Nothing quite assures moviegoers that a film is worth watching like a stamp of approval from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Oscar-nominated films remain in theaters about twice as long as others, according to a report by Randy Nelson, professor of economics and finance at Colby College.
Studio executives, recognizing the value of the Oscars, typically release films with award potential in the last few months of the year to capitalize on the bump when the nominations are announced the following January. See how much money the Best Picture nominees have made and how much their directors have made over their careers, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com and the-numbers.com.
The Big Short
Opening / Theaters Before the 88th Oscars: $ 705,527
American Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 69,483,476
International Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 57,700,000
Worldwide Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 127,183,476
Production Budget Release Date: Dec. 11, 2015: $ 28 million.
The Bridge of Spies
Opening / Theaters Before the 88th Oscars: $ 15,371,203
American Box Office Total as of Mar. 6, 2016: $ 72,306,065
International Box Office Total as of Mar. 6, 2016: $ 89,200,000
Worldwide Box Office Total as of Mar. 6, 2016: $ 161,506,065
Production Budget Release Date: October 16, 2015: $ 40 million
Opening / Theaters Before the 88th Oscars: $ 187,281
American Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 37,340,640
International Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 17,211,806
Worldwide Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 54,552,446
Production Budget Release Date: Nov 04, 2015: N/A
Mad Max: Fury Road
Opening / Theaters Before the 88th Oscars: $ 45,428,128
American Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 153,636,354
International Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 219,500,000
Worldwide Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 373,136,354
Production Budget Release Date: May 15, 2015: $ 150 million
Opening / Theaters Before the 88th Oscars: $ 54,308,575
American Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 228,416,202
International Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 411,569,581
Worldwide Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 639,985,783
Production Budget Release Date: October 02, 2015: $ 108 million
Opening / Theaters Before the 88th Oscars: $ 474,560
American Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 176,903,882
International Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 253,500,000
Worldwide Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 430,403,882
Production Budget Release Date: Dec. 25, 2015: $ 135 million
Opening / Theaters Before the 88th Oscars: $ 118,298
American Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 14,161,502
International Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 13,600,000
Worldwide Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 27,761,502
Production Budget Release Date:October 16, 2015: N/A
Opening / Theaters Before the 88th Oscars: $ 295,009
American Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 42,107,224
International Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 31,899,018
Worldwide Box Office Total as of Mar. 9, 2016: $ 74,006,242
Production Budget Release Date: Nov 06, 2015: N/A
Candidates in the Category Best Picture :
The Big Short - Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner;
Bridge of Spies - Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, and Kristie Macosko Krieger;
Brooklyn - Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey;
Mad Max: Fury Road - Doug Mitchell and George Miller;
The Martian – Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam;
The Revenant – Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon;
Room – Ed Guiney;
− Spotlight – Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust. WINNER -
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Category Best Picture :
− The Big Short - Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner;
− Bridge of Spies - Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, and Kristie Macosko Krieger;
− Brooklyn - Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey;
− Mad Max: Fury Road - Doug Mitchell and George Miller;
− The Martian – Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam;
− The Revenant – Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon;
− Room – Ed Guiney;
− Spotlight – Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust - WINNER;
Category Best Actor : in a leading Role
− Bryan Cranston – Trumbo as Dalton Trumbo;
− Matt Damon – The Martian as Mark Watney;
− Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant as Hugh Glass - WINNER;
− Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs as Steve Jobs;
− Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl as Lili Elbe / Einar Wegener.
Candidates in the Category Best Actress : in a leading Role
− Cate Blanchett – Carol as Carol Aird;
− Brie Larson – Room as Joy "Ma" Newsome - WINNER;
− Jennifer Lawrence – Joy as Joy Mangano;
− Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years as Kate Mercer;
− Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn as Eilis Lacey.
Candidates in the Category Best Actor : in a supporting Role
− Christian Bale – The Big Short as Michael Burry;
− Tom Hardy – The Revenant as John Fitzgerald;
− Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight as Michael Rezendes;
− Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies as Rudolf Abel - WINNER;
− Sylvester Stallone – Creed as Rocky Balboa.
Candidates in the Category Best Actress : in a supporting Role
− Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight as Daisy Domergue;
− Rooney Mara – Carol as Therese Belivet;
− Rachel McAdams – Spotlight as Sacha Pfeiffer;
− Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl as Gerda Wegener - WINNER;
− Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs as Joanna Hoffman.
Category Animated Feature Film :
− Anomalisa – Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Rosa Tran;
− Boy & the World – Alê Abreu;
− Inside Out – Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera - WINNER;
− Shaun the Sheep Movie – Mark Burton and Richard Starzak;
− When Marnie Was There – Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura.
Category Cinematography :
− Carol - Ed Lachman;
− The Hateful Eight - Robert Richardson;
− Mad Max: Fury Road - John Seale;
− The Revenant - Emmanuel Lubezki - WINNER
− Sicario - Roger Deakins.
Category Costume Design :
− Carol – Sandy Powell;
− Cinderella – Sandy Powell;
− The Danish Girl – Paco Delgado;
− Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan - WINNER;
− The Revenant – Jacqueline West.
Category Directing :
− Lenny Abrahamson – Room;
− Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant - WINNER;
− Tom McCarthy – Spotlight;
− Adam McKay – The Big Short;
− George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road.
Category Documentary Feature :
− Amy – Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees - WINNER:
− Cartel Land – Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin;
− The Look of Silence – Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen;
− What Happened, Miss Simone? – Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby and Justin Wilkes;
− Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom – Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor.
Candidates in the Category Documentary Short Subject :
− Body Team 12 – David Darg and Bryn Mooser;
− Chau, Beyond the Lines – Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck;
− Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah – Adam Benzine;
− A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness – Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy - WINNER;
− Last Day of Freedom – Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman.
Category Film Editing :
− The Big Short – Hank Corwin;
− Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel - WINNER;
− The Revenant – Stephen Mirrione; − Spotlight – Tom McArdle;
− Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey.
Candidates in the Category Foreign Language Film :
− Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia in Spanish) – Ciro Guerra;
− Mustang (France in Turkish) – Deniz Gamze Ergüven;
− Son of Saul (Hungary in Hungarian) – László Nemes - WINNER;
− Theeb (Jordan in Arabic) – Naji Abu Nowar;
− A War (Denmark in Danish) – Tobias Lindholm.
Category Makeup and Hairstyling :
− The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared- Love Larson and Eva von Bahr;
− Mad Max: Fury Road – Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin - WINNER;
− The Revenant – Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini.
Category Music Original Score :
- Bridge of Spies - Thomas Newman;
- Carol - Carter Burwell;
- The Hateful Eight - Ennio Morricone - WINNER;
- Sicario - Jóhann Jóhannsson;
- Star Wars : The Force Awakens - John Williams.
Category Music Original Song :
− "Earned It" from Fifty Shades of Grey – Music and Lyrics by Belly, Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason "Daheala" Quenneville, and The Weeknd;
− "Manta Ray" from Racing Extinction – Music by J. Ralph, Lyrics by Antony Hegarty;
− "Simple Song #3" from Youth – Music and Lyrics by David Lang;
− "Til It Happens to You" from The Hunting Ground – Music and Lyrics by Lady Gaga and Diane Warren;
− "Writing's on the Wall" from Spectre –Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith - WINNER.
Category Production Design :
− Bridge of Spies – Rena DeAngelo, Bernhard Henrich and Adam Stockhausen;
− The Danish Girl – Michael Standish and Eve Stewart;
− Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson - WINNER;
− The Martian – Celia Bobak and Arthur Max;
− The Revenant – Jack Fisk and Hamish Purdy.
Category Short Film Animated :
− Bear Story – Pato Escala Pierart and Gabriel Osorio Vargas; WINNER
− Prologue – Imogen Sutton and Richard Williams;
− Sanjay's Super Team – Nicole Paradis Grindle and Sanjay Patel;
− We Can't Live Without Cosmos – Konstantin Bronzit;
− World of Tomorrow – Don Hertzfeldt.
Category Short Film Live Action :
− Ave Maria – Eric Dupont and Basil Khalil;
− Day One – Henry Hughes;
− Everything Will Be Okay – Patrick Vollrath;
− Shok – Jamie Donoughue;
− Stutterer – Serena Armitage and Benjamin Cleary. WINNER.
Category Sound Editing :
− Mad Max: Fury Road – Mark A. Mangini and David White; WINNER
− The Martian – Oliver Tarney;
− The Revenant – Martin Hernández and Lon Bender;
− Sicario – Alan Robert Murray;
− Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Matthew Wood and David Acord.
Category Sound Mixing :
− Bridge of Spies – Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin;
− Mad Max: Fury Road – Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo; WINNER
− The Martian – Paul Massey, Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth;
− The Revenant – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek;
− Star Wars: The Force Awakens –Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson.
Category Writing Adapted Screenplay :
− The Big Short – Adam McKay , Charles Randolph-The Big Short-Michael Lewis; WINNER
− Brooklyn – Nick Hornby from Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín;
− Carol – Phyllis Nagy from The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith;
− The Martian – Drew Goddard from The Martian by Andy Weir;
− Room – Emma Donoghue from Room by Emma Donoghue.
Candidates in the Category Writing Original Screenplay :
− Bridge of Spies – Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen;
− Ex Machina – Alex Garland;
− Inside Out – Josh Cooley, Ronnie del Carmen, Pete Docter and Meg LeFauve;
− Spotlight – Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer; WINNER
− Straight Outta Compton – Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman, S. L. Savidge, Alan Wenkus.
Category Visual Effects :
− Ex Machina – Mark Williams Ardington, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris and Andrew Whitehurst; WINNER
− Mad Max: Fury Road – Andrew Jackson, Dan Oliver, Andy Williams and Tom Wood;
− The Martian – Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence, Richard Stammers and Steven Warner;
− The Revenant – Richard McBride, Matt Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer;
− Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh and Neal Scanlan.
The ceremony of the Oscar award ceremony will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 pm ET / 16:00 PT in more than 225 countries around the world and will be visible at 23 o'clock on TV8 (DDT channel 8) or on Sky Cinema Oscars HD or mobile following #Oscars or # Oscars2016 or to interact #SkyCinemaOscar and all of us: lovers of cinema, cinema owners, designers and multiplex movie theater will be there to see how it ends!
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J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered numerous box-office records over the weekend, revealing the flick to be the unprecedented sales smash that many expected Force Awakens' gross $ 238 million in North America. The previous biggest domestic opening was this summer's Jurassic World with $ 208.8 million. Force Awakens' international earn $279 million, the No. 3 opening of all time behind Jurassic World ($316 million) and the final Harry Potter film ($314 million). Overseas, Force Awakens scored the biggest single day and biggest opening day in key markets including the U.K. ($14.4 million) and Germany ($7.1 million), where it rolled out Thursday. And it scored the top opening day in another raft of countries including Australia ($6.8 million), and the biggest opening day for December in territories including Mexico ($3.4 million).
The Cairo International Film Festival (Arabic: مهرجان القاهرة السينمائي الدولي ) is an annual film festival held in Cairo, Egypt. It was established in 1976 and was the first international film festival held in the Arab world. It has taken place every year since its inception, except for 2011 and 2013, when it was cancelled due to budget limitations and political instability. The 37th edition will take place from November 11th, to 20th, 2015. It is the only international competitive feature film festival recognized by the FIAPF in the Arab world and Africa, as well as the oldest in this category.
The Awards for the 37th Cairo International FIlm Festival are:
Golden Pyramid Best Film
Mediterranea: Jonas Carpignano
Silver Pyramid Best Actor
Mediterranea: Koudous Seihon
Silver Pyramid Best Actress
Je suis un soldat: Louise Bourgoin
Fúsi: Dagur Kári
Comoara: Corneliu Porumboiu
Best Artistic Contribution
Zvizdan: Dalibor Matanic
Best Arabic Film
Al bahr min ouaraikoum: Lasri Hicham
FIPRESCI Prize International Competition Feature Films
Umrika: Prashant Nair
Award Horizons of Arab Cinema
Alshajarh alnaemah: Mohammed BuAli
That might read like just another in a long line of lost-in-space movies we've all seen, but because of the perfect matching of a quirky script (without a villain), with a surprisingly vivacious director (music plays a fun role in the film) and a perfectly-cast star (a likable everyman who behaves as we would like to think we would in such a harrowing situation), it rises to another level. Ridley Scott adapts Andy Weir's sci-fi novel about an astronaut, played by Matt Damon, left stranded and struggling to survive on Mars. Ridley Scott goes back to the future, a familiar destination for him, and returns in fine shape in The Martian. Although technically science fiction by virtue of its being largely set on a neighboring planet, this smartly made adaptation of Andy Weir's best-selling novel is more realistic in its attention to detail than many films set in the present, giving the story the feel of an adventure that could happen the day after tomorrow. Constantly absorbing rather than outright exciting, this major autumn Fox release should generate muscular business worldwide.
The São Paulo International Film Festival ( portuguese: Mostra Internacional de São Paulo), also known internationally as Mostra, is an annual film festival held in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. A non-profit event, the festival is organized by ABMIC (Associação Brasileira Mostra Internacional de Cinema).
Awards for 2015 International Jury
Award Best Feature Film
12 year-old Mina cooks, sews, washes and works selling knick-knacks on the war-torn streets of Kabul to feed her neglectful father and senile grandfather. Nobody praises her. She spends her life walking without looking back or stopping.
Director: Yosef Baraki Writer: Yosef Baraki
Ermanno Olmi+Patricio Guzmán
Ermanno Olmi was born on July 24, 1931 in Treviglio, Lombardy, Italy. He is a director and writer, known for L'Albero degli zoccoli (1978), Il posto (1961) and Il mestiere delle armi (2001).
Patricio Guzmán was born on August 11, 1941 in Santiago, Chile as Patricio Guzmán Lozanes. He is a director and writer, known for Nostalgia de la Luz (2010), El botòn de nacar (2015) and Salvador Allende (2004).
Leon Cakoff Prize
Josè Mojica Marins
José Mojica Marins was born on March 13, 1936 in San Paulo, Brazil, to a family of simple means. José's love of movies began at an early age. He spent a great deal of his time with his family at the local movie house, which his father helped manage. By the time he was eighteen, he had completed over eighty films.
The James Bond film series is a British series of spy films based on the fictional character of agent James Bond, "007", who originally appeared in a series of books by Ian Fleming. It is one of the longest continually-running film series in history, having been in on-going production from 1962 to the present (with a six-year hiatus between 1989 and 1995). The new 007 movie SPECTRE received its World Premiere at the Royal Albert Hall. For the first time in the history of Bond, the film open on the same night in cinemas across the UK and Ireland. SPECTRE will then begin its theatrical roll out in territories around the world, including the US, on 6 November 2015. This premiere follows the huge success of the launch of previous Bond film Skyfall at the venue in 2012.
The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF, previously Pusan International Film Festival, PIFF), held annually in Busan (also Pusan), South Korea, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. The first festival, held from 13 to 21 September 1996, was also the first international film festival in Korea. The focus of the BIFF is introducing new films and first-time directors, especially those from Asian countries. Another notable feature is the appeal of the festival to young people, both in terms of the large youthful audience it attracts and through its efforts to develop and promote young talent. In 1999, the Pusan Promotion Plan (renamed Asian Project Market in 2011) was established to connect new directors to funding sources. The 16th BIFF in 2011 saw the festival move to a new permanent home, the Busan Cinema Center in Centum City. On October 2, the 20th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) Awards Ceremony took place at Haeundae Grand Hotel's Grand Ballroom. Actors Kwon Hae Hyo and Jo Soo Hyang presided as MCs with many famous actors and individuals in the film industry in attendance. The full list of winners of the 20th Busan International Film Festival is as follows:
-Best Picture - "The Shameless" (Director Oh Seung Wook)
-Best Director – Kwak Kyung Taek ("The Classified File")
-Yu Hyun Mok Film Arts Award – "Factory Complex" (Producer Kim Min Kyung)
-Buil Readers' Jury Award – "Ode to My Father" (Director Yoon Jae Kyun)
-Best Actor – Lee Jung Jae ("Assassination")
-Best Actress – Jeon Do Yeon ("The Shameless")
-Best Supporting Actor – Lee Kyung Young ("The Unfair")
-Best Supporting Actress – Moon JUNg Hee ("Cart")
-Best New Director – Hong Suk Jae ("Socialphobia")
-Best New Actor – Byun Yo Han ("Socialphobia") Best New Actress – Lee Yoo Young ("Late Spring")
-Best Screenplay – "The Unfair" (Kim Sung Jae and Son Ah Ram)
-Best Cinematography – "Sea Fog" (Hong Kyung Pyo)
-Best Music – "The Shameless" (Jo Young Wook)
-Best Art Direction – "Assassination" (Ryu Sung Hee).
Swiss entries win both awards in this year's ZFF 72 Film Contest. ZFF 72 entrants have 72 hours to produce a film clip lasting no longer than 72 seconds. The theme is given by the Zurich Film Festival. The clip should either be a teaser or pilot that will form the basis of a YouTube channel for which they will then continue to produce and upload content. Chosen by a jury of experts and endowed with a CHF 5'000 cash prize, the Jury Award goes to STEPS (UNE HISTOIRE COMME LES AUTRES) by Jason Sereftug, Kevin Personeni and Danilo Neto from Switzerland's French-speaking region. Endowed with a CHF 4'000 cash prize, the Viewers Award was chosen by the public and bestowed upon MEIN ERSTES MAL / NICHT MEIN LETZTES MAL by Silvan Giger and Zoë Pastelle from the German-speaking region of Switzerland. Participants were given 72 hours to create a clip lasting no longer than 72 seconds based on the theme "My First Time". Entries came from a total of 22 countries, including Switzerland, Germany and Austria, but the list also included Poland, Rumania, Brazil, Peru, the USA and Iran. During the 72-hour-long online voting period, the 72.zff.com website registered 488'000 clicks by 93'000 unique visitors. A total of 27'000 votes were registered. The clips entered into the contest were rated by a jury of experts and by the worldwide online community. The aim of the contest was to encourage and inspire filmmakers of all kinds to reach new creative heights by making a film in 72 hours. Lasting no longer than 72 seconds, each clip, which had to serve as a teaser or pilot for a future YouTube channel, was brought together in a video gallery and available for viewing on the zff72.com website. Although the entries had to adhere to the theme "My First Time", entrants were free to choose the genre of their clips. The two winners and nine Top Candidates as chosen by the jury get the chance to visit the YouTube Space Berlin. The jury of experts responsible for rating the entries was made up of director Michael Steiner, YouTuber and filmmaker Sawyer Hartman, and Nico Lypitkas, lecturer in cast/audiovisual media at Zurich University of the Arts. STEPS (UNE HISTOIRE COMME LES AUTRES), the winner of the Jury Award. MEIN ERSTES MAL / NICHT MEIN LETZTES MAL, the winner of the Viewers Award.