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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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