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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).

Box Office: 'Ender's Game' Wins Jackpot Over 'Last Vegas'

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • November 3, 2013 1:32 PM
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Ender's Game
Considering the love-or-hate, finicky temperament of its core audience targets (grownup sci-fi fans and young adults), Gavin Hood's "Ender's Game" (starring Asa Butterfield as the titular Ender) fared well, ending up in the top spot with $28 million. The long awaited sci-fi adaptation... Oh wait, we've heard that before... ("John Carter" and, to a lesser degree, "Eragon" and "The Golden Compass"). Not to say that "Ender's Game" is on that ominous road, but "John Carter" did fare better during its opening weekend ($30.2 million) and still didn't break $75 million at the domestic box office ($73.1 million), becoming an industry joke on its $250 million budget.

Savannah Review: 'Last Vegas' Starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman & Kevin Kline

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2013 10:06 AM
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With "The Hangover" boys having seemingly exploited every debauchery laden avenue Las Vegas has to offer and then some, another party-happy movie set in the city might seem like a tired notion. Particularly when it's combined with a premise as wheezy and obvious as this, getting four older men together for one last hurrah in the city where your sins remain secret. But somehow, "Last Vegas" is better than it has any right to be. Yes, it's uneven, more jokes miss than hit, and it winds up taking easy dramatic shortcuts from the more interesting avenues that the script presents, but it's thanks to the lead quartet that the comedy is as engaging at it is.

Watch: Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman & Kevin Kline Party In 4 Clips From 'Last Vegas'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 1, 2013 12:56 PM
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What happens when a bunch of old people discover Red Bull, hip hop and lithe young women? Well, we'll find out in the upcoming comedy "Last Vegas", which pits Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Kevin Kline and Morgan Freeman against Sin City. Frankly, we rather suppose we all lose in this one.

'The Hangover' For Olds: Watch The New Trailer For 'Last Vegas'; Film Will Be Scored By Mark Mothersbaugh

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2013 2:06 PM
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Perhaps speaking to the dearth of roles for older actors, or the need for a paycheck, this morning Michael Douglas was honored for his turn in "Behind The Candelabra" with an Emmy nomination. And now this afternoon comes the trailer for "Last Vegas," another movie set in the Nevada playground that finds him hamming it up alongside Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Kevin Kline in a premise that is basically "The Hangover-but-with-old-people."

Watch: Morgan Freeman Gets His Vodka Red Bull On In Teaser For 'Last Vegas'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2013 4:09 PM
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Trailer placement is a very important thing. You get your promo in front of a film that has the same target audience, and turns out to be a big hit, and you're potentially laughing all the way to the bank. And that's why we've just seen a trailer for "Last Vegas" over at Yahoo -- "The Hangover Part III" is only a week away, and it's the perfect film to help sell CBS Films' aged bachelor party movie to a giant crowd.

'The Hangover Part Old': First Look At 'Last Vegas' With Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 5, 2012 10:08 AM
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Old people is the new black. With "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" becoming a sleeper smash, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger continuing to kick butt for the retirement set, and "Stand Up Guys" vying for some Oscars,  another movie is on the way with some old dudes trying some young people tricks.

Elijah Wood Has 'Cooties,' U2's Larry Mullen Jr. Says 'A Thousand Times Goodnight' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 1, 2012 5:20 PM
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With the exception of the FX comedy “Wilfred,” Elijah Wood has kept a low-profile since the “Lord Of The Rings” trilogy ended, sticking to indies and genre fare, and he continues in that latter vein, joining the horror movie “Cooties.” Written by “Glee” co-creator Ian Brennan and “Insidious” scribe Leigh Whannell, the film stars Wood as “an unlikely hero [who] must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives against” elementary school students whom are transformed “into a feral swarm of mindless savages” after a mysterious virus hits. Commercial and music video director Ace Norton will be making his feature length directorial debut.

Al Pacino Comedy 'Stand Up Guys' Gets First Image & Jan 11 Release, 'Last Vegas' Hits Dec 20, 2013

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 6, 2012 11:18 AM
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News has come in about release plans for a pair of septugenaraian-related capers, so get those damn kids off your lawns and check it out below.

‘Catching Fire’ Adds 2 More, Sasha Barrese Returns For ‘Hangover 3’ & 'White House Down' Secures Its First Lady

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 14, 2012 5:18 PM
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As two of next year’s most-anticipated sequels approach their start dates, today two actresses have secured supporting parts in the franchises, while elsewhere Roland Emmerich and Jon Turtletaub find their leading ladies to head up their latest projects.

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