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Monday
Jun032013

"Fast and Furious 6" Tops Weekend Box Office Again

Universal Studios(NEW YORK) -- Fast and Furious 6 was tops at the box office for the second straight weekend, collecting $34.5 million in ticket sales.  In just ten days of release, the film has grossed more than $480 million worldwide.

The Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo magic crime caper movie Now You See Me debuted in second place with more than $28 million in gross revenue.

The premiere of the Will Smith/Jaden Smith sci-fi adventure, After Earth, finished in third place with $27 million in revenue, a disappointing result, according to industry observers. After Earth was directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

The 3D animated movie Epic tied for fourth place with Star Trek: Into Darkness. Both films had $16.4 million in ticket sales.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Hollywood.com:

1. Fast & Furious 6, $34.5 million
2. Now You See Me, $28.05 million
3. After Earth, $27 million
4. Epic and Star Trek: Into Darkness, tie $16.4 million
6. The Hangover Part III, $15.9 million
7. The Great Gatsby, $6.3 million
8. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, $1.6 million
9. Mud, $1.2 million

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Sunday
May262013

‘Fast and Furious 6’ Tops Biggest Ever Memorial Weekend Box Office

Universal Studios(NEW YORK) -- Fast and Furious 6 won the race for the top spot at the box office this holiday weekend, which, according to Hollywood.com, was the biggest Memorial weekend ever.

The four-day period is expected to see a box office draw of $323 million, and an impressive draw even not counting Monday. The Christmas weekend of 2009 had a bigger Friday through Sunday total than this weekend did, but this was the best four day weekend.

Fast and Furious 6 brought in $122.2 million, and The Hangover Part III took second with $52 million. Star Trek: Into Darkness dropped down to third place, taking in $48 million in its second million.

Here are the four-day estimates for Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, according to Hollywood.com:

1     Fast & Furious 6     $122.2M    

2     The Hangover Part III     $52.0M    

3     Star Trek: Into Darkness     $48.0M     

4     Epic     $44.0M     

5     Iron Man 3     $24.6M      

6     The Great Gatsby     $17.35M    

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Tuesday
Oct112011

Woman Sues Producers of 'Drive' Claiming There Isn't Enough Driving

Todd Williamson/WireImage(DETROIT) -- Ryan Gosling's crime thriller Drive has won much acclaim from critics and moviegoers alike, but one of them clearly isn't Sarah Deming of Keego Harbor, Mich.

Detroit’s WDIV-TV reports that Deming is suing the film's producers because there wasn't enough driving in it.

In the movie, Gosling plays a movie stuntman who earns extra money by being a "wheel man" for criminals and others, but who gets involved with a vicious gangster.

Deming's suit against FilmDistrict and the Michigan theater group Emagine says the companies are "falsely advertising" the film as being -- in her opinion -- "very similar to the Fast and the Furious, and similar series of movies," and "Drive bore very little similarity to a chase or race action film." 

Deming also claims the movie is anti-Semitic. She is hoping to turn the legal action into a class action suit so others who felt misled by movie trailers can file suit.

Producers have not yet responded.

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