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Box Office Results: 3/20-3/22

  1. Insurgent - $54M
  2. Cinderella - $34.5M
  3. Run All Night - $5.1M
  4. The Gunman - $5M
  5. Kingsman: The Secret Service - $4.6M
  6. Do You Believe? - $4M
  7. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - $3.5M
  8. Focus - $3.3M
  9. Chappie - $2.7M
  10. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water - $2.4M

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Animated Alien Adventure 'Home' Lands With a Thud

In this image released by DreamWorks Animation, characters Oh, voiced by Jim Parsons, left, and Tip, voiced by Rihanna appear in a scene from the animated film "Home." (AP Photo/DreamWorks Animation)

In "Home," the latest adventure from DreamWorks Animation, the misfit alien protagonist is called Oh ("The Big Bang Theory's" Jim Parsons ) simply because that's the resigned reaction everyone has when he's around. "Oh," his brethren say with deep indifference at his desperate, over-the-top attempts to fit in and make friends. It's meant to turn into something positive by the end of the film. Unfortunately, "oh" i... more

'Get Hard' Plays With Stereotypes With Mixed Success

In this image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Kevin Hart, left, and Will Ferrell appear in a scene from "Get Hard." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Patti Perret)

While the stereotypes in "Get Hard" may be gross exaggerations, its characters live in the real world: A place where the chasm between rich and poor is vast and growing; where black men are disproportionately jailed and white-collar criminals often evade punishment. In this comedy from first-time director Etan Cohen , James ( Will Ferrell ) is a Los Angeles millionaire hedge-fund investor whose l... more

Sean Penn Flexes Action-Hero Muscles in 'Gunman'

This image released by Open Road Films shows Sean Penn in a scene from "The Gunman." (AP Photo/Open Road Films, Keith Bernstein)

At one point in "The Gunman," the new Sean Penn geopolitical thriller, our star goes surfing. It's supposed to show he has a reckless side, since he's surfing in unsafe territory, but it seems to have a larger, much more obvious purpose: To show us that Penn, at 54, is ripped. Very, very ripped. It's no accident that the trailer for "The Gunman" notes prominently that it comes from the director of "Taken" ( Pierre Morel ), t... more

Faith-Based Film 'Do You Believe?' Finds Fire in Family Fare

do you believe movie

Generally, the purpose of a faith-based film is to reach out to those looking for spiritual guidance. "Do You Believe?," the latest movie from the company that produced "God Is Not Dead" last year, takes a different approach. "Do You Believe?" targets those whose faith is more of an act of deceleration than dedication. The film looks at a handful of people who profess to believe in God but might not be living a lif... more

'Insurgent' Could Use More Divergence

In this image released by Lionsgate, Theo James, center, Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort appear in a scene from "The Divergent Series: Insurgent." (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Andrew Cooper)

Given that conformity is the scourge of the "Divergent" series and much of its young-adult ilk, it's a shame that the films, including the new "Insurgent," do so little to stray from well-worn YA paths. For a series that waves the banner of individualism, they make a poor case for it. Instead of throbbing with a teenage spirit of rebellion — or things like youthful wildness, humor or sex — the two "Divergent" movie... more

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