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The box office has gone to a dog.
Fox-DreamWorks Animation’s “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” will mark its territory as this weekend’s No. 1 movie with $21.2 million. Disney-DreamWorks’ “Need for Speed,” which had been the favorite to win the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, is now on track for a disappointing third place finish with a $17.8 million opening.
Produced for approximately $145 million, the canine toon “Peabody” (A CinemaScore) has a two-week Stateside cume of $63 million — about 75% of the total domestic gross of Fox’s last pic, “Turbo” ($83 million). However, “Turbo” more than doubled that figure overseas with $283 million.
“Peabody” earned an additional $15.3 million from 61 international markets.
The racecar actioner “Speed” (B+ CinemaScore) was the victor on Thursday and Friday, but lost momentum along the way. It fared better internationally with $45.6 million. Scott Waugh’s pic debuted in almost every major overseas market. The movie opened no. 1 in China, where it earned $21.2 million. »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Five women from disparate walks of life find common ground as single parents in “Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club,” one of the best products to roll off the prolific multihyphenate’s Atlanta-based assembly line, largely absent the pandering humor and finger-wagging moralism that have bedeviled many of Perry’s earlier (if undeniably popular) efforts. Perry is by now a well-established brand who knows what his audience wants, but this gentle, touching and sometimes quite funny portrait of female solidarity (think “Waiting to Exhale” by way of “9 to 5”) manages to play to Perry’s base while simultaneously broadening it. Disenfranchised distaff moviegoers eager to prove Cate Blanchett’s Oscar speech right ought to line up in droves.
The generally low-key, ingratiating vibe of Perry’s latest is reflected in Perry himself, who gives a nicely understated supporting performance here as a divorced father of two who ends up wooing »
- Scott Foundas
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Ahead of the release of The Single Moms Club, a film written, directed, produced by and starring Tyler Perry, we thought it was worthwhile looking back on all the Tyler Perry Productions (Tpp) that came before it. In total, Perry has produced 16 films (including Smc) from the ongoing Madea franchise to stand-alones, such as Temptation and Why Did I Get Married? All of the films have been met with varying degrees of praise and success. But who has actually sat down and watched all of them? Inspired by that question, I decided to review all of Perry’s film in order to grade and rank each film.
To see how they fall in order (from worst to best), flip through the gallery above. For a more in-depth, critical analysis keep on reading!
(Warning: The films were not watched in order of release. In fact, if watched in »
- Stacy Lambe
Awards season comes to a head tonight as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the winners of the Academy Awards, and - as is traditional - yesterday saw the very worst of cinematic achievement celebrated with the 34th annual Golden Raspberry Awards.
While Adam Sandler dominated the nominations (as usual) with Grown Ups 2, the Razzie favourite went away empty handed for a change as the ensemble comedy Movie 43 and M. Night Shyamalan sci-fi After Earth picked up three gongs apiece, with Movie 43 claiming Worst Picture, Worst Director(s) and Worst Screenplay and Jaden Smith and Will Smith named Worst Actor, Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Screen Combo.
Check out the full list of nominees here, with the "winners" highlighted in red....
Tyler Perry, »
- Gary Collinson
The award for 'Worst Picture' was won by 'Movie 43', starring Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry, while 'The Lone Ranger', starring Johnny Depp, won the award for the 'Worst Remake Sequel', the Mirror reported.
The Razzie Winners are:
Worst Picture - Movie 43
- Smith Cox
Her are the best-worst actors and movies that won Razzies on Saturday night.
While some actors are accepting their Oscars this weekend, another group of stars earned the best-worst awards in Hollywood, a Razzie.
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The 34th Annual Razzie Awards were held on Saturday in Hollywood, and among the winners was Kim Kardashian, who won Worst Supporting Actress for her role Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.
Meanwhile, the star-studded comedy Movie 43 earned a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay and Worst Director, while Jaden Smith and his dad Will won for Worst Actor and Worst Supporting Actor for their sci-fi flop After Earth. The father-son co-stars also picked up a Razzie for Worst Screen Combo.
Here's the list of Razzie Winners:
Worst Picture: Movie 43
The results are in, the envelopes have been opened, and the "winners" of the 34th Razzie Awards have been unveiled in ceremonies held at Hollywood's coolest new venue - just down the street from Sunday night's Oscars - IgnitedSpaces. The hour long show handed out at least one statuette to four of the five Worst Picture nominees, but Adam Sandler and his unfunny follow up Grown Ups 2 went home empty-handed.
Taking three of the top awards was the star-studded, snicker-free sketch comedy Movie 43, which "won" for Worst Screenplay (written by at least 19 people), Worst Director ("credited" to 13 people), and Worst Picture. Tying with 43, and also "winning" 3 gold spray-painted trophies, was the Will Smith and Jaden Smith sci-fi fiasco After Earth. Dad Will Smith took Worst Supporting Actor, son Jaden Smith was named Worst Lead Actor, and the combination of father & son, described in the ceremony as being "stranded »
As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gears up to reward 2013's worthiest films at tonight's Oscars, the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation took a moment on Saturday night to recognize film achievement on the other end of the spectrum at the 34th Annual Razzie Awards.
The sketch comedy anthology Movie 43 was the big "winner" last night, garnering the Razzie for worst picture of 2013. Additional prizes were spread generously among the film's creators, with its 13 directors sharing the worst director prize and 19 writers earning worst screenplay.
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Right before the Academy Awards announces its winners, the 34th Annual Razzie Awards has unveiled the list of its own winners for the worst achievement in film for 2013. Taking the prize for the Worst Picture of the year is "Movie 43," beating out such films as "After Earth," "Grown Ups 2," "The Lone Ranger" and "A Madea Christmas." The movie also won for Worst Director and Worst Screenplay. The theme of this year's Razzies focused on the Smith family, with Jaden Smith winning Worst Actor and Will Smith winning for Worst Supporting Actor for "After Earth." The father-son team also won in the Worst Screen Combo category. The only good news is that Adam Sandler and his "Grown Ups 2" went some how ignored, despite dominating the awards show for two straight years. Check out the full list of nominees and winners (in red) below. Worst Picture: * Movie 43 * After Earth »
You may be busy plating your charcuterie or putting gold frosting on sugar cookies in preparation for a loaded Oscar bash, but don’t forget that there’s another major movie awards show going down in Hollywood this weekend.
On March 1, the winners of the 34th annual Razzie Awards were announced in a ceremony at IgnitedSpaces in Hollywood. Honoring the worst films of the year with a prestigious Golden Raspberry statue, the annual awards call out the year’s biggest stars to “Own Their Bad,” which occasionally happens when folks like Sandra Bullock actually show up at the ceremony to »
- Marc Snetiker
Take Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Kristen Bell, Gerard Butler, Anna Faris, Kate Winslet and some other high-wattage marquee names, put them together in one episodic comedy, and what do you get? The worst movie of 2013, according the 750 voting members of the Golden Raspberry Foundation, which on Oscar eve Saturday handed out the 34th annual Razzie Awards - three of them to Movie 43. Matching that benchmark was the sci-fi adventure After Earth and its stars, the father-and-son team of Will Smith and Jaden Smith - who, it was said at the ceremony, were left "stranded on Planet Nepotism." Also in the mix: Kim Kardashian, »
- Stephen M. Silverman
The company says that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire helped it to generate record profit margins in the last three months of 2013, its fiscal Q3. The basic numbers look strong with net income of $88.8M, +134.6% vs the period last year, on revenues of $839.9M, +13%. The top line exceeded forecasts for $834M. And diluted earnings at 59 cents a share were well ahead of the consensus prediction of 44 cents. Motion Picture segment revenues were +12% to $757.6M as theatrical revenue increased 44% to $277.6M, a quarterly record. But home entertainment slipped 13.9% to $200.7M as the company had just three releases at the end of 2013 vs six the previous year. TV licensing for the Motion Picture unit increased 7% to $105.8M with titles including the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn –Part 2, Snitch, and Temptation: Confessions Of A Marriage Counselor. And licensing deals with streaming services including Netflix, Amazon and Hulu helped filmed entertainment library revenues to rise 10% $148.6M. »
- DAVID LIEBERMAN, Financial Editor
The Academy Award nominations are imminent, so that can mean only one thing... it's time of courrse for the nominees for the 34th annual Golden Raspberry Awards!
It will come as little surprise to see that Razzie favourite Adam Sandler once again dominates the field with Grown Ups 2 garnering eight nods, including Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, Worst Actor, Worst Screen Combo and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.
Check out the full list of nominees here...
- Gary Collinson
The 2014 Razzie nominations list has been announced and it features all the usual suspects. The Adam Sandler and Co. sequel, Grown Ups 2, leads the list with eight nominations, making every category except the one for Worst Actress. That particular category features the list's only (relative) surprises with nominations for both Naomi Watts (Diana and Movie 43, and Halle Berry for The Call and Movie 43. Big-budget disappointments The Lone Ranger and After Earth each have multiple nominations, along with the expected fare of Tyler Perry movies and spoof comedies. Hit the jump to view the full list and find out who takes home the awards on Saturday, March 1st. Here's the list of the 2014 Razzie Awards nominations: Worst Picture The Lone Ranger After Earth Grown Ups 2 A Madea Christmas Movie 43 Worst Actor Johnny Depp (The Lone Ranger) Ashton Kutcher (Jobs) Jaden Smith (After Earth) Sylvester Stallone (Bullet To The Head, »
- Dave Trumbore
The comedy sequel is up for eight awards, including Worst Picture, Worst Sequel, Worst Ensemble and Worst Screenplay.
The actor previously made history by scooping 10 Razzies for his movie Jack & Jill.
The spoof awards ceremony will be held the night before the Oscars on March 2.
The Golden Raspberry Awards nominations in full:
15 items from 2014