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Divergent

Touted as the next Hunger Games, Divergent seems to have begun slipping into that title this weekend with its $56 million debut.

The latest Muppets film, Muppets Most Wanted, debuted in second place with a modest $16.5 million while last week's top film, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, was subsequently bumped down to number three with $11.7 million. 300: Rise of an Empire also fell two places with its $8.6 million, and newcomer God's Not Dead landed at number five with $8.5 million.

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman

After having lost out to 300: Rise of An Empire when it debuted last week, animated film Mr. Peabody & Sherman came out on top this past weekend with $21.8 million.

The sequel to 2006's 300 came in second place with $19.1 million while Need for Speed debuted at number three with $17.8 million. Non-Stop fell one spot from number three to number four with $10.6 million, and Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club rounds out the top five with its debut weekend gross of $8 million.

Click to continue reading Box Office Breakdown: ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ Defeat ‘300’ Sequel

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Emma Watson on the set of 'Noah'Emma Watson was forced to take method acting to whole other level while filming Noah.

In an article for Wonderland magazine - which the 23-year-old guest edited - Emma revealed that she became sick after drinking some dirty water on set, where director Darren Aronofsky banned plastic water bottles: "I was so tired one morning I picked up a mug from my trailer and drank some stagnant water that had been there for the duration. I was so ill... Having no water bottles on set at five in the morning, when you're exhausted and delirious, wasn't ideal."

When she told Aronofsky that she wasn't feeling well, the director instructed her to use it for her scene. "I turned round to the bus and was like: 'Is he joking?' and there was deadly silence," Emma recalled.

Fans will see whether or not Aronofsky's directing methods work when Noah hits theaters March 28.

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Hollywood gets Biblical with Darren Aronofsky's upcoming Russell Crowe vehicle Noah, and all I can say is that they seem to have gone overboard with the CGI.

From the looks of the trailer - which sees Crowe sporting a lumberjack beard and an ark that looks more like a wooden shipping container than an actual ship - Aronofsky has basically made a Passion of the Christ version of The Day After Tomorrow. Perhaps this is why Christian and Jewish audiences haven't received the film well at early test screenings - one Christian writer, Brian Godawa, got a hold of the script and went so far as to brand it dissapointing, "manipulative narcissistic nonsense." The director - whose last film Black Swan earned one Oscar and four other Oscar nods - has been unsurprisingly dismissive of the studio's concerns over the test screenings.

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Emma WatsonWhether she's Hermione attending school at Hogwarts or her non-magical self on the set of Noah, Emma Watson has not had a good relationship with the woods.

While filming Darren Aronofsky's film adaptation of the biblical story in Long Island, NY, Watson "screamed in terror" when she ran into a man among the trees - a man whom she recognized from hanging around her home. The man tried to escape the set, but security managed to capture him and sent for the police, although he was let off with a warning for trespassing.

"It was really creepy. Emma was really shaken up and was given some time to compose herself," a source told The Sun.

According to the insider, the stalker run-in only adds to Watson's stress about filming the project: "The movie has been grueling anyway and this left a very sinister feeling hanging over the set."

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Russell Crowe as NoahRussell Crowe is refusing to wash on the set of his new movie.

The Oscar-winning actor is playing the title role in Darren Aronofsky's new movie Noah, and sources say he is shunning many of the modern world's inventions in order to get into character from the biblical times. This includes not showering and or using deodorant, which has not gone down well with the other members of the cast and crew.

"He's been experimenting with skipping showers, which is something he did on Gladiator as well, to get an appropriately gritty look. He has to look like a very old, very weather man for this movie but you don't want to be inhaling when he walks past. He reeks!" one source said.

Russell has also gained 15lbs for the role, but sources say it is not helping his personal hygiene. "All of this is combining to make a pot pourri of foulness, and everyone is counting down the days until the project is done!" the source added.


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Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

Date Night DVD

  • Crumb: DVD
  • Date Night: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Death at a Funeral: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Diplomat: DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Helen: DVD, Blu-ray
  • In the Shadow of the Moon: Blu-ray
  • The Joneses: DVD, Blu-ray
  • La Mission: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Letters to God: DVD
  • My Name is Khan: DVD
  • National Lampoon’s European Vacation: Blu-ray
  • National Lampoon’s Vacation: Blu-ray
  • Triage: DVD, Blu-ray
  • What’s Up Doc?: Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Kick-Ass DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • After.Life: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Breakfast Club (25th Anniversary Edition): Blu-ray
  • Bull Durham: DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Charlie’s Angels: Blu-ray
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Escape from New York: DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Fargo: i>DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • The Ghost Writer: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Humanoids from the Deep: DVD, Blu-ray
  • James and the Giant Peach: DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Kalifornia: Blu-ray

Click to continue reading This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: August 3, 2010

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The Bounty HunterHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • 8: The Mormon Proposition: DVD
  • Alpha Dog: Blu-ray
  • Assault on Precinct 13: Blu-ray
  • The Bounty Hunter: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Chloe: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Greatest: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Greenberg: DVD, Blu-ray
  • In Bruges: Blu-ray
  • Insomnia: Blu-ray
  • Our Family Wedding: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Saint John of Las Vegas: DVD

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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The Blues Brothers-The Blues Brothers, starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, was just recommended by the Vatican’s official newspaper. Other films suggested to Catholics include It’s a Wonderful Life and The Passion of the Christ.

-A new agreement will allow Paramount’s movies to be available to Redbox customers without delay. The studio’s films can be rented via the kiosks on their actual day of release through 2011.

-According to a paper published by French psychiatrists and psychologists, Anakin Skywalker’s transformation into Darth Vader may have been a result of a borderline personality disorder.

-One of two 1964 Aston Martin DB5s seen in Goldfinger and Thunderball will go up for auction this October. Some fully-operational James Bond gadgets will come included.


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