Movie Power Rankings: 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn' returns to the top spot
The "Twilight" series is wrapping up this November with the release of "Breaking Dawn Part 2." It's been a long and extremely successful run of films which broke box office records and turned Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner into stars. Can Summit (and their new owners Lionsgate) really say goodbye to Bella, Edward and Jacob? Or will the series be re-booted, ala "Spider-Man"? They're saying no for now, but you never know what the future may hold. Either way, just the hint of a possible re-boot is enough to place it at No. 1 this week. Meanwhile, watch the steamy new "Breaking Dawn" trailer here.
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As for the rest of this week's list...
June 22, 2012
1. "The Twilight Saga" (Last week: Not ranked)
It's baaaaaack! And it will likely be fixture on the Movie Power Rankings for a while...
2. "Prometheus" (Last week: No. 1)
A steep drop at the domestic box office can't stop Ridley Scott's "Alien" spin-off from reaching $200 million internationally. We still have plenty of questions though. Maybe the sequel will provide some answers.
3. "Magic Mike" (Last week: Not ranked)
Yowza! Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Matthew McConaughey heat things up in the red band trailer for the male stripper melodrama. Bring some $1 bills.
4. "The Amazing Spider-Man" (Last week: Not ranked)
Fun new clips and cast interviews are adding potential value to a re-boot that many hardcore fans didn't seem to want in the first place. The early reviews are mostly positive as well.
5. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (Last week: Not ranked)
Looks like Shredder got his wish -- the Turtles are dead. Well, actually just the new Michael Bay-produced re-boot is dead. Paramount's been having a rough time with tentpoles recently.
6. "Django Unchained" (Last week: No. 3)
Quentin Tarantino's all-star cast gets even more all-star with the addition of Jonah Hill.
7. "Star Trek 2" (Last week: Not ranked)
IMAX: The Final Frontier. J.J. Abrams is boldly going there with the highly-anticipated sequel.
8. "The Avengers" (Last week: No. 4)
Jeez, this movie has made more money than Tony Stark. Think the sequel will top it?
9. "Madagascar 3" (Last week: No. 10)
The animated prequel surprisingly upsets both Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler at the box office. Third time's a charm.
10. "Rock of Ages" and "That's My Boy" (Last week: Not ranked)
Superstars Cruise and Sandler both had a really tough time at the box office last week. Well, there's always "Mission: Impossible -- Grown Ups Protocol."
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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
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 | 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
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
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
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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