Spider-Man Amasses Cash, Hobbit Concludes Principal Photography: Biz Break

In Friday morning's round-up of news briefs, The Amazing Spider-Man drums up solid numbers at the box office, while Peter Jackson's latest concludes shooting. Several of this weekend's new specialty releases are profiled; AMC ticket takers are taking the chain to court. And Valley Girl is getting a re-do.

Amazing Spider-Man Spins $75.5M After Three Days
The pic made about $16.3M on Thursday and is expected to make about $140M in its first six days of release, which would make it 27th in the record books for the time period, Deadline reports.

Previews of Specialty Releases Hitting Theaters This Weekend
Here is the lowdown and some insider info on some of this weekend's newest limited release titles including The Do-Deca-Pentathlon, China Heavyweight, Collaborator and Crazy Eyes, Deadline reports.

Hobbit Pic Completes Principal Photography
Peter Jackson has finished shooting his two Hobbit films, four months ahead of when the first is due to open in theaters. The director posted on Facebook from New Zealand, which was "shoot day 266," Variety reports.

AMC Theatres Ticket Takers Sue Over Being Forced to Stand
It's alleged the movie theater chain forced its box office cashiers and ticket takers to were forced to stand though their tasks could have allowed them to sit in violation of California regulations, THR reports.

Valley Girl Remake Signs a Writer
A remake of the 1983 movie that helped launch the career of Nicholas Cage is in the works with Marti Noxon set to re-write the teen romance about a "valley girl" who falls for a punk rocker from the other side of the tracks. Newcomer Clay Weiner is set to direct the MGM and Paramount production, The Tracking Board reports.


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