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Weekend Box Office: 'The Bourne Legacy' Unseats 'The Dark Knight Rises' With $40 Million

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 12, 2012 12:11 PM
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And so “The Bourne Legacy” continues the 'Bourne' legacy. Tony Gilroy’s franchise revitalization, perhaps best referred to as a “sidequel” for utilizing the series’ mythology while creating its own, opens at number one this weekend, tabulating a solid $40 million in receipts. While this is significantly lower than the opening numbers for both “The Bourne Supremacy” ($52 million) and “The Bourne Ultimatum” ($69 million), it is a new franchise, also the first 'Bourne' picture without star Matt Damon, and thus, likely seemed off-brand to certain audience members entertained by the previous films. So in sort, it's a pretty solid start.

In Theaters: 'Campaign' Your Friends To See 'The Bourne Legacy' Or Spend '2 Days In New York' This 'Red Hook Summer' Weekend

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • August 10, 2012 5:01 PM
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Happy Friday everyone! This weekend’s theatrical rollout has adopted a definite tenor, one that should have you rolling in the aisles…or groaning into your popcorn, as the case may be. But, hey – you can’t win ‘em all. The studios have put out the comedies in spades, with a little bit of every flavor for all you discerning moviegoers. Whether it be satire or romantic comedy, we wish you many laughs! (And, hopefully, snorting your drink out through your nose.)

Review: 'The Campaign' Is A Laughless And Cowardly Political Comedy

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 8, 2012 10:59 AM
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There’s always been something insidious about the MPAA ratings system. It has allowed filmmakers to more directly label films as if they were products off the supermarket shelf -- “The Dark Knight Rises” is going to be PG-13, because it’s about a character kids wear on their jammies. “American Pie” is going to be R-rated, because they’re going to talk about sex a whole lot. But sometimes, you wonder if the PG-13 and lower ratings are designed to rescue filmmakers from themselves, forcing them to find creative ways to tell certain stories without the benefits of explicit content. Unfortunately, that train of thought is absent from “The Campaign,” a proudly vulgar idiot festival that wears its sophomoric R-rating on its sleeve, infusing a ripe satirical comedic idea with nonsensical foul content in lieu of character, story and comedic resonance.

Snakes, Dancing & More: New Images From 'The Campaign' With Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2012 2:03 PM
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Around this time last year, we were gearing up for another kind of political movie with George Clooney's "Ides of March." It had a fancy Venice festival premiere lined up and an awards-ready fall release date and...well, "The Campaign" isn't quite like that movie. At all. Instead of Clooney and Ryan Gosling squaring off, we've got Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, and following the recent restricted trailer, the studio has dropped a batch of new pics from the flick hoping you'll vote with your dollars in a couple of weeks.

Watch: It's Dinner Time In Restricted Trailer For 'The Campaign' With Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2012 10:26 AM
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With a couple weeks to go before "The Campaign" hits theaters, the Warner Bros. marketing department is beginning the home stretch to get moviegoers to the ballot box box office for the Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis comedy. And they're now letting audiences see why the movie landed an R-rating.

Watch: Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis Mix It Up In New Trailer For 'The Campaign'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 5:50 PM
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Listen, we know Warner Bros. has been busy with "The Dark Knight Rises," but that doesn't excuse the marketing for the upcoming "The Campaign" being so...lifeless. Mostly relying on jokey pairs of posters (see the latest here) and, well, that's about it, the film doesn't yet feel like the kind of classic a Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis pairing should bring about.

New Posters For 'Gangster Squad,' 'The Last Stand,' 'After Earth' & 'The Campaign'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 2:59 PM
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Set your eyeballs on fun, because a plethora of one sheets have landed in the last few days, so we're just gonna round 'em up here for your perusal.

New Posters For 'Premium Rush,' 'The Impossible,' 'The Campaign,' 'Resident Evil' & 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 5, 2012 9:21 AM
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With "The Dark Knight Rises" around the corner, lensing on his directorial debut "Don Jon's Addiction" underway and "Looper" and "Lincoln" due to be unveiled this fall, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is up for quite the year. And there's one lesser, JGL-starring vehicle that's certainly making the most of his presence: David Koepp's"Premium Rush," which now has a fresh new poster. The film looks, at best, like a fun little thriller, and sees the actor play a bike messenger who gets hold of a the wrong package with Michael Shannon on his tail. The film hits theaters on August 24th.

2 New Posters From 'The Campaign' Starring Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 25, 2012 6:38 PM
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Well, the Warner Bros. campaign for "The Campaign" is underway. GET IT!? Yes, that was supremely lame, but we can pretty much guarantee that Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis will pair up to deliver more laughs than that in their upcoming effort.

"May The Best Loser Win": 2 New Posters For 'The Campaign' Starring Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 5, 2012 4:08 PM
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Is the political comedy "The Campaign" going to resonate with voters who are gearing up for the 2012 U.S. Presidential election later this year? Is this the closest thing we're going to get to a Seth Galifianakis movie? Seth, of course, being the hilarious "fake brother" character Zach Galifianakis created early on his career who is fey and effeminate and feels and sounds an awful lot like the character Galifianakis plays in this film. We'll soon find out.

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