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Precious Builds Buzz

by on Nov.16, 2009, under News

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In its second week of limited release “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” moved from 12th place to 4th place, more than tripling the gross revenue of its opening weekend as more screens were brought online to show the film [source: BoxOfficeMojo.com].

Critical reception of the film has been overwhelmingly positive, with RottenTomatoes.com currently reporting a 90% Fresh rating. While Precious wasn’t shot in Georgia, it was lofted to national prominence in part by Atlanta’s own film/television legend Tyler Perry, who championed the film alongside Oprah Winfrey.

Last month, the Defamer (Richard Rushfield) over at Gawker.com explored the twisty road to Oscar gold that Precious must negotiate, citing the tendency of Hollywood to rail against films which are “foisted” upon it by celebrity backers (like Winfrey and Perry).

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