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‘Hangover’ Handily Beats ‘Panda’ in Sequel Faceoff

The Memorial Day weekend box office totals set a record by selling a massive $280 million worth of tickets, but the numbers fell just short of expectations for Kung Fu Panda 2. Driving ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pirates’ 4 Finds Huge Treasure in Foreign Ports

The tide was high for the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie this weekend, though perhaps not as high as the Walt Disney Co. would have liked — at least domestically. Pirates of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rio’ Helps Fox Hit $1 Billion Mark

Last weekend, Blue Sky’s 3Dblockbuster hit Rio helped Fox International hit the magic $1 billion dollar mark at the global box office. To date, Carlos Saldanha’s valentine to his ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hoodwinked Too!’ Looks to Continue Toon B.O. Hot Streak

It took a while, but The Weinstein Co.’s long-in-the-works sequel to its 2005 hit Hoodwinked! is finally coming to theaters this weekend. Hoodwinked Too!: Hood vs. Evil is set ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rio’ Retains Box Office Crown Over Easter Weekend

Animation ruled the Easter weekend box office, with Blue Sky Studios’ stereoscopic 3D feature Rio repeating as the top film. Rio, released by Fox, took in an estimated $26.8 million ... Continue Reading →
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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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‘Rio’ Conquers the World, While ‘Hop’ Repeats in U.S.

Rio opened big overseas, while domestic moviegoers made it clear that they prefer to see Russell Brand in animated movies over live-action remakes. Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Rio ... Continue Reading →
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It’s Brand vs. Brand as ‘Arthur’ Looks to Topple ‘Hop’

Moviegoers this weekend will get to decide if they prefer animation or live action when it comes to British comic actor Russell Brand. The star of such comedies as Get Him to the Greek ... 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 →