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2006-03-19 13:58:27

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The futuristic terrorist thriller "V For Vendetta" blew up its rivals at the weekend box office in North America, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. The film, based on a comic book about a masked man who destroys landmark buildings in a fascist England, sold about tickets worth some $26.1 million across the United States and Canada in the three days beginning March 17. The film's distributor Time Warner Inc.-owned Warner Bros. Pictures, said...

2006-03-16 23:20:00

By Brian Fuson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The new sci-fi action thriller "V for Vendetta" should emerge victorious at the weekend box office, industry observers believe. The Warner Bros. release, whose controversial plot line revolves around a futuristic terrorist, will send incumbent champ "Failure to Launch" to No. 2. The box office boasts just one other new entry, the teen romantic comedy "She's the Man," which will vie for the No. 3 spot with "The Shaggy Dog" and "The Hills Have...

2006-03-16 08:15:13

By John DeFore AUSTIN, Texas (Hollywood Reporter) - In a political environment that can brew controversy out of allegorical children's fables or a documentary about penguins, it is hard to imagine the intensity of feeling that will greet "V for Vendetta," a movie whose heroes are terrorists. One foresees news talk shows in which red-faced pundits denounce the filmmakers and call for boycotts. Given a film as entertaining and solidly crafted as this one, such attention could turn...

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2006-03-16 07:00:00

By John DeFore AUSTIN, Texas -- In a political environment that can brew controversy out of allegorical children's fables or a documentary about penguins, it is hard to imagine the intensity of feeling that will greet "V for Vendetta," a movie whose heroes are terrorists. One foresees news talk shows in which red-faced pundits denounce the filmmakers and call for boycotts. Given a film as entertaining and solidly crafted as this one, such attention could turn into strong box office. Of...

2006-02-13 16:44:28

By Mike Collett-White BERLIN (Reuters) - The good guy in the Wachowski brothers' latest cinematic adventure is a terrorist at war with the British government. The masked crusader plants homemade bombs on London's subway system in pursuit of justice. The Orwellian authorities rule chiefly by fear. With "V for Vendetta," the scriptwriters who brought us "The Matrix" may be asking for trouble. Starring a shaven-headed Natalie Portman as the foil to the mystery man known only as V, the...

2006-02-13 08:19:53

By Mike Collett-White BERLIN (Reuters) - The good guy in the Wachowski brothers' latest cinematic adventure is a "terrorist" at war with the British government. The masked crusader makes homemade bombs, which he plants on London's subway system, and condones violence in pursuit of justice. The Orwellian authorities rule chiefly by fear. With "V for Vendetta," the scriptwriters who brought us "The Matrix" may be asking for trouble. Starring a shaven-headed Natalie Portman as the foil...

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2006-02-13 08:15:00

By Mike Collett-White BERLIN -- The good guy in the Wachowski brothers' latest cinematic adventure is a "terrorist" at war with the British government. The masked crusader makes homemade bombs, which he plants on London's subway system, and condones violence in pursuit of justice. The Orwellian authorities rule chiefly by fear. With "V for Vendetta," the scriptwriters who brought us "The Matrix" may be asking for trouble. Starring a shaven-headed Natalie Portman as the foil to the...


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