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21 mainly forgotten Us number 1 movies from the 1990s

31 March 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The 1990s: a time when Sleepwalkers, Burt Reynolds, No Escape, Chevy Chase and F/X/2 could top the Us box office...

By the 1990s, studios were waking up to movie marketing, and the era of the blockbuster. Tim Burton's Batman, released in summer 1989, had introduced the idea of a big opening weekend, and modern movies now target their promotional work to get just that. As such, it's harder and harder for smaller films to snare the top slot at the Us box office, even for one weekend.

In the 1990s, particularly the first half of the 1990s, that wasn't so much the case though. In fact, many films that have long since fallen from the public conscious topped the chart. And in this piece, I've tried to capture some of them.

Inevitably, you're going to have heard of some of them, and what a UK dweller sees as a »

- simonbrew

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Johnny Depp reunited with drug dealer who inspired movie 'Blow'

22 January 2015 12:17 PM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Movie News - Johnny Depp has been reunited with the cocaine dealer he played in the movie 'Blow' following his release from prison. The 51-year-old Hollywood star met former drugs boss George Jung, 72, the man who inspired the 2001 film and was released in June following a 20-year stint in a New Jersey prison. Depp invited him to his loft in downtown Los Angeles, where they spent hours chatting with his fiancée Amber Heard. The three of them discussed a wide range of topics that included poetry, books and the movie's late director Ted Demme, according to gossip website TMZ. The meeting is the first encounter between the two men since Depp visited Jung in prison in 2001. In a letter regarding their meeting, Depp later wrote: ''It's very rare in life that any person opens up their heart and soul to you with unlimited access to their most profound thoughts, »

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Johnny Depp -- 'Blow' Reunion With Coke Dealer Who Inspired Movie

19 January 2015 1:00 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Johnny Depp and former drug kingpin George Jung hung out for the first time since the inspiration for "Blow" was released from jail ... and we got the pic. Sources connected to Jung tell TMZ ... Depp reached out to the 72-year-old ex-coke dealer Wednesday to see if he wanted to catch up ... and Boston George jumped at the offer.We're told Jung -- who was behind bars for almost 20 years -- visited J.D.'s Downtown L. »

- TMZ Staff

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