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Great Expectations (2013)

As he set out to direct Charles Dickens' classic novel Great Expectations, Mike Newell fixated on one question: ''Why is Pip such a little s---?''

EXPECT GREATNESS Helena Bonham Carter is just one of many stars in Mike Newell's adaptation of Great Expectations
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EXPECT GREATNESS Helena Bonham Carter is just one of many stars in Mike Newell's adaptation of Great Expectations

Details Release Date: Nov 15, 2013; Length: 128 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes and Sally Hawkins

As he set out to direct Charles Dickens' classic novel Great Expectations, Mike Newell fixated on one question: ''Why is Pip such a little s---?'' To Newell, the story's orphan hero (played by War Horse's Jeremy Irvine) is ''treacherous and unthinking, uncaring of the people who love him most.'' That includes Miss Havisham (Helena Bonham Carter), a wealthy spinster who hasn't stepped outdoors since being left at the altar decades earlier, and her ward, Estella (The Borgias' Holliday Grainger), who won't return Pip's affections — even after he's thrown into London's high society. Ultimately, though, Newell pities Pip. ''He's an abused child,'' he says. ''What you're looking at is: What is the fallout of emotional abuse?''
Originally posted Aug 16, 2013
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Weekend of Dec 21 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $56.2 1 $90.6 B
2. $17.3 1 $17.3 B
3.
Annie
Columbia Pictures
$16.3 1 $16.3 D
4. $8.1 2 $38.9 B
5. $7.7 5 $289.2 B-
6.
Wild
Fox
$4.1 3 $7.2 A-
7.
Top Five
Paramount
$3.6 2 $12.5 A-
8.
Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Pictures
$3.6 7 $190.4 B+
9. $3.5 4 $64.2 C-
10.
P.K.
UTV Communications
$3.5 1 $3.5 NA
* in millions

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