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The Weekend Report

Despite new franchise entries, once again Jurassic World and Inside Out led the frame with respective weekend estimates of $30.9 million and $30.2 million. The Independence holiday freshmen followed with Terminator Genisys grossing $28.2 million and Magic Make XXL stripping off $11.8 million. Exclusive newcomers were dominated by the launch of Amy, the controversial documentary on singer Winehouse. It bowed to a potent $241,000 at six sites. There were also OK results for UK import Jimmy’s Hall and the non-fiction Cartel Land.

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NYT Discovers Parker Posey’s “Offbeat Glamour” Afresh

NYT Discovers Parker Posey’s “Offbeat Glamour” Afresh

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Scorsese Talks To His Former Assistant About His Me And Earl And The Dying Girl with 3’27” vid

Scorsese Talks To His Former Assistant About His Me And Earl And The Dying Girl with 3’27” vid

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EW Previews Its Oral History Positing Unbreakable As “Stealth Classic”

EW Previews Its Oral History Positing Unbreakable As “Stealth Classic”

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NYT Goes To Bat For Filmmaker-Convicted Election Fraudster Dinesh D’Souza

“If you put my rap sheet alongside the Clinton rap sheet, I think that would be almost a prima facie case that they have gotten away with far more than I have.” NYT Goes To Bat For Filmmaker-Convicted Election Fraudster Dinesh D’Souza

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Via Blighty: “Why aren’t US drama schools producing the talent?”

Via Blighty: “Why aren’t US drama schools producing the talent?”

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Consultants Dacher Keltner And Paul Ekman On The Science Behind Inside Out

Consultants Dacher Keltner And Paul Ekman On The Science Behind Inside Out

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“We were secular Jewish girls in 21st century London, but Amy Winehouse was our saint. Even before she died, Winehouse was our Lady of Rebellion, an icon of brooding talent and great eyeliner for legions of London teens. She was the intercessor between us and the god of hedonism we were learning to venerate. She was both relatable and achingly distant, triumphant and tragic, horrid and beautiful. And when she died, Amy became our martyr. Her death felt like a personal condemnation.”

“We were secular Jewish girls in 21st century London, but Amy Winehouse was our saint. Even before she died, Winehouse was our Lady of Rebellion, an icon of brooding talent and great eyeliner for legions of London teens. She was the intercessor between us and the god of hedonism we were learning to venerate. She…

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Elizabeth Banks Says It Best About Fallen Mogul Michael Eisner’s Remarks About Women In Comedy, Tweeting: “Stop Spreading This Bullshit.”

Elizabeth Banks Says It Best About Fallen Mogul Michael Eisner’s Remarks About Women In Comedy, Tweeting: “Stop Spreading This Bullshit.”

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Michael Moore Channels Larry King, Poorly, For The Fourth

Michael Moore Channels Larry King, Poorly, For The Fourth

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Ben Kenigsberg On Technicolor At 100

Ben Kenigsberg On Technicolor At 100

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Robert Greene On Hoop Dreams, Yes

Robert Greene On Hoop Dreams, Yes

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Eric Hynes’ Superb Meditation on “Manilow, Midler, Diamond, Streisand And The Last Days Of The Great American Showpeople”

Eric Hynes‘ Superb Meditation on “Manilow, Midler, Diamond, Streisand And The Last Days Of The Great American Showpeople”

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“In the history of the motion-picture business, the number of beautiful, really beautiful women that are funny, is impossible to find.” So Speaketh Former Mogul Michael Eisner

“In the history of the motion-picture business, the number of beautiful, really beautiful women that are funny, is impossible to find.” So Speaketh Former Mogul Michael Eisner, Aping Internet Comment Sections Best Not To Visit

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Much Earlier — “Bob Evans pronounced Debra “un—-able.” He said he “wouldn’t —- her with a ten-foot pole.” To his credit, Eisner told him: “Bob, your problem is you’re not married. I am, and I can tell you, they all look —-able to me.” From Aaron Latham’s “The Cowboy Chronicles”

Much Earlier — “Bob Evans pronounced Debra “un—-able.” He said he “wouldn’t —- her with a ten-foot pole.” To his credit, Eisner told him: “Bob, your problem is you’re not married. I am, and I can tell you, they all look —-able to me.” From Aaron Latham‘s “The Cowboy Chronicles”

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“Are there too many movies? Are there too many sequels? Are there too many stories about too many movies? Let’s talk about this supposed crisis of overchoice in the film business.”

“Are there too many movies? Are there too many sequels? Are there too many stories about too many movies? Let’s talk about this supposed crisis of overchoice in the film business.”

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Ava DuVernay On Why No “Black Panther” Project For Her

Ava DuVernay On Why No “Black Panther” Project For Her

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Edgar Cowan On How Canada’s Creative Industries Could Lead An Economic Charge

Edgar Cowan On How Canada’s Creative Industries Could Lead An Economic Charge

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Glenn Kenny On Gina Lollabrigida, Glowing Star Without Auteur Support

Glenn Kenny On Gina Lollabrigida, Glowing Star Without Auteur Support

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Friday Box Office Estimates

After all the absurd jockeying for position, it doesn’t look like the two popular newcomers have any chance to beat the two holdovers over the 5-day or the 3-day numbers, with Magic Mike XXL looking like the most front-loaded and thonged of the foursome. The only question for Inside Out, which currently looks like the weekend’s easy winner is whether the holiday Saturday will slow it down with family attendance compared to the more adult films. In the indies, Amy is the clear heroine, showing the public’s continuing interest in experiencing music docs in theaters, with a $60k per-screen for three days on five.

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Movie City News

Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Inside Out 12.5 4158 -17% 228.5
Jurassic World 11.7 3737 -20% 539
Terminator Genysis 10.6 3758 NEW 26
Magic Mike XXL 6.2 3355 NEW 21.2
Ted 2 4.4 3448 -67% 51.7
Max 2.6 2870 -40% 21.4
Spy 1.9 2387 -9% 94.9
San Andreas 1 1672 -29% 145.4
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 0.5 870 64% 3.2
Dope 0.45 863 -49% 13.4
Also Debuting
Faith of Our Fathers 0.18 344
Fare Thee Well 0.12 202
Amy 0.1 5
Papanasam 81,050 82
Second Hand Husband 35,200 60
Jimmy's Hall 6,400 3
Cartel Land 5,600 2
Suite Francaise 4,000 6
A Poem is a Naked Person 2,300 2
In Stereo 1,650 7
Robot Overlords 1,400 10
Mala Mala 1,300 1
3-Day Estimates Weekend % Chg Cume
No Good Dead 24.4 (11,230) NEW 24.4
Dolphin Tale 2 16.6 (4,540) NEW 16.6
Guardians of the Galaxy 7.9 (2,550) -23% 305.8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4.8 (1,630) -26% 181.1
The Drop 4.4 (5,480) NEW 4.4
Let's Be Cops 4.3 (1,570) -22% 73
If I Stay 4.0 (1,320) -28% 44.9
The November Man 2.8 (1,030) -36% 22.5
The Giver 2.5 (1,120) -26% 41.2
The Hundred-Foot Journey 2.5 (1,270) -21% 49.4
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