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Box Office: 'Noah' Rides To #1, 'Sabotage' Bombs & 'Frozen' Becomes Highest Grossing Animated Pic Of All Time

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2014 12:05 PM
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Noah trailer
There were concerns about whether or not the crucial faith-based audience would buy tickets, and Paramount was choosy about who got to see Darren Aronofsky's grim, dark and bleak "Noah" in advance, but there's no doubt ticket buyers were curious, with the biblical tale taking in over $40 million this weekend. It's easily the director's best opening of his career, and a decent shot in the arm for the reported $125 million movie, which is also doing solid business overseas (it has already earned $51 million abroad). But still questionable are the legs it will have over the next few weeks, and the signs aren't that good.

Slow Box-Office Finds ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ In First Place; ‘Need For Speed’ Stalls In 3rd

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 16, 2014 1:09 PM
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Need For Speed
Well, this was unexpected (that is if you’re not attentively looking at Friday and Saturday numbers with a sniper’s eyes). You might think, considering the success of “The Fast & Furious” series, that something similarly adrenaline-focused like the vroom-fast “Need For Speed” film would be critic-proof, and that audiences—who have to wait an extra year for a new ‘Fast & Furious’ film—might check into the junior series starring Aaron Paul. But it was not to be. While Disney was already projecting low (at least low for a would-be car franchise) $20 million numbers for “Need For Speed,” the film (which was roasted by critics; here’s our review) sputtered to the finish line with $17.8 million at the box office, stalling at the number 3 position for its opening weekend debut.

Box Office: ‘300: Rise Of An Empire’ Defends The Kingdom; 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Smashes Per-Screen Average Records

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 9, 2014 2:12 PM
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300: Rise Of An Empire
It arrived much too late, some seven years after the fact. It was met with most middling reviews, and it featured no real stars to speak of. But that could not stop “300: Rise Of An Empire,” the slightly less-ripped, less-sweaty, otherwise pretty-much-the-same sequel from dominating the box office (our review here). The Warner Bros. sequel might not have been in vogue with the blogosphere, but the rest of the country was more than happy to attend.

Review: ‘300: Rise Of An Empire’ Starring Eva Green & Sullivan Stapleton

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 6, 2014 2:30 PM
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300: Rise Of An Empire
In 2006, Zack Snyder took the movie world by storm with “300,” a muscular, testosterone-fueled adaptation of a Frank Miller swords-and-sandals graphic novel which took Robert Rodriguez’s“Sin City” concept—painting the comic book pages right onto the screen—to the next level, and arguably, its zenith. It was something of a game-changer and surprise runaway hit, cementing Snyder’s status as a tentpole-worthy filmmaker, grossing $450 million worldwide and transforming March into the early blockbuster season it is now.

Watch: Battles & Slow Motion Rages In 6 Clips From '300: Rise Of An Empire' Plus Villains Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2014 4:19 PM
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300: Rise Of An Empire
Bring the earplugs, prepare the fake bronzer, and you might want to do some ab crunches—"300: Rise Of An Empire" is coming and it's gonna make you feel bad about that winter spare tire you've put on around the belly. The sequel to Zack Snyder's dudes and yelling flick "300" is imminent and a pretty decent taste has been unleashed.

Boobs, Brawn & The Snyder Effect: 10 Things Learned From The '300: Rise Of An Empire' Fan Event

  • By Jordan Hoffman
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  • February 5, 2014 1:17 PM
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300: Rise Of An Empire
“This! Continues To Be! Sparta!” Alas those words were nowhere to be heard during the thirteen minute preview that Warner Bros. and #Klout held at their “Fan Event” last night for the forthcoming “300: Rise of an Empire.” (In fact, I think the movie is going to end up not starring Spartans but Athenians — those “boy lovers” so mocked by King Leonidas in the 2007 original.) And while the sneak peek proved that nothing is ever going to be quite as miraculous as Zack Snyder's crypto-fascist green-screen masterpiece, this is definitely cut from the same gauzy, sheer, nipple-propped cloth.

Watch: New Trailer For '300: Rise Of An Empire' Brings You The Ecstasy Of Steel And Flesh

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2014 1:50 PM
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300: Rise Of An Empire
There will be yelling ... If you've been missing bronzed-up dudes, action sequences in the rain and dark, and people talking intensely against CGI backdrops, well prepare thyself: the new trailer for "300: Rise Of An Empire" is here.

Watch: New Trailer For '300: Rise Of An Empire' Goes Into Battle

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 1:16 PM
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LOUD NOISES! Believe it or not, this isn't about "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." And while this sequel does feature yelling, buff bods and outrageous costumes, it takes itself much more seriously, and with a higher body count.

Watch: New TV Spots For Hugh Jackman Thriller 'Prisoners' & Zack Snyder-Produced '300: Rise Of An Empire'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 16, 2013 8:58 AM
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Prisoners
Set to unspool before TIFF crowds in just a few short weeks, Denis Villeneuve's thriller "Prisoners" looks to have more than just your average potboiler antics up its sleeve, bolstered in turn by lead performances from Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. Warner Bros. is prepping the film for a solid fall run as well, and so they've released a new TV spot, while also getting the early word out on their sequel to Zack Snyder's "300."

Watch: First Muscular & Melodramatic Trailer For '300: Rise Of An Empire'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 12, 2013 7:35 PM
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300: Rise of an Empire
The bad news, it's been pushed a whole year until March 2014. The good news is, the new trailer for “300: Rise of an Empire” is here, even if it's now nine months early (maybe everyone figured, "hell, it's done!"). Don't look for many original players (though a few are back). Zack Snyder's not directing (though he is producing), Gerard Butler and all those dudes kicked that can at the end of the first film. Instead you've got indie director Noam Murro, the indie director behind 2008's "Smart People," who must have put together some impressive promo reel to convince Warner Bros. he could go from that tiny, talky indie to this would-be tentpole.

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