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BuzzHub’s Best Picture Battle: Whiplash vs The Grand Budapest Hotel

As our week of extensive Oscar coverage continues, we’re pitting the Best Picture nominated films against each other, two at a time, to see how they compare. In this installment, it’s the turn of Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. How are these films alike, how do they differ, and which is more successful in telling its very unique story?

Box Office: ‘300’ prequel Rises to first place, Anderson’s ‘Hotel’ has impressive limited opening

Two new movies opened in wide release, one a prequel/sequel to a hit blockbuster from seven years back, the other the latest from DreamWorks Animation based on a cartoon from the ’60s, and it may have not been too big a surprise that Legendary Pictures’ 300: Rise of an Empire (Warner Bros.), starring Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green and Lena Headey, was victorious this weekend as it grossed an estimated $45 million in 3,470 theaters, roughly $13 thousand per venue, to take the #1 spot at the box office.

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ one-sheet sees the cast become key cards

Set for release in March 2014, The Grand Budapest Hotel’s ensemble cast includes Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Saoirse Ronan, F. Murray Abraham, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel and Mathieu Amalric. The film’s newest trailer is slated to come online tomorrow, Friday December 20.