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Check out the creepy animated poster for Daniel Radcliffe's 'The Woman in Black' -- EXCLUSIVE

“What did they see?”

This is the tagline for Daniel Radcliffe’s eerie ghost story The Woman in Black, and when you check out the exclusive, animated poster below, you’ll get some idea of why the Harry Potter actor looks so unnerved in the photo to the left.

Think of it as an early Halloween treat from CBS Films. READ FULL STORY

Join Harry Potter himself in New York City this Friday for Spike's Scream Awards tribute -- EXCLUSIVE

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Break out your cheering charms, muggles. EW can exclusively reveal that Daniel Radcliffe is inviting 1,000 Harry Potter superfans to join him at a secret location in New York City this Friday night, Oct. 14, to tape a segment for a televised Potter tribute to air during Spike TV’s Scream Awards 2011.

To be one of those superfans, click here and enter the promo code POTTER to learn the time and location of the event (to be eligible to attend, you must be 18 years old and live in the New York tri-state area). The Scream Awards will premiere Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 9 p.m.

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‘Harry Potter’ special farewell tribute planned for Spike’s Scream Awards

'Harry Potter' special farewell tribute planned for Spike's Scream Awards

The beloved Harry Potter movie franchise is receiving an “ultimate farewell tribute” at Spike TV’s 2011 Scream Awards on Oct. 15, EW has learned exclusively, featuring what we are told will be a very special guest! (The show airs on Tues., Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 has 14 nominations for this year’s awards (tied with X Men: First Class).

Celebrating sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comic books — i.e. all things geek — the sixth annual Scream Awards will also honor Robert Downey Jr. with the Hero award (for his roles as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes) and Nicolas Cage with the Maverick award. Both stars will also debut exclusive footage from their respective upcoming films, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (the event will also feature sneak peeks for Total Recall, The Woman in Black, and Paranormal Activity 3).

J.J. Abrams, Darren Aronofsky, Chloe Moretz, Harold and Kumar‘s John Cho and Kal Penn, True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello, American Horror Story‘s Dylan McDermott, Fringe‘s Anna Torv, and Dr. Who‘s Matt Smith are among the announced attendees.

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Summer box office hits record $4.4 billion, but...

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The 2011 domestic summer box office earned a record $4.4 billion in the period between May 6 and Labor Day, improving by one percent on the $4.33 billion earned last year. Theoretically, this should be seen as a major victory for Hollywood — of course, they’re celebrating it as such — but savvy box office junkies know better than to simply believe the hype. The box office is not quite as healthy as that figure might suggest.  READ FULL STORY

Box office update: Final 'Harry Potter' film climbs to third place on the all-time worldwide chart

If it weren’t for that Muggle director James Cameron, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 would now be the highest-grossing movie ever at the worldwide box office. Instead, it’ll have to settle for third. Buoyed by a potent opening in China, Deathly Hallows passed The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King on Sunday to land in third place on the all-time global chart. In 26 days, the final Potter entry has so far conjured an incredible $1.13 billion worldwide. However, it’s highly unlikely that Deathly Hallows will ever reach the James Cameron stratosphere that includes Avatar ($2.78 billion) and Titanic ($1.84 billion).

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Box office update: 'The Smurfs' stuns 'Cowboys & Aliens' with $13.3 mil on Friday, and 'Potter' prepares to hit $1 billion worldwide

What the smurf is going on here? A clan of Belgian blue critters has stunned Hollywood, as The Smurfs led the box office on Friday with $13.3 million, according to early estimates. Sony’s $110 million live-action and animation hybrid, starring Neil Patrick Harris and Glee‘s Jayma Mays as a couple who take in six transplanted Smurfs, received horrific reviews. But that didn’t stop the PG-rated film, based on the famous Peyo comic strip and 1980s animated show, from topping what everyone thought was assured a first-place finish: Cowboys & Aliens. It’ll be a close finish, but The Smurfs should end the weekend victoriously with about $37 million. READ FULL STORY

Box office preview: 'Cowboys & Aliens' takes aim at 'The Smurfs' invasion

With the debt ceiling crisis still looming, this could be the final weekend before the entire American economy collapses in an explosion so magnificent that Michael Bay wouldn’t cut away from it for two whole seconds. Realizing that you may never have discretionary income again, Hollywood is offering three — three! — new major releases this weekend. One’s a genre mash-up whose title tells you exactly what to expect (Cowboys & Aliens), one is a TV-series adaptation whose title can be used as both a noun and a verb (The Smurfs), and one is a romantic comedy whose title, for reasons we may never know, contains two commas and a period (Crazy, Stupid, Love.). Here’s how I think the box office will stack up this weekend: READ FULL STORY

Box office report: 'Captain America' stands proud with $65.8 million; 'Harry Potter' plummets, still huge

This weekend, Captain America: The First Avenger was on a quest to avenge the disappointing box office results of recent superhero movies like X-Men: First Class and Green Lantern, and according to weekend estimates, it looks like Cappy has succeeded! The patriotic Paramount/Marvel tentpole earned a strong $65.8 million this weekend, bettering the opening of Thor, which hammered out $65.7 million during its debut in May. (Let’s wait for final numbers on Monday before we declare this the best superhero opening of the summer.) Captain America wasn’t a weakling in the per theater average department, either, as it found a terrific $17,719 at each of its 3,715 locations. Only 40 percent of the opening figure came from 3D screens, though—yet another low number for the format.

Audiences, which were 64 percent male, liked the film quite a bit, issuing Captain a nice “A-” Cinemascore grade (comparatively, Thor and X-Men: First Class both earned a “B+”, while Green Lantern earned a “B”), and the positive reception should help the $140 million action film stick around at the box office. READ FULL STORY

Box office update: 'Captain America' soars into first place with $25.7 million on Friday

Captain America: The First Avenger is starting off stronger than anyone (self-included) expected. According to estimates, the patriotic Marvel superhero film grossed a tremendous $25.7 million on Friday, with $4 million of that coming from midnight screenings. Captain America‘s impressive Friday gross puts it well ahead of the first-day totals for X-Men: First Class ($21.4 million) and Green Lantern ($21.4 million), and just a touch above Thor‘s first Friday ($25.5 million) as well. Thus, Cappy should earn a figure in the same range as Thor‘s opening, grossing around $66 million this weekend.

In second place, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part 2 plummeted 84% from last weekend’s record-breaking Friday to $14.6 million. Given the up-front excitement and huge numbers for Harry Potter last weekend, this drop doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Still, the magical fantasy should stabilize some over the rest of the weekend and finish with about $49 million by Sunday.

Friends With Benefits nabbed the third place spot with a solid $6.8 million. The Mila Kunis/Justin Timberlake comedy earned about 6 percent less than the $7.2 million that No Strings Attached made on its first Friday in January. Sunday grosses are typically stronger in the summer since kids are out of school and people are on vacation, so I wouldn’t be totally surprised if Benefits edged out Strings by the end of the frame, but right now, Friends With Benefits looks to be headed to a $19 million weekend.

Horrible Bosses continued to exhibit some strong legs at the box office, declining just 33 percent from last Friday to $3.7 million. The revenge comedy should pick up another $12 million this weekend, good for fourth place. In fifth will be Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which earned $3.5 million on Friday and will likely find just over $11 million.

Check back tomorrow for the full weekend report, and follow me on Twitter (@BoxOfficeJunkie) for up-to-the-minute box office news!

Box office preview: 'Captain America' aims to shoot down 'Harry Potter' this weekend

I wouldn’t want to be the superhero that has to go up against Harry Potter — not even Voldemort could handle that kid — but Captain America: The First Avenger will do his very best to take down the wizard at the box office this weekend, and it should be a very close race. Given its huge opening last weekend, Potter is guaranteed a major drop this time around, but it still has a solid shot at number one. Captain America, meanwhile, is battling a trend of diminishing returns that have plagued superhero movies this summer. Also opening is the raunchy rom-com Friends With Benefits, which hopes to continue the recent hot streak R-rated comedies have enjoyed. Who will succeed and who will fail? Take a look at my box office predictions below.  READ FULL STORY

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