Entries in Rango (5)


'Wimpy Kid' Dodges 'Sucker Punch' at Box Office

Twentieth Century Fox(LOS ANGELES) -- Fox’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules proved that it wasn’t such a wimp after all, as it held off all competition to take top honors at the box office over the weekend, raking in $24.4 million.

Like the original Wimpy Kid movie, Greg Hefley still desires popularity but still can't get out of his own awkward way and his older brother Rodrick is more than willing to facilitate Greg's embarrassing antics.

Coming in second at the box office was the Warner Bros. film, Sucker Punch, which garnered $19 million.

Completing the top five were Limitless at $15.2 million, The Lincoln Lawyer at $11.0 million and Rango at $9.8 million, in that order.

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Sky's the Limit for Weekend Box Office Favorite

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The Bradley Cooper flick about a guy popping smart pills won the weekend at the box office.

Limitless brought in an estimated $19 million, much better than was expected for the film, which has a B+ rating from CinemaScore.

The rest of the top five were closely bunched together in estimated earnings, falling in the $13-15 million range. Rango continues to show strength, coming in second, followed by Battle: Los Angeles and two debuts -- Matthew McConaughey's The Lincoln Lawyer and Seth Rogen's Paul.

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Weekend Box Office: One Alien Movie Kills, Another Flops

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- In the battle at the box office, one film demolished the competition. Battle: Los Angeles beat the other movies and expectations, pulling in an estimated $36 million, $9 million more than some predicted. The alien invasion movie didn't get great reviews from critics, but is averaging a B rating from moviegoers, according to CinemaScore.

The animated Johnny Depp lizard western Rango held strong in its second week, coming in second, followed by Red Riding Hood and The Adjustment Bureau.

It was a disappointing opening for Mars Needs Moms. It's fifth place, estimated $7 million was $10 million less than some had predicted.

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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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'The Adjustment Bureau,' 'Rango' Among New Movies Opening Friday

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- The Adjustment Bureau: Matt Damon is a politician who falls in love with a ballet dancer, played by Emily Blunt.  However, a shadowy organization known as the Adjustment Bureau tries to keep them apart because, they say, she's not supposed to be part of his destiny.  Rated PG-13.

-- Rango: Johnny Depp voices the titular chameleon, who ends up in an Old West-style town and is appointed sheriff.  Isla Fisher and Abigail Breslin also lend their voices to the animated film.  Rated PG.

-- Take Me Home Tonight: Set in the 1980s, this comedy stars Topher Grace as an aimless 23-year-old man who's invited to a big party by his high school crush.  Anna Faris also stars.  Rated R.

-- Beastly: The modern-day Beauty and the Beast tale stars Alex Pettyfer as a high school student who's been transformed into an unattractive man by a witch.  In order to reverse the spell, he has to find true love within the next year.  Fortunately for him, he bonds with a female classmate, played by Vanessa Hudgens, who recognizes his inner beauty.  Mary-Kate Olsen and Neil Patrick Harris also star.  Rated PG-13.

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