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Disturbia's LaBeouf Hits Big

The sign of a rising movie star is a little movie that unexpectedly opens big on mixed reviews. (Disturbia rated a 62 from ">Metacritic.) With Shia LaBeouf and Disturbia, some of the credit for a $23 million opening goes to a well-mounted thriller hitting at just the right time. (There's a reason studios love to do genre remakes for young audiences: they don't know the difference between the technologically enhanced new model and the superior original, in this case, Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window.)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 15, 2007 4:59 AM
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Movie City News Measures Star Boxoffice Muscle

At Premiere we polled the industry for weeks to figure out our power 100. I'm sure MCN Webmaster David Poland has a lot of expert sources, but this list is misguided, I think. There's a difference between a molehill of stars who can open a picture and have some clout overseas, and a mountain of various supporting actors and leading men and women who don't have real marquee appeal unless they turn up in something everyone wants to see.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 13, 2007 5:03 AM
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