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Oscars 2013: 'Argo', Best Picture; Ang Lee, Best Director; Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Actor; Jennifer Lawrence, Best Actress

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Okay, so here's the summary. Argo has 3 wins (Best Picture, Film Editing, Adapted Screenplay); Django Unchained has 2 (Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay); Lincoln has 2 (Best Actor, Production Design); Skyfall has 2 (Original Song, Sound Editing); Les Miserables has 3 (Supporting Actress, Makeup and Hairstyling, Sound Mixing); Zero Dark Thirty has 1 (Sound Editing); and Life of Pi leads with 4 (Directing, Cinematography, Original Score, Visual Effects).


'Twilight,' Bond, 'Lincoln' lead record weekend

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Bella Swan, James Bond and Abe Lincoln have combined to lift Hollywood to record Thanksgiving revenue at the box office. Kristen Stewart's finale as Bella in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" was No. 1 again with $64 million during the five-day holiday stretch that began Wednesday, according to studio estimates Sunday.


Box Office Report: Moviegoers Feast on Holiday Titles, 'Pi' Catches Up With 'Guardians'

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Hollywood is on course for record Thanksgiving grosses; among holdovers, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" and "Skyfall" jump the $200 million mark domestically... Ang Lee's Life of Pi, conversely, is easily outpacing tracking and should finish the five-day stretch with a $30 million debut for 20th Century Fox.

Senh: I'm surprised it's doing so well. It just looks like an ultra-expensive indie. Good to see it doing well, though.


'Life of Pi' a huge gamble for 20th Century Fox

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The movie is sophisticated, not based on a comic book and a tough sell. Still, the studio hopes to defy all odds with Ang Lee's $120-million film about a boy, a tiger and a lifeboat. Many people in Hollywood considered "Life of Pi" to be unfilmable. Now that it's about to hit theaters Wednesday, there's a new question: Can it be profitable?

Senh: This sounds and looks like a very expensive indie. Ang Lee tends to do better when he's not making big budget movies.


Tobey Maguire Sliced From Life of Pi: Five Other Movies That Recast Their Stars

These things happen in Hollywood, and, this time, they happened to Tobey Maguire.
Maguire didn't jell in Ang Lee's forthcoming Life of Pi—he was "too famous" for the $100 million drama's largely unknown cast, according to the Hollywood Reporter—and the actor has been excised from the flick, replaced by Prometheus' Rafe Spall.


'Crouching Tiger' Director To Take Slice Of 'PI'

'Crouching Tiger' Director To Take Slice Of 'PI'

Director Ang Lee, he of "Brokeback Mountain" and "Hulk," has stated that he will direct an adaptation of the novel "Life of Pi.""I think I'm going to do Life Of Pi," Lee revealed to DS. "A little boy adrift at sea with a tiger. It's a hard one to crack. I haven't done casting yet," he said. "I'm delivering the first draft. I think I've cracked the structure of the movie and I'll figure out how to do it later. How exactly I'm going to do it, I don't know!"The project was previously circled by filmmakers M.


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