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Box Office: Wimpy Kid Sucker Punches Shoo-In

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

The big-budget action movie, Sucker Punch, cost a cool $80 million to make -- and everyone involved was hoping the flick would make a big box office splash. The gun-heavy, intense action movie looked like a shoo-in for the top box office slot, but nerd power ruled the weekend instead. Gun-toting babes, it seems, are worth less than $20 million to moviegoers. Diary of a Wimpy Kid overshadowed the girl-powered fighting flick, earning $24.4 million to take first place at the box office.

Sucker Punch had a dismal opening weekend, raking in a disappointing $19 million to score second place. Limitless is still going strong, though it’s fallen to number three, earning $15.2 million. Lincoln Lawyer ($11 million) and Rango ($9.8 million) finish off the top five earners of the weekend.

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Casting Corner: Zach Galifianakis, Connor Cruise and More

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

Zach Galifianakis: The Hangover scene stealer has been invited to have Dinner for Schmucks. The comedy focuses on the “most pathetic” person to ever be included in a weekly dinner. Galifianakis will sit alongside Steve Carell and Paul Rudd in this Jay Roach-directed film.

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