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  1. Box Office Preview: Vin Diesel's 'Riddick' to Top More than 25 New Indie Films

    2:17 pm 9/5/2013

    Specialty offerings include "Salinger" and "Winnie Mandela," starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard; holdover hit "Lee Daniels' The Butler" should near $100 million in its fourth weekend.Read more

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  2. Box Office: 'The Butler' Enjoys Labor Day Upset With $20 Mil; 'One Direction' No. 2 With $18 Mil

    8:40 am 9/2/2013

    UPDATED: The civil rights drama is the first film of 2013 to top the North American box office chart for three consecutive weekends as Hollywood rings out a record summer and Labor Day Weekend; "Getaway," "Closed Circuit" are D.O.A.Read more

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  3. Obama Says 'The Butler' Made Him 'Tear Up'

    1:51 pm 8/27/2013

    "I thought Forest Whitaker was wonderful," the President told radio talk show host Tom Joyner in a White House interview. "And Oprah, my girl, she can act."Read more

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  4. President Reagan's Son Attacks 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

    6:00 pm 8/26/2013

    “The real story of the White House butler doesn’t imply racism at all. It’s simply Hollywood liberals wanting to believe something about my father that was never there,” writes Michael Reagan.Read more

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  5. Forest Whitaker on Evading Oscar's Curse, Rediscovering the Magic on 'The Butler' (Q&A)

    10:43 am 8/25/2013

    The 52-year-old won the best actor Oscar seven years ago, but he struggled to find another great role -- until Lee Daniels offered him an audition.Read more

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  6. Box Office Report: 'The Butler' Wins Again With $17 Million, Crosses $50 Million

    7:59 am 8/25/2013

    UPDATED: "We're the Millers" also shines as it crosses the $90 million mark; "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" disappoints, while fans turn out in force for Edgar Wright's "The World's End." Read more

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  7. Box Office Report: 'The Butler' Races Towards $50 Mil Mark; 'World's End' Solid

    8:31 am 8/24/2013

    "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" and "You're Next" are doing so-so business; "Blue Jasmine" makes the top 10 after expanding to a total of 1,200 theaters. Read more

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  8. Box Office Report: 'The Butler' Winning Again, Beating 'Mortal Instruments,' 'You're Next'

    2:10 pm 8/23/2013

    Playing in fewer theaters, "The World's End" and "Blue Jasmine" are both enjoying solid Friday business.Read more

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  9. Kentucky Theater Won't Show 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Because of Jane Fonda

    7:04 am 8/23/2013

    The owner refuses to play the film due to her opposition to the Vietnam War, which he trained pilots for.Read more

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  10. 'The Butler' Follow-Up: Lee Daniels Says His Janis Joplin Biopic Is Next

    6:30 am 8/22/2013

    Amy Adams will play the rocker, Daniels tells THR ("Guess what? She can sing her ass off!") -- and after that, the director's aiming for "Miss Saigon" and a horror movie.Read more

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