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'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2' Tops Box Office

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Sony

There were no fewer than four new releases this weekend at the box office, but it turned out there was no real competition at all for the top spot, as "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" crushed the competition with a $35 million rake according to Film.com.

That was way more than any of the other new releases managed. Ron Howard's racing drama "Rush" debuted in third place with $10.3 million, while the romcom "Baggage Claim" came in fourth with $9.3 million. And Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, "Don Jon," only brought in $9 million as well.

Next weekend should be a different story thanks to the team of Sandra Bullock and George Clooney and their new space epic "Gravity." Until then, though, you can check out this weekend's box office top ten over on Film.com.

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Film.com

Weekly Movie Math: Zoom, Zoom

Universal Universal

Your mother always said math class would be important, you just didn't know that that algebra you tried to snooze through would help you decide which movies to see this weekend.

We here at NextMovie know that it can be overwhelming trying to decipher the new releases and decide what's for you, so we've done what any mathematician worth their salt would and broke down this week's new movies to their individual components.

Whether you're looking to feel the "Rush" or don't think there can ever be "Enough Said" about the late James Gandolfini's work as a leading man, there's something here for you. Read on for this week's movie math. Get More »

Filed Under: Features

Toronto 2013: Best of the Fest

Gravity Warner Bros.

Canada was definitely the place to be this month if you, you know, like movies and stuff.

Another Toronto International Film Festival has come to a close and the 2013 lineup looks to go down in history as one of the best ever thanks to high-profile Oscar contenders like "12 Years a Slave," "Gravity" and "Dallas Buyers Club." Our own Jordan Hoffman sums it up nicely: "I saw 29 films in one week's time and only a few of them were terrible." Get More »

Filed Under: Features

25 Movies We're All About This Fall

The Wolf of Wall Street Paramount

The dog days of August are almost over, which means blockbusters are taking a backseat to all those lovely prestige pictures the studios trot out when the leaves change and Meryl Streep gets her thirst for gold like the Oscar vampire she is. Get More »

Filed Under: Features

You'll Get A 'Rush' Out of Chris Hemsworth's New Trailer

From the moment "Thor" hit theaters two years ago, Chris Hemsworth has been a bona fide Hollywood superstar. He's made one action blockbuster after another, with "The Avengers" and "Snow White and the Huntsman" hitting theaters back to back. He's even participated in an instant cult classic with "The Cabin in the Woods." But there's still one question some fans and critics have: Can the guy actually, you know ... act?

Well, it looks like we're about to find out, because the first international trailer for his upcoming racing drama "Rush" has just arrived courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. And if director Ron Howard has anything to say about it, this is the film that's going to turn Hemsworth from action star into star, period.  Get More »

50 Movies We’re All About in 2013

Pacific Rim Warner Bros.

Man, 2012 was a pretty darn good year for films, right? "The Avengers," "Lincoln," "The Hunger Games," "Silver Linings Playbook," seriously, we could go on and on, as this past year has been one of the best in recent memory.

And that has us even more amped up to see what Hollywood does for an encore. Sure, 2013 has some pretty big shoes to fill, but there are always news movies to see, new adventures to experience, new stars to meet and new pop culture obsessions waiting to be born.

So with that in mind, we've put together our list of the top 50 Movies We’re All About in 2013. Because last year is just so last year. Get More »

Filed Under: Features

Olivia Wilde Gets in the Fast Lane For 'Rush'

Olivia Wilde
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Olivia Wilde has built much of her mystique on the premise that nothing fuels desire like the unattainable – particularly when the something in question is an attractive married woman.

Deadline reports that the recently divorced actress has landed a part that plays on just that theme, beating out a long line of hopefuls for the role of '70s supermodel Suzy Miller in Ron Howard's 'Rush.'

The movie tells the story of the intensely competitive relationship between Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, as well as Hunt's equally complex, yet far more scandalous relationship with Miller. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline

Chris Hemsworth Will Feel the 'Rush' of Auto Racing

Chris Hemsworth
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Thor doesn't need a horse. He needs a race car!

Chris Hemsworth has found himself a detour on the road to the "Thor" sequel, as he's in talks to play the lead role in "Rush," according to Deadline.

"Rush" tells the story of British Formula One driver James Hunt and his rivalry with Niki Lauda for Formula One supremacy during the 1970s. The film is set to be the next directorial effort of Ron Howard.

This new "Rush" should not be confused with the old "Rush," the 1991 thriller in which undercover narcs played by Jason Patric and Jennifer Jason Leigh get a little too close to their work.

If all goes according to plan, "Rush" will go into production early next year before Hemsworth begins work on "Thor 2," which is slated for a July 26, 2013 release. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline

'I Love You Man' Brosephs Reunite... To Meet Rush(!)

I Love You Man
Paramount
The year 2009 yielded two surprisingly awesome comedies, "The Hangover" and "I Love You Man". While Todd Phillips and crew are currently finishing "The Hangover 2," "I Love You Man" bromantics Jason Segel and Paul Rudd have finally gotten around to doing their own follow-up.
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your perspective), it's not a sequel. But it is like the ending (or at least awesome DVD extra) that never happened, and it's fresh for the viewing on Funny Or Die. Get More »
Filed Under: Check This | Source: Funny or Die
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