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’12 Strong’ Review: A Capably Made But All-Too-Familiar War Movie

’12 Strong’ Review: A Capably Made But All-Too-Familiar War Movie
Two questions inevitably crop up as a movie based on a true story unfolds. First, how much of what’s happening on screen is actually what happened in real life? Second, how much of what happened in real life can translate into something dramatically interesting? The new war film 12 Strong begins with a compelling enough […]

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Box Office: ‘Den of Thieves’ Outshoots ’12 Strong’ on Thursday Night

Box Office: ‘Den of Thieves’ Outshoots ’12 Strong’ on Thursday Night
Heist thriller “Den of Thieves” took in $950,000 on Thursday night, edging Afghanistan war drama “12 Strong” with $900,000.

STXfilms will open the R-rated “Den of Thieves,” starring Gerard Butler, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, in 2,342 locations on Friday with a projected opening in the $9 million range. That’s similar to the launch of Open Road’s crime drama “Sleepless,” which opened on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend last year with $9.8 million in its first four days, including $410,000 in Thursday night previews. Liam Neeson’s “The Commuter” opened a week ago with $700,000 in Thursday previews on its way to a $15.8 million Friday-Monday.

Den of Thieves,” which was fully financed by Diamond Film, follows the intersecting lives of an elite unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and a successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Los Angeles. Christian Gudegast is directing
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‘Den of Thieves’ Makes Off With $950,000 at Thursday Previews

Stx’s Los Angeles heist film “Den of Thieves” broke into theaters on Thursday night and made off with $950,000 at Thursday previews. The film is expected to make around $8-9 million from 2,432 screens in its opening weekend. “Den of Thieves” follows the interconnected stories of an elite L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. team and a band of highly trained thieves as they plan a dangerous heist on L.A.’s Federal Reserve building. Gerard Butler, 50 Cent, Pablo Schreiber and O’Shea Jackson Jr. star in the film, with Christian Gudegast helming the film in his directorial debut. Also Read: Can Chris Hemsworth's '12 Strong'...
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Weekend Box Office: 'Den of Thieves' Nabs $950K in Thursday Previews

Weekend Box Office: 'Den of Thieves' Nabs $950K in Thursday Previews
Den of Thieves nabbed $950,000 in Thursday preview screenings.

STXfilms' R-rated heist movie stars Gerard Butler as a cop who's pitted against a crew looking to rob the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Los Angeles. Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Pablo Schreiber and O'Shea Jackson Jr. are also among the cast of the thriller, which marks the directorial debut of screenwriter Christian Gudegast. It screens in 2,432 theaters, and could pull in $7 million-$8 million.

12 Strong earned $900,000 in preview screenings on Thursday night. The Warner Bros. release follows a Special Forces team into battle in Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11. Chris...
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Film Review: ‘12 Strong’ Wins the Battle as it Loses the War

Chicago – In the 16 years of the U.S. and Afghanistan war, which began a month after Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. has spent trillions of dollars and lost 2,400 soldiers. The story of that war’s first battle, “12 Strong,” would probably be more revelatory if we weren’t still there.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

To compare war films and their eras, the events depicted in the World War II film, “The Longest Day” (1962) took place 18 years before the movie, and it was about the decisive “D-Day” battle that helped to win that war. While “12 Strong” is a similarly dramatic war tale (and was classified until recently), it is just the beginning of a 16 year slog. If that had been the case for “The Longest Day,” and World War II was still going on, that film wouldn’t have the same feeling or impact. “12 Strong” suffers that fate because of the ongoing fighting in Afghanistan,
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Competition Will be Stiff for New Releases With 'Jumanji' Set to Remain #1

Competition Will be Stiff for New Releases With 'Jumanji' Set to Remain #1
This weekend sees Warner Bros.'s 12 Strong and STX's R-rated heist thriller Den of Thieves hitting theaters, both of which are targeting male audiences, which means they'll also have to contend with the NFL conference championship games this Sunday. Additionally, a couple of notable expansions are taking place this weekend along with Roadside's moderate release of Forever My Girl. That being said, all appear as if they'll be settling in behind last weekend's #1 and #2 films, as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and The Post are expected to hold on to those top two spots. Jumanji topped last weekend's box office after dropping just 24.5%, and this weekend it should continue to hold on rather well. While we're currently anticipating a drop around 32% and a fifth weekend around $19 million, don't be surprised if it hangs on a little better than that. The film should top $315 million domestically by end of day Sunday,
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Box Office Preview: '12 Strong' To Challenge 'Jumanji's' Reign

Box Office Preview: '12 Strong' To Challenge 'Jumanji's' Reign
As the family-friendly fantasy film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle attempts to hang on to the top spot at the domestic box office for the third weekend in a row, it is facing off against a challenge from 12 Strong, which follows a Special Forces team into battle in Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11. Both films could take in about $15 million or more before the dust settles.

So far, Sony’s Jumanji has proven to be unexpectedly resilient. In both its third and fourth weekends it fell by just 25 percent during each frame. The fall-off is expected to...
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Can Chris Hemsworth’s ’12 Strong’ Keep ‘Jumanji’ From Box Office Three-peat?

Can Chris Hemsworth’s ’12 Strong’ Keep ‘Jumanji’ From Box Office Three-peat?
With Martin Luther King weekend in the rear view mirror, the box office calendar is expected to enter a slower period for the next three weeks before “Fifty Shades Freed” and “Black Panther” rev things up in February. “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” is expected to stay No. 1 for a third straight weekend as its long-burning streak of success continues, while Warner Bros./Alcon’s “12 Strong” will challenge Fox’s “The Post” for the No. 2 spot. “12 Strong,” which is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer with Alcon and Black Label Media, will roll out to 3,002 locations and is expected to have an...
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Avengers: Infinity War’s Chris Hemsworth Gets Candid About Almost Passing Up The Chance To Play Thor

Someone get Doctor Strange on the phone; Chris Hemsworth wants to borrow the Eye of Agamotto and, more specifically, the Time Stone hidden within.

Currently out promoting his true-life war drama 12 Strong, Marvel’s God of Thunder swung by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (h/t ComicBook.com), where talk inevitably veered toward Avengers: Infinity War, the deadliest McU movie yet.

In doing so, Fallon quizzed Hemsworth about the time he almost passed up the chance to play Thor for Marvel Studios. It’s something that the Aussie actor has addressed before, of course, and he’s been pretty forthcoming about his initial hesitation (spoilers: Chris Hemsworth was wary of signing a multi-picture deal for a project still in its infancy). But now that the McU has ballooned into a billion-dollar franchise, the actor has precisely zero regrets, and admitted that if he was in possession of a time machine,
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Chris Hemsworth, '12 Strong' Stars Talk Comradery at Premiere

Chris Hemsworth, '12 Strong' Stars Talk Comradery at Premiere
The film 12 Strong — starring Chris Hemsworth, Rob Riggle, Michael Pena, and Michael Shannon, among others — tells the true story of the dozen American Special Forces operatives who sought to seize a Taliban-controlled town in Afghanistan after Sept. 11, riding into battle on horseback.

The Warner Bros., Jerry Bruckheimer-produced film is based on the 2009 book Horse Soldiers, as well as real-life events overseas.

At the film’s premiere at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday night, the stars, who mingled with their real-life counterparts, talked about the comradery they developed on- and offscreen.

“We had weeks...
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Chris Hemsworth Reveals Whether or Not Brother Liam Has Tied the Knot with Miley Cyrus

Chris Hemsworth Reveals Whether or Not Brother Liam Has Tied the Knot with Miley Cyrus
Have Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth finally taken a trip down the aisle?

Fans are abuzz with speculation that the longtime sweethearts wed in secret over the New Year’s holiday, but now Liam’s brother Chris is here to put those rumors to rest. During an interview with SiriusXM on Tuesday to promote his new film 12 Strong, the elder Hemsworth revealed that Miley is “not officially” a member of the family yet.

But even though they haven’t formally tied the knot, Chris, 34 says that he gets along great with Cyrus — despite the fact that the 24-year-old routinely
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'12 Strong' Review: He-Man War Movie Is Horse of a Different Color

'12 Strong' Review: He-Man War Movie Is Horse of a Different Color
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer thinks big, and his war movies can range from noisy idiocy (Pearl Harbor) to near brilliant (Black Hawk Down). Luckily, 12 Strong sees the value in substance as well as spectacle. Based on Doug Stanton's 2009 bestseller, Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rod to Victory in Afghanistan, this rough-hewn drama has a compelling, mostly untold story to relate. After 9/11, an elite Special Forces unit comprised of 12 Green Berets led by Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), were dropped into Afghanistan in response to the attack.
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Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Poised for Three-Peat, Despite Challenge From ‘12 Strong’

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Poised for Three-Peat, Despite Challenge From ‘12 Strong’
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is poised for a three-peat at the North American box office this weekend, but will face challenges from Afghanistan war drama “12 Strong” and heist thriller “Den of Thieves.”

Jumanji” is likely to take in between $15 million to $20 million in its fifth frame, which will lift its total domestic take to around $320 million — making the action-comedy one of the top 60 domestic performers of all time, with plenty of drawing power in the weeks to come. International performance for the Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart vehicle has been impressive with $385 million so far.

12 Strong,” produced by Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media, and Jerry Bruckheimer, will pose the greater threat, with tracking showing an opening in the $14 million to $17 million range at 3,002 locations — including Imax, premium large format, and Dolby Cinema. Warner Bros. is handling distribution through its output deal with Alcon.

Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon star in “12 Strong” in a
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12 Strong and Den of Thieves top our What to Watch weekend preview

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This weekend in theatres, I'm excited to see 12 Strong and Den of Thieves!

Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Nocturnal Animals) star in 12 Strong, a powerful new war drama based on the best-selling book Horse Soldiers. It is the story of heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11. The epic action in this should be seen on the big screen!

Starring Gerald Butler, Den of Thieves follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the La County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.
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’12 Strong’ Film Review: Chris Hemsworth Leads the Charge in a Powerful Afghanistan Story

’12 Strong’ Film Review: Chris Hemsworth Leads the Charge in a Powerful Afghanistan Story
Now in its 17th year, the war in Afghanistan is the longest armed conflict in U.S. history. The new military drama “12 Strong,” whose primary visual draw is U.S. troops on horseback shooting at the Taliban with machine guns, understands the reasons for that intractability. Helmed by Danish commercial director Nicolai Fuglsig, the Chris Hemsworth vehicle is is often hammy, but also wryly funny, breath-stoppingly tense, and uncommonly intelligent. Its January dump is a disservice to a promising debut feature. In almost any other situation, it would be inconceivable to think of the U.S. armed forces — the most formidable...
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Film Review: ‘12 Strong’

Film Review: ‘12 Strong’
Sixteen years after U.S. troops landed in Afghanistan, the conflict there might be summed up as a violent holding pattern, or a stalemate we’re still mired in, or — if you squint hard enough — a slow-motion qualified success. But only the producer Jerry Bruckheimer would seek to portray it as a victory decisive enough to be called a triumph of the kick-ass American spirit.

“12 Strong,” one of those rare “serious” Bruckheimer productions, tells the story of the first U.S. soldiers to land in Afghanistan in the days after 9/11: the members of Oda 595, an elite Special Forces unit that was ordered to link up with a local warlord and fight its way, village by village, to the Taliban stronghold of Mazar-i-Sharif (the country’s fourth largest city). There, they would theoretically gut the Taliban’s nexus of power and topple the ability of Afghanistan to serve as a training ground for Al Qaeda troops.

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Will 12 Strong Dethrone Jumanji at the Box Office This Weekend?

Will 12 Strong Dethrone Jumanji at the Box Office This Weekend?
After opening behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi in its first two weekends at the box office, Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has come on strong by winning its next two frames in a row. This blockbuster adventure faces its biggest test yet this weekend, going up against three newcomers, Warner Bros.' 12 Strong, set in the direct aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Stx Entertainment's Den of Thieves, starring Gerard Butler and 50 Cent, and Roadside Attractions' Forever My Girl, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe. While it certainly may be a close call at the box office this weekend, we're predicting that 12 Strong will barely be able to take down Jumanji with $16.2 million, with Jumanji close behind earning $15.8 million.

Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle}, another big hit from The Rock (a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson), has been posting minimal decreases over the past two weekends,
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‘Avengers 4’ Finishes Chris Hemsworth’s Marvel Contract – Is This the End of Thor?

‘Avengers 4’ Finishes Chris Hemsworth’s Marvel Contract – Is This the End of Thor?
Right now, Chris Hemsworth is making the publicity rounds to promote his war drama 12 Strong, in theaters everywhere this weekend. If you’re curious to find out more about the movie, watch the trailer or check out our full report from the set a little while back. But otherwise, Hemsworth has been getting questions about his […]

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Avengers: Infinity War Will Feature At Least 76 Characters

Barring some unforeseen hiccup, Avengers: Infinity War is about to become a global box office phenomenon.

It is, after all, building on a superpowered legacy stretching all the way back to 2008, when Jon Favreau and the fresh-faced Robert Downey Jr. defied all odds and transformed Tony Stark (Aka Iron Man) into a household name. A full ten years have passed since that historic feat, and in that time, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ballooned into an industry of its own, replete with A-list stars, a seasoned architect in Kevin Feige and many, many characters.

Yes, if there’s one element of Infinity War that continues to fuel debate online, it’s who exactly we can expect to see in the film. At this point, it really does sound like everyone who’s still breathing in the McU will be involved, and if Chris Hemsworth, who plays the mighty God of Thunder,
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Chris Hemsworth Hypes Up Historic Infinity War: “There’s Nothing Quite Like It”

How does Chris Hemsworth feel about Avengers: Infinity War?

Well, for one, the Ragnarok star believes Joe and Anthony Russo’s threequel brings about the end of an era, while those wary of spoilers needn’t fear Infinity War‘s mind-melting teaser – it “doesn’t give much away,” according to Hemsworth.

Indeed, Chris Hemsworth is one of many McU veterans who have had their respective futures thrust into doubt due to expiring contracts. Chances are the towering Aussie will extend his Marvel tenure beyond Avengers 4 – there is that mooted fourth Thor movie to consider, after all – but even if Hemsworth decides to hang up his hammer (or should that be battle ax?), the Russo Brothers’ upcoming double act will send his Thor off with a bang.

In fact, the actor believes the two Avengers sequels have the potential to become “one of the biggest things in film history.” Currently out
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