For the second week in a row, "Fifty Shades of Grey" is dominating the competition on Movie Power Rankings. With the departure of Charlie Hunnam from the upcoming big screen adaptation of E.L. James' steamy S&M story, Universal is on the lookout for some new blood. Among the many names reportedly being considered to play Christian Grey is "True Blood's" Alexander Skarsgard. Other rumors have Jamie Dornan ("Once Upon a Time"), Theo James ("Underworld: Awakening"), and Christian Cooke (2013's "Romeo and Juliet") trying on the infamous necktie. Whoever is cast, the studio had better hurry up and decide -- summer 2014 is not that far away.
As for the rest of this week's list...
October 23, 2013
1. "Fifty Shades of Grey" (Last week: No. 1)
Make a decision, guys. Anastasia can't do this alone.
2. "Gravity" (Last week: No. 2)
Newton's fourth law of motion: Alfonso Curaon's space drama cannot be stopped at the box office.
3. "Pacific Rim 2" (Last week: Not ranked)
There's no official greenlight yet, but director/co-writer Guillermo del Toro is at the very least writing a script for a proposed sequel.
4. "Grand Budapest Hotel" (Last week: Not ranked)
Wes Anderson's latest jaunt gets a trailer loaded with familiar faces.
5. "12 Years a Slave" (Last week: Not ranked)
Critics love it, and it's scoring in limited release. But will Steve McQueen's "movie about America" go the distance in this crowded Oscar season?
6. "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug" (Last week: Not ranked)
Peter Jackson reveals some behind-the-scenes details of the upcoming film.
7. "Noah" (Last week: Not ranked)
"Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky is butting heads with Paramount over his new biblical epic. He just wants them to have a little faith.
8. "Thor: The Dark World" (Last week: Not ranked)
Although Loki will be on hand, the Marvel hero will be facing a very different villain this time around. Take a look.
9. "Guardians of the Galaxy" (Last week: Not ranked)
Star Chris Pratt says the CG Rocket Raccoon (Voiced by Bradley Cooper) will steal the film. "You think it’s a cartoon character, but it’s not."
10. "Non-Stop" (Last week: Not ranked)
Forget "Snakes on a Plane." Liam Neeson is much deadlier. Watch the trailer for proof.
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Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
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 | 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
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
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
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
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
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Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
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
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