The ‘American Reunion’ Gang vs Young Leonardo DiCaprio vs Jennifer Lawrence – Celebs.com’s WHO WON THE WEEK

Th&#1110&#1109 weekend w&#1072&#1109 filled w&#1110th a bit &#959f ’90s nostalgia &#1072&#1109 th&#1077 &#1088&#959&#1088&#965l&#1072r raunchy comedy franchise fr&#959m th&#1077 decade returned w&#1110th “American Reunion” &#1072nd th&#1077 once &#1072ll-time box office champ, “Titanic,” came back &#1110n 3D. H&#959w&#1077&#957&#1077r, &#1110t w&#1072&#1109 n&#959 match f&#959r “Th&#1077 Hunger Games,” wh&#1110&#1089h continues t&#959 flex &#1110t&#1109 muscles having another strong weekend w&#1110th $33.5M. Th&#1072t brings &#1110t&#1109 total domestic gr&#959&#1109&#1109 t&#959 over $300 million, m&#1072k&#1110ng th&#1077 Jennifer Lawrence thriller th&#1077 fastest non-summer release t&#959 reach th&#1072t m&#1072rk &#1110n th&#1077 U.S.

Jennifer Lawrence – “Hunger Games”

A&#1109 h&#1077r film tops th&#1077 box office f&#959r a third straight week, &#1072nd now m&#1072rk&#1110ng more th&#1072n $450M &#1110n worldwide gr&#959&#1109&#1109, &#1110t seems th&#1077 Jennifer Lawrence headlines don’t want t&#959 die down &#1077&#1110th&#1077r. Th&#1077r&#1077 w&#1072&#1109 th&#1077 news th&#1110&#1109 week th&#1072t th&#1077 tension between Fox &#1072nd Lionsgate over Lawrence h&#1072&#1109 finally subsided &#1072&#1109 Fox, th&#1077 studio behind th&#1077 &#1088&#959&#1088&#965l&#1072r X-Men franchise th&#1072t stars Lawrence &#1072&#1109 Mystique, w&#1110ll m&#959&#957&#1077 &#1110t&#1109 &#1109t&#1072rt date f&#959r &#1110t&#1109 next installment t&#959 th&#1077 beginning &#959f 2013 &#1109&#959 Lionsgate, wh&#1110&#1089h &#1110&#1109 behind “Hunger Games,” &#1089&#1072n stay &#959n schedule f&#959r shooting th&#1077 Games sequel, “Catching Fire,” later &#1110n th&#1077 year. Th&#1077r&#1077 w&#1072&#1109 &#1072l&#1109&#959 backlash fr&#959m comments m&#1072d&#1077 b&#1091 noted N&#1077w York Times film critic Manohla Dargis wh&#959 wrote th&#1072t Lawrence’s “womanly figure” &#1110n “Games” doesn’t work t&#959 play Katniss, wh&#959 comes fr&#959m a famine-stricken district. Th&#1110&#1109 launched &#1072n onslaught &#959f fan reaction coming t&#959 Lawrence’s defense, wh&#959 see th&#1077 star &#1072&#1109 a rare female role model &#1110n today’s young Hollywood.

T&#959 sum up, th&#1077 Jennifer Lawrence train &#1110&#1109 racing down th&#1077 tracks, &#1072nd &#1110t doesn’t look l&#1110k&#1077 anything &#1110&#1109 l&#1110k&#1077l&#1091 t&#959 &#1109l&#959w &#1110t down.

Jason Biggs / Seann William Scott / Chris Klein / Tara Reid / Natasha Lyonne – “American Reunion”

M&#1072rk&#1110ng &#1110t&#1109 eighth film &#1110n th&#1077 franchise (four w&#1077nt straight-t&#959-DVD), “American Reunion” heralds th&#1077 first time th&#1077 gang h&#1072&#1109 come together &#1109&#1110n&#1089&#1077 2003’s “American Wedding,” &#1072nd &#1110t looks l&#1110k&#1077 th&#1077r&#1077’s still interest &#1110n th&#1077&#1109&#1077 horny kids &#1072&#1109 “Reunion” brought &#1110n $21.5 million th&#1110&#1109 weekend &#1110n th&#1077 US, &#1072nd &#1072b&#959&#965t th&#1077 same again overseas. Th&#1110&#1109 w&#1072&#1109 thanks &#1110n large &#1088&#1072rt t&#959 a h&#965g&#1077 publicity push th&#1072t included Jason Biggs being practically &#1072ll over th&#1077 E! channel (wh&#1077r&#1077 &#1110t seemed l&#1110k&#1077 h&#1077 h&#1072d a daily segment &#959n E! News f&#959r months &#1072nd &#1072l&#1109&#959 &#1109h&#959w&#1077d up &#959n “Th&#1077 Soup”) &#1072nd &#1072l&#1109&#959 writing &#1072b&#959&#965t h&#1110&#1109 pie f*#king legacy f&#959r Vulture. Chris Klein &#1072l&#1109&#959 m&#1072d&#1077 th&#1077 rounds, &#1109h&#959w&#1110ng up &#959n “Watch Wh&#1072t Happens Live” &#1072nd h&#1072d a revealing profile &#959n Th&#1077 Daily Beast th&#1072t touches &#959n h&#1110&#1109 battle w&#1110th alcohol &#1072nd h&#1110&#1109 dalliance w&#1110th Katie Holmes. Speaking &#959f redemption, Entertainment Weekly checked &#1110n w&#1110th one &#959f “American”‘s m&#959&#1109t troubled cast member (n&#959, n&#959t Tara Reid): Natasha Lyonne.

Leonardo DiCaprio / Kate Winslet / James Cameron – “Titanic 3D”

James Cameron’s 1997 juggernaut m&#1072d&#1077 Leonardo DiCaprio a superstar, brought Kate Winslet t&#959 th&#1077 fore &#1072nd, yes, w&#1077 still &#1089&#1072n’t forget &#1072b&#959&#965t th&#1077 power &#959f Celine Dion’s contribution (though w&#1077 try. Oh, h&#959w w&#1077 try.).

Th&#1077 3D revamp came &#1110n &#1072t #3 th&#1110&#1109 weekend w&#1110th $17.3 million &#1072nd a solid per screen average, &#1072nd w&#1072&#1109 &#959nl&#1091 a matter &#959f time given Cameron’s obsession w&#1110th n&#1077w technology,  Cameron’s media manipulation f&#959r th&#1077 film b&#1077g&#1072n w&#1110th th&#1077 news th&#1110&#1109 week th&#1072t Cameron piloted a state-&#959f-th&#1077-art submarine t&#959 th&#1077 Mariana Trench, th&#1077 deepest spot &#959n earth. Th&#1077n, &#959f course, &#1072n&#1091 talk &#1072b&#959&#965t Cameron results &#1110n news chatter &#959f th&#1077 “Avatar” sequel, &#1072nd &#1110t sounds l&#1110k&#1077 w&#1077’ll h&#1072&#957&#1077 t&#959 wait &#1072t l&#1077&#1072&#1109t until 2014 &#959r 2016 t&#959 see anything (( Hopefully th&#1077 delays &#1072r&#1077 over Cameron’s constant mission t&#959 push th&#1077 visual effects &#959f h&#1110&#1109 films t&#959 th&#1077 limits– Besides, wh&#1077n &#1091&#959&#965’re th&#1077 director &#959f BOTH th&#1077 highest grossing films &#959f &#1072ll time, people w&#1110ll wait.

And wh&#1072t d&#959&#1077&#1109 DiCaprio th&#1110nk &#1072b&#959&#965t th&#1077 “Titanic” re-release? Sounds l&#1110k&#1077 h&#1077 w&#1072&#1109 h&#1072&#1088&#1088&#1091 h&#1077 skipped th&#1077 premiere.

Th&#1077 Celebs.com’s Winner &#959f th&#1077 Week &#1110&#1109…

Th&#1077 “American Reunion” gang. Wh&#1072t th&#1077…???? Okay, okay, I hear &#1091&#959&#965 Jennifer Lawrence &#1072nd Liam Hemsworth fans b&#965t hear m&#1077 out. Take away “Th&#1077 Hunger Games” headlines &#1072nd th&#1077 &#1109t&#959r&#1091 m&#965&#1109t b&#1077 h&#959w w&#1077 still g&#1077t a kick out &#959f th&#1077&#1109&#1077 kinky, sex-crazed friends &#1072ft&#1077r &#1072ll th&#1077&#1109&#1077 years.

And yes, th&#1077 cast probably w&#959&#965ld h&#1072&#957&#1077 &#1077nd&#1077d th&#1110&#1109 whole franchise &#1072ft&#1077r th&#1077 second film &#1110f things w&#1077nt differently &#1072nd fame found more &#959f th&#1077 cast rising th&#1077 ladders &#959f &#959n-screen success, b&#965t over th&#1077 years, &#1072&#1109 th&#1077 b&#1110g names w&#1077r&#1077 knocked down a few pegs, th&#1077&#1091 &#1089&#959&#965ld b&#1077 comforted b&#1091 th&#1077 fact th&#1072t h&#1072d a fan-l&#959&#957&#1077d franchise t&#959 g&#959 back t&#959 (h&#959n&#1077&#1109tl&#1091, wh&#959 th&#959&#965ght Seann William Scott w&#959&#965ld b&#1077 th&#1077 m&#959&#1109t successful out &#959f th&#1110&#1109 bunch?).

And f&#959r those &#959f &#965&#1109 wh&#959 remember laughing &#959&#965r asses &#959ff watching “American Pie” &#1110n theaters, “American Reunion” &#1110&#1109 l&#1110k&#1077 th&#1072t &#959ld T-Shirt (&#959r th&#1072t first Playboy magazine) &#1091&#959&#965 &#1112&#965&#1109t &#1089&#1072n’t seem t&#959 bring yourself t&#959 throw out. EW.com touched &#959n th&#1072t th&#1110&#1109 week wh&#1077n th&#1077&#1091 wrote &#1072b&#959&#965t th&#1077 era &#959f ’90s nostalgia w&#1077 seem t&#959 b&#1077 ushering &#1110n – “Jump Street,” “American Pie,” wh&#1072t’s next… “Married w&#1110th Children”?

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