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Big Eyes (2014)

Amy Adams in Big Eyes

Details Limited Release: Dec 25, 2014; Rated: PG-13; Genre: Drama; With: Amy Adams, Krysten Ritter and Jason Schwartzman; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Twenty years after his beloved biopic Ed Wood, director Tim Burton reteams with screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski for another study of oddball art. Big Eyes takes its name from the famed 1960s paintings of dour children with serious dilation issues, which made kitsch darlings out of husband-and-wife team Walter and Margaret Keane (played by two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and five-time nominee Amy Adams). The film chronicles the couple's marriage and rancorous split amid revelations that Margaret was the true creator of what the world believed was Walter's work. ''She got lost in the lie,'' says Adams. ''Walter manipulated her for years by telling her that she'd go to jail, that it was fraud, that people would ask for their money back. But her strength eventually brought the truth out.'' Burton admits he was attracted to the Keanes' messed-up union, adding darkly, ''In life, is there anything other than a dysfunctional relationship?''
Originally posted Aug 14, 2014 Published in issue #1325-1326 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Sep 14 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1.
No Good Deed
Screen Gems
$24.5 1 $24.5 C
2.
Dolphin Tale 2
Warner Bros.
$16.5 1 $16.5 C+
3.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Pictures
$8.0 7 $305.9 A-
4. $4.8 6 $181.0 C+
5. $4.3 5 $73.0 F
6.
The Drop
Fox Searchlight
$4.2 1 $4.2 B
7.
If I Stay
Warner Bros.
$4.0 4 $44.9 C-
8.
The November Man
Relativity
$2.7 3 $22.5 C
9.
The Giver
Weinstein Co.
$2.6 5 $41.3 C-
10.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Walt Disney Pictures
$2.5 6 $49.4 B
* in millions

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