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One Direction: This Is Us tops US box office

One Direction: This Is Us tops US box office

Sep 2 2013, 4:18am CDT | by Bang Movies

'One Direction: This Is Us' has topped the US box office. The film - which documents the meteoric rise to fame of the boy band, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik...

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One Direction: This Is Us tops US box office

Sep 2 2013, 4:18am CDT | by Bang Movies

'One Direction: This Is Us' has topped the US box office.

The film - which documents the meteoric rise to fame of the boy band, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik - took $17 million in ticket sales in its opening weekend, pushing out Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' following the motion picture's two-week run at the top.

Rory Bruer, Sony Pictures' President of Worldwide Distribution, said: ''We are thrilled with our result. It exceeded our expectations not only domestically, but everywhere, worldwide.''

The concert movie's estimated $17 million in ticket sales do not include projected takings for US Labour Day today (02.09.13), while 'The Butler' generated $14.7 million from Friday to Sunday and Jennifer Aniston's latest film 'We're the Millers' was in third with $12.6 million.

'This Is Us', which is directed by Morgan Spurlock, is expected to fall just short of the estimated $22 million in takings over America's holiday weekend.

Spurlock recently admitted it was a ''no-brainer'' for him to take on the project and he hopes people will have a ''different'' view of the boy band after watching the film.

He said: ''I'm really proud of the movie and think it will make people look at them a little differently. They are so grounded and so humble.''

Liam previously told how he gets emotional every time he watches the motion picture because he misses his family so much while on tour with the 'Little Things' hitmakers.

He explained: ''It is hard being away from our families but it was even harder to watch. That scene where my dad is talking about wanting to take me to the pub, every time I watch it , it makes me want to cry because we never hear from them what it's like for us to be away from home.''

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Watch: Alan Rickman Stars in Mesmerizing, Creepy Short Film 'Dust'

Sep 17 2014 11:42am CDT | Source: First Showing

Who doesn't love Alan Rickman? You may change your mind after this short, though not likely. Rickman played Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series, but is also an accomplished stage and TV actor and has appeared in films like Dogma, Galaxy Quest, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Sense & Sensibility, Love Actually, Alice in Wonderland as the Blue Caterpillar, Bottle Shock, Lee Daniels' The Butler and CBGB. He stars in this short titled ...
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Mike Epps Cast As Richard Pryor In Lee Daniels' Biopic

Aug 27 2014 8:57am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Well now this should settle the casting rumours!Move over, Nick Cannon. Stand-up comedian Mike Epps has secured the role of Richard Pryor in a Lee Daniels-directed biopic about the late comedian.Oprah Winfrey (who is either producing, has a role, or is just really good at photobombing) announced the news on her Instagram page when she posted a photo of herself, Epps and Daniels, saying, "Just finished a great 1st read session. #RichardPryorMovie." Che ...
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Mike Epps Gets the Lead Part in Richard Pryor Biopic

Aug 26 2014 10:52pm CDT | Source: ace showbiz

Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey's role in the long-gestating movie directed by Lee Daniels has also been ...
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Oprah Shares First Photo of Richard Pryor Biopic Rehearsals With Lee Daniels and Mike Epps

Aug 26 2014 5:42pm CDT | Source: eonline

Well that should settle the casting rumors! Oprah Winfrey shared a photo of her alongside Mike Epps and Lee Daniels earlier today, essentially confirming her involvemen ...
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Mike Epps to Play Richard Pryor in Biopic

Aug 26 2014 5:21pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

A Point of Geeks reportAcademy Award nominated director Lee Daniels (The Butler, Precious) next project is a biopic on who is considered to be the godfather of modern comedy, Richard Pryor. The search for the ideal actor to embody Pryor's unique cadence, irrationality and spirit, had to have been an enormous challenge. There were numerous rumors of front runners for the project including Marlon Wayans, Eddie Murphy and Michael B. Jordan. However Daniels ...
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Mike Epps Confirmed to Play Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels’ Biopic

Aug 26 2014 12:07pm CDT | Source: Collider

A biopic of legendary comedian Richard Pryor has been in the works for years now, but it appears that the film is finally coming to fruition.  We learned earlier this year that Precious and The Butler director Lee Daniels was signing on to helm the biopic, as contenders for the role of Pryor emerged.  Actors like Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock had all vied for the part at one point or another in previous iterations of the project, ...
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Mike Epps Takes the Lead in Richard Pryor Biopic

Aug 26 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: Slash Film

Looks like the lead in the Richard Pryor biopic has gone to Mike Epps. Somehow, early on in the process, it looked like Nick Cannon was going to get the gig, and thus be enshrined in proximity to Pryor’s simply by virtue of proximity. But then Mike Epps came roaring up from the back of the pack with a screen test that was reportedly impossible to ignore. (He’d been attached to play Pryor in a previous version of this project.) So now we’ve got a Lee Daniels film about Rich ...
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First ‘Selma’ Images Reveal David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr.

Aug 22 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Slash Film

The summer movie season is just about wrapped up now, which means it’s time to look ahead to the prestige dramas of fall and winter. One of the most intriguing titles coming our way in the next few months is Selma, about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s fight to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965. David Oyelowo plays the civil rights icon, with a huge supporting cast that includes Carmen Ejogo (as Coretta Scott King), Tom Wilkinson (as President Lyndon B. Johnson), Tim Roth, Giovanni R ...
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Best of the Week: Robin Williams Remembered, Luke Skywalker Bearded, Inhumans Introduced and More

Aug 15 2014 9:00pm CDT | Source: movies.com

The Important News It was a sad week: We lost Robin Williams, and Lauren Bacall also died.  The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot was a big hit at the box office, which obviously means there's already a sequel on the way. It's probably also why a new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie has been scheduled.  Lee Daniels is making a Richard Pryor biopic, and there are four actors up for the role. Simon Cowell is making a Betty Boop movie. Marvel might be making ...
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Lee Daniels sued for $25m by hip-hop mogul Damon Dash

Aug 15 2014 5:41am CDT | Source: the guardian

Dash, who co-founded the Roc-A-Fella record label with Jay Z, is seeking a return on investments he made in Daniels films like Precious and The WoodsmanFilm-maker Lee Daniels to expose harrowing real-life story of Brian Banks Cont ...
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