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Box Office Breakdown: 17 is the Lucky Number

17 Again

may be cute, but he’s no Hannah Montana.

This weekend the Disney veteran got a chance to prove his worth in his first starring role. And though he managed to hit #1, Efron pulled in approximately $8.6 million less than Miley Cyrus did last week. The premiere of 17 Again also opened to $18.3 million less than High School Musical 3 did last October. (Then again, those two family-friendly films were a bit more accessible with their G-ratings.)

Russell Crowe, in the meantime, had far much more to groan about. The Oscar winner found his new movie, , sandwiched in between the two tween idols. The thriller, costarring Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams, earned nearly $10 million less than the age-reversal comedy for a second place finish.

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In Theaters This Weekend: April 17, 2009

State of Play

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: April 14, 2009

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

The Spirit DVD

  • 8 Mile: Blu-ray
  • Anna Karenina (1961): DVD
  • Dark Matter: DVD
  • Hiding Out: DVD
  • Imax: Deep Sea: Blu-ray
  • Irreconcilable Differences: DVD
  • The Last Kiss: Blu-ray
  • Mean Girls: Blu-ray
  • Pillow Talk: DVD
  • The Reader: DVD
  • The Spirit: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Strange Wilderness: Blu-ray
  • The Thirteenth Floor: Blu-ray

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: January 27, 2009

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Lakeview Terrace DVD

First Look: Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck in State of Play


In State of Play, Russell Crowe stars as an investigative reporter (Cal McCaffrey) who is tasked with covering the murder of a congressman’s mistress. Ben Affleck plays Stephen Collins, the U.S. Congressman who also has old ties to McCaffrey. The movie which once had Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in the two lead roles was directed by Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland).

Matthew Michael Carnahan (Lions for Lambs), Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton), Billy Ray (Breach) and Paul Abbott (the writer of the original BBC series) all share writing credits on the big-screen adaptation.

- also starring Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren and Jason Bateman - opens April 17, 2009.

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Casting Corner: Harrison Ford, Reese Witherspoon, Gerard Butler and More

Reese WitherspoonGerard Butler

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Harrison Ford: Indiana Jones will be soon be revisiting comedy in a film co-produced by J.J. Abrams. The 66-year-old will star as a news anchor recruited to work on a low-rated morning talk show. Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes) is in talks to play the producer who must handle Ford and his rival/cohost. No start date has been announced for Morning Glory.

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Getting Into Character: Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes

Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes

For ‘s next role, the actor will be getting about as far away as he probably could from his popular Iron Man role.

In Sherlock Holmes, Downey will be taking on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous literary detective. The Columbia Pictures film - also starring (Dr. John Watson) and Rachel McAdams (Irene Alder) - will be directed by RocknRolla‘s Guy Ritchie.

You can see more pictures of Robert from the Holmes set after the jump.

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In Theaters This Weekend: September 26, 2008

Nights in Rodanthe

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In Theaters this Weekend (3/7)

The Bank Job

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Brad Pitt, Edward Norton Reunion A Bust

Brad Pitt and Edward NortonIt was probably one of the most buzzed about reunions since and were brought back together again.  Now it looks like we might have to wait another 8 years to see it happen.

Back in September, it was announced that and would join forces for the political drama, .  The two, last seen together in 1999’s , were next set to spar in the political arena.  Pitt was cast as former campaign manager-turned-reporter while Edward was scheduled to play a congressman whose research assistant is murdered.  I use the word ‘was’ because Play’s two core stars have since dropped out. 

Unhappy with the final script, Pitt eventually backed out of the film.  Although had agreed to step in, his late arrival pushed the starting date from November to January.  This change unfortunately posed a scheduling conflict for Norton, who was then forced to exit as well.  It is now hoped that will slide in his place.  (I for some reason doubt the Crowe/Affleck chemistry could even come close to the original pairing’s.)

Assuming no other last minute changes are made, the movie - an adaptation of a British mini-series - will also feature , , and .

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