Movie Power Rankings: 'Fast and Furious 6' tops superheroes
Among all the TV spots for blockbuster films aired during the Super Bowl, one seem to speed right past the competition. "Iron Man 3" had some death-defying airborne shots. "The Lone Ranger" had Johnny Depp and a train. "World War Z" had Brad Pitt and zombies. But "Fast and Furious 6" had Ludacris and a tank. It also had the competition beat. The latest (but certainly not last) film in the franchise will reunite Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson, and is adding Gina Carano and Luke Evans for good measure. And -- do you believe in ghosts?-- a face from the past will return as well. But what really sold us on the TV spot was the shot of a car driving through an exploding airplane. Let's see Brad Pitt do that.
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As for the rest of this week's list...
February 12, 2013
1. "Fast and Furious 6" (Last week: Not Ranked)
The star-studded vehicle (no pun intended) that truly burst onto the scene is our No. 1 film this week, "Fast and Furious 6."
2. "Iron Man 3" (Last week: Not Ranked)
Super Bowl viewers were treated to a 30-second spot that showed a golden-suited Robert Downey Jr. Will the third time be the charm?
3" The Hulk" (Last week: Not Ranked)
Rumor has it that the next Hulk movie may be inspired by the comic book arc “Planet Hulk,” where the big green guy is deported from Earth and sent to live on an alien planet.
4. "Star Trek Into Darkness" (Last week: Not Ranked)
J.J. Abrams' sequel will open two days early on IMAX screens. The brief Super Bowl spot has fans setting their phasers to May 15.
5. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" (Last week: No 3)
Lights, camera, web-slinging action. The sequel is officially in production. Now fans can start counting down to May 2, 2014.
6. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (Last week: No. 1)
The latest mutant movie will take place 10 years after the events in "X-Men: First Class." Things may be getting a bit funky in 1973.
7. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (Last week: Not Ranked)
"Revenge" star Emily Van Camp is in talks to play the female lead. Will she provide a love interest for Cap?
8. "Entourage: The Movie" (Last week: Not Ranked)
Warner Brothers has greenlit the film based off the defunct HBO insider comedy. It worked for "Sex and the City," but will it work for "Entourage"?
9. "Warm Bodies" (Last week: Not Ranked)
The Zom-rom-com wasn't fazed by the Super Bowl and took in an impressive $20 million on opening weekend.
10. "Anchorman 2" (Last week: Not Ranked)
One of the world's funniest people, Kristin Wiig, is officially onboard as the wife of Steve Carell's Brick Tamland.
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1948 | Western | NRSummary: All the ingredients of a great John Ford western are here: John Wayne, Hendry Fonda, a Monument Valley setting, and these of honor, duty, and justice.Director: John Ford
Cast: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple
2015 | Comedy | NRSummary: Comedian Chris Tucker performs live.Director: Phil Joanou
Cast: Chris Tucker
1940 | Musical | GSummary: From Mickey Mouse to the evolution of life to the battle between good and evil, Disney animation majestically combines with classical music in this ballet of iconic images.Director: Norman Ferguson
Cast: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, Corey Burton
1969 | Action | RSummary: Easy Rider is the classic cult film from the 1960s. A road movie that embodies the feeling of being a hippie as two friends head cross-country to Mardi Gras. A controversial period film by Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda with some classic music from a generation of wanderers.Director: Dennis Hopper
Cast: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Antonio Mendoza, Phil Spector
2011 | Drama | RSummary: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.Director: Lars von Trier
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling
1953 | Thriller | PG-13Summary: Four men are hired to transport wildly unstable nitroglycerin along dangerous roads in one of the most suspenseful films ever made.Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Cast: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck
1971 | Action | RSummary: A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.Director: William Friedkin
Cast: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco
2008 | Drama | RSummary: Woody Allen directs a gorgeous cast (Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz) in the story of two vacationing American girls who become entangled with an attractive man and his rather insane ex-wife.Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz
2013 | Drama | NRSummary: Irene, nicknamed 'Honey', has devote herself to people looking for help, and tries to alleviate their suffering even when they make extreme decisions. One day she has to cope with Grimaldi and his invisible malaise.Director: Valeria Golino
Cast: Jasmine Trinca, Carlo Cecchi, Libero De Rienzo, Vinicio Marchioni
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