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1. Supernatural (2005– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.5
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Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as hunters, fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds, including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins

Votes: 351,656

2. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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73 Metascore

Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei

Votes: 420,634 | Gross: $334.20M

3. Dexter (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Votes: 595,912

4. Watchmen (2009)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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56 Metascore

In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman

Votes: 454,321 | Gross: $107.51M

5. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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84 Metascore

When the menace known as The Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 2,057,806 | Gross: $534.86M

6. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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44 Metascore

Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg

Votes: 575,059 | Gross: $330.36M

7. Deadpool (2016)

R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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65 Metascore

A wisecracking mercenary gets experimented on and becomes immortal but ugly, and sets out to track down the man who ruined his looks.

Director: Tim Miller | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein

Votes: 816,681 | Gross: $363.07M

8. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller

8.4
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78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Votes: 1,382,263 | Gross: $448.14M

9. The Punisher (2004)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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33 Metascore

An undercover FBI agent becomes a vigilante assassin and sets out to unleash his wrath upon the corrupt businessman who slaughtered his entire family at a reunion.

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh | Stars: Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Samantha Mathis, Laura Harring

Votes: 142,147 | Gross: $33.68M

10. The Equalizer 2 (2018)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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50 Metascore

Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Orson Bean

Votes: 96,029 | Gross: $102.08M

11. The Equalizer (2014)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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57 Metascore

A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour

Votes: 301,211 | Gross: $101.53M

12. Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure

8.2
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70 Metascore

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Votes: 1,189,524 | Gross: $206.85M

13. Wind River (2017)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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73 Metascore

A veteran hunter helps an FBI agent investigate the murder of a young woman on a Wyoming Native American reservation.

Director: Taylor Sheridan | Stars: Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner, Julia Jones, Teo Briones

Votes: 167,883 | Gross: $33.80M

14. Upgrade (2018)

R | 100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.6
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67 Metascore

Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.

Director: Leigh Whannell | Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen, Abby Craden

Votes: 102,827 | Gross: $11.87M

15. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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94 Metascore

A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Votes: 634,289 | Gross: $28.26M

16. The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)

R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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43 Metascore

Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.

Director: Fede Alvarez | Stars: Claire Foy, Beau Gadsdon, Sverrir Gudnason, LaKeith Stanfield

Votes: 27,149 | Gross: $14.84M

17. Peppermint (2018)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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29 Metascore

Five years after her husband and daughter are killed in a senseless act of violence, a woman comes back from self-imposed exile to seek revenge against those responsible and the system that let them go free.

Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr., John Ortiz, Juan Pablo Raba

Votes: 35,112 | Gross: $35.42M

18. Nocturnal Animals (2016)

R | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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67 Metascore

A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale.

Director: Tom Ford | Stars: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Votes: 204,300 | Gross: $10.64M

19. Death Wish (2018)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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31 Metascore

Dr. Paul Kersey is an experienced trauma surgeon, a man who has spent his life saving lives. After an attack on his family, Paul embarks on his own mission for justice.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Camila Morrone

Votes: 49,714 | Gross: $34.02M

20. Memento (2000)

R | 113 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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80 Metascore

A man with short-term memory loss attempts to track down his wife's murderer.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Votes: 1,027,781 | Gross: $25.54M

21. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

PG-13 | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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53 Metascore

When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 387,063 | Gross: $202.85M

22. Black Lightning (2018– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A crusading school principal gets back into action as the original African-American electrical superhero.

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams

Votes: 16,528

23. Taken (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Thriller

7.8
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51 Metascore

A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.

Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser

Votes: 537,615 | Gross: $145.00M

24. I Spit on Your Grave (2010)

R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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27 Metascore

A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson, Andrew Howard, Daniel Franzese

Votes: 68,392 | Gross: $0.09M

25. Mystic River (2003)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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84 Metascore

The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Emmy Rossum

Votes: 387,834 | Gross: $90.14M

26. Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.9
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The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Bob Hastings

Votes: 74,356

27. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror

7.5
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76 Metascore

The monstrous spirit of a slain janitor seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon

Votes: 184,507 | Gross: $25.50M

28. Source Code (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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74 Metascore

A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.

Director: Duncan Jones | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 451,107 | Gross: $54.71M

29. The Foreigner (I) (2017)

R | 113 min | Action, Thriller

7.0
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55 Metascore

A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Katie Leung, Jackie Chan, Rufus Jones, Mark Tandy

Votes: 80,838 | Gross: $34.39M

30. Assassination Nation (2018)

R | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.9
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56 Metascore

After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the perpetually American town of Salem, chaos decends and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves.

Director: Sam Levinson | Stars: Odessa Young, Abra, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef

Votes: 8,853 | Gross: $1.96M

31. American Assassin (2017)

R | 112 min | Action, Thriller

6.2
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45 Metascore

After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counterterrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Stan Hurley.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Taylor Kitsch

Votes: 57,441 | Gross: $36.25M

32. Kraftidioten (2014)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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74 Metascore

The honorable citizen Nils ploughs snow in the wild winter mountains of Norway, when his son is mistakenly murdered, Nils takes action, which ignites a war between the vegan gangster "the Count" and the Serbian mafia boss Papa.

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Bruno Ganz, Pål Sverre Hagen, Jakob Oftebro

Votes: 20,620 | Gross: $0.05M

33. Jack Reacher (2012)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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50 Metascore

A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog

Votes: 283,794 | Gross: $80.07M

34. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Thriller

6.1
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47 Metascore

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Robert Knepper

Votes: 121,265 | Gross: $58.70M

35. Desperado (1995)

R | 104 min | Action, Thriller

7.2
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55 Metascore

A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida, Cheech Marin

Votes: 159,433 | Gross: $25.63M

36. MacGyver (1985–1992)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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The adventures of a secret Agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill, Robin Mossley

Votes: 32,633

37. I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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19 Metascore

An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.

Director: Meir Zarchi | Stars: Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace, Anthony Nichols

Votes: 23,771

38. Punisher: War Zone (2008)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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30 Metascore

Frank Castle known as Punisher ruthlessly demolishes organized crime, but it starts an even bigger war.

Director: Lexi Alexander | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Julie Benz, Doug Hutchison

Votes: 57,232 | Gross: $7.95M

39. Death Wish (1974)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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51 Metascore

A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia, Steven Keats

Votes: 31,996 | Gross: $22.00M

40. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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45 Metascore

The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last canister of the ooze that created the Turtles, with which Shredder wants to unleash an army of new mutants.

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti, Leif Tilden

Votes: 47,726 | Gross: $78.66M

41. Catwoman (2004)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

3.3
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27 Metascore

A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas.

Director: Pitof | Stars: Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt, Lambert Wilson

Votes: 101,862 | Gross: $40.20M

42. Daredevil (2003)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.3
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42 Metascore

A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.

Director: Mark Steven Johnson | Stars: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 197,302 | Gross: $102.54M

43. Young Guns (1988)

R | 107 min | Action, Western

6.9
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50 Metascore

A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen

Votes: 50,098 | Gross: $45.66M

44. The Boondock Saints (1999)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.8
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44 Metascore

Two Irish Catholic brothers become vigilantes and wipe out Boston's criminal underworld in the name of God.

Director: Troy Duffy | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco

Votes: 216,938 | Gross: $0.03M

45. The Brave One (2007)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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56 Metascore

Struggling to recover emotionally from a brutal assault that killed her fiancé and left her in a coma, a radio personality begins a quest for vengeance against the perpetrators that leaves a bloody trail across New York City.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews, Nicky Katt

Votes: 55,420 | Gross: $36.79M

46. The Wild Bunch (1969)

R | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Western

8.0
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95 Metascore

An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 72,031

47. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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31 Metascore

When a kingpin threatens New York City, a group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect their home.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Noel Fisher

Votes: 191,956 | Gross: $191.20M

48. The Mask of Zorro (1998)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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63 Metascore

A young thief (Antonio Banderas), seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro (Sir Anthony Hopkins), who also pursues vengeance of his own.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, José María de Tavira

Votes: 156,302 | Gross: $94.10M

49. Magnum Force (1973)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.2
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58 Metascore

Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul

Votes: 51,081

50. Priest (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.7
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41 Metascore

A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.

Director: Scott Stewart | Stars: Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban

Votes: 108,109 | Gross: $29.14M



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