Juno Temple (as Deborah Hussey) on the Buffum Street set in Lynn.

Juno Temple (as Deborah Hussey) on the Buffum Street set in Lynn.

Black Mass Domestic Total as of Oct. 15, 2015: $58,951,782
Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: September 18, 2015
Genre: Crime Drama Runtime: 2 hrs. 2 min.
MPAA Rating: R Production Budget: $53 million

SEP 26, 2015 Johnny Depp’s Black Mass dropped a significant 60% on its second Friday, earning $3.5 million on its second Friday. That’s a much larger drop than the likes of The Departed (-34%), Argo (-14%), The Town (-40%) and Prisoners (-51%). Now this isn’t a surprise considering how frontloaded the movie was last weekend, and the opening is still a feather in Warner Bros./Time Warner TWX +0.00% Inc.’s cap after a summer of iffy results. The film should earn $11m for the weekend (-50%) for a $42m ten-day total. That’s not bad, but it doesn’t scream Oscar frontrunner either although Johnny Depp is still in the running for the moment.

[June 10 Fizzy, vivid Juno Temple in “Len & Company” festivals only]

Juno Temple vivid

music-industry ennui adapted from a stage play — Carly Mensch’s Off Broadway item “Len, Asleep in Vinyl” — a father figure to Zoey (a fizzy, vivid Juno Temple), the Katy Perry-esque chart-topper whose career he has shepherded from girlhood. Having been publicly humiliated

June 10 Juno Temple is a troubled runaway turning tricks: to VOD July 17]

.   “Safelight” will be released on VOD and in theaters on July 17

. “Safelight” will be released on VOD and in theaters on July 17


ARC Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to gritty drama “Safelight,” which stars Evan Peters, Juno Temple and Kevin Alejandro.
“‘Safelight’ is a captivating story of two people who find each other in the midst of their harsh individual adversities,” Vicki (Temple) is a troubled runaway turning tricks at a truck stop. “Safelight” will be released on VOD and in theaters on July 17

[October 6 Sin City: October 2 Worldwide $35,084,450]

Total Lifetime Grosses [October 2]
Domestic: $13,741,150 39.2%
+ Foreign: $21,343,300 60.8%
= Worldwide: $35,084,450

The up-and-coming British actress starred opposite Angelina Jolie in the summer blockbuster “Maleficent” and has a role beside Johnny Depp in the upcoming Whitey Bulger flick, “Black Mass.”Her father, Julien Temple, a fan of punk music, directed the 1979 Sex Pistols documentary “The Great Rock and Roll Swindle,” as well as videos for The Rolling Stones and The Kinks. Her aunt, Nina Temple, was the last secretary of the British Communist Party, and her grandfather, Langdon Temple, once ran a travel agency specializing in Communist countries.Temple grew up with her father, mother Amanda Pirie, a producer, and two younger brothers in a 14th century house in Taunton, Somerset.

Juno: The up-and-coming British actress starred opposite Angelina Jolie in the summer blockbuster “Maleficent” and has a role beside Johnny Depp in the upcoming Whitey Bulger flick, “Black Mass.”Her father, Julien Temple, a fan of punk music, directed the 1979 Sex Pistols documentary “The Great Rock and Roll Swindle,” as well as videos for The Rolling Stones and The Kinks. Her aunt, Nina Temple, was the last secretary of the British Communist Party, and her grandfather, Langdon Temple, once ran a travel agency specializing in Communist countries.Temple grew up with her father, mother Amanda Pirie, a producer, and two younger brothers in a 14th century house in Taunton, Somerset.

The movie had a fairly light marketing effort: anecdotally, many people seemed surprised to learn that the movie was in theaters . Director Robert Rodriguez’s brand seems to have taken a hit as of late. Since Sin City, none of his movies have earned over $40 million at the domestic box office. His last two movies—both sequels—were off dramatically from their predecessors: Machete Kills was down 70 percent from the first Machete, while Spy Kids: All the Time in the World was off 66 percent from Spy Kids 3D: Game Over.

Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $13,217,903 57.3%
+ Foreign: $9,846,005 42.7%
= Worldwide: $23,063,908
Domestic Summary
Opening Weekend: $6,317,683
(#8 rank, 2,894 theaters, $2,183 average)
% of Total Gross: 47.8%
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Widest Release: 2,894 theaters
In Release: 20 days / 2.9 weeks

[September 2] Box office fell 65 percent

Selling the car already? Juno Temple

Selling the car already? Juno Temple

In its second weekend, Sin City: A Dame to Kill for fell 65 percent to $2.22 million. Through 11 days, its earned just $11.45 million—less than the first Sin City earned on its first day.

[August 27 ‘Sin City 2’ Plummets: a woeful $6.5 million]

Juno Temple at Hollywood premiere

Juno Temple at Hollywood premiere


a zesty performance by Juno Temple as a prostitute without a heart of gold.

a zesty performance by Juno Temple as a prostitute without a heart of gold.

The graphic novel sequel scored a woeful $6.5 million from 2,894 locations, a fraction of the $29.1 million that the first “Sin City” made in 2005. The retro-noir thriller brought back stars Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke and co-director Robert Rodriguez, but the follow-up to a film that had proved so influential now may have seemed passé after a decade that saw a succession of similarly themed comicbook adaptations, such as “300” and “The Watchmen,” routinely crop up on screen.

“We weren’t prepared for this level of rejection by the public,” said Erik Lomis, The Weinstein Company’s head of theatrical distribution. “We thought the film would resonate more.

[July 28 Juno Temple cast as Sally opens in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, August 22]
Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s sequel to their superstylized, hardboiled crime drama “Sin City” also required the actors to work under green screen circumstances for demanding 3-D cameras. Temple, who plays Sally, one of the film’s many molls, is confident that the viewing effect will be totally worth it. Temple was cast as Sally, Joey’s mistress and a girl from Old Town, Joey Canelli, a married businessman who is cheating on his wife.

Mr. Weinstein said he was also hoping to quickly follow the August release of the film Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, with a Sin City television series from Mr. Miller and Mr. Rodriguez.

[November 12 2008   The Times demand Boho] Temple Juno

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 Kweku Adoboli was released from prison in June

Kweku Adoboli was released from prison in June

Kweku Adoboli, a former UBS Group AG trader who caused a $2.3 billion loss through unauthorized trading, will fight a U.K. immigration tribunal’s decision to deport him to Ghana.
Adoboli, who was sentenced to seven years in prison in Nov. 2012, will lodge an appeal against the ruling handed down last week, his lawyer, Paul Lennon of London-based Bark & Co. said by e-mail. Ghana-born Adoboli was released from prison in June.
Adoboli was convicted of two counts of fraud for causing the loss at UBS’s London unit. He argued at trial that managers at Zurich-based UBS pushed him to take too many risks and that rule-breaking at the bank was rampant. While he admitted causing the loss, he said it wasn’t done dishonestly.
Though Adoboli has lived in England for 23 years, he doesn’t hold British citizenship.

[December 09 2012 UBS trader Kweku Adoboli’s boss claims racial discrimination]
Ronald Greenidge, the former UBS AG (UBSN) managing director fired for gross misconduct in his supervision of convicted trader Kweku Adoboli has sued the bank claiming it treated him more harshly than others because he’s black.
Greenidge, who was UBS’s head of European cash trading, alleges race discrimination and unfair dismissal. “There are stark discrepancies” between UBS’s treatment of Greenidge and other people connected to Kweku Adoboli, according to the complaint. Greenidge “is of black Caribbean origin. Mr. Adoboli is of black African origin. The claimant believes he has been treated less favorably than his” white counterparts.
Adoboli, originally from Ghana, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Nov. 20 for fraud tied to a $2.3 billion loss, the largest from unauthorized trading in U.K. history

Chief executive Sergio Ermotti has moved to shut down most of UBS’s fixed income business, cut 10,000 jobs, and instead squeeze more juice from its wealth operations. Elsewhere Dexia is in exclusive talks over the sale of its asset management unit to private equity firm GCS Capital, Credit Suisse has reportedly put its $17bn exchange traded fund arm on the market, while Deutsche tried and rather miserably failed to offload large chunks of its asset management operations.

[January 30]
Alleged rogue trader Kweku Adoboli has pleaded not guilty to two charges of false accounting and two of fraud while working for Swiss bank UBS.
[October 5 2011]UBS AG (UBSN), Switzerland’s biggest bank, said Francois Gouws and Yassine Bouhara resigned as co-heads of global equities following the $2.3 billion unauthorized trading loss detected last month.

[Sept. 24]Oswald Gruebel, chief executive officer of UBS AG (UBSN) since February 2009, resigned his post at Switzerland’s largest bank after a $2.3 billion loss from unauthorized trading.

He will be replaced on an interim basis by Sergio P. Ermotti, the bank’s CEO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, UBS said

UBS’s Americas investment-banking division will spend part of the week golfing at California resort Pebble Beach with the company’s top clients

Now 2.3 bn: UBS trader Kweku Adoboli had no hedges in place , breaching the risk limits, then entered “fictitious” hedges. The UBS statement claimed Mr Adoboli had conducted legitimate derivative transactions, giving the bank heavy exposure to various stock market indexes. But he had then entered “fictitious” hedges against these positions into UBS’ risk management system, while in reality he had no hedge in place and was breaching the risk limits that the bank required him to work within.

UBS, for example, is offering managing directors base pay as high as 300,000 pounds ($470,000), double the amount of last May. [February 2010]
“How are you going to explain to your shareholders and employees that you’ve lost this amount from the acts of a single young employee in a trading room?”
City experts questioned how many other rogue trader cases never get exposed. Onno Steenbeck of Erasmus University in Rotterdam, a co-author of a paper on Leeson’s strategy, said: “Leeson believed in doubling up, like a naive gambler. He sometimes got lucky and got out of the misery but nobody knows how many Nick Leesons there are who got lucky and we never found out about.”
One current hedge fund trader, who declined to be named, added: “Of course there are bound to be people on the other side [of the UBS losses] who made miraculously large sums of money that weren’t authorised. They will be kept quiet. You won’t hear about it.”

His desk specialized in ETFs. But the alleged scheme centered not on the trading of those relatively plain-vanilla securities but on the hedging of risk, people familiar with the matter said. The false accounting charges, said to have taken place between October 2008 and December 2009, and January 2010 and September 2011, said UBS trader Kweku Adoboli had falsified “an exchange traded fund made or acquired for an accounting purpose” and falsified “an exchange traded fund transaction and other internal records.” UBS believes that the losses were accumulated in a large number of small trades over many months, not in one big deal.

As the City tough guy Paul Myners reportedly said, we never hear about the unauthorised rogue profits that arise from casino-style speculations – only about the rogue losses that are adding to market instability at a really unhelpful time.
Whether UBS is shown to have been aware of Adoboli’s trading is almost beside the point. If the bank was aware of it and did not stop it, then its failure to do so is unconscionable. If it was not aware of the trades, then its compliance and risk management departments’ failure to prevent them from happening in the first place is equally appalling.
In the post-Lehman, Dodd-Frank, Basel-III era, it is nearly unfathomable that a global bank of UBS’s heft, wealth and importance could allow this kind of loss to occur. Where were the adults?
>>>If it was possible there, where else?