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It's sort of official: Jack and Jill is the worst movie ever made.

For the first time since its inception, The Razzie Awards - the anti-Oscars, previously held the evening before the Academy Awards - were held on April Fool's Day this year, dishonoring the lamest in cinema from 2011.

And Adam Sandler's pathetic comedy dominated the proceedings, winning every category for which it was nominated and taking home a total of 10 trophies. The previous record holder had been 2007's I Know Who Killed Me, which nabbed eight, including two for star Lindsay Lohan.

Here's a look at just how Jack and Jill/Sandler swept the competition:

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Following a record-breaking opening weekend at the box office, how much did The Hunger Games rake in this Friday and Saturday?

$61.1 million, enough to easily top all other films once again. A few facts about this impressive figure and where it helps The Hunger Games rank among the all-time best in Hollywood...

Caesar and Katniss
  • This weekend's gross marks a 60 percent drop from the prior weekend, which is on par with other blockbusters: Iron Man 2 dropped 59 percent; and Spider-Man 3 fell 62 percent; and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 decreased by 70 percent.
  • The Hunger Games has now earned $251 million in 10 days, making it the fastest-ever non-sequel to achieve this milestone. The only movies to have hit that total in fewer days: the final Harry Potter; Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen; The Dark Knight.
  • Analysts predict a final domestic tally of around $375 million.

Have you seen The Hunger Games yet? Give it a grade if so:

 

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Amid word that E.L. James' best-selling novel Fifty Shades of Grey is being developed into a movie, speculation has already arisen as to who should play the leads.

The NSFW book's protagonist, Anastasia Steele, and her troubled, controlling man, 27-year-old millionaire Christian Grey, will surely be sought-after roles.

Which actor would best embody the young, attractive, tall, finely dressed character with "unruly dark-copper-colored hair and intense, bright gray eyes"?

Or the smoking hot seductress - she of the "vulnerable qualities" but "mahogany hair," "big blue eyes" and "flawless" skin - that he can't get enough of?

Grey books

Vote in our surveys to tell us who you think should play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in 50 Shades of Grey, and comment below with other ideas!

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A long-awaited Anchorman sequel has been confirmed by Will Ferrell, in character as Ron Burgundy on Conan! What better way to make an announcement, right?

Clad in his character's signature wine-colored suit, Ferrell appeared on Conan last night to say that he and Paramount came to terms on a sequel to Anchorman.

Both Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) and Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) are slated to return along with Ron, according to reports, though they did not appear last night.

Only the anchor Action4 News anchor himself. Take a look:

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Fifty Shades of Grey, the bestselling erotic novel, is not only the hottest book around, but the #1 "get" for movie studios hoping to land the big page-to-screen smash.

So who landed it?

According to several outlets, the film rights to the steamy trilogy and the chance to bring Christian Grey to the big screen were won by Universal and Focus Features.

50 Shades of Grey Cover

The novel is about a 21-year-old college student who starts a relationship with a wealthy, late-20s entrepreneur who leads her partner into an S&M and bondage deal where she's submissive and continuously keeps his emotions repressed.

Sounds more like a good fit for HBO, doesn't it?

Moreover, in the second book, Fifty Shades Darker, Grey and Anastasia Steele's relationship takes a crazy plot turn and becomes even more of a thriller.

Between Sex and the City, True Blood, Hung and other shows, a weekly R-rated series based on this seems right up its alley. Can a movie do it justice?

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When Angelina Jolie signed on for the title role in Disney's Maleficent, she did so relishing the idea of her kids seeing her as the Sleeping Beauty villain.

"It's a really great script. I'm having a lot of fun. I've already got my horns fitted," Jolie told Entertainment Weekly on Friday. "My kids are very happy."

"It's not anti-princess, but it's the first time that they're looking at this epic woman [in a different way]," she says of the new take on the fairytale classic.

Ange and Malificent

"You see a woman capable of being many things; just because she protects herself and is aggressive, it doesn't mean she can't have other [warmer] qualities," the leg-thrusting actress adds. "You have to figure out the puzzle of what she is."

Jolie says there are redeeming qualities to her character, despite her ruthlessness.

"It sounds really crazy to say that there will be something that's good for young girls in this, because it sounds like you're saying they should be a villain," Jolie says.

"[Maleficent] is actually a great person. But she's not perfect. She's far from perfect."

The actress has already begun working with the costume department to perfect her look for the film, which begins shooting in June.

"We're experimenting with different things," Jolie says. "But the horns are the horns - you can't deny them. You have to have horns."

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The anti-abortion drama October Baby opened in 390 theaters nationwide this weekend, earning the second-highest per-screen average behind The Hunger Games.

Samuel Goldwyn released the movie, starring Rachel Hendrix, John Schneider and Jasmine Guy, primarily in favorable political environments, earning $1.7M.

The demonstrably pro-life film follows the story of a young woman who learns her mom initially wanted to abort her, but instead gave her up for adoption.

October Baby Poster

The movie's overall gross is technically $1.9 million now, because the film was released in Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi last year in an effort to support a statewide anti-abortion ballot initiative in the latter that later failed.

In an effort to finance a wider release, filmmakers were able to raise $3 million from investors. To promote the film, its backers screened it for church groups and ran advertisements on networks such as Fox News.

While its niche may be relatively small, it is that dedicated, laser-targeted audience that helped make fellow faith-based fare Fireproof, starring Kirk Cameron, one of the most successful independent films of 2008, grossing $33.5 million.

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The world was most definitely watching.

Following astounding takes at both midnight showings and overall on opening day, The Hunger Games has shocked even its most ardent followers by earning $155 million between Friday and Sunday, the third biggest opening of all-time in Hollywood.

Katniss Everdeen Photo

"It was the perfect storm. Having the first film in a franchise to be so gigantic is amazing. We had a great book and a great director in Gary Ross," said Lionsgate president of marketing Tim Palen.

Last year, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 set the mark for best debut with $169.2 million; while The Dark Knight took in $158.4 million in 2008.

But The Hunger Games is now the record-holder for opening weekends in terms of non-summer films and non-sequels. It shot past Spider-Man 3 ($151.1 million in 2007), The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($142.8 million in 2009) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 ($138.1 million last year) late on Saturday.

Yes, Katniss Everdeen may be The Girl on Fire. But she's also starring in The Movie on Fire, that's for sure. Here's a look at the top 10 box office results from an incredible weekend:

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From the THG staff to everyone rocking a Mockingjay pin at this very moment, allow us to say: HAPPY HUNGER GAMES!

The blockbuster big screen version of Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel is already off to a memorable start, earning a staggering $19.7 million at midnight showings across the country this morning and setting a midnight record for the highest-grossing non-sequel ever.

It's hard to believe that the film won't break $100 million on its opening weekend.

Have you already seen it? If so, chime in and give The Hunger Games a grade now:

 

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With the first trailer for Breaking Dawn Part 2 set to debut prior to The Hunger Games on March 23, Lionsgate has gone ahead and given us an early look at the final installment of The Twilight Saga.

The photo simply shows Robert Pattinson in the iconic role of Edward Cullen, as he stares down at his beautiful bride, Kristen Stewart's Bella.

Edward in Breaking Dawn Part II

The second half of Breaking Dawn comes out on November 16 and will center around the Cullens gathering around Renesmee in order to protect her from the Volturi. Bookmark THG right now and return often for the latest scoop and spoilers from the film.

You may now return to staring at Edward Cullen.

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