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The Invisible Woman (2013)

Once Fiennes decided to direct the filme he tore into it, paying special attention to the novels written after the 45-year-old married Dickens took up with the Nelly Turnan

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SILENT PARTNER Felicity Jones stars as Charles Dickens' infatuation in The Invisible Woman
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SILENT PARTNER Felicity Jones stars as Charles Dickens' infatuation in The Invisible Woman

Details Limited Release: Dec 25, 2013; Length: 111 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Michelle Fairley, Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott-Thomas; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Ralph Fiennes hadn't read much Charles Dickens until he learned about Nelly Ternan, the author's secret young mistress and muse. But once Fiennes decided to direct a film about their illicit affair, he tore into the canon, paying special attention to the novels written after the 45-year-old married Dickens took up with the 18-year-old actress (Felicity Jones). ''I had fun trying to identify the Nelly elements in Our Mutual Friend,'' says Fiennes, who also plays the writer and amateur stage impresario. ''He was fastidiously obsessive about every element of production, and apparently he was a very good actor,'' he says. ''So I sort of felt that my double duty was a bit Dickens-like.''
Originally posted Aug 16, 2013
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Weekend of Apr 13 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $41.4 2 $159.0 B+
2.
Rio 2
Fox
$39.0 1 $39.0 NA
3.
Oculus
Relativity
$12.0 1 $12.0 NA
4.
Draft Day
Lionsgate/Summit
$9.7 1 $9.7 B
5.
Divergent
Lionsgate/Summit
$7.5 4 $124.9 B+
6.
Noah
Paramount
$7.4 3 $84.9 C+
7.
God's Not Dead
Freestyle
$5.5 4 $40.7 NA
8.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Fox Searchlight
$4.0 6 $39.5 A-
9.
Muppets Most Wanted
Walt Disney Pictures
$2.2 4 $45.7 B
10. $1.8 6 $105.2 B
* in millions