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  • Academy Awards: Which Best Picture nominee won at the box office?

    Nine films will be vying for the Best Picture trophy at the 84th Annual Academy Awards, taking place Sunday at 8 pm. The Best Picture Oscar won’t be announced until late in the evening, but when it comes to the box office, clear winners and losers have already emerged. While there was no runaway blockbuster among this year’s Oscar nominations, the films nominated ran the gamut in terms of profitability: Some made back nearly four times their filming budgets, while others failed to break even. Here’s all nine Best Picture nominees, ranked according to profit margin. Box office numbers are based on worldwide earnings. Can you guess which film was the best bang for its buck?

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  • Culture Cafe Pixar sequels: 'The Incredibles 2,' 'Cars 3' moving forward, says Pixar president

    Pixar sequels including a second 'Incredibles' movie and a third film in the 'Cars' series will be released, according to Pixar president Ed Catmull. The Pixar sequels were announced during a recent meeting for shareholders and D23 members.

  • Animation stretches for sequels

    Just about every film studio, including that flagship of animation, Pixar, is planning sequels over the next several years. Can moviegoers still expect innovation in animated films?

  • Academy Awards: Which Best Picture nominee won at the box office?

    Nine films will be vying for the Best Picture trophy at the 84th Annual Academy Awards, taking place Sunday at 8 pm. The Best Picture Oscar won’t be announced until late in the evening, but when it comes to the box office, clear winners and losers have already emerged. While there was no runaway blockbuster among this year’s Oscar nominations, the films nominated ran the gamut in terms of profitability: Some made back nearly four times their filming budgets, while others failed to break even. Here’s all nine Best Picture nominees, ranked according to profit margin. Box office numbers are based on worldwide earnings. Can you guess which film was the best bang for its buck?

  • Cars 2: movie review

    Cars 2: movie review

    'Cars 2' is marginally better than 'Cars' and pulls in some familiar voices, such as Larry the Cable Guy and Owen Wilson.

  • Three ways to ensure a movie becomes a blockbuster in China

    Global News Blog Three ways to ensure a movie becomes a blockbuster in China

    The state wants its “The Founding of a Party” to top the charts around the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party's first congress on July 1. So it's packed it with stars – and delayed the release of 'Transformers 3' and 'Cars 2.'

  • In Pictures Summer sequels 2011

    Sequels usually are sure box office bets for summer. Johnny Depp (l.), Penelope Cruz (r.), and Ian McShane appear in a scene from 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,' about a quest for the fountain of youth. 'Tides' is the fourth film in the 'Pirates' franchise, based on a Walt Disney theme park ride.

  • Pirates and 26 other sequels this year: Are Hollywood execs ruining movies?

    Pirates and 26 other sequels this year: Are Hollywood execs ruining movies?

    By one count, Americans will be served a record 27 movie sequels this year: Pirates of the Caribbean, Spy Kids, Cars 2, The Hangover Part II, Happy Feet 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, etc., etc. Have Hollywood moguls gone overboard on sequels?