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'2 Guns': Denzel Washington & Mark Wahlberg Flop?

'2 Guns' weekend box office: Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington pairing disappointing? A limp “low $20 million” range, is what 2 Guns U.S. distributor Universal claims it's expecting at the North American box office from the first-ever pairing of Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg – as momentous a cinematic occasion, if the American media is to believed, as the first pairing of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? back in 1962. Of course, Universal's lowball figure is an excuse for the studio to claim, “Omigod! 2 Guns has performed way beyond what any and all of us were expecting!” – as long as the Washington / Wahlberg combo brings in $25 million or more. (Image: […]


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'2 Guns': Denzel Washington & Mark Wahlberg Flop?



'Wreck-It-Ralph' Box Office: No. 1 Movie by Far?

Denzel Washington Flight has strong, but hardly sensational debut Nov. 4 Denzel Washington's R-rated drama Flight, Robert Zemeckis' first live-action feature since 2000, way overperformed as the no. 2 movie on the North American box office chart this weekend, Nov. 2-4. With an estimated $25.1 million at 1,884 locations, Flight trailed only Disney's 3D animated feature Wreck-It Ralph's estimated $49.1 million at 3,752 venues according to studio figures found at Box Office Mojo. Wreck-It Ralph, by the way, has been hailed as a – non-Pixar – Disney record. It could well be – weekend box office actuals come out on Monday – but only if you choose to ignore pesky details such as inflation, and the fact that Tangled collected […]


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'Wreck-It-Ralph' Box Office: No. 1 Movie by Far?



THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE 2004 Denzel Washington / Meryl Streep

The Manchurian Candidate 2004 Denzel Washington movie. (Image: Denzel Washington.) While keeping the framework of the 1962 original, Jonathan Demme's remake of John Frankenheimer's political thriller The Manchurian Candidate has revamped the plot so as to create parallels between what takes place on screen and current events. The results are mixed at best. In the new version, adapted by Daniel Pyne and Dean Georgaris from George Axelrod's 1962 screenplay and Richard Condon's 1959 Cold War novel, U.S. Army Major Bennett Marco (Denzel Washington) spends his days giving speeches about the heroic deeds of Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber), winner of the prestigious Medal of Honor for having saved Marco's Gulf War platoon during an ambush. Marco's nights, however, are considerably […]


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THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE 2004 Denzel Washington / Meryl Streep