The star was due a huge salary and 5 percent of the backend, suggesting that finances -- not her recent personal issues -- drove Universal's decision to pursue a sequel based on the Huntsman character. READ MORE
Florence + The Machine and Sinead O'Connor round out the nominees for best original song, while Alexandre Desplat, Alberto Iglesias, Cliff Martinez, John Williams and Howard Shore will compete for film composer of the year and best original score. READ MORE
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The Universal event pic is the first of the recent fairy tale retellings to win at the box office; Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" opens overseas to stellar $35 million from only 15 markets, nearly matching the $39.3 million grossed by "Snow White" from 45 territories. READ MORE
The Universal tentpole -- earning a B CinemaScore -- will easily win the domestic box office race with a better-than-expected $55 million; Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" gets off to a stellar start in the U.K. with $3.4 million, handily beating "Snow White."