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Box Office Top Ten: Newcomers '3 Days to Kill' & 'Pompeii' No Match for 'Lego''s Legs

"The Lego Movie" (Warner Bros.) continued its amazing run with a third weekend at #1 and shows no sign of weakening. The movie elevated the weekend's Top Ten total to $94 million, significantly down from last week's holiday numbers, but still $10 million above the same time last year. 2014 to date remains 9 % ahead of 2013.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • February 23, 2014 1:36 PM
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Box Office Top Ten: Audiences Still Love 'Lego' and Kevin Hart, Snub Colin Farrell

Looking at the Box Office Top Ten this week, you'd think we were still in the 1980s. Four new openers include three remakes of '80s hits, and another adapts a major novel from the decade. Another familiar pop culture artifact from the period -- Legos -- returned as the top film this weekend, as Warner Bros.' animated 3D film continues its strong run in its second weekend.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • February 16, 2014 2:06 PM
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Slim Pickings This Weekend, from Remakes 'RoboCop' and 'About Last Night' to Panned 'Winter's Tale,' Plus Indies 'Jimmy P.' and 'Adult World'

It's apparently slim pickings in the world of new releases this weekend, with the "RoboCop" remake, starring Joel Kinnaman, getting respectable if not remarkable reviews, and big-budget fantasy romance "Winter's Tale," starring Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findlay, sitting with a not-so-respectable 4% Rotten on the Tomatometer.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 13, 2014 3:19 PM
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Seven TV Spots to Watch for This Super Bowl Sunday (CLIPS)

During Sunday's Superbowl XLVIII on FOX, major studios will be unveiling new trailers and exclusive first-looks at some of 2014's biggest movies. Celebrity appearances also abound in the evening's commercials, including a Ford spot starring James Franco. Teaser for that ad, clips and a heads-up for must-watch spots here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 30, 2014 2:54 PM
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First Look: 'RoboCop' Remake, Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gets a First Trailer and Images

The first trailer and images for the long-awaited "RoboCop," a remake of Paul Verhoeven's 1987 dystopian, ultra-violent cult classic, have finally arrived. The reboot stars Joel Kinnaman ("The Killing") as Alex Murphy, a cop who is critically injured in the line of duty and undergoes a transformation into a half-human, half-robot super-cop hybrid.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 9, 2013 1:57 PM
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