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Sunday
May152011

'Thor' Remains Atop Box Office for Second Week

Ryan McVay/Photodisc(LOS ANGELES) -- The film Thor continued its reign at the top of the box office for the second straight week, tallying $34.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend.

Bridesmaids had to settle for second place grossing a total of $24.4 million.

Fast Five ($19.5 million), Priest ($14.5 million) and Rio ($8 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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Sunday
May082011

'Thor' Tops Box Office in Opening Weekend

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The film Thor pulled in $66 million in its opening weekend, making it king of weekend box office.

Fast Five, in its second week on the silver screen, came in second in the box office race, with ticket sales totaling $32.5 million.

Jumping the Broom ($13.7 million), Something Borrowed ($13.2 million) and Rio ($8.2 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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Sunday
May012011

'Fast Five' Outruns Box Office Competition

Ryan McVay/Photodisc(LOS ANGELES) -- Fast Five proved too fast for the rest of the competition at the box office over the weekend. The fifth installment of the Fast and Furious movie series pulled in $83.6 million in its opening weekend to top box office sales.

Coming in a distant second was the animated film Rio, which garnered $14.4 million from movie patrons.

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family ($10.1 million), Water for Elephants ($9.1 million) and Prom ($5 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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Sunday
Apr242011

'Rio' Tops Box Office for Second Straight Week

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The Fox animated film, Rio, has run away with the top spot at the box office for the second week in a row.

According to the latest box office figures, Rio pulled in $26.8 million over the weekend, trailed by Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family, which raked in $25.8 million in its first week.

Water for Elephants ($17.5 million), Hop ($12.5 million) and Scream 4 ($7.2 million) rounded out the top five at the box office, in that order.

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Sunday
Apr172011

'Rio' Helps Box Office Bounce Back

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- After a dismal few weeks, box office ticket sales came back strong, led by the 3-D film, Rio.

The Fox animated film, which stars the voices of Jesse Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Tracy Morgan and George Lopez, topped the weekend box office, raking in $40 million. Coming in second over the weekend was Scream 4, with $19.3 million.

Hop ($11.2 million), Soul Surfer ($7.4 million) and Hanna ($7.3 million) rounded out the top five at the box office, in that order.

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Friday
Apr152011

Movie Review: 'Rio'

(NEW YORK) -- In Fox's animated Rio, Jesse Eisenberg is the voice of Blu, a domesticated blue macaw living in Minnesota with his owner, Linda.

When Linda is informed that Blu is the last of his kind, she takes him to Rio, where he will meet Jewel, the last female blue macaw (cue Barry White, or in this case Lionel Richie). Being the rarest of breeds means the two macaws are worth a fortune, an idea not lost on a few enterprising birdnappers.

Along the way, Blu and Jewel encounter a cardinal and a canary, voiced by will.i.am and Jamie Foxx, a toucan voiced by George Lopez and a hilarious salivating bulldog voiced by Tracy Morgan.

The music is rousing, the animation is gorgeous, and the writing is clever, making Rio one of the more complete animated offerings Hollywood has churned out over the past decade.

Four out of five stars.

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Friday
Apr152011

'Rio,' 'Scream 4' Open Nationwide Friday

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

-- Rio: The animated film follows the adventures of a bird named Blu, who’s on the run from some kidnappers during a trip to Rio de Janeiro.  Along the way, he tries to learn how to fly.  Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan, Jamie Foxx and Black Eyed Peas member Will.I.am lend their voices to the film, which is screening in 3D.  Rated G.

-- Scream 4: The horror franchise is back with its first film in 11 years.  On the 15th anniversary of the first murders in Woodsboro, Neve Campbell’s Sidney returns to her hometown -- along with the killer Ghostface, who stalks the locals.  Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts and Hayden Panettiere also star in the Wes Craven-directed flick.  Rated R.

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