrayal of hot rod demon Bob Falfa in George Lucas' 1973 Oscar®-nominated hit, "American Graffiti." Four years later, he reunited with Lucas when he landed the now-legendary role of Han Solo in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope." In 1981, Ford brought Indiana Jones to life on the big screen for Steven Spielberg in the Best Picture-nominated "Raiders of the Lost Ark," reprising the heroic character in three sequels: "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." He earned an Academy Award® nomination in 1986 for his compelling role as detective John Book in "Witness." In 2000, the American Film Institute honored him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. And, in addition to receiving four nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press for his roles in "Sabrina," "The Fugitive," "The Mosquito Coast" and "Witness," Ford was revered by the organization with the 2002 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the annual Golden Globes ceremony. His many other credits include Francis Coppola's Oscar®-nominated epic "Apocalypse Now," "The Conversation," Lucas' "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" and "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi," Ridley Scott's iconic sci-fi classic "Blade Runner," Mike Nichols' Oscar®-nominated romantic comedy "Working Girl" and his 1991 drama "Regarding Henry," "Patriot Games," "Clear and Present Danger," "Presumed Innocent," "Air Force One," "What Lies Beneath," "K-19: The Widowmaker," "Extraordinary Measures," "Morning Glory" and "Cowboys & Aliens." Several of these movies represent some of the highest-grossing films in their respective release years.

 


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