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article image'Premium Rush' is not a drink as it rides into theaters

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By Tim O'Brien     Aug 23, 2012 in Entertainment
As people approach the ticket office this weekend and spit out the words "Premium Rush," will they be able to enter the movie palace or handed a pilsner beer?
And which one would they really want? "Premium Rush" does seem like a perfect name for cold one on a hot summer night or perhaps the latest designer drink. "Bartender, pour me a 'Premium Rush'?
As "Premium Rush" enters the box office race in an attempt to fly by on a bicycle. Sure, other films do, too, but with a considerable less theater count. Add into the glut out there already and the winner may struggle to approach what "Expendables 2" did to win last time around. But, let's slow down a bit here as "Hit and Run" hit the ground with a Wednesday release. But, that was more like walking and less like running.
Weekend
1. "Hit and Run" - 2,698 theaters (opened on Wednesday with $625,000)
2. "Premium Rush" - 2,255 theaters
3. "2016 Obama's America" - 1,090 theaters (opened in July)
4. "The Apparition" - 810 theaters
As the tracking of the latest Batman continues, it seems to have passed its predecessor overseas but will take a mighty effort to do so domestically. It has also extended its take to easily pass "The Hunger Games" on its way up the all-time charts. At $413 million domestically, it is now approaching "Toy Story 3" for No. 11, domestically."Toy Story 3" logs in at $415 million and change. After that, the top ten in is view as "The Lion King" sits on its perch there with $422.7 million.
Passing along some Oscar news, as reported here, a dynamic duo has entered the producing stakes with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Then there is the news that the Golden Globes will air live in all time zones on Jan. 13, 2013. The news is much deeper than that. Because of the date, the winners will have absolutely no impact of the Oscars, as the nominations will be held Jan. 15, 2013. That is good news for those who tire of those campaigns and politics that often enter the process.
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