No Twilight Re-Do, China Censorship Runs Afoul: Biz Break
Also in Monday morning's news round-up, Your Sister's Sister leads in the specialty box office over a very quiet weekend for limited release titles, Warner Bros. beats the rap after Louis Vuitton tries to bag the studio for knockoff joke, and you too can figure out how to find a bad movie.
No Twilight Reboot Planned by Lionsgate
Summit's parent, Lionsgate, is denying rumors that it is planning a fifth anniversary remake of the massively successful book and film series, Deadline reports.
Your Sister's Sister OK in Debut; Moonrise Kingdom Fierce in Week 4
IFC Films’ Your Sister’s Sister trumped the weekend’s openers in a generally quiet weekend in the specialty box office. Sundance doc Marina Abramovic The Artist Is Present bowed in two theaters, grossing just under $11K for a middling $5,495 average, Deadline reports.
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Our Programme will Not be Censored by China
Chinese delegates withdraw from attending the UK's Sheffield Doc/Fest after a request to cancel screenings of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry and High Tech, Low Life were refused by festival organizers, The Guardian reports.
Warner Bros Beats Louis Vuitton in Hangover II Knockoff Handbag Dispute
A judge has dismissed Louis Vuitton's lawsuit against Warner Bros. over knockoff handbags in a scene in The Hangover Part II. "In the film, the character played by Zach Galifianakis carries a bag marked LVM, and when it gets pushed, he admonishes another character, 'Be careful, that is … that is a Lewis Vuitton,' THR reports.
Summermetrics: 10 Ways of Looking at a Very Bad Movie
"We as summer moviegoers should probably be grateful for Rock of Ages, the first big film of this blockbuster season to signify nothing other than good old-fashioned Hollywood narcissism — no knotty questions about the soupy, staple-y origins of man and xenomorph; no referendums on anyone's increasingly perplexing career; no hyena laughing about the misfortune of the hubris-salted studio executives who green lighted John Carter. Just Tom Cruise in leather pants, with a tattoo of a heart above his actual biological heart. It's the platonic ideal of summer cinema: You are going to go to the theater, and people are going to entertain you inside of it," writes Grantland.