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'Man Of Steel' Flies Past The Competition With Record June Opening — Here's Your Box-Office Roundup


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Poor reviews didn't mean anything for "Man of Steel" this weekend. 

The film set a new opening-weekend record for the month of June and beat the three-day box-office earnings of "Fast & Furious 6" earning $125.1 million in the course of four days. 

Its earnings soared past the previous openings of every other Superman film even when inflated for adjustment. 

(It undoubtedly helped the film came out on Father's Day weekend.)

Meanwhile, the film is currently sitting at a 56% on review site Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences, however, gave it a fresh A- according to audience market research firm CinemaScore.

It's just the latest film that critics have called wrong at theaters. "The Great Gatsby" is another perfect example of a film that received scathing early reviews, but went on to beat analyst expectations opening weekend. 

"Man of Steel" wasn't the only box-office winner this weekend. 

Seth Rogen's apocalyptic comedy "This is the End" featuring buddies like James Franco and Jay Baruchel scored a big $32.8 million. 

Out of the top ten this week are Warner Bros.' "The Hangover Part III" after a month. The film has earned most of its $310 million earnings overseas (65%). 

The studio's May hit "The Great Gatsby" also fell out of the top 10 after six weeks earning $300 million worldwide.  

Here are this week's winners and losers in Hollywood: 

10. Disney's "Iron Man 3" holds on at the box office for its seventh week with $2.9 million. Tony Stark's third return to the big screen has earned a massive $1.2 billion at theaters. In the coming weeks Disney will have its "Monsters Inc." prequel and troubled "Lone Ranger" come to theaters.  

9. Sony's "After Earth" drops another two spots this week earning $3.8 million. The film, featuring both Will and Jaden Smith has earned $102.8 million worldwide in three weeks. The M. Night Shyamalan film cost an estimated $130 million to produce. 

8. "Star Trek Into Darkness" dropped nearly 51% this week with $5.7 million. Director J.J. Abrams' sequel to the 2009 hit has earned $412 million since its debut five weeks ago. 

7. DreamWorks Animation's "Epic" brought in $6 million. This is the last week it should dominate the top ten as an animated flick. Disney and Pixar's "Monsters University" drops in theaters this weekend.  

6. Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn's return to comedy in "The Internship" dropped nearly 60% at the box office this weekend earning $7 million. Though the film has brought in about $31 million domestic, the film isn't faring so well overseas earning a meager $5 million overseas. 

5. Last week's horror winner "The Purge" dips four spots this week earning just $8.2 million. The film, which cost a small $3 million to make, has already earned its money back and more with $58.5 million in ticket sales. 

4. "Fast & Furious 6" fell two spots this week earning $9.4 million. The film has now earned $637 million worldwide at theaters in four weeks. 

3. Lionsgate's magic movie "Now You See Me" is still making waves earning another $10.3 million in week three. The film featuring Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, and Morgan Freeman among others has passed its estimated $75 million production budget in three weeks with $107 million worldwide. 

2. Seth Rogen's epic star-filled comedy "This is the End" debuted to a $20.5 million weekend. Over the course of its five-day release (it opened Wednesday) it took in $32 million — just shy of February's "Identity Thief" with Melissa McCarthy ($34 million). The film did take in more than 2008's "Pineapple Express" ($27 million). 

1. "Man of Steel" flew past the three-day weekend of "Fast & Furious" to claim the second-highest opening weekend of the year with $113 million. Since its Thursday release, Zack Snyder's Superman reboot has earned $125 million at theaters. Worldwide, it has brought in $200 million. It is now the second-highest opening for a superhero origin story at the box office only behind 2002's "Spider-Man."

More Superman:  Why 'Man of Steel' is killing it at the box office

SEE ALSO: What critics are getting wrong about "Man of Steel"

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15 Outrageous Scenes In Martin Scorsese's 'Wolf Of Wall Street' We Can't Wait To See


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People have been buzzing about Martin Scorsese's new movie, "The Wolf of Wall Street," for over a year now, and finally we get a peek at what it's going to look like.

The trailer is out!

And it looks as wild as we had hoped. How could it not? The true story of the Wolf of Wall Street is completely out of control.

The story is the memoir of Jordan Belfort, a Long Island kid who rose to become a millionaire penny stock scammer and boiler-room boss.

Back in the 1990s, Belfort ran Stratton-Oakmont, a Long Island-based pump and dump that found itself on top of the Wall Street world. Think: Drugs, hookers, parties with performing midgets.

And then it all came crashing down. Belfort went to jail for 20 months and lost everything.

You can check out the trailer below:

We've also already taken a look at "The Wolf of Wall Street" script, written by Terence Winter, and luckily a bunch of the most awesome scenes seem to have stayed in the movie.

We've put them together for you here. [WARNING: Spoilers follow.]

The movie opens with a very professional commercial about Belfort's firm, and then goes into a scene of him and his brokers having a dwarf-throwing contest.

According to the script, classical music plays as "a conservative group of smiling, ethnically-diverse actors surrounding their young chairman Jordan Belfort," pose through a Gene Hackman voice-over.

Then you head to Stratton-Oakmont headquarters and 700 20-something stockbroker bros are chanting and throwing around dollar bills to see who can throw a cape-clad dwarf into a dollar sign bulls-eye.

Jordan is being played by Leonardo DiCaprio.

More chaos: Jordan's first day in the bullpen of L.F. Rothschild in 1980s suspender-wearing Wall Street.

Jordan walks in and is immediately berated by his supervisor, Scott Mollen, who tells him he'll be "the connector" calling 500 clients all day. "You are lower than f*cking pond scum," Mollen tells him.

Luckily, Belfort also meets Danny Porush(played by Jonah Hill), Mollen's much more polished superior. "F*ck him," he tells Jordan, "I'm senior broker here and he's just a worthless piker. Let's grab lunch later."

And then then the opening bell rings as Porush yells, "Let's f*ck!" And the race begins — brokers dial like crazy and everyone is screaming — it's the sound of greed, says Jordan's voice-over.

At lunch, Danny and Jordan have a martini-drinking contest until one of them passes out.

They're at a high-end restaurant and Danny is doing coke from a spoon when the Maitre'D comes over. He tells him:

"Here's the game plan Luis. Bring us two Absolute martinis straight up. Precisely seven and half minutes later you'll deliver two more, then two more after five minutes until one of us passes out."

Jordan says he doesn't drink and tries, and fails, to order a 7-Up.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

Britney Spears Releases New Squeaky-Clean Single 'Ooh La La'


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Britney Spears unveiled a new bubblegum-slick single "Ooh La La" and it's rated PG.

It's relative for the "...Baby One More Time" and "Slave 4 U" hit-maker.

"Ooh La La" is the first single off "The Smurfs 2" soundtrack. The 3-D family comedy sequel, starring Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry, and Jayma Mays, hits theaters late July.

The mid-tempo dance-pop track, which plays over the movie's credits, features family-friendly lyrics about breaking it down and dancing all night. 

The single was produced by Dr. Luke, Cirkut, and Ammo, who mixed “Till the World Ends” and “Hold It Against Me" on Spears' last album, "Femme Fatale."

Mama Spears is proud to deliver a song her sons, Sean and Jayden James Federline, can enjoy.

The music video release date has yet to be announced.

Spears returns to the studio this summer, collaborating with Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am on her eighth studio album.

Listen to the "The Smurfs 2" track here.

More music: Jay-Z just announced a new album

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12 Reasons Superman Reboot 'Man Of Steel' Is Soaring At Theaters


man of steel posterWarning: Spoilers follow.

"Man of Steel" is soaring at theaters.

Since its opening Thursday, the film has earned a remarkable $125 million in the U.S.

Warner Bros. has been trying to find a way to bring a Superman reboot back to the big screen for a while. There are plenty of reasons why they got it right this time.

After an early screening last Tuesday, we left thinking the film was good — not great. 

After seeing the film a second time over the weekend with excited moviegoers in a more relaxed atmosphere and without expectations, we enjoyed director Zack Snyder's take on Superman much more.

Not only does Snyder's version have longevity for a newly-announced sequel, but a "Justice League" film as well. 

See why "Man of Steel" is killing it at the box office >

Superman's home planet of Krypton gets a bigger back-story.

Most people know the story.

Superman's home planet of Krypton is facing imminent doom and as a last-ditch effort his parents send him to Earth while they perish along with the alien planet.

The film doesn't rush by here.

Instead, director Zack Snyder and his producers spent time researching a way to extend the Kryptonian culture in the film. 

They reached out to University of British Columbia linguist, Dr. Christine Schreyer to help create a new language. In addition, producers decided that Superman's people should be inspired by the the Kings of medieval timescomplete with a caste system in order to make them more realistic.

If you've seen the 1978 "Superman," Snyder gives some nods.

(Source: "Man of Steel" production notes)

Krypton's no longer a crystallized ice palace.

Snyder took creative liberty to make Superman's home planet look less like Snow Miser's ice kingdom.

Now, it looks like something out of James Cameron's "Avatar" complete with giant mythical beasts, a creepy pod center to artificially grow Kryptonian life, and a core that brings back memories of Pandora's Tree of Souls.

We're not taken through Superman's entire childhood.

When Kent lands on Earth, we don't follow along to see what happens next.

That's okay.

Instead, we're blasted 33 years into his future, which is fine because we get to see bits and pieces of his early life in flashback sequences. It's a fresh take on the earlier Superman films before it.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

Kanye West's 'American Psycho' Parody Is Pretty Amazing


For the release of his sixth-studio album, Kanye West enlisted the help of Kourtney Kardashian's husband Scott Disick and pal Jonathan Chebum to make a short promotional film.

Kanye released the short in full on his website as a tribute to the most memorable scene in "American Psycho."

Check it out below:

Here's the original:

"Yeezus" is out today. You can download it at Kanye West's website.

SEE ALSO: People are making bets on the name of Kanye and Kim Kardashian's baby

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Johnny Depp Was Trampled By A Horse On 'The Lone Ranger' Set


Disney released a mini-featurette of its new film "The Lone Ranger" that shows a scare the crew had on set.

Near the halfway mark, star Johnny Depp (Tonto) is seeing falling from his horse and getting dragged alongside costar Armie Hammer before the horse tramples on the star.

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Depp wasn't seriously injured showing off a a hoof mark.

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The actor shrugged it off,  joking with the crew.

"I'd say the positive thing is, my coccyx didn't take it." 

Starring  Depp and Hammer ("The Social Network"), the film follows the origin story of the ex-Texas ranger and his sidekick Tonto.

"The Lone Ranger" opens in theaters July 3.

Check out the video below:

More "Lone Ranger" Check out a trailer for the film

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Disney's Next Big Movie Features A Talking Snowman


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Disney's next animated picture will feature a talking snowman.

The Mouse House released its first teaser trailer for "Frozen" the story of Elsa (Idina Menzel) whose icy powers have trapped a kingdom in winter.

Based on the story of "The Snow Queen," Kristen Bell plays Anna, trying to find her sister Elsa. Jonathan Groff voices a mountain man Kristoff who is accompanied by a reindeer who will guide her on a journey along with a snowman named Olaf. 

"Frozen" comes after Disney's previous two animated successes, "Tangled" and "Wreck-It Ralph."

Like the two films before it, "Frozen" will serve as the company's Thanksgiving holiday film hitting theaters November 27.

Note: This trailer stands out because Disney typically steers from giving inanimate objects voices unless under some sort of enchanted curse (see "Beauty and the Beast"). Instead, they stick to bringing animals to life on the big screen.

SEE ALSO: Johnny Depp gets trampled by horse on "The Lone Ranger" set

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Ron Burgundy Is Back In The First Trailer For 'Anchorman 2'


Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and Christina Applegate are reuniting after nine long years for "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues."

Kristen Wiig and Meagan Good also make appearances as love interests.

Set in 1980s New York instead of 1970s San Diego, the sequel follows Ron Burgundy and his crew as they attempt to re-charge their news careers with a new 24-hour news channel.

 Watch the first official full-length trailer below:

Another version of the trailer will play in theaters ahead of "World War Z."

SEE ALSO: Why 'Man of Steel' is soaring at theaters

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James Franco Explains Why Studios Keep Remaking Superhero Films


james franco spider-man harryCritics weren't wowed by "Man Of Steel," calling Henry Cavill's Superman "brooding" and offering hit-or-miss ratings on Rotten Tomatos (56 percent of reviewers liked it as of Wednesday morning).

Fans are chomping at the bit, rewarding "Man Of Steel" with glowing reviews and handing over a record-breaking $128.6 million at the box office over opening weekend.

If you haven't made up your mind about director Zack Snyder's reboot, let cinephile James Franco do it for you.

Franco reviewed "Man Of Steel" for Vice magazine on Tuesday, deeming it "a great film."

"It delivers everything it should. It made Superman cool again," Franco wrote. "It delivered great action and interesting characters with a plot that was grounded enough to make us care a little."

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Franco said he overcame childhood prejudices against the "cheesiness of the character’s suit and his douchey invincibility"—applauding Cavill's performance and Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan's ability to keep the story focused and fresh.

Of course, Franco also put on his philosopher's hat.

He criticized the film industry's obsession with rebooting film franchises.

"When movies become so big that they can make $200 million in one weekend like 'The Avengers' did," Franco wrote, "everyone from studios to filmmakers are going to want to get in on making comic-book movies."

He adds:

"We are just wowed by the money that brings them to fruition. Kids like comic-book-style heroes, teens like flashy action and sex, and therefore these films make money. Adults—the third audience—respect money. So these films are made. Again and again. And if Brandon Routh doesn’t work as Superman, or if Sam Raimi can’t agree on the villain for a fourth 'Spider-Man,' they will just make new versions without them."

Prior to "Man of Steel," Brandon Routh put on the blue and red suit in 2006 in "Superman Returns," a role for which Cavill also auditioned.

This pattern hits close to home for Franco. A long, long time ago — in 2002 — he brought Peter Parker's best friend and later nemesis Harry Osborn out of comic books and onto the big screen in director Sam Raimi's three-part "Spider-Man."

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Last summer, director Marc Webb's reboot "The Amazing Spider-Man" reeled in more than $260 million — still less than any of Raimi's original trilogy

Monday, Sony announced release dates for "The Amazing Spider-Man 3' and '4,' stretching the franchise into 2018, while the sequel is still in production.

For Franco, the "original" series feels like yesterday.

"The new Spider-Man series ... arose even before there was time to bury the corpse of the old one and enshroud it in the haze of nostalgia," Franco wrote. "I don’t really feel much distress over its being remade, for many reasons, but what is interesting to me is that it has been remade so quickly — and the reasons why."

Money, money, money.

SEE ALSO: 12 reasons 'Man Of Steel' is killing it at the box office

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PG-13 Rating Is A Buzzkill For 'World War Z'


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Brad Pitt's zombie thriller "World War Z" hits theaters this weekend.

Despite a Vanity Fair article claiming the film suffered from poor communication, a budget inflation, and numerous delays, critics don't have many issues with Paramount's big budget bet.

The movie is getting good reviews and many are still pouring out. (The film currently sits at a fresh 73% on Rotten Tomatoes— far above the 56% of "Man of Steel.")

The film's not perfect.

It's a far reach from its source material, Max Brooks' 2006 novel with numerous critics comparing it to other epidemic films like 2011's "Contagion" and "Children of Men."

While critics have raved about everything from the impressive set to the super-charged hordes of zombies, there is one thing that has left reviewers bothered. 

It's not the 40-minute ending that needed to be reshot — though the abrupt change hasn't blownmany away either.

Rather, the PG-13 rating seems out of place. 

Most reviews make a note about the goreless zombiefest.


"Not many brains get munched, but plenty of people use them." 

Total Film:

"Conspicuously bloodless, the PG-13 rating rears its family friendly head whenever the camera gets too close for comfort."


"The bloodless limitations of a PG-13 rating are occasionally impossible to ignore." 


"Aiming for a PG-13 rating deprived World War Z of the gross-out feeding scenes zombie fans love."

Here's what one fan said of the film on Rotten Tomatoes:

"It's certainly the most bloodless. Not one drop is spilled on screen, all in service of a family friendly cert. Any carnage is represented in a blurry, chaotic background."

Essentially, this may be the bloodiest Pitt gets in the film:

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SEE ALSO: What critics are saying about Brad Pitt's zombie thriller

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Shailene Woodley Cut As 'Spider-Man' Love Interest In Sequel


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Fans excited to see Shailene Woodley portray iconic Spider-Man character Mary Jane Watson in next year's sequel may have to wait for "The Amazing Spider-Man 3."

The Wrap reports scenes with Woodley as Spidey's red-headed love interest have been cut from the film.

Woodley previously confirmed to Entertainment Weekly her character was cut from the sequel.

"Based on the proposed plot, I completely understand the need for holding off on introducing [Mary Jane] until the next film," said Woodley.

According to The Wrap, director Marc Webb decided to remove Woodley's character in order to streamline the film. 

In other words, it sounds like the cast of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" became too crowded.  

In addition to Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone returning respectively as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Gwen Stacey, there have been plenty of additions to the cast. 

The next film will have at least three villains. Paul Giamatti (Rhino) and Jamie Foxx (Electro) will occupy Spidey's time along with Chris Cooper who was confirmed to play the Green Goblin.

But that's not all. 

Amazing Spider-Man-Andrew Garfield-Emma StoneDane DeHaan announced on Twitter he'll show up as Peter Parker's best friend Harry Osborn (not sure why he was left out of the first film). 

Felicity Jones was also added to the cast as rumored Felicia Hardy/Black Cat, a former burglar-turned-sidekick to Spider-Man. (She's basically Marvel's version of Catwoman.) 

In the "Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane" comic series, Hardy transfers to Parker's high school. In the Marvel universe, she has often pined after the web slinger. 

With Woodley's addition, that would have left Spidey juggling three females.

In addition, The Wrap reports Woodley's role as Mary Jane may have to be recast since she'll most likely be busy filming a sequel to next year's "Divergent"— a movie somethink may be the next "Hunger Games" success. 

It's unclear how much of a presence Woodley had in the upcoming film. The actress has been photographed filming multiple scenes with Garfield.

SEE ALSO: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' filming in NYC

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The Next 'Star Wars' Movie Is Looking For An Attractive, Young Female Lead


star wars han solo chewbaccaIt looks like we may have our first clues as to the characters in "Star Wars: Episode 7."

Film blog Bleeding Cool reports they have confirmed the roles casting directors want to fill in the new movie.

What's most intriguing is they claim these are all lead characters.

Check them out:

Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit.

Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking.

A late twentysomething male, fit, handsome and confident.

Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’ t need to be particularly fit.

A second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and fit.

Forty something male, fit, military type.

Thirtysomething male, intellectual. Apparently doesn’t need to be fit.

Bleeding Cool reports the film has started casting today in the UK. 

J.J. Abrams ("Star Trek") will direct with George Lucas signed on in a "creative consultant" role. 

The film is due out in 2015.

SEE ALSO: J.J. Abrams says new "Star Wars" will honor the old films

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These Are The Most Expensive Cities To Watch A Movie In The US


drive in movieSummer movie season is approaching!  

As you settle in to watch the man of steel save the world, see how monsters learned how to scare, or watch thick-necked men drive around in the millionth Fast and Furious movie, you might notice that these flicks are taking a heavy toll on your wallet, and they’re only getting more expensive.

Regal Entertainment CEO David Ownby said that the price of 2-D movies will rise 3-4% this year, as it has over the past few years. 

3-D effects can add up to $5 to overall ticket costs. Movie prices vary widely based on location.  NerdWallet has listed the most expensive and cheapest cities to watch your favorite summer flicks.  The prices listed are for first-run new releases shown 6-10 pm on Saturdays at indoor theaters.

The Least Expensive Cities for Moviegoers

RankCityMovie cost
1Paris TX$4.92
2Marion-McDowell County NC$5.00
3Camden SC$5.00
4Indianapolis-Morgan County IN$5.34
5Athens-Henderson County TX$5.50
6Kodiak AK$5.67
7Corpus Christi TX$5.96
8Thomasville-Lexington NC$6.00
9Hastings NE$6.25
10Carlsbad NM$6.33


The Worst Cities for Moviegoers

RankCityMovie cost
1New York (Manhattan) NY$13.33
2Miami-Dade County FL$12.54
3Los Angeles-Long Beach CA$12.53
4New York (Queens) NY$12.48
5New York (Brooklyn) NY$12.25
6Orange County CA$11.92
7Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA$11.54
8Fort Lauderdale FL$11.50
9San Diego CA$11.50
10Wilmington DE$11.50

SEE ALSO: The 17 Most Expensive Divorces Ever

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Tour The Filming Locations Of Superman Reboot, 'Man Of Steel'



When Zack Snyder set out to make "Man of Steel" he wanted to make it as realistic as possible.

To accomplish that, Snyder set out to use practical locations for filming and also used a handheld camera to deliver a "gritty, embedded journalistic documentary style."

While a lot of the film takes place in Clark Kent's hometown of Smallville, Kansas; however, no filming occurred in America's heartland.

Rather, most of the production took place in Illinois.

If you haven't seen the film, there are some mini spoilers.

Early film sequences were filmed on Vancouver Island.

(Source: "Man of Steel" production notes)

Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) works on a real crab boat, the Debbie Sue.

(Source: "Man of Steel" production notes)

You can see the boat in the background of the film when Lois Lane (Amy Adams) goes on the hunt for Clark Kent.

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'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Was Filming Outside My Apartment This Morning


I woke up this morning to find an interesting scene outside my window: a motorcade of 20+ police cars driving by Lincoln Center with their lights on, but no sirens.

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It led me to believe something was going on, so I went downstairs with my iPhone. I first noticed this flyer saying they'd be filming a "Movie" on my block, so buses wouldn't be stopping at their usual spot.

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I came across this truck that said Sony Pictures. I figured only a big-budget film would have the means to shut down a busy Broadway intersection on a Saturday morning.

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Crew members were taping blue X's over the NYPD police cars.

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They were also fixing fake license plates onto the cars:


Hey! There's a huge group of what appears to be cast members, posing for paparazzi photos in between scenes.

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Here, the paparazzi capture the moment:

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I zoomed in on the group shot and noticed this guy in the back row, standing next to a girl wearing a Spider-man shirt. He looked a lot like Andrew Garfield, the star of the upcoming "The Amazing Spider-man 2" movie.

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Could it be his body double? He was wearing some sort of body suit that looked like it would be helpful for filming stunts.

andrew garfield body double spiderman

Here were two other interesting characters from the group shot: A homeless man with a boom box around his neck and his lady friend getting cozy.

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This fruit cart in the scene looked nicer than the carts you see on the streets of Manhattan.

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At closer glance, the sign seemed fake to me.

nyc fruit cart spiderman filming

I was right; it's a prop! Here is the crew packing it up.

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Whatever scene they'd been filming with the police car motorcade was over, so I followed the cast and crew to their lunch spread a few blocks away where there was a solid assortment of hot food. Actors got in line to eat first, followed by production assistants.

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I stayed just in time to see what looked like the real Andrew Garfield ride off into the distance in a black car.

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The Final 'Pacific Rim' Trailer Shows Even More Robot Vs. Alien Mayhem


We've seen a lot of trailers and footage for "Pacific Rim," but we still don't feel like we know a whole lot about it.  

This is what we've gathered so far: Giant robots are coming to the planets aid to fend off an alien attack. Oversized robots and monsters fight. One robot goes to town on an alien with a giant ship.

The last trailer before the film's July 12 release came out and it doesn't shed much more light on the plot either. (During a time where movie plots are completely spoiled by trailers, this may be a good thing.)

Check it out below. If you've seen the previous trailers, it's essentially the same one we've seen twiceover

SEE ALSO: The monsters that will be featured in "Pacific Rim"

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'The Lone Ranger' Is Lining Up To Be Disney's Next 'John Carter' Bust


johnny depp the lone rangerGood thing Disney started the summer with mega-hit "Iron Man 3."

It's latest film, the Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer Western "The Lone Ranger" looks like its going to bomb over the weekend.

The first reviews for the movie didn't come out until two days before the films release — never a good sign for a potentially good blockbuster — and when they did, they shredded Disney's latest.

The film is currently hovering at 24% on film review site Rotten Tomatoes.

This morning, the film was making up 12% of ticket sales on Fandango.

Instead, we're told sales are gravitating toward Steve Carell's "Despicable Me 2." 71% of this morning's ticket sales were to see the little yellow minions back on the big screen.

After a big $4.7 million opening night, the film may surpass the $82 million debut of "Monsters University." As of yesterday, "Despicable Me 2" was outpacing "MU" in advance ticket sales.

"The Lone Ranger" has taken in $2 million at the box office after Tuesday night sales. Deadline reports the film has now earned $15 million today— far below the $35 million of "Despicable Me 2." 

Overall, analysts seem rather mixed on the long shot of the Western. 

Managing director of Janney Montgomery Scott, Tony Wible predicts the Mouse House will see $180 million in domestic earnings for the film and go on to see another $370 million from foreign box office, video game, and other sales. That would be enough for Disney to turn a profit. 

Meanwhile, another analyst with Cowen & Co. predicts Disney could lose $100 million on the film if weekend sales are weak and the film isn't good.  

When the entire holiday weekend is through analysts expect Disney's "Ranger" to bring in $60-$70 million. 

Some of those analyst predictions may be a bit too high. 

As we've said, the critics haven't been nice.

Currently, "The Lone Ranger" has dropped from a predicted $35 million 3-day opening weekend to $29 million, according to BoxOffice.com. Anything less than a $70 million number would be disasterous for the film estimated to have a budget ranging from $225-$250 million after numerous production delays. 

Other than poor reviews and opening against family-friendly film "Despicable Me 2," Vice President and Chief Analyst of BoxOffice.com Phil Contrino says the film is suffering from a campaign that never took off with fans. 

"The marketing campaign hasn't connected in a significant way," Contrino tells Business Insider. "It's not something that people are really that excited about compared to how 'Despicable Me 2' is doing on Facebook and Twitter. People are talking about that like crazy."

Contrino adds the social buzz is no where near that of other big summer blockbusters like "Man of Steel" or even "Star Trek Into Darkness" which earned $116 million and $70.2 million respectively opening weekend. 

"It's not even in the same league," Contrino tells us.  

The one film Contrino did say it wasn't pacing far behind was Brad Pitt's "World War Z" which he says was pretty strong on Twitter the week before its June 19 release in theaters. "WWZ" debuted to $66 million.

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Variety points out in its latest issue that lead actor Armie Hammer's lack of social media presence could be hurting "The Lone Ranger."

"So far, Armie Hammer has followed a conventional media strategy that some marketing experts would argue ignores the current zeitgeist. ... In today's overexposed media landscape, where celebs are under the constant eye of cellphone cameras, bloggers and the TMZs of the world, Hammer has managed to keep his personal life below the radar. If anything, that has made him appear somewhat mysterious and elusive."

Variety reported findings from metric site Fizziology that say Johnny Depp has been driving most of the positive online feedback for the film.

Something else Contrino says won't help the Mouse House is the amount of violence in the film. Reviews noted a few gun scenes and one particularly uncharacteristically vile scene where a villain consumes a heart.

"It hurts that word is getting out pretty quickly that it's actually pretty violent for a Disney movie," says Contrino. "The idea that a Disney movie might not be kid friendly is going to hurt it the most at this point along with the fact it's opening against 'Despicable Me 2.'" 

Historically, film adaptations of "The Lone Ranger" have never done well at theaters. 

Jack Wrather cancelled the popular TV series in hopes it could become a successful film franchise. 

The result was 1956's "Lone Ranger" and its followup in 1958 "The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold." There's no data on how either of these films performed at theaters. 

Universal's 1981 "The Legend of the Lone Ranger" brought in $12.6 million. Today, that would equate to $36 million.

What may be Disney's saving grace is Johnny Depp's foreign star power.

"Depp is huge overseas, so it could be one of those cases where it's a disappointment in North America, but then they make up for it at the foreign box office," says Contrino.

SEE ALSO: Critics are tearing "The Lone Ranger" apart

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25 Movies That Will Make You Proud To Be An American


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We understand that a list of the most American films could run 237 items long, the number of years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

It's an outlandish dream to narrow that list to 25, but hey, this is America. Dare to dream.

Any history buff can appreciate July 4th as a day to air the most patriotic films on TV, or relive the classics online.

War flicks, such as "Black Hawk Down" and "Saving Private Ryan," rally the patriot within.

"Remember the Titans" and "League of Their Own" unite viewers across race, class, and gender lines under a love of nationally adored sports.

We rounded up 25 films that will stir your nostalgia for the red-white-and-blue, and a few titles just for fun. (William Daniels, or "Mr. Feeny," sings in a musical about the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Yeah.)

Movies are listed in order of release.

"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969): Wild West outlaws Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) and the "Sundance Kid" (Robert Redford) flee to Bolivia in search of a more successful criminal career.

"1776" (1972): Benjamin Franklin and John Adams (William Daniels) peer-pressure Thomas Jefferson to write the Declaration of Independence days before the 4th — in song and dance!

"All The President's Men" (1976): Reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) investigate the Nixon administration's Watergate scandal for The Washington Post.

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Kanye West Really, Really Liked 'Pacific Rim'


Guillermo del Toro's monster vs. alien film "Pacific Rim" has a big fan. 

Kanye West praised the film on Twitter after seeing an early showing of the Warner Bros. flick. 

The singer called it one of his favorite movies of all time. 

It must be good considering Kanye rarely tweets. 

Currently he has nine Tweets on his feed: 6 about his latest album "Yeezus" and one about Kim and his newborn daughter. 

"Pacific Rim" hits theaters July 12.

SEE ALSO: The final trailer for "Pacific Rim"

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16 Of The Highest-Grossing Book-to-Big Screen Film Adaptations


jurassic parkThe adaptation of Max Brooks' "World War Z" is currently earning bank at the box office, here are 16 of the biggest book-to-movie projects.

*All figures are total domestic grosses, not adjusted for inflation.

"Jaws" (1975): The first Steven Spielberg-directed movie on the list made $260 million and is based on the Peter Benchley novel with the same name.

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2000): The Dr. Seuss classic is the only holiday-oriented picture on the list, besting "Jaws" by less than $50,000.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005): The first of a series of films based on the work of C.S. Lewis, "The Chronicles of Narnia" grossed $291 million.

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