Entries in Gnomeo & Juliet (5)


Weekend Box Office Good to the Lizards

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Rango, about a confused chameleon voiced by Johnny Depp, blew away the competition at this weekend's box office, earning a better than expected estimated $38 million – more than enough for an easy win over another debut, the Matt Damon/Emily Blunt sci-fi thriller The Adjustment Bureau.

Rounding out the top five were a surprise third place showing for the romance Beastly, then last week's number one – the comedy, Hall Pass – and Gnomeo & Juliet.

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'Hall Pass' Overtakes 'Gnomeo & Juliet' for Box Office Crown

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Hall Pass has slipped past Gnomeo & Juliet to steal the box office crown.

Based on the final totals released Monday, Hall Pass was the number-one movie over the weekend, earning $13.5 million, a slight increase from a previous estimate.  Gnomeo & Juliet, which had been projected to win the box office with $14.2 million, actually made $13.4 million, so the animated film will have to settle for the runner-up spot.

Here's the revised top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with final ticket sales:

1. Hall Pass, $13.5 million.
2. Gnomeo & Juliet, $13.4 million.
3. Unknown, $12.6 million.
4. I Am Number Four, $11 million.
5. Just Go with It, $10.5 million.
6. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, $9.4 million.
7. Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, $7.6 million.
8. The King's Speech, $7.3 million.
9. Drive Angry, $5.2 million.
10. True Grit, $1.9 million.

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Box Office Gets Animated, But Ticket Sales Remain Slow

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- It was a slow Oscar weekend at the box office, opening the door for an animated winner.

In its third week in release, Gnomeo & Juliet trumped the debut of the Farrelly Brothers comedy Hall Pass, which opened in second. Last week's winner, the Liam Neeson thriller Unknown, came in third.

Theater attendance remains weak, with revenues off at least 20 percent from last year.

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Ozzy Osbourne Plays Animated Deer in 'Gnomeo & Juliet'

Photo Courtesy - Epic Records/Facebook(LOS ANGELES) -- If you head to theaters this weekend, an option you might want to check out is Gnomeo & Juliet.  Not only does the soundtrack feature new and classic songs from Elton John, but the animated film also features the voice of Ozzy Osbourne as the character Fawn.

"He's a little deer, I think,” Osbourne said. “Ozzy Osbourne plays a little deer called Fawn."

Gnomeo & Juliet, a loose adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, was also produced by Elton John and his partner, David Furnish.

"If Elton's doing it, it's gonna be the best,” Osbourne said. “David's very good at this film thing.  You gotta have a lot of patience as well when you're doing these cartoons."

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'Just Go With It,' Justin Bieber Film, Others Hit the Big Screen

Photo Courtesy - Sony Pictures Entertainment (NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Just Go With It: Adam Sandler is a plastic surgeon who falls for a schoolteacher who thinks he's married.  As a result, he asks his assistant, played by Jennifer Aniston, to pretend to be his soon-to-be ex-wife.  Model Brooklyn Decker also stars.  Look for a cameo from Nicole Kidman, too.  Rated PG-13.

-- Justin Bieber: Never Say Never: The film chronicles 16-year-old pop star Justin Bieber's rise to fame.  The film is screening in 3D.  Rated G.

-- Gnomeo & Juliet: The latest interpretation of William Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet story casts two animated garden gnomes as star-crossed lovers.  James McAvoy and Emily Blunt voice Gnomeo and Juliet, respectively.  The film is screening in 3D.  Rated G.

-- The Eagle: Channing Tatum is a soldier for the Roman Empire in 140 A.D. who enters enemy territory in Britain in search of his missing father.  Donald Sutherland and Mark Strong also star.  Rated PG-13.

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