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Monday
Jul042011

'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' Has Mega Opening

Comstock Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Transformers: Dark of the Moon had a smashing opening over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, finishing at the top of the box office.

The third installment of the Transformers franchise netted $116.4 million over the weekend, beating out Cars 2, which finished in second place with a tally of $32.1 million.

Bad Teacher ($17.6 million), Larry Crowne ($15.7 million) and Super 8 ($9.5 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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Sunday
Jun262011

'Cars 2' Drives Away with Box Office Top Spot

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Cars 2 raced to first place at the box office over the weekend, garnering $68 million in its opening weekend, according to studio experts.

Also debuting over the weekend was the film Bad Teacher, which finished second in the box office tally, raking in $31 million.

Green Lantern ($18.4 million), Super 8 ($12.1 million) and Mr. Popper’s Penguins ($10.3 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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Sunday
Jun192011

'Green Lantern' Tops Box Office

Ryan McVay/Photodisc(LOS ANGELES) -- Green Lantern made off with the top spot at the box office over the weekend, with the film about the comic book superhero pulling in $52.7 million in its opening weekend.

Coming in second in the standings was the film Super 8, which grossed $21.3 million.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins ($18.2 million), X-Men: First Class ($11.5 million) and The Hangover Part II ($9.6 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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Sunday
Jun122011

'Super 8' has Super Opening, Tops Box Office

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Super 8 proved to indeed be super over the weekend, as it captured the top spot at the box office.

The film, which was directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg, opened to an estimated gross of $37 million, knocking X-Men: First Class into second spot, with the latter raking in $25 million in its second week.

The Hangover Part II ($18.5 million), Kung Fu Panda 2 ($16.6 million) and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($10.8 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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Friday
Jun102011

'Super 8,' 'Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer' Open Friday

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

-- Super 8: Strange things are afoot in an Ohio town in 1979 following an explosive train crash that occurs while a group of kids are making a movie using a Super 8 film camera.  Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning star in the drama, which was directed by J.J. Abrams and co-produced by Steven Spielberg.  Rated PG-13.

-- Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer: Based on the book series, the film follows Judy Moody, a third-grader who's forced to live with her aunt for the summer.  She creates a series of dares to keep herself occupied and make the summer a little more exciting.  Jordana Beatty and Heather Graham star.  Rated PG.

And expanding into wide release:

-- Midnight in Paris: In Woody Allen's latest film, Owen Wilson plays an engaged writer who's transported back to 1920s Paris.  Rachel McAdams plays his fiancée.  Marion Cotillard and Kathy Bates also star.  Rated PG-13.

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Thursday
Jun092011

Movie Review: 'Super 8'

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Written and directed by J.J. Abrams, Super 8 takes place in 1979. To add authenticity, Abrams makes sure the script is filled with pop-culture staples associated with that era including a Walkman and a reference to a Rubik’s Cube.  But this isn’t a film about an era.
 
After Joe loses his mother in a freak accident, he struggles to get along with his father, played by the vastly underrated Kyle Chandler who happens to be the town deputy. Joe has a knack for movie makeup and building models, which makes his bond with best friend Charles even stronger because Charles likes to make Super 8 films.
 
While Charles is attempting to complete his zombie masterpiece, the kids witness a horrible train accident -- a scene that has few rivals as far as cinematic train wrecks are concerned.  Within 24 hours, people go missing, electronics disappear and every dog in town runs away. While this is happening, Joe grows close to Alice, played by Elle Fanning, who's every bit as great an actress as her older sister, Dakota.
 
Super 8 is an emotionally-charged sci-fi coming-of-age story directly influenced by the film’s executive producer, Steven Spielberg -- and you’re going to love it.

Four-and-a-half out of five stars.

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