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Movie Power Rankings: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' dominates the competition

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Who could possibly take down The Guardians of the Galaxy, Superman, Batman, Iron Man and the heroes of "Star Wars"? Why, a youthful billionaire with BDSM tendencies of course. The anticipated big screen adaptation of E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" has finally found its Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam will don that silky grey tie as the dominant businessman, while "Ben and Kate's" Dakota Johnson will offer her services as the story's seemingly innocent college girl. What do you think of the announcement?

As for the rest of this week's list...

September 4, 2013

1."Fifty Shades of Grey" (Last week: Not ranked)
The decision has been made. You have no say in the matter. You must submit to the producers' choices, or be disciplined. 

2. "Star Wars" (Last week: Not ranked)
Will Khan turn his wrath to Skywalker clan? Director J.J. Abrams is rumored to be casting his "Star Trek Into Darkness" star Benedict Cumberbatch in the new trilogy. Nerd overload. 


3. Telluride Film Festival (Last week: Not ranked)
We're in the middle of Film Festival Season, which will soon give way to Award Season. The Telluride Festival featured warm receptions for "Gravity," "12 Years a Slave," "Labor Day," and others. 

4. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (Last week: No. 4)
James Spader IS Ultron.

 5. "Guardians of the Galaxy" (Last week: Not ranked)
Bradley Cooper IS Rocket Raccoon.
 
6. "Fast & Furious 7" (Last week: Not ranked)
Kurt Russell will bring his patented brand of awesomeness to the franchise. Will he bring his death proof car?

 7. "Gravity" (Last week: Not ranked)
Alfonso Cuaron's sci-fi film starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock is getting great reviews out of Venice and Telluride. Will it make contact with Oscar?

8. "Man of Steel 2" (Last week: No. 1)
Shooting is officially scheduled to begin in Detroit in early 2014.

9. "Iron Man 3" (Last week: Not ranked)
The Marvel threequel is officially the biggest grosser of the summer. Are they sure there won't be a fourth one?

10. "Rosewater" (Last week: Not ranked)
Jon Stewart's directorial debut is being shown to buyers at Toronto Film Fest this week.

Check out the previous edition here. What do you think of this week's rankings? Share your thoughts below. Or tweet your thoughts with the hashtag #moviepowerrankings and tell us who you want to see in next week's edition.
 

 

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