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Box Office: 'Rio' First 2011 Release To Crack $40 Million Opening Weekend; 'Scream' Goes Quiet

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 17, 2011 6:18 AM
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  • 9 Comments
There’s no way to sugarcoat this: it’s been a dismal year at the box office. Studios have their fingers crossed in regards to a tepid-looking summer schedule, but many were hoping the season could be kick(punch)-started early with a strong April, as two new films were tracking well over $40 million this weekend. And it looks like those hopes are for naught, as the number one movie for this period looks to be Fox and Blue Sky’s animated “Rio,” clocking in juuuust about at $40 million for the three day weekend. Yes, Hollywood, it's taken more than four months to register year's first $40 million opening weekend.

In Theaters: 'Scream 4' Hopes To Carve Up 'Rio' This Weekend

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • April 15, 2011 9:07 AM
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Ok, kids. Be quiet and bring the Advil, because Mommy has a hangover and and we know In Theaters is late today. Shh. Turn out the lights. This week's crop of releases includes the franchise reboot "Scream 4" or "Scre4m" or whatever they are trying to call it. Little animated blue birds fly into theaters in the form of "Rio," and Robert Redford's Civil War drama "The Conspirator" opens in limited release.

Review: 'The Conspirator' An Antiquated Costume Drama With A Political Message

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2011 5:40 AM
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  • 2 Comments
The following is a reprint of our review from TIFF.

'The Conspirator' Gets A Non-Vampire Hunting Abraham Lincoln On Its Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2011 10:30 AM
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  • 4 Comments
Listen, we know that the filmmakers behind "The Conspirator" want to import that gravity of the film's very serious subject matter in its marketing materials, but throwing up a poster with a busted up statue of Abraham Lincoln isn't going to get audiences packing into theaters. But, you work with what you got and "The Conspirator" will have to rely on its fairly dull artwork and tepid tagline to pack 'em in.

The Trailer For Robert Redford's 'The Conspirator' Arrives

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 27, 2011 1:42 AM
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The trailer for Robert Redford's Civil War-era drama, "The Conspirator," has arrived. The drama, set in 1865, centers on the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. She is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.

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