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Sean Penn, Oliver Stone Mourn Death of Hugo Chavez

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Sean Penn and Oliver Stone, two vocal supporters of controversial Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, released statements following Chavez's death on Tuesday at the age of 58.

"Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had.  And poor people around the world lost a champion," Penn said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.  "I lost a friend I was blessed to have.  My thoughts are with the family of President Chavez and the people of Venezuela."

Penn, who appeared at a December candlelight vigil for the cancer-stricken leader, added, "Venezuela and its revolution will endure under the proven leadership of Vice President Maduro."

Oliver Stone, who championed Chavez in his 2009 film South of the Border, said on Tuesday, ''I mourn a great hero to the majority of his people and those who struggle throughout the world for a place."

Stone's statement continues, "Hated by the entrenched classes, Hugo Chavez will live forever in history."  He closed his comments with, "My friend, rest finally in a peace long earned."

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Oliver Stone’s "Savages" Opens Nationwide

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Amazing Spider-Man and Katy Perry: Part of Me opened in theaters earlier this week.  On Friday, Oliver Stone’s latest film joins the box office competition.

In the thriller Savages, Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch play two marijuana growers in California who clash with a Mexican drug cartel that wants a piece of the action and kidnaps their mutual girlfriend.  Salma Hayek plays a leader of the cartel.

Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro and John Travolta also star in Savages, which is rated R.

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Oliver Stone Says Michael Douglas' Health Is 'Precarious'

Photo Courtesy - 20th Century Fox(BERLIN) -- Michael Douglas' battle with cancer is far from over, if his Wall Street director, Oliver Stone, is right.  E! Online reports that Stone addressed Douglas' condition while promoting Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps in Berlin, Germany on Tuesday.

Stone told reporters that Douglas was unable to attend the event due to the "precarious" state of his health.  He also said the 66-year-old Douglas is "suffering."

A rep for Douglas recently told Entertainment Tonight the Oscar-winning actor was set to finish radiation and chemotherapy treatment by the end of last week.  Douglas announced in August he was battling advanced throat cancer.

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Wall Street Sequel Tops The Box Office 

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Greed was good enough to win the box office over the weekend. Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, again starring Michael Douglas as financial guru Gordon Gekko, opened in first place, earning an estimated $19 million.  The animated film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole premiered in the second spot, raising $16.3 million. Last week's top movie, The Town, fell to third place, with 16 million. The new Kristen Bell comedy You Again collected 8.3 million to finish at number five, while the Will Ferrell-produced comedy The Virginity Hit flopped in its first three days of release, earning just $300 thousand in 700 theaters.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, $19 million.
2. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, $16.3 million.
3. The Town, $16 million.
4. Easy A, $10.7 million.
5. You Again, $8.3 million.
6. Devil, $6.5 million.
7. Resident Evil: Afterlife, $4.9 million.
8. Alpha and Omega, $4.7 million.
9. Takers, $1.7 million.
10. Inception, $1.2 million.

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