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District 9 Beams Up Box Office Win

(Newser) - Alien-apartheid flick District 9 abducted $37 million at the box office this weekend for a first-place landing, Bloomberg reports. “This really was an under-the-radar film” before the Comic-Con convention last month, one analyst says. “Sony did a masterful job of marketing.” GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra... More »

GI Joe Storms to $56.2M Box Office Win

(Newser) - GI Joe took the box office by storm this weekend, sweeping to a better-than-anticipated $56.2 million win carried by under-25 males, reports USA Today. Julie & Julia stuffed $20 million in the bank, while G-Force scored third place with $9.8 million. Harry Potter ($8.8 million) and... More »

Funny People Funny Enough for Box Office Win

(Newser) - Funny People laughed its way to the top of the box office this weekend with $23.4 million, USA Today reports. But that’s less than analysts predicted, and not enough to beef up this summer’s mediocre ticket sales. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince came second with $17.... More »

G-Force Blasts to Top With $32.2M

(Newser) - The digital guinea pigs of G-Force took a bite out of Harry Potter this weekend, with an unexpected $32.2 million take, the Los Angeles Times reports. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince fell harder than most other films in the franchise, landing second with $30 million. Critically-loathed rom-com The ... More »

G-Force Spins Its Wheel

(Newser) - If their mission was to please critics, the adorable spies of G-Force have failed. Here's what the critics saying:
  • Director Hoyt Yeatman should be ashamed, writes Ty Burr in the Boston Globe. “If you can’t squeeze a decent movie out of talking 3-D superagent guinea pigs, you may
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He's a Star, Other Summer Movie Lessons

(Newser) - With this summer’s movie crop about to bear fruit, New York tells us what lessons we’ll be able to glean. Highlights:
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a star: So charming in the romantic comedy 500 Days of Summer, audiences will “completely forgive his role in GI Joe: The Rise
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