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'Based on a True Story'? 10 Hugely Embellished Films

Some pretty big changes were made in these movies

(Newser) - So how close to "true" are movies that claim to be "based on a true story"? Radar reveals the pretty major embellishments made to 20 such films. A sampling:
  • American Hustle: While the film tracks pretty closely to the Abscam scandal, Amy Adams' character never got involved
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Riddick Shines Brightest With $18.7M

Knocks 'The Butler' out of top spot

(Newser) - The Butler's long run at the top of the box office charts finally came to an end this weekend, with Vin Diesel's Riddick debuting to the tune of $18.7 million to take the No. 1 spot. On the historically slow weekend after Labor Day, it was easily... More »

Oprah Out-Performs One Direction

The Butler is No 1. for 3rd weekend

(Newser) - The combined teen dreamboat power of One Direction was still not enough to topple the mighty O at the Labor Day weekend box office: Oprah's The Butler took the No. 1 position for the third week running, raking in another $20 million. One Direction's eponymous 3D documentary opened... More »

Butler Wins Again With $17M

'We're the Millers' still doing surprisingly well; 'Jobs,' not so much

(Newser) - Lee Daniels' The Butler might have fared very poorly in one Kentucky theater , but it was the winner nationwide for a second week in a row , pulling in $17 million on a sleepy end-of-summer weekend. We're the Millers also held steady, with a $13.5 million haul that gave... More »

Theater Refuses to Screen The Butler Over Jane Fonda

Owner thinks her Vietnam War views make her a traitor

(Newser) - A central Kentucky theater owner who trained pilots during the Vietnam War is refusing to show the nation's top movie , The Butler, because Jane Fonda, who plays Nancy Reagan in the film, was an outspoken opponent of the conflict. Ike Boutwell, owner of MoviePalace and Showtime Cinemas in Elizabethtown,... More »

Oprah's Butler Opens at No. 1

Pulls in $25M in first movie in 15 years

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey closed out her first weekend at the box office in 15 years as a winner, with The Butler pulling in a cool $25 million to claim the No. 1 spot. The movie was supposed to be neck-and-neck with Kick Ass 2, notes the LA Times , but the latter... More »

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