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Movies News Pop: Pedro Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited' Averages $20,000 in Debut

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Writer-director Pedro Almodovar's "I'm So Excited" was the top-grossing independent movie the weekend of June 28th to 30th, taking in $103,000 from just five screens for Sony Pictures Classics. That's a $20,600 per-screen average, better than any movie in the marketplace. Three former Wall Street traders who were charged in a broad crackdown on insider trading by the U.S. government lost their bids to reverse their convictions and sentences.. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld the 2011 convictions and sentences of traders including Zvi Goffer, once dubbed "Octopussy" after the James Bond film thanks to his various sources of information. The ruling allows to stand the 10-year sentence handed to Goffer, 36, a former trader at Schottenfeld Group. Goffer's sentence was the third-longest U.S sentence for insider trading. Helen Mirren has been cast in the DreamWorks drama The Hundred-Foot Journey. The film starts with an Indian family moves to southern France and opens an Indian restaurant 100 feet across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant. A culinary battle ensues between the two that ultimately tests the power of family, loyalty and love.

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