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Weekend Box Office: Theatergoers 'Think Like A Man' To Kick 'The Hunger Games' Out Of The Top Spot

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 22, 2012 12:30 PM
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It shouldn’t have been a surprise, but “The Hunger Games” not only fell from the top spot after four weeks… it was pulverized. The Steve Harvey-powered “Think Like a Man” took advantage of a big ad campaign to debut to unprecedented numbers, scoring massive 'A' level approval from audiences reporting to Cinemascore while almost tripling its reported $12 million budget. This is the third big hit for Sony’s Screen Gems division this year, following “Underworld: Awakening” and “The Vow.” Not really the best studio to encourage, guys.

Seth Rogen & Kevin Hart Teaming For A Cop Comedy At Paramount

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2012 7:58 PM
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There is nothing Hollywood likes more than to piggyback off a good idea, so we probably should have seen this coming. Hot off the success of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum's "21 Jump Street" this weekend, another cop comedy is coming down the pike, this time starring two veterans of the Judd Apatow school of laffs.

Justin Timberlake, R-Rated Rom-Coms, Bradley Cooper, Marvel & Some Of The Big Winners At The Box Office 2011

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 30, 2011 2:10 PM
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There was no pattern of box office success for 2011. One could point to the audience rejecting obvious pandering nerd bait like "Cowboys And Aliens," but then how does that explain "Transformers"? People can celebrate R-rated comedies, but what does that mean for "The Change-Up"? Few leading men and women appeared often in 2011, as it was a year dependent on concepts (mostly pre-established) as opposed to marquee names. And a lot of those new names are wise, lining up smaller projects in the coming year to diversify their portfolio rather than boost their paychecks.

Apparently, It Takes Three People To Write A Script For 'Scary Movie 5'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 24, 2011 6:03 AM
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If the "Scary Movie" franchise will be remembered for anything, it won't be for the jokes, but it will be for helping launch Anna Faris' career, the plucky actress who allowed herself to be glued to ceiling with semen all in the name of comedy. For whatever reason, these cheap, terribly unfunny movies, make a mint at the box office "Scary Movie 4" bringing in more than $170 million worldwide. It boggles the mind. So no surprise a new movie is now on the way and three people have been hired to create script. Three. We guess this kind of stupidity requires a team.

Patrick Warburton Joins 'Ted' & Kevin Hart Gets A 'Five Year Engagement'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 20, 2011 4:20 AM
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A couple of brief bits of casting news about two very funny people.

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