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‘Rio’ Rocks the Box Office with $40M Opening in U.S.

It looks like Rio found the party it was looking for. The animated feature from Blue Sky Studios and Fox trounced the competition at the box office, earning an estimated $40 million ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rio’ Ready to Party at the U.S. Box Office

The box office goes in two very distinct directions this weekend, with horror fans likely headed to Scream 4 while animation offers a bright 3D trip to Rio. Directed by Carlos Saldanha ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hop’ Leaps to $38 Million Domestic Opening

Hop put some bounce in the box office, handily winning an otherwise weak weekend for movies. The second film from the Universal-affliliated Illumination Entertainment grossed an estimated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hop’ Leaps into Weekend Box Office Race

Illumination Entertainment’s second feature film, Hop, jumps into theaters this weekend looking for a sweet payoff. The film, which mixes live action and CG animation, is set ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sucker Punch’ Takes On ‘Wimpy Kid’ in B.O. Battle

Zack Snyder is back and he’s hoping his new visual-effects action pic Sucker Punch can knock out a new installment in the popular  kid franchise Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Warner ... Continue Reading →
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‘Battle’ Pushes ‘Rango’ to No. 2; ‘Mars Needs Moms’ Flops

Animated features faced both success and disappointment at the box office this weekend. While the top spot wen to the sci-fi action film Battle: Los Angeles, which opened with an estimated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rango’ Wins Weekend Box Office Race by a Wide Margin

Animation brought a little bit of life back to the box office this weekend, as Rango rode to first place among the weekend’s releases. Rango grossed an estimated $38 million. ... Continue Reading →
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Verbinski and Depp’s ‘Rango’ Rides into Theaters

Go West, animation fans, and prepare for the arrival of Rango. Directed by Gore Verbinski and starring the voice of his Pirates of the Caribbean collaborator Johnny Depp, Rango opens ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ Woos its Way to Top Spot at Weekend Box Office

It’s good to be a gnome at the box office this weekend, with Gnomeo & Juliet hanging on to enough business to withstand a couple of weak challenges to land in the No. 1 spot. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gnomeo’ Holds Up With Third-Place, $19M Weekend

Gnomeo & Juliet held up well its second weekend at the box office, landing in third place with an estimated $19.2 million in ticket sales. The CG-animated film just barely missed ... Continue Reading →