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Thanks to a strong showing during Thursday night previews, analysts are already predicting that Godzilla may enjoy a far more successful opening weekend than originally predicted. 

The highly-anticipated disaster film pulled in a reported $9.3 million last night alone.

For comparison, the most recent installment in the Hobbit franchise - The Desolation of Smaug - pulled in about $8.8 million on its first Thursday and went on to gross $73.6 million on its opening weekend.

The numbers for Godzilla are better than most projections, and experts are now saying the film could go on to beat Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to earn the prize of top weekend box office for 2014.

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Forget those summer blockbusters for a moment.

And let's focus instead on the only 2014 blockbuster that really matters.

It features a certain District 12 Victor, it comes out on November 21, it's the third film in its franchise... and we positively cannot wait for it!

We speak, of course, about The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.

Lionsgate has released the first photos from this wildly anticipated film, and they feature Julianne Moore as President Coin, along with a look at Philip Seymoure Hoffman as Plutarch, a role he finished filming just before he died in February.

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Julianne Moore as President Coin
This is our first look at Julianne Moore in Mockingjay. It's safe to say we're excited for the film.

We'll update this gallery when shots of Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and company are released.

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Just when we thought we couldn't be any more excited for Pitch Perfect 2...

Elizabeth Banks, who will reprise her role for this musical comedy follow-up and also direct the film, confirmed today via Twitter today that Katey Sagal has joined the cast of the sequel.

The veteran actor - who should have won an Emmy by now for her role as Gemma on Sons of Anarchy - will portray the mother of Hailee Steinfeld's character in the flick.

Katey Sagal Picture

Sagal joins an impressive cast that includes Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick and Adam DeVine.

Shooting has already begun on Pitch Perfect 2, which hits theaters on May 15, 2015.

To watch Pitch Perfect online and see what the fuss is about, visit our friends at Movie Fanatic.

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Let the furor over Ben Affleck as Batman begin anew.

Director Zack Snyder has given fans their first look at the Oscar winner in this iconic superhero role today, posting the following photo on Twitter and writing as a caption to it:

"I shot this with my @Leica_Camera M Monochrom. #Batman #Batmobile #Gotham"

Ben Affleck Batman Photo

Affleck was confirmed as Batman in August, much to the chagrin of many movie fans.

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Channing Tatum will not appear in the upcoming X Men: Days of Future Past, but you can expect to see the Magic Mike heartthrob heavily featured in sequels to the highly-anticipated film.

Channing Tatum MTV Movie Awards Photo

Marvel Studios announced today that Tatum will play card-slinging mutant Gambit in future X-Men films.

There has been speculation that Tatum will also star in several solo vehicles, a la Hugh Jackman's Wolverine movies, but that has yet to be confirmed by the studio.

Tatum has rumored to be the likely choice for the fan-favorite character for several months and he spoke of his desire to land the role in a recent interview with MTV:

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This just in: People are REALLY excited for The Fault in Our Stars.

The trailer for this film - which opens on June 6 and which is based on a best-selling novel - has now been Liked on YouTube more than any trailer in the history of that website.

Viewed over 17 million times, The Fault in Our Stars trailer has received 272,320 Likes, surpassing a mark previously held by the preview for One Direction: This Is Us.

The Fault in Our Stars chronicles the relationship between Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort), two teenage cancer survivors.

It will make you cry. No matter how much you like it.

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Spring Breakers will forever be fondly remembered by film buffs as the movie that gave us James Franco with cornrows and 90 minutes of Selena Gomez shooting guns in a bikini.

Spring Breakers Cast Pic

Despite shockingly not sweeping last year's Academy Awards, Breakers has become a cult favorite and Wild Bunch productions announced today that a sequel to the boobs-and-bullets saga disguised as a high-minded art flick will be released with in the next year.

Sadly, at this time, it looks as though none of the cast or crew from the original film will be involved in the sequel. 

Spring Breakers 2 will reportedly feature different scantily clad college girls battling a fundamentalist Christian sect, no doubt frequently in slow-motion.

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Last week, a rumor made the rounds online that Star Wars Episode VII: The Order of the Jedi would be the official title for J.J. Abrams new addition to the iconic film franchise. 

Now, movie Harry Knowles has declared those reports bogus and insists that he has insider knowledge of the film's actual title.

Adam Driver
Adam Driver was one of the first to be cast in the long-awaited Star Wars sequel. He's best known for his role on HBO's Girls.

According to Knowles, Abrams and company will begin filming with the working title, The Ancient Fear

The name of the movie apparently refers to a villain played by 85-year-old acting legend Max Von Sydow.

Unconfirmed reports state that Abrams and Von Sydow are intent on making the character (for whom Von Sydow may only provide voice work) the most terrifying villain yet seen in the Star Wars franchise.

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Matt Smith is leaving the TARDIS for the Terminator.

The British actor, best known for playing the title character in Dr. Who for four years, has signed on to the rebooted Terminator franchise.

Details on the role are unknown at this time, except that Smith will portray a new character with a strong connection to anti-robot resistance fighter John Connor.

That famous character will be played by Jason Clarke. 

Matt Smith as Dr. Who

"We don't have a TARDIS, but we do have a Time Lord: we're pleased to welcome Matt Smith to the cast of #Terminator," Tweeted production company Skydance today, confirming the news.

Alan Taylor will direct Terminator: Genesis (working title) and Paramount has set a release date of July 1, 2015.

To see what all the fuss about Smith is over, watch Doctor Who online via TV Fanatic now.

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When the cast of Star Wars Episode VII was announced earlier this week, one name seemed to attract more interest than any other: Daisy Ridley.

Not only is Daisy the only woman to be cast in the film so far, she's almost a complete unknown, with only a handful of British TV credits to her name.

While we still know very little about Daisy, some Internet theorists are convinced they know the role she'll play in the highly anticipated JJ Abrams film: the daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia, Jaina Solo.

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