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Box Office: 'Thor 2' Marvels With $479.8M Total Worldwide; 'Best Man Holiday' Rings In 2nd W/ $30.6M

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • November 17, 2013 2:46 PM
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Thor: The Dark World
In its second weekend, "Thor: The Dark World" held onto the top spot with $38.4 million. Domestically, the movie is nearing the $150 million mark with a running total of $147 million. Internationally, it's already crossed the $450 million mark, with a running total of $479.8 million, and has surpassed the entire theatrical run of its predecessor, "Thor," which made $449.3 million. In spite of possible bad word-of-mouth once people actually saw it (our own review called it "the most deeply flawed Marvel movie since 'Iron Man 2' "), 'Thor 2' suffered only a 55% drop in its second weekend (compared to the 58% drop "Iron Man 3" felt from opening to second weekend).

Review: Animated Thanksgiving Comedy 'Free Birds' Is A Turkey

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 30, 2013 11:09 AM
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In the first fifteen minutes of "Free Birds," a jarringly awful, new animated comedy loosely centered around a bunch of historical anachronisms about Thanksgiving, we're introduced to Reggie (Owen Wilson), a turkey who is seemingly the only bird on the farm to realize that they're getting fattened up for slaughter. He's then ostracized from his flock and given the annual Presidential pardon. While relaxing at Camp David, he's intercepted by Jake (Woody Harrelson), the President of the Turkeys Liberation Front, and boards a time machine in an effort to stop the first Thanksgiving from happening, thus saving countless turkeys through history. Again: this is all in the first fifteen minutes.

Watch: Owen Wilson & Woody Harrelson Are A Couple Of Turkeys In New Trailer For 'Free Birds'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2013 5:03 PM
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Man, we really feel you parents out there this fall, because there aren't many options out there you can enjoy along with your little ones. Earlier today, Disney dropped a rather underwhelming spot for "Frozen," and now Relativity is trying to lure you with "Free Birds," which looks equally uninspired. Though we will say, the choice for the voice leads we would love to see pair up in an actual movie at some point.

You Know, For The Kids: Watch Trailers For Animated 'Free Birds' & 'The Smurfs 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2013 4:41 PM
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Yes, the movies are a place to escape to find adventure, romance, laughter, tears and thrills but they are also a place to plunk down your kids for a couple hours of sweet relief. Every now and then, you'll be blessed by a Pixar or DreamWorks movie that manages to keep you entertained as well, and then there's the other stuff....

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