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Watch Thor The Dark World Online The superhero sequel is in its third weekend and should gross between fourteen and fifteen million. That total is hardly going to turn any heads, but for a third time at bat, that’s actually pretty damn good. More importantly, it will bring the film’s overall domestic total to more than one hundred and sixty-five million dollars. Combined with gigantic foreign grosses, that’s more than enough to call the film an unqualified success and should be more than enough to position the franchise for another sequel within the next several years.

Watch The Hunger Games Catching Fire Online For the second weekend in a row, The Best Man Holiday continued to surprise in the best way possible. The film, made on a modest seventeen million dollar budget, is expected to gross an additional thirteen million or so this weekend. If so, that will take its domestic total past fifty million dollars with every reason to think the money train will continue rolling for at least a few more weekends afterwards too.

Watch Thor 2 Online As for everything else, the drawers were pretty empty this time around. Vince Vaughn continued his downward slide with Delivery Man. His newest comedy won’t even come close to breaking ten million this weekend, and Free Birds seems poised to continue its meh-ness. If all goes well, it’ll narrowly break five million. Check back tomorrow night for a full update of the top ten movies for the weekend, as well as some analysis. Alexander Payne has caught me off guard. We are meeting at the Savannah Film Festival in coastal Georgia, where Payne’s Nebraska has been selected as the fest’s Opening Night Gala film. He agreed to a few minutes of one-on-one conversation, and I jumped at the chance. But interviews don’t normally start with questions directed at me. And in this particular situation, I haven’t yet seen Payne’s latest endeavor, the black-and-white/father-son/road-trip meander starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte.

Watch The Hunger Games 2 Online I take a chance and admit to Payne that I haven’t seen the film, and plan on attending the premiere that night. "Then why are we talking now?" he asks, with sincere curiosity. Great question. Thankfully, when you are sitting across from a filmmaker as diverse and accomplished as Payne, it’s easy to dance through other interesting topics – or, at least, topics you hope that he will find interesting.

Watch Ender's Game Online Payne, however, can be as blunt and no-nonsense as the Midwestern characters who populate his current narrative. When asked about how differently Nebraska might have been had he worked on it years ago – when he first concocted the idea of the story in his head, he waves off the notion. "I feel like a politician. ‘Sir, I don’t deal in a world of could-have-beens or might-have-beens! I deal with what is,’" he says with a laugh. "I don’t know. Maybe it would have been better?"

Watch Free Birds Online That would be difficult. Nebraska continues Payne’s impressive streak of being able to burrow beneath the surface of recognizable characters and explore what makes them tick. The barren, harsh landscapes of Montana and Nebraska are a stark contrast to the lush Hawaiian backdrops of Payne’s last film, the Oscar-winning drama The Descendants. And yet, as he did in that, Payne is able to pull genuine human emotions out of abnormal situations, putting his characters – and, by extension, us – in exaggerated scenarios that honestly seem like they could be waiting for us right around any corner.

Watch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Online Having Dern in the lead role of Woody helps Payne’s cause. The veteran character actor wears decades of baggage on his slumped shoulders and weathered face – often locked into a vacant stare – as Nebraska trudges along. In the story, Woody foolishly believes that he’s won $1 million in a Publisher’s Clearinghouse-type mail scam. He’s adamant about venturing to Nebraska to claim his prize, even if it means he has to walk there. Realizing he won’t be able to talk Woody out of it, the old man’s son (Forte) agrees to a weekend road trip, which reveals more about the two men than any of us could have expected.

Watch Gravity Online Did you think that the movie was as good as the first one? Do you think that Francis Lawrence was a good replacement for Gary Ross? Has your opinion changed about any of the characters? What surprised you about the movie? What did you hate? Vote in our poll, and hit the comments to let us know your thoughts, feelings, and opinions. And as the title says, SPOILERS ARE WELCOME! Those involved with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire can officially exhale. Thanks to good reviews, good buzz and very popular source material, we’ve known the film would be a pretty huge hit for awhile now, but still, there’s nothing quite like actually seeing the money roll in to ease any remaining nerves.

More accurate estimations will emerge tomorrow, but for the time being, rough totals predict Catching Fire will bring home between one hundred and fifty and one hundred and fifty-five million dollars this weekend. That’s about what round one opened to back in 2012, and to shade it in a better light, it should place it as the highest grossing weekend ever in November. It will also be more than ten times greater than Thor: The Dark World, which seems poised to finish in second this weekend, as per Deadline.
 
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