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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. '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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  7. Controversy Brews Over Increased Security at 'Butler' Screening Outside D.C.

    6:56 am 8/19/2013

    A couple claims the presence of police officers in the theater led them to feel racially profiled; Regal Entertainment says the additional personnel was merely due to the popularity of the film.Read more

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  8. Box Office Report: 'The Butler' Tops the Field With $25 Million

    8:26 am 8/18/2013

    While "Kick-Ass 2" took in $13.6 million, both "Jobs" and "Paranoia" failed to create much of a stir.Read more

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  9. 'The Butler' Builds Oscar Credentials With Strong Critical, Commercial Debut (Analysis)

    11:57 am 8/17/2013

    THR's awards analyst notes that "The Help," a similarly themed 2011 contender, opened on almost the same date to almost the same reviews and box-office gross.Read more

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  10. How Black Churches Helped Fuel 'The Butler's' Big Weekend

    8:37 am 8/17/2013

    The historical drama, headlining Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, has also won the support of the Urban League and the NAACP.Read more

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