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Daily film news briefs: 'Grand Budapest' breaks record, Wahlberg gets MTV honor

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' / Fox Searchlight Pictures
'The Grand Budapest Hotel' / Fox Searchlight Pictures
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Here's a brief roundup of the major stories in film news for Monday, March 10, 2014:

'Grand Budapest' has amazing limited theaters box office weekend -- Wes Anderson's latest film played on just four screens this past weekend - two screens in Los Angeles and two in New York City - and still managed to rake in $811,166, or an average $202,792 per screen. 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' becomes highest-grossing, non-Disney film average gross per screen. 'The Lion King' maintains a safe, secure hold on the list of Top Theatrical Average box office receipts with its $793,377 haul in 1994. 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' expands into more theaters across the U.S. starting March 14.

Marky Mark tapped for Generation Award at MTV Movie Awards -- Film star and 'Entourage' producer Mark Wahlberg will get the equivalent of a lifetime achievement award at this year's MTV Movie Awards. Late-night host Conan O'Brien will host the show on April 13. MTV president Stephen Friedman summed up Wahlberg's career in a statement: "Mark has captivated the MTV audience for over 20 years, and for this rare feat, we're proud to recognize him with this year's Generation Award." Wahlberg stars in the forthcoming 'Transformers' sequel and is producing the 'Entourage' film slated for a next year release.

Super early predictions for Oscars 2015 -- And because it's never too early to start thinking about next year's Academy Awards, the folks at IndieWire have pulled together a list of 'Premature Oscar Predictions,' culled from buzzed-about films yet to be released. If IndieWire's predictions pan out, 'The Office' star Steve Carell is one of the actors who should get a jump start on writing his acceptance speech.