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An Anti-American Sniper Film Called Iraqi Sniper Will Tell The Other Side Of The Story

31 August 2017 8:25 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Clint Eastwood's American Sniper was a massive box office hit when it was released in 2015. However, at least one filmmaker has decided that a movie needs to be made in an attempt to tell the other side of the story. »

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American Sniper-Inspired Iraqi Sniper Film is Moving Forward

30 August 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Egyptian director Amr Salama's planned film Iraqi Sniper will look at the American Sniper story from the Iraqi point-of-view. »

- Dan Zinski

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What Matters in Hollywood Today

29 August 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

What's news: Alexander Payne's Downsizing is kicking off fall festival season in style in Venice with a warm reception from critics. Plus: Stephen Colbert starts his Emmy promo effort, Barry Jenkins' next film finds its star and an anti-American Sniper movie is in the works. — Matthew Belloni, Erik Hayden and Jennifer Konerman

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Egyptian Director Amr Salama Developing Anti-'American Sniper' Film (Exclusive)

29 August 2017 9:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Amr Salama, the award-winning Egyptian director who is bringing his latest film Sheikh Jackson to Toronto next month, is developing a feature aimed squarely at one of the biggest war movies of all time.

Iraqi Sniper (working title), will tell the “other side of the story of American Sniper, the story about the villain,” Salama tells THR.

In Clint Eastwood’s 2014 box-office smash American Sniper, Bradley Cooper starred as top U.S. marksman Chris Kyle. His chief antagonist in the film was a mysterious sniper on the side of the Iraqi insurgents who went by the name of Mustafa.

“He’s the »

- Alex Ritman

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‘American Sniper’ Writer to Humanize George Washington

23 August 2017 4:55 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

By Bethany Wade

Jason Hall will write and direct a new movie about the life of America's first president. 

The article ‘American Sniper’ Writer to Humanize George Washington appeared first on Film School Rejects. »

- Bethany Wade

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Clint Eastwood’s ‘The 15:17 To Paris’ May Join The Oscar Race In December

19 August 2017 11:04 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Director Clint Eastwood has helmed fourteen movies since hitting the age of 70. Has any director come close to that feat at this late stage in their career? Yes, Woody Allen‘s nearly been there thirteen films post-70, but Eastwood is still making hyper relevant films at the near twilight of his career and sometime breaking the box office in the process with something like “American Sniper.” Case in point his last two films: ‘Sniper‘ and “Sully,” both of which had the classicism of old-school Hollywood filmmaking, and yet, felt vitally alive and current.

Continue reading Clint Eastwood’s ‘The 15:17 To Paris’ May Join The Oscar Race In December at The Playlist. »

- Jordan Ruimy

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American Sniper Writer Directing George Washington Biopic

17 August 2017 2:08 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

American Sniper writer Jason Hall is writing/directing a George Washington film biopic titled The Virginian, for New Line Cinema. »

- Stephen Silver

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‘American Sniper’ Scribe Jason Hall To Direct George Washington Pic ‘The Virginian’

17 August 2017 10:50 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Jason Hall has been set by New Line to rewrite and direct The Virginian, the origin story of George Washington. Hall,  Oscar nominated for his American Sniper script, makes his directorial debut on Thank You For Your Service, a drama on returning vets and Ptsd that stars Haley Bennett, Miles Teller and newcomer Beulah Koale, with Universal opening the film October 27. Hall adapted the David Finkel book. On The Virginian, Hall will rewrite a script by Michael Gun… »

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Move Over, Sequels: The Real Secret to Summer Box Office Success is Strong Reviews and an Underserved Audience

2 August 2017 11:50 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Is summer the new highbrow? Last month, three of the top five films were critical darlings: “War for the Planet of the Apes” (#1), “Baby Driver” (#4), and “The Big Sick” (#5). Then came “Dunkirk,” which was declared an Oscar frontrunner and spent the last two weeks at #1.

That’s rare among top-grossing studio releases, maybe even unprecedented. Studios tend to save high-end, critics-oriented titles for late fall — the better to court Oscars, and because adult audiences are more likely to show up. And since the 1970s triumphs of “Jaws” and “Star Wars,” summer has been the domain of mass-audience and increasingly sequel/franchise titles, critics be damned.

To make sense of this, we start with the critical metrics. This summer, 12 titles will likely earn $100 million or more. (Last summer, 14 hit the mark.) The average Metacritic score for these 12 films is 66, defined as “generally favorable.” Last year’s crop came in at 54, which is “mixed or average. »

- Tom Brueggemann

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'Wolf Warrior 2' rules international box office (update)

30 July 2017 10:18 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

July 31 Update: Dunkirk top Hollywood film; Despicable Me becomes eighth biggest animation internationally.

Chinese action tentpole Wolf Warrior 2 grossed an estimated $125m at the weekend as the early tally climbed to $142m.

Jing Wu directs the story centres of a special forces operative pulled back into service when mercenaries terrorise nearby villagers.

The H Collective, the venture launched recently with backing from Chinese businessman Jian-hua ‘Kenny’ Huang, holds North and South American rights on the sequel to the 2015 film that grossed $80m in China.

Warner Bros Pictures International

Update: Dunkirk grossed $45.8m from 12,758 screens in 63 markets, dropping just 38% from last week. The war film stands at $131.5m internationally and has crossed the $200m worldwide mark on $232.8m.

Latin America produced $6.7m in opening weekend, tracking ahead of both Inception and American Sniper

European, Middle East and African territories experienced a 27% drop from opening weekend and are still tracking ahead of American Sniper and Interstellar and remain on par »

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'Wolf Warrior 2' rules international box office (updated)

30 July 2017 10:18 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Dunkirk top Hollywood film; Despicable Me becomes eighth biggest animation internationally.

Chinese action tentpole Wolf Warrior 2 grossed an estimated $125m at the weekend as the early tally climbed to $142m.

Jing Wu directs the story centres of a special forces operative pulled back into service when mercenaries terrorise nearby villagers.

The H Collective, the venture launched recently with backing from Chinese businessman Jian-hua ‘Kenny’ Huang, holds North and South American rights on the sequel to the 2015 film that grossed $80m in China.

Warner Bros Pictures International

Update: Dunkirk grossed $45.8m from 12,758 screens in 63 markets, dropping just 38% from last week. The war film stands at $131.5m internationally and has crossed the $200m worldwide mark on $232.8m.

Latin America produced $6.7m in opening weekend, tracking ahead of both Inception and American Sniper

European, Middle East and African territories experienced a 27% drop from opening weekend and are still tracking ahead of American Sniper and Interstellar and remain on par with »

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'Wolf Warrior 2' rules international box office

30 July 2017 10:18 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Dunkirk top Hollywood film; Despicable Me becomes eighth biggest animation internationally.

Chinese action tentpole Wolf Warrior 2 grossed an estimated $125m at the weekend as the early tally climbed to $142m.

Jing Wu directs the story centres of a special forces operative pulled back into service when mercenaries terrorise nearby villagers.

The H Collective, the venture launched recently with backing from Chinese businessman Jian-hua ‘Kenny’ Huang, holds North and South American rights on the sequel to the 2015 film that grossed $80m in China.

Warner Bros Pictures International

Dunkirk grossed $45.6m from 12,600 screens in 63 markets, dropping just 36% from last week. The war film stands at $131.3m internationally and has crossed the $200m worldwide mark on $234.1m.

Latin America produced $6.7m in opening weekend, tracking ahead of both Inception and American Sniper

European, Middle East and African territories experienced a 28% drop from opening weekend and are still tracking ahead of American Sniper and Interstellar and remain on par with Inception »

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'Wolf Warrior 2' rules international on $125m

30 July 2017 10:18 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Dunkirk top Hollywood film; Despicable Me becomes eighth biggest animation internationally.

Chinese action tentpole Wolf Warrior 2 grossed an estimated $125m at the weekend as the early tally climbed to $142m.

Jing Wu directs the story centres of a special forces operative pulled back into service when mercenaries terrorise nearby villagers.

The H Collective, the venture launched recently with backing from Chinese businessman Jian-hua ‘Kenny’ Huang, holds North and South American rights on the sequel to the 2015 film that grossed $80m in China.

Warner Bros Pictures International

Dunkirk grossed $45.6m from 12,600 screens in 63 markets, dropping just 36% from last week. The war film stands at $131.3m internationally and has crossed the $200m worldwide mark on $234.1m.

Latin America produced $6.7m in opening weekend, tracking ahead of both Inception and American Sniper

European, Middle East and African territories experienced a 28% drop from opening weekend and are still tracking ahead of American Sniper and Interstellar and remain on par with »

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'Dunkirk' reaches $234.1m worldwide

30 July 2017 10:18 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Dunkirk rules weekend on $45.6m internationally; Despicable Me 3 crosses $800m worldwide.Warner Bros Pictures International

Dunkirk grossed $45.6m from 12,600 screens in 63 markets, dropping just 36% from last week. The war film stands at $131.3m internationally and has crossed the $200m worldwide mark on $234.1m.

Latin America produced $6.7m in opening weekend, tracking ahead of both Inception and American Sniper

European, Middle East and African territories experienced a 28% drop from opening weekend and are still tracking ahead of American Sniper and Interstellar and remain on par with Inception.

The UK dropped 16% in its second weekend to produce $10.9m on 1,294 screens. Christopher Nolan’s Second World War film captured a 54% share of the top five films. The film stands at $35.4m after 10 days, already surpassing the lifetime grosses of Interstellar and American Sniper.

South Korea produced $3.6m from 634 screens, taking the running total there to $16.7m. Australia generated $3.2m in week two for $9.8m. In France »

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'Dunkirk' crosses $230m worldwide

30 July 2017 10:18 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Christopher Nolan’s Second World War drama has $45.6m international weekend.Warner Bros Pictures International

Dunkirk grossed $45.6m from 12,600 screens in 63 markets, dropping just 36% from last week. The film stands at $131.3m internationally and has crossed the $200m worldwide mark on $234.1m.

Latin America produced $6.7m during the films opening weekend, tracking ahead of both Inception and American Sniper

European, Middle East and African territories had a 28% drop from opening weekend and are still tracking ahead of American Sniper and Interstellar and are on par with Inception.

The UK dropped 16% in its second weekend to produce $10.9m on 1,294 screens. Christopher Nolan’s Second World War film captured a 54% share of the top five films.  The film now stands at $35.4m after 10 days, already surpassing the lifetime grosses of Interstellar and American Sniper.

South Korea produced $3.6m from 634 screens, taking the running total there to $16.7m. Australia generated $3.2m in week two for $9.8m. In France »

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'Dunkirk' Holds Off 'Emoji' and 'Atomic Blonde' for Second Weekend at #1

30 July 2017 7:18 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

After the dust settled, it wasn't much of a fight. Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk finished atop the weekend box office for the second week in a row with Sony's new animated feature, The Emoji Movie, settling for second place. The weekend's other new wide release was Focus Features' Atomic Blonde, which fell a little short of expectations. Universal's R-rated comedy Girls Trip, however, had a stellar second weekend, finishing in third place with over $20 million, delivering on the promise of its opening weekend, "A+" CinemaScore. With an estimated $28.1 million, Dunkirk topped the weekend box office, dropping just 44% in its second weekend in release. The film has now grossed over $102 million domestically in its first ten days in release and continues to perform well overseas. This weekend it added 17 additional markets and brought in an estimated $45.6 million internationally bringing its overseas cume to $131.3 million for a global tally of $234.1 million. »

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Here’s Why ‘Dunkirk’ Will Likely Make $200 Million At the Domestic Box Office

25 July 2017 1:55 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” (Warner Brothers) grossed $6,420,000 on Monday. That brings it to $56.9 million in four days, likely $75 million for its full first week, and over $100 million through 10 days.

A reasonable three-time multiple for its opening weekend total ($50.5 million) would bring the domestic gross ultimately to just over $150 million. But the Monday number hints at higher results. Don’t be surprised if the final number ends up in the $175 million-$200 million range. That, combined with initially positive foreign results, should bring the film to the $500 million worldwide total.

Read More‘Dunkirk’ Review: Christopher Nolan’s Monumental War Epic Is The Best Film He’s Ever Made

Here’s why that’s likely: The box office for Nolan’s films traditionally come with very healthy multiples, as much as 3.5 or even 4. Monday’s gross confirms that trajectory, since it represents 12.7 percent of what “Dunkirk” made over the weekend. That’s an »

- Tom Brueggemann

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South Korea Box Office: 'Dunkirk' Dominates With Impressive $10.3M Debut

24 July 2017 7:09 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk led the South Korean box office over the weekend, opening to a hugely impressive $10.3, million according to Warner Bros, making the Asian country the third largest market for the war movie behind the U.S. ($50.5 million) and Nolan's home market of the U.K. ($12.4 million). 

Dunkirk, with a wide release on 1,245 screens, dominated with a 46.5 percent audience share among all titles shown in South Korea over the weekend. Dunkirk's opening weekend was also one of the biggest openings for any Warner Bros. film in the country, topping both Gravity and American Sniper— the only »

- Lee Hyo-won

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‘Dunkirk’ Takes $8.6 Million in Early International Openings

21 July 2017 11:22 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” has grossed $8.6 million from its first two days in 31 international markets.

France is the leading market with $1.8 million on 668 screens in its first two days, followed by South Korea with $1.6 million on its opening day on Thursday at 1,252 locations. The Korean results were in line with Nolan’s “Interstellar” and above “Gravity” and “American Sniper.”

Dunkirk,” based on the 1940 evacuation of 300,000 stranded Allied troops from France, stars Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, and Harry Styles. Film critics have already offered extensive praise for the cinematography, direction, acting, and musical score.

Nolan shot most of “Dunkirk” in France and California. The Warner Bros. release has a price tag of $150 million.

Australia took in $938,000, including Wednesday night sneaks, on 535 screens for a 54% share of the top five films. The results are 45% ahead of “Gravity,” 33% ahead »

- Dave McNary

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‘Dunkirk’ Opens Solidly With $2.2 Million in Seven European Markets

20 July 2017 11:02 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” has launched in first place in seven European markets that opened Wednesday with a total of $2.2 million for Warner Bros.

France launched with $1.1 million with 143,000 admissions on 668 screens, outperforming the opening day gross for Nolan’s “Interstellar” by 68% and equal to “American Sniper.”

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Scandinavian markets also generated  $656,000 for the region, with Sweden commanding a 53% share of the total market, Norway at 52%, and Finland at 40%.

Dunkirk” opens in 24 additional territories Thursday, including Russia, Korea and Australia. The UK and Spain follow on Friday, for a total of 46 markets for the weekend.

Dunkirk” will open in the U.S. on Friday amid expectations of a launch in the $30 million to $35 million range as it sets sail in more than 3,600 venues. The movie is getting the widest 70Mm release in more than two decades, which is a testament to the trust the backers »

- Dave McNary

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