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‘Gnomes’ No. 1 In Third Week Of Release; ‘Hall Pass’ Drops To #2; ‘Drive Angry’ #9; Oscars Fave ‘King’s Speech’ Doesn’t Stutter

SUNDAY AM UPDATE: Hollywood movies continue to underperform domestically since the start of the new year, including this weak weekend when the film industry honors its best 2010 offerings at Sunday’s Oscars. Talk about a reality check! Here are these Top 10 North American box office numbers:

1. Gnomeo & Juliet 3D (Disney) Week 3 [3,037 Theaters]
Friday $3.1M, Saturday $6.3M, Weekend $14.2M, Cume $75.1M.

Who gnew that in its 3rd week of release, this 3D animated toon would rise to #1 at the domestic box office? Gnoone! Because last night when I updated box office, studios were still saying it was behind Hall Pass. But there’s a dearth of family films at the box office and those Saturday kiddie matinees continue to be great gnews.

2. Hall Pass (New Line/Warner Bros) NEW [2,950 Theaters]
Friday $4.7M, Saturday $5.7M, Weekend $13.4M

Owen Wilson went on Leno accompanied by a clip from his past hit movie Wedding Crashers – and then had to hawk this weekend’s unsuccessful Hall Pass. Interesting how New Line has done well with its string of estrogen rom-coms, but then returns to its old formula of testosterone male-bonding films and falters. Had it stayed in first place by the end of the weekend, it would have been the lowest grossing #1 in two years. Hollywood expected this Farrelly Brothers comedy to pass $20M and instead the pic greatly underperformed. But not for lack of trying. Warner Bros marketing campaign attempted to leverage the R-rated concept and the Farrellys’ past successes and the newbie/vet comedy combo of SNL‘s Jason Sudekis/Owen Wilson — but failed. Challenge was positioning the pic primarily to men but also not turning off women. Trailers were paired with Due Read More »

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Paramount Coup: Justin Bieber Crashes Johnny Depp’s ‘Rango’ Press Junket

I was given this video of Justin Bieber crashing Johnny Depp’s press junket for Rango on Saturday at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. Not surprising, because Depp recently took his kids to Bieber’s Miami concert and declares himself a “Belieber”. But, more importantly, Bieber’s Never Say Never and Depp’s Rango are both Paramount releases. Isn’t cross-promotion fab?

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AAARGH! Jersey Shore Meets Justin Bieber

Please, just kill me now. Cuz I’m not going to survive this relentless Paramount marketing for the February 11th release of Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never biopic. But all this “pimp” and ‘bitch” talk? Thought this was a G-rated pic:

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Hot Clip: Justin Bieber’s ‘Never Say Never’

Here’s another shameless Deadline plug for Bieber traffic:

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‘Glee’ To Do Justin Bieber Episode

By | Saturday January 8, 2011 @ 3:51pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Glee is going younger and younger in its theme episodes: Madonna, Britney Spears and now Justin Bieber. This may not be a full-blown theme episode like the first two, but according to TVLine‘s Michael Ausiello, Fox is planning a Justin Bieber-centered episode featuring several songs of the tween heartthrob. The episode is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 15. It is probably not coincidental that the Justin Bieber feature documentary, Never Say Never, opens on Feb. 11. For now, there are no plans for Bieber to act in the Glee episode. It is not clear if the decision was made after the show’s producers saw his acting debut on the season premiere of CSI.

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