Movie Power Rankings: 'Amazing Spider-Man' stays on top
After months of hand-wringing, both by Sony execs and hardcore fans, "Amazing Spider-Man" is open, and that's enough of a reason by itself for the film to top "Dark Knight Rises" and "Avatar" on our weekly Movie Power Rankings list. The reboot is experiencing solid, but hardly eye-popping, box office numbers, and the studio is already keen on turning it into a trilogy. Time will tell if the newest version of the Marvel superhero will turn Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone into bonafide stars, but they're definitely the Spidey stars of the hour. Will this mean more lightning-fast turnaround for potential reboots?
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As for the rest of this week's list...
3. "Ted" (Last week: Not ranked)
Seth McFarlane's G-rated family film -- about a talking bear with only nice things to say -- surprises at the box office.
4. Comic-Con 2012 (Last week: Not ranked)
Get ready for four and a half days of waiting in line, eating bad pizza and ogling Slave Leias. A number of Hollywood stars will be joining you for your stay in San Diego.
5. "Magic Mike" (Last week: No. 2)
Channing Tatum's pecs continue to win the hearts of American moviegoers. Are we in for even more?
6. "Avatar" (Last week: Not ranked)
James Cameron is planning not one, not two, but THREE more trips to Pandora.
7. Academy Awards (Last week: Not ranked)
Some cool stars have been invited to join the exclusive club, including Jonah Hill, Bryan Cranston and Jessica Chastain . The Oscars org made changes to several categories, but the best original song section is still a mess.
8. "Ant-Man" (Last week: Not ranked)
Will Comic-Con attendees get the first look at Edgar Wright's upcoming adaptation of the pint-sized Marvel hero?
9. "Think Like a Man" (Last week: Not ranked)
Not even Steve Harvey is immune to sequel-itis.
10. "The Hunger Games" (Last week: Not ranked)
"Donnie Darko" and "Sucker Punch" star Jena Malone is taking aim at a significant role in the sequel, "Catching Fire." May the odds be ever in her favor.
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2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
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