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All weekend, it looked like a box office draw between Cowboys & Aliens and The Smurfs. Now, the excellent Box Office Mojo has the final results and the cowboys versus alien action flick has won the 7/29-7/31/2011 box office race (in North America, at least). Still, the fact that a movie based on a half-forgotten 1980s, Saturday morning cartoon did so well has had some scratching their heads. Me? I'm kinda surprised.
Also, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide. It is also the highest grossing Potter flick in North America.
Film School Rejects reports on Marvel Studios' gradual movement towards a film based around their Doctor Strange character.
Alexendre Aja's career will continue to be defined by remaking low-budget horror movies from the 70s and 80s.
J.J. Abrams talks to The Guardian about how he got together with Steven Spielberg for Super 8.