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By C. Molly Smith
Universal family comedy is No. 1, but it finishes the 5-day holiday more than $10M under tracking at $48.3M; Fox's Jack Black comedy grosses only $7.2M over two days; Coen Bros.' "True Grit" has strong $36.8M 5-day start
Universal family comedy pacing below $50M for the five-day holiday, while Paramount Western over-performing and on a $40M pace
The music branch lowers the boom on "Black Swan" and "True Grit," and "The Social Network" lowers the boom – just a little bit – on "The King's Speech"
"True Grit" draws an appreciative crowd to its official Academy screening, while "Biutiful" plays to the A-list
Listen to the King's real speech, and learn how to win an Oscar playing a stripper … but don't call "True Grit" a Western
Contenders include Colin Firth, James Franco, Jesse Eisenberg, Anette Bening, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lawrence
Once again the HFPA chases after big stars like Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry at the expense of great performances -- oh, and where was "Lost"?
Broadcast Film Critics Association gives "Black Swan" 12 nominations, "The Social Network" nine
Some of the year's most effective scores could run afoul of strict Academy rules prohibiting pre-existing music
"True Grit" moves up the charts, but "Social Network" keeps winning
A battle looms and the conventional wisdom about Oscar voters gets tested
A fine film but not a game-changer, "True Grit" is dark, moody and dramatic -- and then it veers into broad comedy
Youth is served on the Oscar telecast ... which has seen weirder choices
A sprinkling of clues pop up on Twitter as the Coen Brothers’ “True Grit” -- maybe the year’s final big awards contender -- quietly starts to screen
The Coen brothers' gritty western will now ride into theaters on Dec. 22
Think the operatic excess of “There Will Be Blood,” the ridiculousness of “Inglourious Basterds" -- think Joaquin Phoenix
A January Oscar show is still a possibility someday, while an October frontrunner is a vulnerable frontrunner
First look at some of this holiday's hottest upcoming releases
“True Grit” teases, and IMDb points a camera at Kevin Spacey
Remake of the John Wayne western stars Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin
David Ellison's company will finance at least four movies a year
Fresh off his Oscar win, Jeff Bridges takes on the Duke's defining role in "True Grit" remake
In talks with Paramount to remake John Wayne's classic “True Grit."
Plan to be more true to the Charles Portis book than was the John Wayne western.
"Celebrity Apprentice" season finale up from last week but down from last year's finale