Twilight Breaking Dawn Among Teen Choice Winners; Police Patrol Multiplexes Nationwide: Biz Break
Also in Monday morning's round-up of news briefs, Magnolia Pictures' The Queen of Versailles debuted strong in the specialty box office. Emile Hirsch in talks for Navy role and the Teamsters set contract with producers.
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Among Night's Big Winners at 2012 Teen Choice Awards
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner picked up the event's "surf board trophies" as well as its version of a "lifetime achievement award," THR reports.
The Queen of Versailles, Hara-Kiri, Well Digger's Daughter Debut; Beasts Expands: Specialty Box Office
Magnolia Pictures’ Sundance doc from lauren Greenfield, The Queen Of Versailles, opened by cashing in among the specialties, grossing $54K with a regal $18K average in 3 theaters over the weekend. has picked up a good amount of attention from morning TV and other shows. The documentary’s subjects — a mega-wealthy couple called “1-percenters” who live a life of reckless luxury but then face a day of reckoning — appear to be the film’s best marketers, perhaps inadvertently, Deadline reports.
Emile Hirsch in Talks to Play Final SEAL Role
Hirsch would play Navy SEAL Danny Dietz in Lone Survivor, a drama set to be directed by Peter Berg. Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster are also set to play the other main roles in the drama centered around four Navy SEALs. Universal Pictures, which developed the movie, will distribute, Deadline reports.
Police Patrol Multiplexes Across U.S.
Police in communities throughout the country made their presence known at multiplexes as audiences headed to The Dark Knight Rises. Their presence is expected to be in place for a couple of weeks in some areas, Variety reports.
Teamsters Local 399 Ratifies 3-Year Contract with Producers
The union ratified a contract with the Association of Motion Picture & Television Producers. The vote was the latest in a series of ratifications by various unions covered under the new contract with producers, Deadline reports.