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Box Office Breakdown: Dark Knight Struck Down by Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder

Despite a somewhat disappointing opening last Wednesday ($6.5 million), actually managed to surpass the four-time box office winner. The comedy grossed $25.8 million over the past three days, nearly $10 million more than its caped competitor.

And while Ben Stiller should be happy by his movie’s accomplishment, the Dreamworks/Paramount film still left a lot to be desired. Recent comedies such as Get Smart ($38.6 million) and Step Brothers ($30.9 million) debuted to better numbers. But then those two films didn’t have a distraction like Michael Phelps to contend with.

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In Theaters This Week: August 13, 2008

Tropic Thunder

Once again, theatergoers will have new options to choose from this Wednesday:

Love Scene for Scarlett Johannson and Penelope Cruz

Penelope CruzScarlett Johannson

Now that I’ve caught your attention…

According to the New York Post, an upcoming moment in may rival that scene from Wild Things most people know quite well about.

In this film, two A-List actresses will engage in what is being described as an “extremely erotic” lesbian performance.  To ramp up the tension, the ladies - and - will later be joined by a third.

Cruz’s on-screen husband (and real-life boyfriend), , is the lucky guy who will eventually turn the twosome into a ménage à trois.

Did I mention that this is a film?

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In Theaters This Weekend (1/18)

27 Dresses

Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

  • 27 Dresses (PG-13):  starring Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman (directed by Anne Fletcher)
  • Cloverfield (PG-13):  starring Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman (directed by Matt Reeves)
  • Mad Money (PG-13):  starring Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes (directed by Callie Khouri)

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