The harmless film Larry Crowne opens with the harmless Larry getting fired from his job at a Wal-Mart-like big-box store in the San Fernando Valley. Although the story quickly proceeds through familiar hallmarks of recent years the fruitless job search, the necessary yard sales and looming foreclosure this is not a recession story
Will Smith plots his strategy for world domination from the head of the kingly wooden dining table in his sweeping Calabasas, Calif., home.
The raw figures say that X-Men: First Class, Marvel’s latest extension of its mutant-superhero franchise, won the weekend with $56 million at the North American box office, according to early studio estimates.
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Just for a moment, let’s put aside our memories of Mel Gibson’s haggard mug shots and raging, bigoted meltdowns. Instead, imagine him fresh off a new Lethal Weapon movie, or even a bloody religious epic that triumphed at the box office
What did it take to wake up the Rip Van Winkle box office, asleep for the past 20 or more weeks? Just some fast cars, faster women, a bank vault dragged through the streets of Rio de Janeiro, more wasting of fuel than in the BP oil spill and two bald giants Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson kicking the crap out of each other.
Birds of a feather flock to Rio, and so do audiences everywhere. Fox’s 3-D animated carnival, the high flyer at last week’s box office, saw nothing but blue skies its second time around; it earned $26.8 million, according to early studio estimates, to win the Easter weekend at North American movie theaters.
Few things are more iconic in American kid culture then the garishly decorated McDonald’s Happy Meal box.
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Even after his death, Michael Jackson is breaking records. “It wasn’t really like going to the movies, it was more of going to a V.I.P.