OAK BROOK, Ill. -- TCF and Lionsgate have developed a custom Facebook application which allows those grieving to upload original inspirational messages, poems, artwork, and videos that have helped them in their grief after the death of a child and other loved ones.

Rabbit Hole, released by Lionsgate, is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by the same name, and stars Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart as Becca and Howie, a couple trying to find their way eight months after their four-year-old son was killed in a tragic accident. Nicole Kidman has been nominated for a Golden Globe award for "Best Actress in a Drama" for her portrayal in the movie, which she also produced. She's also been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award.

"Our partnership with Rabbit Hole and Lionsgate is designed to give those grieving the death of a child and other loved ones the opportunity to display what they have created that has helped them in their grief journey," explains Pat Loder, executive director of The Compassionate Friends, which has nearly 625 U.S. chapters. The social media page is intended to be permanently available on Facebook.

Lionsgate, which premiered Rabbit Hole in New York and Los Angeles, December 17, says in a release that it "hopes to encourage audiences to celebrate the manner in which the film beautifully and poignantly explores the concept of loss with an honest and knowing humor. Additionally, Rabbit Hole's partnership with TCF offers a unique opportunity to extend the film's message of love and hope to the social media space, where film goers can continue to explore the universal themes explored in the film, while also having real-world discussion about coping with grief."

Those wishing to learn more or submit original messages, poems, artwork, or videos can reach this unique Facebook Application by visiting http://www.compassionatefriends.org and clicking on the Rabbit Hole banner.

 

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tronlegacy.pngDisney is now reporting that TRON: Legacy was able to rake in $3.6 million from midnight shows, about $1 million of which came from 228 IMAX engagements.

That's a very healthy debut, and it definitely indicates an opening north of $40 million. $50 million is even possible. Boxoffice.com's weekend prediction is $44 million.

Inception made $3 million from midnight shows in July before opening to $62.8 million.

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TRON: Legacy: 3,451 (NEW)
The Fighter: 2,503 (+2,499)
How Do You Know: 2,483 (NEW)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: 3,555 (+0)
Tangled: 3,210 (-364)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I: 2,860 (-717)
The Tourist: 2,756 (+0)
Unstoppable: 1,874 (-1,093)
Burlesque: 1,510 (-1,366)
Due Date: 1,157 (-833)
Love and Other Drugs: 1,093 (-1,147)
Megamind: 1,025 (1,400)
Black Swan: 959 (-869)
Faster: 660 (-1,446)

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Source: THR

George Clooney will take over the leading male role in Gravity, director Alfonso Cuaron's new 3D sci-fi project. Sandra Bullock will co-star. Warner Bros. is housing the project, which follows two astronauts who survive a space station disaster.

Clooney is next scheduled to sit in the directors on chair on Ides of March, a new political thriller starring Ryan Gosling and Paul Giamatti. As for Bullock, she recently signed on to star in Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close with Tom Hanks.

 

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