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Weekend Box Office: 'Fast Five' Starts Off Summer With $83 Million Weekend

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 1, 2011 5:21 AM
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Hooray for Hollywood, or something. The 2011 box office finally snapped out of its doldrums with more reheated crap, “Fast Five” opening to a spectacular-for-Universal $83 million. The car blockbuster’s weekend surpasses “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” as the biggest opening weekend in Universal history, and with spectacular overseas results, the film is poised to do upwards of $400-$500 million globally, topping the $353 worldwide take of “Fast And Furious,” the last film in the series.

In Theaters: 'Fast Five' Ready To Drive Over 'Prom' & 'Hoodwinked Too'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • April 29, 2011 5:04 AM
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In theaters this week: THE ROYAL WEDDING!! JK, we already watched that this morning. Who got up at 5 am for the most splendid celebration of the year?! EEE!! So exciting, but this is neither the time nor the place for wedding recap so let's move on to entertainment of the cinematic variety. As always, there's a range of selections at the theaters, but the pickins are rather slim this weekend. Aside from the muscles n' 'splosions fest "Fast Five," from the inexplicably tenacious "Fast and Furious" franchise, there's not much else big opening this weekend. Of course, there's an offering for the children in "Hoodwinked Too" in 3D, and something called "Prom" (this is the first I'm hearing of it), and some semi-interesting looking limited releases.

Trailer Roundup: 'Hoodwinked Too!,' '11-11-11' & 'Cracks'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2011 9:41 AM
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A little bit of trailer roundup to kick off your week for a few films that -- in the case of the first two "Hoodwinked Too!" and "11-11-11" -- would otherwise fall by the wayside with us unless we found a quick way to deal with them, and in the case of the last one "Cracks," a gentle reminder that the film is on its way and is worth tracking down. So grab a coffee, lock your office door and check 'em out.

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