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'Think Like a Man' Sleeper Hit & 'The Hunger Games' Trailing 'Jurassic Park' & Jesus Movie?

Michael Ealy, Taraji P. Henson, Think Like a Man April 23, '12, update: Think Like a Man, inspired by TV/radio comedian Steve Harvey's bestselling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, dethroned Gary Ross / Jennifer Lawrence's The Hunger Games at the North American box office this weekend. The Hunger Games, in fact, was down two spots, also trailing the Zac Efron / Taylor Schilling romantic drama The Lucky One, based on Nicholas Sparks' bestselling novel. All three films performed above expectations. According to box office actuals found at Box Office Mojo, Think Like a Man took in a surprisingly strong $33.63 million – about 10 percent above early estimates released as late as Friday night – averaging […]


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'Think Like a Man' Sleeper Hit & 'The Hunger Games' Trailing 'Jurassic Park' & Jesus Movie?



'Hunger Games Part 2' Director: Francis Lawrence In & Gary Ross Out - Good Choice?

April 19, '12, update: The Catching Fire director will be Francis Lawrence, among whose (few) feature-film credits are Reese Witherspoon / Robert Pattinson / Christoph Waltz's Water for Elephants, Will Smith's I Am Legend, and Keanu Reeves / Rachel Weisz's Constantine. Deadline.com reports that Lionsgate's other strong possibility, Moneyball / Capote director Bennett Miller, wanted the studio to delay filming so he could work on the prospective Steve Carell / Mark Ruffalo / Channing Tatum movie Foxcatcher. Lionsgate refused to do so because The Hunger Games and Catching Fire star Jennifer Lawrence must be ready to shoot 20th Century Fox's sequel to X-Men: First Class in January 2013. In addition to Francis Lawrence and Bennett Miller, other contenders – or […]


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'Hunger Games Part 2' Director: Francis Lawrence In & Gary Ross Out - Good Choice?



First 'Heroine Movie' in Two Decades to Top Four Weekends

'Heroine movie': Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games April 16, '12, update: The “heroine movie” The Hunger Games has topped the U.S. and Canada box office for the fourth weekend in a row. Starring Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), the Gary Ross-directed blockbuster scored $21.5 million according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The dystopian action-drama was down a relatively modest 35 percent compared to Easter weekend. Prior to The Hunger Games, the most recent movie to achieve the four-weekend-in-a-row feat was James Cameron / Sam Worthington's Avatar in early 2010. In fact, Avatar remained at the top for seven consecutive weekends. The Hunger Games, however, won't get that far. […]


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First 'Heroine Movie' in Two Decades to Top Four Weekends