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Box Office Top Ten: 'Other Woman' Unseats 'Captain America' in Top Spot Ahead of Upcoming Male-Centric Tentpoles

Just after Easter holiday playtime, and right ahead of the first of the summer juggernauts, comes this late April weekend. It was guaranteed to be something of a breather after a strong 2014 so far. Even so, the Top Ten total still managed to come in over 20% better than last year, though the three-day take was the lowest this year since late February. Led by a rare female-dominated studio release, the performance overall was enhanced by the strong holdovers behind it.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • April 27, 2014 1:44 PM
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The Highs and Lows of the Meaningless 2014 MTV Movie Awards, from Shirtless Efron to Wahlberg's F-Bombs (VIDEOS)

"Welcome to the Satanic Cult Awards, ladies and gentleman!" was how host Conan O'Brien kicked off the MTV Movie Awards 2014 on Sunday night, and though it was a show filled with highs and lows, O'Brien was among the highs.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 14, 2014 2:21 PM
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Paul Walker's Car Clocked 100 MPH, Per Coroner

The coroner's report has come in for the untimely death of 40-year-old actor Paul Walker, who was killed in a car crash shortly after Thanksgiving last year. The report finds that the car in which Walker was riding as a passenger exceeded speeds of 100 miles per hour at the time of the crash.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • January 3, 2014 2:38 PM
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TOH! Remembers the Leading Men the Film Community Lost in 2013

As part of our "TOH! Remembers" series, our contributors look back on the leading men the film community lost this year, from Peter O'Toole to James Gandolfini, Paul Walker and more.
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  • December 24, 2013 11:00 AM
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'Fast & Furious' 7 Moves Back to 2015

In the wake of a postponement in mid-production due to the death of actor Paul Walker in a Valencia car crash on November 30, Universal Pictures is moving "Fast and Furious 7" from July 11, 2014, to Friday, April 10, 2015.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 23, 2013 2:03 AM
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Universal Shuts Down Production on 'Fast & Furious 7,' LA County Coroner Deems Car Crash Deaths Accidental

Universal has halted production on "Fast & Furious 7" in order to figure out how to proceed with the production without valued cast member Paul Walker, who died last weekend of thermal injuries in a fatal car accident.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 4, 2013 2:11 PM
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RIP Paul Walker, Who Was Two Weeks Away from Sharing with Audiences the Finest Performance of His Career (TRAILER)

Chalk it up as a tragic irony of an untimely demise: At the time he was killed Saturday in a Los Angeles auto mishap at the ridiculously young age of 40, Paul Walker was less than two weeks away from seeing how movie audiences and VOD viewers would respond to what arguably was the finest performance of his career up to that point, as a desperate father who triumphs over death.
  • By Joe Leydon
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  • December 1, 2013 1:57 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Max Landis on 'Running Scared,' Starring Vera Farmiga and Paul Walker

Even More Movies You Never Heard Of! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Max Landis giving a very animated introduction to 2006's "hyperstylized crime fairytale" "Running Scared," starring Vera Farmiga and Paul Walker.
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  • July 26, 2013 11:19 AM
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