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ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2012
'Girl in Progress' MPAA rating: PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexual content including crude references, and drinking — all involving teens Running time: 1 hours, 32 minutes Playing: In limited release
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2012
More than three decades after his death, Bob Marley continues to fascinate legions of fans, as evidenced by the solid debut of a documentary about the reggae musician at the box office this past weekend. "Marley," directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald, played in 42 theaters and collected a respectable $260,000, according to an estimate from distributor Magnolia Pictures. Because the Rastafarian singer embraced marijuana, Magnolia decided to open the film April 20, an unofficial holiday when many cannabis lovers often gather to smoke.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2012
'Monsieur Lazhar' MPAA rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material, a disturbing image and brief language Running time: 1 hour, 34 minutes Playing: In limited release
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
The high school-set "21 Jump Street" taught its competition a lesson at the box office this weekend, easily collecting the majority of ticket sales at the multiplex. The film, starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as cops who go back to high school on an undercover mission, reaped a healthy $35 million, according to an estimate by distributor Sony Pictures. "21 Jump Street" was the only new movie to hit theaters nationwide this weekend, though two other comedies debuted in about 60 of the country's top markets.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2012
'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen' MPAA rating: PG-13 for some sexual content and violence, and brief language Running time: 1 hour, 47 minutes Playing: In limited release
BUSINESS
January 20, 2012 | By Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
The fourth movie in Sony Pictures' "Underworld" vampire series should lead the box office this weekend as Hollywood hopes to continue what has been a strong January in theaters. People who have seen prerelease audience surveys are confident that"Underworld: Awakening"will debut with between $20 million and $25 million. There's less certainty around another new entry,"Red Tails. " The George Lucas-produced movie about the World War II Tuskegee Airmen is tracking for an opening of around $15 million, gaining momentum recently among African American audiences.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2011
'Thunder Soul' MPAA rating: PG for brief language and momentary historical smoking Running time: 1 hour, 28 minutes Playing: In limited release
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2011
'Pearl Jam Twenty' No MPAA rating Running time: 2 hours Playing: In limited release
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