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Liam Neeson is not stuck in the wilderness with the wolves. The poor wolves in the wilderness are stuck with Liam Neeson.

The actor's latest vehicle, The Grey, finished in first place at the box office this weekend, banking a strong $20 million in its first week of release nationwide.

Last week’s #1, Underworld Awakening, slipped to second, although the return of Kate Beckinsale as Selene added $12.5 million to a nice total of $45.1 million.

The second of three new arrivals at the movies this past weekend, One for the Money, settled for third place. The Katherine Heigl-led film made $11.8 million.

Rounding out the top five were Red Tails ($10.4M) and Man on a Ledge, which disappointed somewhat in its first week of release, earning only $8.3 million.

Meanwhile, a couple of potential Oscar favorites rallied a bit in the second half of our weekend top 10, which you can see in its entirety below:

  1. The Grey, $20 million
  2. Underworld: Awakening, $12.5 million
  3. One for the Money, $11.8 million
  4. Red Tails, $10.4 million
  5. Man on a Ledge, $8.3 million
  6. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, $7.1 million
  7. The Descendants, $6.6 million
  8. Contraband, $6.5 million
  9. Beauty and the Beast, $5.3 million
  10. Haywire, $4 million

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While Demi Moore works to overcome her recent personal problems, we have an update on her professional life:

Sarah Jessica Parker has signed on to replace Moore as Gloria Steinem in Lovelace, the upcoming biopic centered around the life of 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace. Demi dropped out of the film almost immediately after being hospitalized earlier this week.

  • Sarah Jessica Parker Photograph
  • Demi Moore Weight Loss

Parker joins a cast that includes Amanda Seyfried in the title role, along Peter Sarsgaard, Adam Brody, Juno Temple and Wes Bentley.

Moore, meanwhile, is out of the hospital. Her next move is unknown, but the 911 call placed on her behalf was released to the public today.

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Jennifer Lawrence woke up bright and very early this morning to help announce the nominations for the 2012 Academy Awards, which will be hosted by Billy Crystal and air live from Hollywood on February 26.

With The Descendants and The Artist leading the way, take a look below at the nominees in all the major categories...

  • The Artist Poster
  • Descendants Poster

Best Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

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It may have been the worst reviewed of all chapters in The Twilight Saga, but Breaking Dawn: Part 1 has successfully sought revenge at the box office:

The film blew past $700 million in global box office haul this weekend and, with receipts not even counted yet in Japan and China, will undoubtedly soon be crowned the highest-grossing installment in the franchise.

New Moon grossed $709.8 million during its run.

This exciting news comes just a few weeks before Breaking Dawn is released on DVD (February 11!) and also coincides with talk that the franchise could extend beyond part 2, which hits theaters on November 18.

Would you want to see The Twilight Saga continue?

 

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Kate Beckinsale's return to the franchise propelled Underworld: Awakening to a big box office win this weekend. George Lucas' Red Tails came in second in revenue.

Those out to see Kate, who plays leather-clad vampire warrior Selene, kick some serious behind managed helped the film bring in $24.3 million its opening weekend.

Was it worth it, though? Movie Fanatic's Underworld: Awakening review is mixed, but in strictly financial terms, it easily topped Red Tails' $19.4 million haul.

Mark Wahlberg's Contraband grossed $12.2 million, causing it to fall from first to third in the box office. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close pulled in $10.5 million.

Nos. 5-10: Haywire ($9.0 million), Beauty & the Beast 3D ($8.6 million), Joyful Noise ($6.1 million), Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol ($5.5 million), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($4.8 million), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ($3.8 million).

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With just over two months to go until the release of The Hunger Games, Lionsgate has released the final poster for this sure-to-be blockbuster.

It features Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and it's just as awesome as all other promotional material so far:

Final Hunger Games Poster

But while the excitement over The Hunger Games builds each day, and while its core audience may also be comprised of teenage girls, Josh Hutcherson recently spoke to E! News and stopped the comparisons to another franchise right then and there.

“I’m not a huge fan of the comparisons to Twilight just because I think it’s a very different world," the actor behind Peeta said. “I understand why people make the connection just because it’s a popular teen book... but the story is really more about Katniss and her survival. There’s definitely less romance.”

Find out for yourself on March 23 when Suzanne Collins' novel hits the big screen.

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The higher-ups at Volkswagen must be big Star Wars fans.

For the second straight year, the car maker is using George Lucas' epic saga as inspiration for a Super Bowl commercial. A year ago, Little Darth Vader was a huge hit.

So much so that the company released a teaser for the ad early here in 2012. The sequel, featuring a canine chorus barking a familiar tune, may be even better:

Barking along to the ominous "Imperial March" dressed as Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and an Ewok, these mutts will surely get people talking.

Or howling, one might say ... see what we did right there?

The appropriate title for the spot: "The Bark Side." Amazing.

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Might November 16, 2012 not mark the beginning of the end for The Twilight Saga after all?

While we're still nearly a year away from the release of Breaking Dawn Part 2, Lionsgate President Jon Feltheimer is already looking at life beyond the final installment of Stephenie Meyer's novels - and he has an idea for how to milk the franchise for all it can produce.

  • Robert Pattinson Promo Photo
  • Breaking Dawn Poster: Jacob

“It’s hard for me to imagine a movie that does $700 million-plus doesn’t have ongoing value,” Felthemier said of the possibility that another film could be made. “It’s an amazing franchise that they have done a great job of maintaining with absolutely no deterioration."

But the source material is tapped out. How could the studio back another Edward and Bella-based saga?

“Maybe go back into some of the back stories,” Feltheimer suggested. “There’s been talk of shorts and different new media, too.”

Only time, and screaming Twihard reaction, will tell. But what do you think of this plan? Do you want to see Twilight extended beyond Breaking Dawn?

 

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Johnny Depp is having problems with long-time girlfriend Vanessa Paradis, according to tabloid reports.

But there are no such issues between the A-lister and the American public, the results of a new Harris Poll make clear: Depp has been voted the country's favorite actor for the second year in a row.

  • Johnny Depp Photograph
  • Denzel Washington Picture

Depp tops the ball over two second-place heavyweights, Denzel Washington and Clint Eastwood; while Tom Hanks and, apparently, John Wayne round out the top five.

Completing the top 10, in order of finish: George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Harrison Ford, Will Smith and Adam Sandler, meaning no voters actually saw Jack and Jill.

Do you agree with these results? Who from the top five, is your favorite?

 

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For at least one night next month, Target will be the most popular store on earth. And not simply because you can pick up school supplies, a new wardrobe, a basketball and a week's worth of groceries in its aisles.

The chain has reached an agreement with Summit Entertainment to premiere the first clip from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.

Bella and Edward Photo

The major event will take place at approximately 500 locations around the country and kick off at 11 p.m. on February 10. At midnight, those in attendance will have a chance to purchase another exclusive:

A Limited-Collector's Edition DVD of Breaking Dawn Part 1 that includes... wait for it... a prop flower from Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward's (Robert Pattinson) wedding! You might say this promotion is right on target, eh, fans?!?

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