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The Artist Gets A Box Office Boost After Being Named Best Picture!

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the artist gets box office boost after oscar win

Watch out, Lorax!

After winning the coveted Best Picture Oscar at this year's Academy Awards, people are finally heading over to theaters to check out The Artist (even though it's a silent film).

Over the weekend, the award-winning film made its way into the top 10 in North America for the first since it debuted in limited released 15 WEEKS AGO! Wow!

It brought in $3.9 million, and in total it's now raked in $37.1 million domestically.

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PG-13 Version Of The King's Speech Coming To Theaters Next Month

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pg 13 version of the kings speech gets release date

Do we REALLY need to censor the film that won BEST PICTURE at the Oscars???

The Weinstein Company has announced that starting April 1, they'll pull the R-rated version of The King's Speech from movie theaters, and they'll be releasing a PG-13 version in its place.

Apparently, in order to secure a lower rating, they muted out several instances of the word "!@*&" and other times replaced it with the word "$#!*." LOLz.

The King's Censored Speech will be released on 1,000 screens.

Here's what TWC president of theatrical distribution and home entertainment Erik Lomis had to say about this move:

“We are thankful to the MPAA for their wisdom and swift action in approving the release of The King’s Speech PG-13 version."

It's certainly a great film, so on the one hand we're happy that younger audiences will get a chance to see it, but on the other hand, the film was fine as is - it won Best Picture.

They could have left it alone. Any parent who sees the film will most likely let their children watch it on DVD as long as they're not TOO young. The cursing was NOT a huge deal at all…AND it was mostly in good taste.

Do U think it was a good idea for them to release a PG-13 cut of The King's Speech? Or should they have left it alone?

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