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Box-Office: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Breaks April Records With A Whopping $96.2 Million Opening Weekend

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • April 6, 2014 12:12 PM
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Marvel’s hegemony continues, but it’s too be expected, right? If the mediocre “Thor: The Dark World” could open to $85 million domestically, surely the better-reviewed and mostly critically-loved “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” could best that by a significant margin, right? Well, in almost 4,000 theaters, it was only roughly $10 million (12%) more, but the ‘Captain America’ sequel broke April box-office records this weekend and grossed a whopping $10.2 million during late Thursday screenings and $30-something million on opening day. The cumulative effect rang up $96.2 million, a little shy of the breaking $100 million estimates, but still Marvel’s fourth-highest opening ever after “The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3” and “Iron Man 2,” which does seem a little low compared to ‘IM2,’ but it is April, and Chris Evans is not quite Robert Downey Jr. Still, as being criticized for the most boring of ‘Avengers’ characters, the Captain is sitting pretty this weekend.

Box Office: 'Noah' Rides To #1, 'Sabotage' Bombs & 'Frozen' Becomes Highest Grossing Animated Pic Of All Time

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 30, 2014 12:05 PM
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Noah trailer
There were concerns about whether or not the crucial faith-based audience would buy tickets, and Paramount was choosy about who got to see Darren Aronofsky's grim, dark and bleak "Noah" in advance, but there's no doubt ticket buyers were curious, with the biblical tale taking in over $40 million this weekend. It's easily the director's best opening of his career, and a decent shot in the arm for the reported $125 million movie, which is also doing solid business overseas (it has already earned $51 million abroad). But still questionable are the legs it will have over the next few weeks, and the signs aren't that good.

Review: David Ayer's 'Sabotage' Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Olivia Williams, Mireille Enos & More

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • March 27, 2014 3:31 PM
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Sabotage
With nary an Ahnold quip, "Sabotage," David Ayer's fetishistically violent action thriller, often feels like a misguided detour, a waste of goodwill amassed by the superior "End of Watch." Doing away with the concept that guided the 2012 cop drama but retaining and supercharging it's once-relatable hyper masculinity, "Sabotage" is wholly unpleasant, unfocused and downright ugly. Ayer's filmography has often cast an unflinching eye on battered, perforated bodies, but here the attention feels invasive and even a bit gleeful. Every wound is flaunted and a series of gruesome autopsies feature a hungry, roving camera, floating over the torn skin, the bloated flesh, stripping away the humanity. One character is literally reduced to ground meat and Ayer holds on the remains with an intent that is lost on us.

Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Back In Action In Clip, Featurette & TV Spot For 'Sabotage'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2014 3:43 PM
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Sabotage
This weekend, you can head to the multiplex and see the latest dystopian YA adventure, watch Russell Crowe prepare for the flood, or if it's playing near you, perhaps check in to "The Grand Budapest Hotel." But if you're looking to just turn off your brain and watch an action film with all the subtlety of a bloody steak thrown on the grill, then "Sabotage" will do the trick.

Watch: Another Blood Spattered Red Band Trailer For 'Sabotage' Plus New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2014 9:38 AM
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Sabotage
It's been a while since we've been able to go see an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie without having to drape ourselves in irony and wear our boots of nostalgia. But thankfully, "Sabotage" looks straight up legit—a pulpy B-movie that is firmly wearing its R-rating, and a new trailer is here to prove to you that Arnie has still got it.

Watch: New Clip & UK Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'Sabotage'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2014 9:39 AM
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Well, here's a weird sensation we haven't felt in a long time — excitement for a new Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. Okay, maybe "excitement" is overstating it a bit, but we're genuinely curious about "Sabotage," his upcoming flick co-written and directed by David Ayer because it actually looks kinda good. High art? Surely not, but perhaps a better than average B-movie which is all we could ask for.

13 Films To See In March

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • March 3, 2014 4:46 PM
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12 Films To See In March
The dolorous effects of winter are slowly, ever so slowly, making way for the bright world of spring. Until then, and especially if you’re in one of the regions still covered in snow, you’re probably spending quite a bit of time at the local multiplex. Since February was so short we’re adding an additional two movies to tide you over this month, so hopefully you’ll have a backlog of entertainment for when you can come out of hibernation.

Good Kill, Baby: Watch A Red Band Clip From Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'Sabotage' Plus New Pics

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 25, 2014 10:05 AM
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Sabotage
While he’s set to stretch his muscles a bit with the Brad Pitt-starring WWII tank movie “Fury” later this year, fans of David Ayer’s cop milieu still have something to look forward to in next month’s Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring “Sabotage.” A brand new red-band clip from the film has arrived online to give a better taste of the red-meat action teased in the recent trailer.

Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Ready For 'Sabotage' In New 3-Minute Red Band Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2014 1:05 PM
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Sabotage
For the most part, Arnold Schwarzenegger's "comeback" vehicles have mostly traded on ironically spoofing his persona. From "The Expendables" films to "The Last Stand" to "Escape Plan," all of them have traded on some notion of self-awareness to Arnie's career and reputation. But what makes the forthcoming "Sabotage" so compelling is that it seems to ditch all of that for a straight up genre flick, and it's going red band with a new trailer to get you on board.

Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger Gets Armed In New Trailer For 'Sabotage'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2013 11:01 AM
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Few can match the intensity with which David Ayer captures the lives of cops doing their job on some very tough streets, delivering a handful of efforts either as a writer ("Training Day," "Dark Blue") or director ("End Of Watch," "Harsh Times") that seem to get more documentary-like with each movie. And that focus on realism is very much on display in the latest trailer for "Sabotage," though the tale is pure B-movie.

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