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Box Office: ‘2 Guns’ Shoots Down ‘The Smurfs 2’ For Top Spot

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • August 4, 2013 1:00 PM
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Where was everyone this weekend? Clearly not at the movies. In top spot, "2 Guns" (review here) made $27 million, marking Universal's sixth box office number one film for the summer, but the weakest #1 opening of the summer so far. Directed by Baltasar Kormakur (who also directed the Mark Wahlberg-starring "Contraband" that opened at $24.3 million last year), the R-rated actioner paired Wahlberg with Denzel Washington. The studio was heading into the weekend expecting an opening in the low $20s, so perhaps thank the core contingent of Denzel and Wahlberg fans for the bump, as the movie marks their fifth and sixth best openings ever, respectively.

Review: '2 Guns' Starring Denzel Washington & Mark Wahlberg

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 31, 2013 8:59 AM
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2 Guns
Did “2 Guns”… happen? It seemed there was a screening for the new action film. And it had Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. Or is that just a memory from the overt billboards and advertisements, boasting both stars aiming guns with the title superimposed in front of them. There was some shooting, right? Why does it feel like the memory of this film is clutched in Leonardo DiCaprio’s arms as he whizzes through crumbling architecture to the braaaaaaaams of Hans Zimmer’s score? Should “2 Guns” be explained by Ellen Page frantically asking a series of questions?

Watch: Red Band Trailer & 6 Clips From '2 Guns' Starring Mark Wahlberg & Denzel Washington Plus Lots Of New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 29, 2013 8:59 PM
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2 Guns
With the movie coming to theaters in just a few days, the final push for "2 Guns" is now underway. Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington headline the action comedy, which might be enough for many to buy tickets, but in case it isn't, Universal has a bit more to show you from the upcoming film.

Watch: Trailer For '2 Guns' Starring Denzel Washington & Mark Wahlberg

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 29, 2013 3:36 PM
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Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur and Mark Wahlberg must have hit it off during "Contraband," because when David O. Russell shifted his interests away from the project "2 Guns," Kormákur quickly filled the vacated director's chair. Coming via Universal Pictures this summer, "2 Guns" centers on a DEA agent (Washington) and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer (Wahlberg) who have been tasked with investigating one another until they discover they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from. While we're at it, a new trailer has arrived.

'The Hobbit: There And Back Again' Moves Back 5 Months, 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Lands Oscar Ready Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2013 9:59 PM
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Well, get out the pencil and eraser, because some dates are changing, and the biggest one of them all means you'll have to wait even longer for the finale of Peter Jackson's return to Middle Earth.

First Pic From '2 Guns' With Denzel Washington & Mark Wahlberg Plus The Cast Of Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' Look Thrilled

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 25, 2013 3:52 PM
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So, do you have a gritty midbuget thriller that needs two bankable stars? Call up Mark Wahblerg and Denzel Washington. And that's just what Universal did for "2 Guns," the latest in a slew of movies from both actors that sees them getting a gritty wardrobe and putting on some mean mugs as they set out to take care of bizness....

Official Synopses For McCarthy/Bateman Comedy 'Identity Thief' & Wahlberg/Washington Pic '2 Guns' Drop

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 14, 2012 3:29 PM
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We don't do the standalone synopsis thing too often, but given that thus far details have been hazy on both these upcoming comedy and action pics from Universal, we figured they warranted a bit of attention.

'47 Ronin' Moved Again To Christmas Day 2013; 'Kick-Ass 2,' '2 Guns' & More Get Dates

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 11:32 AM
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So, if Universal initially moving "47 Ronin" from November 21st to February 8, 2013 was a sign that they lacked faith in the flick, is this next manuever an indication they now, in fact, have big plans for it? You don't hand out holiday dates to just anything, and the studio has now moved the Keanu Reeves-led film to Christmas Day 2013.

Hugo Weaving Goes Down 'Mystery Road'; James Marden Draws 'Two Guns'; Catherine Keener Ready To 'Save Your Life' & James Woods Finds 'Jobs'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2012 6:03 PM
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Hugo Weaving continues to switch up big blockbusters and smaller minded fare, and this time he's headed to Australia to star in "Mystery Road" alongside "True Blood" hunk Ryan Kwanten, Jack Thompson, Tony Barry, Tasma Walton, Damian Walshe-Howling, David Field, Trisha Whitton and Siobhan Binge. Written and directed by Ivan Sen ("Toomelah"), the picture will tell the story of an indigenous detective who returns home to find out who killed an indigenous girl. Kwanten will play a pig hunter while Thompson takes the role of an out to pasture pastoralist. Filming is already underway and Aussie distribution is locked up, but if you're an international buyer, give Arclight Films a ring.

Edward James Olmos Is The Bad Guy In 'Two Guns,' Comedian Tom Papa Goes 'Behind The Candelabra' & Taylor Schilling Decides To 'Stay'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 22, 2012 10:21 AM
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Veteran character actor Edward James Olmos is set to join the cast of Baltasar Kormakur's "Two Guns." The film sees two of the biggest action stars Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington unite as two lawmen—a DEA agent and a NAVY Seal—who investigate each other as each have been tasked to steal mob money, with James to play Papi Greco, a Mexcian drug lord the two leads run into to. Scribe Blake Masters adapted the story from Steven Grant's graphic novel of the same name with Bill Paxton and Paula Patton also co-starring as a CIA operative and Washington's love interest, respectively. [Variety]

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