News briefs: Avatar kills again; Push coming to TV

Final box-office figures for the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend show that Avatar pulled in an estimated $54.6 million, killing Cloverfield's $46.1 million as the biggest gross the holiday period has ever seen, BoxOfficeMojo reported.

Summit Entertainment and E1 Entertainment announced today that they plan to develop a television series based on the 2009 paranormal action movie Push. Did anyone actually see that movie?

China is reportedly pulling Avatar out of all 2-D theaters and replacing it with a patriotic biopic on the life of Confucius, but leaving the movie in the handful of 3-D theaters, Fox News reported; Hong Kong's Apple Daily first reported that the state-run China Film Group issued the order because of concerns the movie could cause internal political unrest because the film too closely parallels displacement of Chinese by predatory property developers.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will shoot on the Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Oahu this summer, reported.

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