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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’ 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 →
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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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‘Wimpy Kid’ Handily Outscores ‘Sucker Punch’ at B.O.

The Wimpy Kid sequel is tougher than it looks. The tough chicks of director Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch came in second place in the weekend box office race, earning $19 million ... 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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Only ‘Limitless’ Can Top ‘Rango’ at Box Office

It was another relatively quiet weekend at the box office, with only the new thriller Limitless outperforming the animated feature Rango, which continues to perform well in its third ... Continue Reading →
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‘Paul’ Geeks Out for Laughs at Box Office

After sending some moms to Mars last weekend, this weekend the aliens are coming to us. Paul, a live-action comedy about a pair of comic book fans who meet a CG-animated alien outside ... 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 →