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Box-Office: 'The Lego Movie' Takes The #1 Slot For Third Week Running

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  • February 23, 2014 1:10 PM
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The Lego Movie
Play on, indeed. As expected, the universally beloved “The Lego Movie” dominated the box office again, taking the number one spot for the third week in a row. Only dropping 36.9% from its second week, Warner Bros.' animated juggernaut took in a healthy $31.4 million over the weekend with its domestic total now at $183.1 million. The movie has grossed $234 million worldwide so far and presumably will keep ascending, but internationally, ‘Lego’ isn't quite as gigantic of a draw.

Weekend Box Office: 'Lego Movie' Blocks Out Newcomers, But 'About Last Night' Is Still Strong

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  • February 16, 2014 12:49 PM
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When your options are a tepidly received “RoboCop” remake and a Valentine’s Day-themed romance movie that only the teenage girl die-hards seemed interested in (“Endless Love”), is it any wonder “The Lego Movie” blocked out the competition this weekend? That said, performing quite well was the “About Last Night” remake. And no, don’t chalk that one up to ’80s nostalgia—instead, see it as one more film connecting with the underserved African-American audience who are happy to come out in droves when a movie is actually geared towards them.

Watch: New Trailer For 'About Last Night' Remake Starring Kevin Hart

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2013 5:16 PM
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Kevin Hart is on the precipice of stardom if he isn't already there. The comic actor has been paying his dues ever since his memorable appearance in "The Forty Year-Old Virgin" and this summer scored a surprise box office hit with his standup special "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain." And with big roles coming in "Grudge Match," "Think Like A Man Too" and "Ride Along" coming up we're going to be seen a lot more of him, including in the upcoming remake of the '80s nugget "About Last Night."

Watch: Red Band Trailer For 'About Last Night' Remake Starring Kevin Hart

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 15, 2013 9:24 AM
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So, how mega early is this three minute red band trailer for "About Last Night"? The movie doesn't come out until next year. In fact, there isn't even an official still for this, and yet, Sony is opening the gates on this way way, way early in the hopes that this spot is funny enough that it'll stay in your mind for a while. And does it succeed on that front? Not particularly.

'Anchorman 2' Scores December 20, 2013 Release Date

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 19, 2012 9:11 PM
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It's been about six years in the making -- or at least it seems like they've been talking about it that long -- but a pipedream comedy is not only finally happening, it now has a concrete release date.

Will Ferrell To Cameo In 'The Internship' With Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson Plus More Casting Updates

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 3, 2012 11:38 AM
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The paths of Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson have crossed many times in movies such as "Wedding Crashers," "Zoolander," "Starsky & Hutch," "Anchorman" and "Old School." And lucky for us, they will all be meeting up once again. Ferrell is slated to take a cameo role in currently lensing "The Internship," the movie that finds Vaughn and Wilson playing recently downsized men in their forties who try to make it as interns at a successful Internet company where their managers are in their twenties. So who will Ferrell play? Well, he'll be "Wilson's brother-in-law, who sells home electronics and has no problem making inappropriate comments about his attractive customers." So improv heaven -- sounds good to us. Lensing is underway on the Shawn Levy-directed movie which should hit theaters sometime next year.

Kevin Hart Joins 'About Last Night...' Remake

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 28, 2012 9:43 AM
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Although first announced early last year, the Will Gluck (“Easy A”) -produced remake of “About Last Night...” hasn't had any new developments -- until now. THR is reporting that comedian Kevin Hart has signed on to star in the film.

Screen Gems Remaking 'About Last Night...", 'Easy A' Director Will Gluck Producing

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 21, 2011 4:04 AM
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There's a serious divide in that a movie title means more to a Hollywood executive than the general public. "Remaking" something like "Lethal Weapon" sort of makes sense, since those movies were so popular that you could slap "Lethal Weapon" on anything, and people will make certain associations that essentially minimizes the negative impact a bad marketing campaign can do. Does "About Last Night..." have the same power?

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