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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Ride Along,’ ‘Survivor,’ ‘Nut Job’ Stay Put

With few newcomers this past weekend, it was easy for the Ice Cube and Kevin Hart buddy cop comedy, Ride Along, to maintain its top box office position. The runner-ups in second and third place - Lone Survivor and The Nut Job - also remained in their box office positions. Ride Along took in $21.2 million while Lone Survivor and The Nut Job took in $12.9 million and $12.1 million, respectively. Frozen came up one …

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Ride Along’ Nabs Top Spot, New Record

  Although Ride Along seemed like it was going to face stiff competition this weekend, the Kevin Hart and Ice Cube buddy cop comedy not only came out on top but also set a new record for the biggest January opening (a title held previously by Cloverfield, which had made $40.1 million in 2008. Ride Along's record-breaking opening for the weekend was $41.6 million, dropping last week's top box office earner, Lone Survivor, down to …

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New ‘Maleficent’ Trailer Released

Disney is bringing Sleeping Beauty to life - Lord of the Rings style. In a new trailer for Maleficent - which sees Angelina Jolie portraying the eponymous villianess opposite Elle Fanning's Princess Aurora - clips of the original 1959 animated film are intercut against the live-action adaptation of the Brothers Grimm tale, emphasizing the advancements in animation today. More new scenes featuring Jolie appear in the video (seen after the jump), including one which sees …

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Lone Survivor’ Defeats ‘Frozen,’ ‘Wolf’

Although Frozen made a triumphant journey to the top spot last weekend, the release of Mark Wahlberg's war drama Lone Survivor brought the animated film to its knees, relegating it to second place. Lone Survivor gained the most with its wide release this week, bringing it from 38th place to the top with its $38.5 million while Frozen earned $15 million. Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street made it to third place - one spot …

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Cinecast: Star Wars VII Casting, Tarantino’s New Film, Marvel’s ‘Ultimates’

+ Jesse Plemons - famous for both his role as Breaking Bad's Todd and looking a lot like a younger Philip Seymour Hoffman - is apparently being called back for Star Wars: Episode VII auditions, although Disney/Lucasfilm is keeping mum about it. + No one has been cast yet and it's due to begin production this summer, but because it's a Quentin Tarantino project, you can guarantee that it will be full of awesomesauce. Especially …

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Meryl Streep Blasts Walt Disney as “Gender Bigot”

Meryl Streep has blasted Walt Disney for being a "gender bigot." The August: Osage County star hit out at the business magnate while speaking at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gaga in New York City on Tuesday, where she was invited to honor Emma Thompson for her portrait of Mary Poppins' creator P.L. Travers in Saving Mr Banks. "Not only is she not irascible, she's practically a saint. There's something so consoling about that old …

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Frozen’ Reigns Over ‘Paranormal’ and ‘Hobbit’

After weeks at the box office under the shadow of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Frozen finally reached number one this weekend, despite the ambitious debut of the latest Paranormal Activity installment. Frozen took in $19.5 million to earn its number one title while Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones placed number two in its first weekend with $18.3 million. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug fell two spots to number three with $15.6 million …

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PHOTO: First Look at ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

While Parks and Rec fans noticed Chris Pratt's dramatic weight loss and temporary exit from the series to film Guardians of the Galaxy, little else has truly been known about the Disney/Marvel project - until now. The studio released the first official promotional photo of the comic book adaptation (above) on the last day of 2013, as well as an official synopsis: "An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel …

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Wolf’ Is No Match for ‘The Hobbit’

Despite the formidable opponent Scorsese's Oscar buzz-generating The Wolf of Wall Street appeared, it did not have enough pull to say The Lord of the Rings fans who flocked for the third consecutive week to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug remain at number one. The sequel to last year's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey earned $29.8 million this week, while Frozen was bumped up one spot from last week to number two with …

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Cinecast: ‘Magnificent Seven’ Rewrite, Keanu on ‘Bill & Ted’ Sequel

+ After a Tumblr user in Italy questioned a 12 Years a Slave poster featuring Brad Pitt (whose role in the film - despite his producing credit - is minimal), Lionsgate released a statement claiming that the advertisements (another similar one featured Michael Fassbender, who is also a supporting actor) were unauthorized and not approved by the filmmakers. + Saving Mr. Banks director John Lee Hancock has been picked to rewrite the Magnificent Seven remake, …

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