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2009 Razzie Award Winners

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Repo! The Genetic Opera

While Mickey Rourke was busy offending viewers, Paris Hilton and Mike Myers were awarded for offending audiences.

At yesterday’s 29th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards presentation, the two nominees were both (dis)honored with three wins each. Myers’ earned a Razzie for Worst Picture along with awards for Worst Actor and Worst Screenplay.

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2009 Razzie Award Nominations

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Awards,

The Love Guru

What do , Jessica Alba and Cameron Diaz have in common? They might not get dates with Oscar anytime soon, but they still have shots at an award.

Early Wednesday, the three ladies became the latest actresses to contend for a title previously owned by Halle Berry and Lindsay Lohan. Come February 21, the trio - along with the cast of The Women and Kate Hudson - will all by vying for the Worst Actress category at the 29th Annual Razzie Awards.

At today’s announcement, Hilton was named for a total of three acting categories: Worst Actress (The Hottie and the Nottie), Worst Supporting Actress (Repo!: The Genetic Opera) and Worst Screen Couple (with either Christine Lakin or Joel David Moore from Hottie). Meanwhile, Mike Myers’ comeback film, , could walk away with the most honors this year. The “comedy” - with help from Alba and Verne Troyer - was nominated a whopping seven times.

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Box Office Breakdown: Wall-E and Wanted Both Winners

Wall-E

Although we haven’t yet reached the 4th of July weekend, theatergoers apparently had plenty of time and money to spend over the past three days. And while a cute robot had the honor of placing first, also came out a winner herself.

When the final numbers were tallied, Wall-E and each wound up grossing over $50 million since Friday. The Disney/Pixar film edged out the action flick by nearly $13 million dollars, but the comic book adaptation had the best per screen average for any entry in the Top Ten ($16,040). Meanwhile, both films forced a few rewrites in the history books.

  • had the third largest debut for a Pixar film. It’s total fell behind The Incredibles ($70.5 million) and Finding Nemo ($70.2 million).
  • The animated comedy also had the best Friday open for any Pixar release.
  • The James McAvoy feature topped all R-rated premieres during the month of June.
  • Wanted also gave Jolie her largest first weekend ever.

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Box Office Breakdown: Steve Carell Outsmarts Mike Myers

The Love Guru

What was being billed as a huge comedy showdown turned out to be a pathetic fight. The debut of easily outperformed Mike Myers’ live-action return to nab the #1 spot this past weekend.

Smart, starring Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway and Dwayne Johnson, picked up $38.6 million over the past three days - nearly $20 million more than . The big-screen adaptation of the ‘60s television series also averaged $9891 per screen, over twice as much as Guru ($4617) did.

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In Theaters This Weekend (6/20)

Get Smart

Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

  • Get Smart (PG-13): starring Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson (directed by Peter Segal)
  • The Love Guru (PG-13): starring Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake (directed by Marco Schnabe)
  • Brick Lane* (PG-13): starring Tannishta Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Zafreen (directed by Sarah Gavron)
  • Expired* (NR): starring Samantha Morton, Illeana Douglas, Jason Patric (directed by Cecilia Miniucchi)
  • Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl* (G): starring Abigail Breslin, Stanley Tucci, Glenne Headly (directed by Patricia Rozema)

*limited and/or gradual release


Justin Timberlake Wears Little for The Love Guru

Justin Timberlake, The Love GuruJustin Timberlake, The Love Guru

Tired of seeing repeat the same schtick over and over again? Well, if you’re a fan, you may have a whole new reason to watch The Love Guru.

The film, which opens June 20th, features Myers as an American raised in India.  He is invited to the States when his self-help advice is sought.  Timberlake, who wears very little based on the preview pics, plays an athlete who has an affair with a hockey player’s wife.  As for - I believe she stars as the vacuous beauty.

Surprising fun fact?  Not including his roles in the animated Shrek films, this is Myers’ first live-action role since 2003’s A Cat in the Hat.  It only felt like he was everywhere.

You can view the Guru‘s trailer, after the jump.

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