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BOX OFFICE REPORT: TAKEN 2 Beats Up The Box Office!

Liam Neeson is back in TAKEN 2 and it beat up the competition.

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The man with the particular set of skills is back and it’s no shocker he has already beaten the crud out of the competition!

In it’s opening weekend alone, TAKEN 2 has brought in a cool $50 million dollars, double what the original TAKEN made back in 2009. The film also broke the record for the best October opening for a PG-13 movie, and is the 3rd for best take of any October movie behind JACKASS 3D ($50.4 million) and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 ($52.6 million)!

TAKEN 2 took home another $55 million over-seas giving it $105 million on a $45 million budget.

As for the other big piece of competition this weekend, Tim Burton’s FRANKENWEENIE took home a lousy $11.5 million coming in 5th place. Based on Burton’s short film from 1984, FRANKENWEENIE cost just under $40 million to make, and despite it’s low earnings, has already earned plenty of Oscar buzz as an animated feature film.

The rest of the top five were filled with older releases:  Adam Sandler’s HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA nabbed second place with $27.1 million, Anna Kendrick’s gleeful PITCH PERFECT went nationwide this week and came in 3rd with an impressive $14.8 million and the Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Bruce Willis action/Sci-Fi thriller, LOOPER came in 4th as it took in another $12.1 million in it’s second full week.

Next week should be tough on the competition with Ben Affleck’s newest film and Oscar contender ARGO, Kevin James taking on some MMA to save his school in HERE COMES THE BOOM, Ethan Hawke finding terrifying videos that bring more horror upon his family in SINISTER, and Colin Farrell and Christopher Walken stealing a good number of random dogs for profit in SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS.

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How Lupita Nyong’o Scared The $#%& Out Of An “US” Audience Member 

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The movie US is terrifying enough. Now imagine running into star Lupita Nyuong’o in the restroom of the theater.

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The ‘Toy Story 4’ Trailer Just Dropped And It’s Surprisingly Deep

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The first Toy Story was all “You. Are. A. Toy!” But Toy Story 4  is like “Am I though?”

The first, full trailer for the highly anticipated sequel just dropped and of course it looks amazing. When we last saw Woody, Buzz and the gang, they had found a new home with Bonnie, the little girl who lived next door to their original owner, Andy. We thought the franchise was done. The torch had officially been passed. What more story was left for these toys? Well, it seems like the geniuses over at Disney/Pixar are taking these toys to infinity and beyond.

In the upcoming sequel, Bonnie has made a toy out of a spork and that toy becomes the most important to her. The spork, known as Forky, has an existential crisis and doesn’t know why he is alive. Same spork, same. As he runs away he tells Woody and the gang that he is “not a toy. [He] was made for soup, salad, maybe chili and then the trash.”  Of course Woody needs to bring Forky back to Bonnie because he can’t bare to see her sad so he and Buzz go on a journey to find Forky and that’s when the plot thickens! Woody finds his old flame, Bo Peep, inside of an antiques shop and reconnects with her. But this Bo ain’t the same no mo. She is fierce! She turned her hoop skirt into a cape and is kicking toy booty! Bo Peep has found happiness living at an amusement park which makes Woody wonder if he could be happy with “the lost toy life.”

Will Woody go back to Bonnie? Will Bo go back to Woody? Will Forky ever be happy as a toy? Does true happiness even exist?! I didn’t think this animated film would raise such weighted questions!

The highly anticipated film hits theaters on June 21st and I am sure it will be a blockbuster hit! Take a look at the full trailer below!

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VIDEO: The Shocking Number of Birdbox Scenes That Were Computer Generated

From rivers and birds to entire forests and buildings… check out how Industrial Light and Magic fooled us all.

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You’ve probably seen Birdbox…but you couldn’t have known how much of WHAT you saw was computer trickery! From rivers and birds to entire forests and buildings… check out how Industrial Light and Magic fooled us all.

But the truth is, not every content producer can afford high concept graphic effects. For example, here is what Bird Box would look like if I WERE IN IT. Enjoy! (And yes, I’m weird.)

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