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  1. The Legend of Hercules, by the Numbers

    Amos Barshad

    This weekend, Kellan Lutz's The Legend of Hercules tumbled into theaters and summarily flopped, managing only $8.6 million on a $70 million budget. Worse news for Mr. Lutz: Later this year, the Rock will be getting a turn onscreen as the all-powerful...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  2. Box Office Top Five: Wahlberg Wins It With Lone Survivor

    Zach Dionne

    1. Lone Survivor, $38.5 million (first weekend in wide release) Either the movie stat experts are total assassins at what they do or new movies really are breaking old records all the time. Lone Survivor’s new claim to nerdy number-crunching...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  3. Remembering Rain Man: The $350 Million Movie That Hollywood Would...

    Matt Patches

    "There wasn't anything special about it." That's producer Mark Johnson on Rain Man, his sixth collaboration with writer-director Barry Levinson. But Johnson wasn't quite right. Twenty-five years ago, Rain Man — a talky drama about two very ...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  4. Box Office Top Five: Frozen Forever

    Zach Dionne

    1. Frozen, $20.7 million weekend (last week: no. 2; $297.8 million cumulative) Can Disney (which owns the good ship Grantland) keep Frozen in theaters until a Despicable Me 3 or another Pixar flick rolls into town? Because families will clearly keep...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  5. Afternoon Links: Why Don't You Ever Watch Community, America?

    Zach Dionne

    Community's fifth season started on Thursday night with two new episodes and one old, sorely missed Dan Harmon. Problem is, NBC's average viewership from 8 to 9 p.m. was only 3.4 million people, the lowest audience the show has ever gotten for a prem...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  6. The Veronica Mars Movie Trailer Just Validated All Those Kickstar...

    Zach Dionne

    Today's the second-best day to be someone who donated to the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign, the one that trampled the crowdsourcing site's record with 91,585 backers in April 2013. (The third-best day was when the campaign met its $2 million goa...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  7. The overhaul of the Toronto Raptors

    Zach Lowe

    A rare look inside the long, complex process of building a contender. Plus, 10 things to like (and not like) in the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2013
  8. Box Office Top Five: The Hobbit and Frozen Keep Slaying, Hustle B...

    Zach Dionne

    1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, $29.85 million weekend, $49.3 million five-day weekend (last week: no. 1; $190.3 million cumulative) Five new movies opened last Wednesday, on a holiday called Christmas, and the four most-watched remained i...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  9. Shin-Soo Choo Signing Instantly Boosts Texas Rangers' AL West Cha...

    Jonah Keri

    The Texas Rangers signed Shin-Soo Choo to a seven-year, $130 million contract over the weekend, adding a player who's a perfect fit for a team that now looks like a strong 2014 playoff contender. Though hitter-friendly Rangers Ballpark partially o...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  10. Exclusive First Look: Million Dollar Arm Trailer

    Grantland Staff

    Here's the exclusive online premiere of the first trailer for Disney's upcoming baseball movie, Million Dollar Arm, starring Jon Hamm, Lake Bell, and Alan Arkin. The film will be released in theaters across the country on May 16....

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  11. Box Office Top Five: Ron Burgundy Can't Handle Bilbo Baggins

    Zach Dionne

    1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, $31.45 million (last week: no. 1; $127.5 cumulative) Bilbo Smaug'd up the competition for a second weekend in a row, dropping 57 percent from last week's debut and moving the latest Hobbit’s needle to ...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  12. 'Breaking Bad,' 'Black Mirror,' and the Year in Television

    Andy Greenwald

    Was the Breaking Bad finale the last gasp of the monoculture?

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2013
  13. Afternoon Links: Homeland, Possibly Worse Than Ever, Is More Watc...

    Zach Dionne

    Homeland's Season 3 finale, the one that, for Andy Greenwald, "revealed the show I once loved to be utterly, perhaps irreparably broken," got the series's highest ratings yet. 2.4 million viewers tuned in to watch mumblemumblemumble happen to mumblem...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  14. Box Office Top Five: The Hobbit Roams Back to the Top, Madea Retu...

    Zach Dionne

    1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, $73.7 million (opening weekend) Snow pummeled half of the U.S. this weekend, but that clearly only amped everybody up more when it came to seeing Benedict Cumbersmaug in action. Desolation came out slightly ...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  15. Please Feel Free to Continue Ignoring Tila Tequila on Everything,...

    Amos Barshad

    Elisa Lam was a 21-year-old Canadian woman who was found dead this February in a rooftop water tank of the Cecil Hotel in L.A. Paul Walker was a beloved action movie star whose death has affected millions. Tila Tequila is a former reality TV star and...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  16. Box Office Top Five: Frozen Asks Katniss to Take a Seat

    Zach Dionne

    1. Frozen, $31.6 million (last week: no. 2; $134.3 million cumulative) Was I talking about The Best Man Holiday potentially sticking around in the top five through mid-January last week? Can I change my vote to Frozen? After playing sidekick to th...

    Blog | December 09, 2013