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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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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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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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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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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Hobbit’ Sequel Victorious Over ‘Anchorman 2’

Athough much buzz was drummed up for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (not to mention all the appearances Will Ferrell made as Ron Burgundy for promotional purposes), it was not enough to overshadow the draw of the sequel to last year's The Hobbit. The latest installment of the Lord of the Rings series took in $31.5 million, securing its second consecutive week at number one. Anchorman 2 took in a respectable $26.7 million in its debut weekend while Frozen fell …

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Dwayne Johnson Is 2013’s Top-Grossing Actor

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been named 2013's top-grossing actor. The four movies the 42-year-old star appeared in this year - Fast & Furious 6, G. I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain, and Snitch - banked a collective $1.3 billion at the global box office, putting him just ahead of second-placed Robert Downey Jr., who only released one movie in 2013, the highest-grossing production Iron Man 3, which took $1.2 billion. Despicable Me 2 star Steve Carrell …

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Frozen’ Proves No Match for ‘Catching Fire’

Despite an impressive jump from its debut at the twenty-second spot to number two this week, Frozen didn't make enough money to overtake last week's number one winner The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The sequel to The Hunger Games took in $74.5 million, a good $8 million more than Frozen, which earned $66.7 million this weekend. Thor: The Dark World fell one spot to number three with $11.1 million while The Best Man Holiday also …

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Catching Fire’ Takes Down ‘Thor 2’

Although Thor: The Dark World had a fairly good two-week run at the top, we all knew that it was short-lived with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on its way to theaters. The sequel to last year's huge hit The Hunger Games took in $158 million, which makes it the biggest opening for a film in the month of November and the sixth biggest opening for a film overall (right behind The Dark Knight and …

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Bret Easton Ellis: ‘The Canyons’ Failed Because of Lindsay

Bret Easton Ellis has retracted his love for troubled actress Lindsay Lohan. The writer recently opened up about the critical and box office failure of The Canyons, a 2012 film he wrote which starred Lohan and famed porn actor James Deen. "I think where we went wrong was with the casting of Lindsay Lohan. Now I don’t mean she wasn’t good in it, she was very good in the movie. I mean that suddenly The …

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Best Man’ No Match for ‘Thor 2’

Despite The Best Man Holiday beating Thor: The Dark World at the box office on Friday, the Marvel sequel came out on top overall this weekend, making it number one for a second consecutive week. The superhero flick - which stars Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman - took in $36.5 million, just enough to get it ahead of The Best Man Holiday's $30.1 million debut. Last Vegas - which came in fourth last week - …

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