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The 12 TV Show To Watch In 2013


No doubt we’ll begin 2013 with the best intentions – eat more veg, cut back on the booze, get more exercise and all that – but give it a few days and we’ll slip back into our usual routine.

But when that routine involves eating the finest pizzas extant while sat on our sofa sipping a brewski and viewing the best TV, we can’t complain.

Here are the 12 shows we’re most looking forward to in 2013. Now, where’s that pizza takeaway menu…


Kevin Bacon stars as the FBI agent who is persuaded to come out of retirement for one last gig. James Purefoy is Bacon’s antagonist – an Edgar Allen Poe-obsessed scholar who slips effortlessly into the position of bloody serial killer. The show promises to be a fun and surprisingly gory psychological thriller, and another hit for Kevin Williamson.

Release date: January 22, Sky One


The more mature readers among you might be able to remember the original House of Cards (and its two sequels). A stunning piece of political intrigue and deception, it’s being remade by David Fincher in the US with Kevin Spacey in the lead role of master manipulator Francis Urquhart – although he’ll be renamed Underwood for US audiences.

Release date: February 1, Netflix


After six years, and despite rumours to the contrary, we had given up hope of an Arrested Development reunion. Well, we should have listened to the rumours because the Bluth family are back, Back, BACK, baby! Between 12 and 15 episodes will premiere on Netflix early next year. It will be a happy new year indeed.

Release date: Early 2013, Netflix


While The Young Sherlock Holmes was passable, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles was mostly pony. Here’s hoping that the historical fantasy Da Vinci’s Demons, which looks at the life of young Leonardo da Vinci (Tom Riley), is an improvement on both.

Release date: Spring 2013, FX UK


Ok, not strictly a new show – it’s onto its fifth season in the US – but 2013 will see the Amy Poehler-starring hit political comedy come to UK screens for the first time. Inspired by The Office (don’t worry, it evolves), it stars the ever-charming Poehler as well-meaning but officious Deputy Parks Director Leslie Knope. Co-stars Rashida Jones and Nick Offerman flesh out this sardonic treat marvellously.

Release date: Spring, BBC4


A timely remix of the evergreen Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde story, Do No Harm centres on a talented neurosurgeon Dr Jason Cole (played by Steven Pasquale) who harbours a dark secret. Every night he is transformed into a menacing alter ego Ian Price, a creature thoroughly unrecognisable from Cole.

Release date: Spring, Watch


Originally broadcast as part of Channel 4’s 2011 Comedy Showcase season, Sky1 has commissioned a full series of this comedy show about three men who didn’t fight in World War 1. The Inbetweeners’ Simon Bird and Joe Thomas and their regular writing partner Jonny Sweet star as the young men attempting to justify their actions and prove that they’re not what the title of the show believes them to be.

Release date: Summer, Sky One


Ever wondered what compelled Norman Bates to behave in such an erratic manner in Alfred Hitchcock’s classicPsycho? This 10-part drama starring Freddie (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory) Highmore as Norman and Vera (Up In The Air) Farmiga as his mother Norma will look to provide the answers. You can watch the creepy teaser trailers here.

Release date: TBC


Broadcast at the tail end of 2011, Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror trilogy was one of the televisual events of that year. Combining dark comedic nous with scripts that tore open our reliance on technology, expect the next set of three stand-alone episodes to mine similar satirical terrain.

Release date: TBC, Channel 4


Having bypassed the pilot stage on the strength of Bryan Fuller’s script there are high hopes for this next version of the Hannibal Lecter story. Starring Mads Mikkelsen as the titular forensic psychiatrist, it examines Lecter’s relationship with FBI agent Will Graham and the events preceding Lecter’s cannibalistic crimewave.

Release date: TBC


In his salad days Count Arthur Strong was a massive name in the world of light entertainment. Unfortunately those days are long gone and Arthur is a faded actor (who no longer does any acting) living in a state of constant delusion. This TV adaptation of the hit radio show will be overseen by Strong creator Steve Delaney and Graham (Father Ted) Linehan. So it should be good.

Release date: TBC, BBC2


Temporarily delayed so director Shane Meadows could conclude his Stone Roses documentary (can’t wait to see that either), the third spin-off from This Is Englandshould finally appear next year. As Combo is released from prison what awaits Lol, Woody and co? Rave culture and Italia 90 will provide a suitably colourful backdrop.

Release date: Winter, Channel 4

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Just like one of the Brit awards and you know, the election, sometimes you need the people to truly have their say.

So to decide on the very best alternative film poster of the year, we launched a vote, giving you the chance to choose your favourite.

Almost 1,000 of you voted and here are the top 10. Drum roll and that:

You can see the original list of 20 here












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What, no Bridget Jones?

Hands up who’s looking forward to 2013? Yeah, us too. You won’t find any of that hard-to-beat-2012 ‘after the Lord Mayor’s Show’ cynicism around these parts, matey.

(Images: Rex Features)

And one of the reasons we can’t wait to get stuck into 2013 is because of all the new books we get to devour. This year we’ve loved Chad Harbach’s baseball novel The Art of Fielding (don’t fret, it’s about more than baseball); John Lancaster’s coruscating dissection of rising property prices in London, Capital (don’t fret, it’s about more than house prices); and Ben Fountain’s memorable anti-war novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (don’t fret, it’s about more than guns and gore).

These are 12 of the books we expect to be raving about this time next year.

The Universe Versus Alex Woods


The buzz surrounding this debut novel from erstwhile chess prodigy Gavin Extence is building nicely. Alex Woods is a 17-year-old misfit, struggling to make his way in the world. That’s until he meets elderly Mr Peterson, a temperamental widower who urges Alex to embrace the world. What follows is a comic tale of friendship and the nitty gritty of life.

Release date: 31 January



To describe Christopher Brookmyre’s novels as jet-black would be to do them a disservice. His outrageously dark and comical books are full of meticulously observed barbs and regularly take accurate aim at some of society’s more ridiculous mores. Expect Bedlam, ostensibly about sci-fi surrealism, to plough a similar terrain.

Release date: 7 February

Lenin's Kisses


Chinese writer Yan Lianke is something of an agent provocateur in his homeland – his highly contentious novels often being subject to state censorship. His latest book, Lenin’s Kisses, is a cautionary tale about China’s lust for power, that involves hairbrained plans to buy Lenin’s embalmed corpse.

Release date: 7 February


Heavyweight Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm passed away this year at the grand age of 95. He finished his final work, an exhaustive study of 19th and 20th Century art and culture, just months before he died. If it’s anything like his other historical tomes it will be an engaging, propulsive and necessary read.

Release date: March


Google big cheeses Schmidt and Cohen attempt to pen a book about the realities of our brave new digital world. Among the lofty questions posed in the catchy The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of Emerging Technologies are the following: How will war, diplomacy, and revolution change when everyone is connected? What will be the impact of having both a full virtual life online, and a physical one? Light reading for the toilet then.

Release date: 23 April


Lionel Shriver doesn’t shy away from big issues. And for her new novel, Big Brother, the superb novelist behind We Need To Talk About Kevin, has literally turned to the notion of big, as in overeating. Pandora’s brother Edison has ballooned in size since their last meeting. How will the rest of her family react to this new obese Edison. A novel that gets right to the heart of Western consumption.

Release date: 9 May


Hosseini is best known for his much-loved 2003 debut novel, The Kite Runner. His new book is destined to be another overarching weighty tome. Hosseini has already said it’s a multi-generational tale with the theme of family to the fore. Expect Hollywood to come knocking once again.

Release date: 21 May


Next May sees the 10th anniversary of Arctic Monkeys’s first gig. To celebrate the fact – and no doubt to make you feel very old in the process – Omnibus Press is publishing a comprehensive biography of the Sheffield band. The band are notoriously press shy, so we expect this biography to be a compelling read.

Release date: May


The man behind comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust and The Graveyard Book, returns to adult fiction for the first time in 10 years with The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Focusing on the dual themes of childhood and memory, Gaiman describes it as a ‘story of magic, about the power of stories and how we face the darkness inside each of us’.

Release date: 18 June

Doctor Sleep


Stephen King’s The Shining was published in 1977. Next year, 36 years later, his sequel, Doctor Sleep finally sees the light of day. Although whether Doctor Sleep will be light reading is probably moot. The novel will focus on the young boy from The Shining, Dan Torrance. Now a middle-aged nursing assistant, Dan finds himself in another struggle between good and evil. In other King news, the prolific writer is also set to publish crime novel, Joyland.

Release date: 24 September


We ain’t too proud to say it, but we’re massive George Pelecanos fanboys. His D.C. Quartet series is among the best pulp fiction of recent time. And that’s without mentioning his involvement in The Wire and Treme. He’s recently hit on a new protagonist – Spero Lucas – for his novels. The Double, the second Lucas book, will doubtless be another detective/crime thriller masterpiece.

Release date: TBC


The final instalment in Harris’s Cicero trilogy is due next year according to book publishers Hutchinson. Following Imperium and Lustrum, the yet-to-be titled book is another historical novel about the life of Roman Renaissance man Cicero.

Release date: TBC

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Games are perhaps the most important category of mobile apps. Good games sell smartphones and tablets, keep grownups entertained and small children quiet. Dominating the app-store charts, a good game can make mobile developers millions of dollars, or at least keep them in business to take a stab another stab at greatness.

Another positive factor for mobile games in 2012 is that most major independent and major game studios now release games on both iOS and Android – and sometimes other platforms as well. This means smartphone users can get the best games no matter which leading mobile platform they use.

Apple and Google have shared their leading iOS and Android games for 2012. ReadWrite’s Top 10 highlights some of those choices, along with a few picks of our own:

10. Angry Birds Star Wars

$0.99 – iOSAndroid

Angry Birds Star Wars is perhaps the best entry yet in the Angry Birds franchise. Especially if you like Star Wars. Rovio’s latest hit brings Luke, Leia, Han Solo, X-Wings, the Millenium Falcon and even the Death Star to Angry Birds in a fascinating mix of space-based physics and fun new features. Ever wanted to use a lightsaber to on one of those pesky piggies? Now is your chance.

9. Triple Town

Free – iOSAndroid

Mobile games have grown increasingly sophisticated, to the point where games that used to live only on consoles like the Xbox and Playstation are now rendered beautifully on your smartphone. But some of the best mobile games exist purely for smartphones, designed for the casual gamer looking to kill some time waiting for the train. The surprisingly addictive Triple Town is that kind of game. This puzzle game gives you a plot of land where you combine items like trees and bushes to create houses until you have built the best town possible before the angry bears clog up your map. Triple Town is deceptively simple and tons of fun.

8. Naught

$0.99 – iOSAndroid

Naught is one of the most artistic and dynamic games to hit mobile devices since Contre Jour captivated users in 2011. This shadowy game uses gravity to explore an underground world full of levels that twist and turn to the point where you can never quite figure out what is up and what is down. Naught also employs the gyroscope on your mobile device to allow you to control your character by manipulating your device to let gravity pull you further down the rabbit hole.

7. SHADOWGUN: Deadzone

Free – iOSAndroid

Some of the best games of the personal computer era were first-person shooters. Games like Doom featured original point-of-view of the action and extreme violence. In the mobile era, first-person shooters are becoming more sophisticated, easier to control, employ better graphics and… remain incredibly violent. SHADOWGUN: Deadzone is one of the best in this category for 2012. It is interesting and fun, a little cheesy and in your face. Put it all together and it’s one of the best free games you will find on a mobile device.

6. Waking Mars

$1.99 – iOSAndroid

Apple chose Waking Mars as its runner up for Game of the Year in 2012. It might have won best game from Apple if it was exclusive to iOS, but this dynamic game can also be found on Android. Life has been discovered in caves on the planet Mars: Your job is to help bring the sleeping planet back to life, spelunking around Martian caves on Mars on your jetpack, trying to survive and help the Red Planet realize its potential to support life.

5. Walking Dead: The Game

Free – iOS

Choose you own adventure meets the world of comic books meets zombies meets your iPad. Walking Dead: The Game is based on Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead comics and is not your classic shoot-the-zombie-hordes type of video game. Walking Dead is a psychological mindtwist told in comic book form where you attempt to save a woman named Clementine from the zombie apocalypse in five gripping episodes. The app itself is free to download, but you have to buy new episodes through in-app purchases. (Note, game trailer contains adult language. )

4. The Bard’s Tale

$1.99 – iOSAndroid

Wenches, ale and gold… but this is not your classic hero-based role playing game. The anti-hero Bard takes the easy route in this irreverent RPG on iOS and Android. Lyrical and witty, The Bard’s Tale is the best game of its category in 2012. Save the world? Or search for coin and cleavage? You can probably guess what the Bard is going to choose.

3. Horn

$6.99 – iOSAndroid

Only Zynga would have the audacity to charge $6.99 for a mobile game on iOS and Android. Yet Zynga pulled off something very cool in Horn, a third-person point-of-view adventure game where you are a blacksmith’s apprentice who wakes to find his village full of monsters. Turns out, those monsters are the blacksmith’s fellow townspeople, transformed by some weird curse. Battle your way through with your decidedly odd sidekick in a game that is both an epic adventure and role-playing-game (RPG), all in one.

2. Ingress

Free (Invite Only) – Android

One of the most intriguing games to hit any mobile devices this year, Ingress is still only in invite-only mode but. When reviewing Ingress, I thought that the game, from Google’s Niantic Labs, had the potential to truly define what a mobile game could be. It employs augmented/alternate reality, location and social features through a unique massive-multiplayer setting: the real world. Hack portals, control Exotic Matter, battle for the Enlightenment or the Resistance. Ingress can be mildly addictive (and somewhat dangerous) once you get your hands on an invite.

1. The Room

$1.99 – iOS
Apple’s App Store editors crowned The Room as Game of the Year for 2012. And deservedly so. The Room is beautiful, simple, easy to control and complex, all at the same time. This puzzle game deserves to top any best apps of the year list. The Room is one of those apps that will long be imitated by aspiring game developers.
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Whether you’re running Android or iOS, 2012 was a great year for the advancement of apps. With the return of some old favorites on iOS (Google Maps: distance indeed made the heart grow fonder…) and some amazing newcomers like my new personal favorite, Paper, we’ve taken the time to rank our 10 favorite. List yours in the comment box below.

10. Simplenote
This is a cloud-based note-taking app that’s elegant in its simplicity. It syncs with a number of different desktop/laptop note-taking apps (I sync mine with the minimalist Notational Velocity), and ensures that whatever notes you take on the road will be there for you when you return to your home computer, and vice versa.—George Howard

9. Phraseology
A tablet would never be my first choice for writing or editing, but when I’m in a pickle Phraseology makes it work. It’s a smartly designed word processor app that lets me shuttle words, sentences and paragraphs around with ease. It also lists more stats than a baseball card, running down my word count, my total characters, my average number of words per sentences, and more. It’s still awkward typing on a virtual keyboard, but even without a keyboard attachment Phraseology is a useful little writing app.—Garrett Martin

8. Viggle
If you love getting punch cards at restaurants and coffee shops, you’ll love Viggle. Viggle is a television loyalty-rewards app that “checks-in” users to shows. Once Viggle magically confirms that you are indeed watching a show on your television, you’ll immediately begin to rack up Viggle points that you can eventually spend on rewards like gift cards and even a free month of Hulu Plus. It seems a bit hokey at first, but in the era of television streaming, Viggle is a noble attempt to get people back in front of their TVs and watching their shows together in community. Plus, who else has ever offered you free stuff just for watching TV?—Luke Larsen

7. Pocket (Formerly Read It Later)
Pocket is a complete revamp of the now-familiar Read It Later service, complete with a name change and a new interface that allows video and photos to be saved for later. And we’re not talking about simply aggregating a list of virtual bookmarks; Pocket caches all your content (outside of video) so it’s all available offline. This handy service works across Android and iOS devices, as well as computers. It’s easy to use and it’s got an interface that makes Instapaper feel a little dated. But Pocket isn’t interested in competing with Instapaper; one is for text and one is for multimedia. Pocket is great at what it does, and comes highly recommended.—Luke Larsen

6. The Magazine
The Magazine, developed by Marco Arment (who also created Instapaper and kicked off the read-it-later trend), finally gave me a good reason to use the Newsstand feature of iOS. It’s an entirely digital magazine, covering topics from achieving the perfect wet shave to the Tour de France, with an issue every two weeks. Originally written for geeks by geeks, The Magazine continues broadening its scope and embracing more and more variety as it grows. Subscribing costs $1.99/month, and each issue comes with four to six articles for your perusal. The user interface is beautifully intuitive; it’s so easy to use that many people have suggested the app is re-inventing what a digital magazine should look like. 8-ball says that might be true!—Nathan Snelgrove

5. Clear
Clear is nothing more than a to-do list. You can make tasks, rename them, reorder them, and delete them. That’s it. However, the success of Clear speaks to the real purpose behind these things we call “apps”—especially the things we call “productivity apps”. Clear doesn’t just make tasks fun—it has actually made me more productive. In the most intuitive and beautiful way possible, this app does exactly what it promises: cuts out all the extra baggage that most productivity apps pile on and leaves you with a clear view of your tasks at hand.—Luke Larsen

4. Flipboard
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Flipboard didn’t debut in 2012, but it did expand its wings this year to devices beyond its iPad and iPhone origins and embrace Android devices. Flipboard has been the killer app for news aggregation on the go for two years ago, and that claim has only solidified this year. Integration with Facebook, Twitter, and yourRSS Feeds make it the perfect way to get news. Beyond that, though, the Flipboard team started experimenting with in-app advertising. At this point, you’ve probably noticed the full-page glossy-style advertising that seems like it’s been ripped straight from a real magazine. But beyond that, Levi’s was the first to take advantage of a Flipboard catalogue in September, a first for a mobile app. Flipboard’s approach to advertising may be in-your-face compared to some of their competitors, but it’s working for them and users seem to actually enjoy it. And those pageflips!—Nathan Snelgrove

3. Paper
It’s always the apps that are built from the ground-up with a specific device in mind that feel the most intuitive. In that way, Paper for the iPad seems like a no-brainer. Paper is the simplest painting app imaginable. No menu of tools and brushes — just a single brush and the blank white canvas to start off with. Paper’s limited tools will definitely force you to use your imagination but in a world dominated by software like Photoshop and Microsoft Word, the limitations are a breathe of fresh air. With Paper, less is definitely more — and we couldn’t be happier about it.—Luke Larsen

2. Figure
Media consumption dominates so much of what smartphone and tablets users do on their devices. That’s why when an app as beautiful and fun to play with as Figure comes around, we should all pay attention. And who better to make a miniature synth sequencer than Propellerhead, the creators of the industry standard MIDI sequencing software Reason? But Figure is more than just a bite-sized Reason. It is simplified, but it’s also an incredibly satisfying new way to create beats and loops. Hit record and you might just be a few swipes away from your next big single.—Luke Larsen

1. Google Maps
Under the direction of Tim Cook and Scott Forstall, 2012 was going to be the year that Apple would finally release itself from Google’s hold on map and GPS services on their devices. Instead, Apple ended up making of their biggest software blunders in recent memory and left iPhone users wondering if Android users really were better off. Fortunately, Google released Google Maps—the best iOS app they’ve ever made. It features a superb UI, turn-by-turn voice navigation, and some very snappy new vector-based maps. If you still need proof that Google knows UI just as well as it knows algorithms, look no further. Most importantly though, iPhone users will no longer be driving around completely lost screaming into their phones.—Luke Larsen


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Rank Movie Title (click to view) Studio

Total Gross / Theaters Opening / Theaters Open Close
1 Marvel’s The Avengers BV $623,357,910 4,349 $207,438,708 4,349 5/4 10/4
2 The Dark Knight Rises WB $448,139,099 4,404 $160,887,295 4,404 7/20 12/13
3 The Hunger Games LGF $408,010,692 4,137 $152,535,747 4,137 3/23 9/6
4 Skyfall Sony $296,900,000 3,526 $88,364,714 3,505 11/9
5 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Sum. $289,206,000 4,070 $141,067,634 4,070 11/16
6 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey WB $263,820,000 4,100 $84,617,303 4,045 12/14
7 The Amazing Spider-Man Sony $262,030,663 4,318 $62,004,688 4,318 7/3 10/14
8 Brave BV $237,269,198 4,164 $66,323,594 4,164 6/22
9 Ted Uni. $218,815,487 3,303 $54,415,205 3,239 6/29 10/25
10 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted P/DW $216,391,482 4,263 $60,316,738 4,258 6/8 10/18
11 Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Uni. $214,030,500 3,769 $70,217,070 3,729 3/2 7/26
12 MIB 3 Sony $179,020,854 4,248 $54,592,779 4,248 5/25 9/9
13 Wreck-It Ralph BV $178,465,000 3,752 $49,038,712 3,752 11/2
14 Ice Age: Continental Drift Fox $161,168,962 3,886 $46,629,259 3,881 7/13
15 Snow White and the Huntsman Uni. $155,332,381 3,777 $56,217,700 3,773 6/1 9/6
16 Hotel Transylvania Sony $145,490,512 3,375 $42,522,194 3,349 9/28
17 Lincoln BV $143,933,000 2,293 $944,308 11 11/9
18 Taken 2 Fox $139,076,968 3,706 $49,514,769 3,661 10/5
19 21 Jump Street Sony $138,447,667 3,148 $36,302,612 3,121 3/16 7/1
20 Prometheus Fox $126,477,084 3,442 $51,050,101 3,396 6/8 9/20
21 Safe House Uni. $126,373,434 3,121 $40,172,720 3,119 2/10 5/17
22 The Vow SGem $125,014,030 3,038 $41,202,458 2,958 2/10 5/17
23 Magic Mike WB $113,721,571 3,120 $39,127,170 2,930 6/29 9/27
24 The Bourne Legacy Uni. $113,203,870 3,753 $38,142,825 3,745 8/10 11/8
25 Argo WB $110,130,000 3,247 $19,458,109 3,232 10/12
26 Django Unchained Wein. $106,351,000 3,010 $30,122,888 3,010 12/25
27 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island WB $103,860,290 3,500 $27,335,363 3,470 2/10 6/28
28 Les Miserables (2012) Uni. $103,605,000 2,904 $27,281,735 2,814 12/25
29 Rise of the Guardians P/DW $97,152,000 3,672 $23,773,465 3,653 11/21
30 Flight Par. $92,491,000 2,638 $24,900,566 1,884 11/2
31 Think Like a Man SGem $91,547,205 2,052 $33,636,303 2,015 4/20 7/8
32 Life of Pi Fox $91,076,000 2,946 $22,451,514 2,927 11/21
33 The Campaign WB $86,907,746 3,302 $26,588,460 3,205 8/10 11/22
34 The Expendables 2 LGF $85,028,192 3,355 $28,591,370 3,316 8/17 11/22
35 Wrath of the Titans WB $83,670,083 3,545 $33,457,188 3,545 3/30 6/28
36 Dark Shadows WB $79,727,149 3,755 $29,685,274 3,755 5/11 8/16
37 John Carter BV $73,078,100 3,749 $30,180,188 3,749 3/9 6/28
38 Act of Valor Rela. $70,012,847 3,053 $24,476,632 3,039 2/24 6/7
39 Contraband Uni. $66,528,000 2,870 $24,349,815 2,863 1/13 3/15
40 Looper TriS $66,486,205 2,993 $20,801,522 2,992 9/28
41 Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection LGF $65,653,242 2,161 $25,390,575 2,161 6/29 9/20
42 Battleship Uni. $65,422,625 3,702 $25,534,825 3,690 5/18 8/2
43 Mirror Mirror Rela. $64,935,167 3,618 $18,132,085 3,603 3/30 8/16
44 Jack Reacher Par. $64,804,000 3,352 $15,210,156 3,352 12/21
45 Pitch Perfect Uni. $64,666,000 2,787 $5,149,433 335 9/28
46 Chronicle (2012) Fox $64,575,175 2,908 $22,004,098 2,907 2/3 6/7
47 Hope Springs Sony $63,536,011 2,441 $14,650,121 2,361 8/8 10/21
48 Underworld Awakening SGem $62,321,039 3,078 $25,306,725 3,078 1/20 3/8
49 The Lucky One WB $60,457,138 3,175 $22,518,358 3,155 4/20 7/19
50 The Dictator Par. $59,650,222 3,014 $17,435,092 3,008 5/16 7/26
51 Total Recall (2012) Sony $58,877,969 3,601 $25,577,758 3,601 8/3 10/7
52 Titanic 3D Par. $57,884,114 3,674 $17,285,453 2,674 4/4 6/7
53 American Reunion Uni. $57,011,521 3,203 $21,514,080 3,192 4/6 5/31
54 ParaNorman Focus $56,003,051 3,455 $14,087,050 3,429 8/17 1/3
55 This Means War Fox $54,760,791 3,189 $17,405,930 3,189 2/17 6/14
56 Project X WB $54,731,865 3,055 $21,051,363 3,055 3/2 5/17
57 This Is 40 Uni. $54,460,000 2,931 $11,579,175 2,912 12/21
58 The Woman in Black CBS $54,333,290 2,856 $20,874,072 2,855 2/3 5/3
59 Paranormal Activity 4 Par. $53,900,335 3,412 $29,003,866 3,412 10/19
60 The Devil Inside Par. $53,261,944 2,551 $33,732,515 2,285 1/6 3/22
61 Parental Guidance Fox $52,761,000 3,368 $14,554,053 3,367 12/25
62 The Odd Life of Timothy Green BV $51,833,281 2,717 $10,822,903 2,598 8/15
63 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Sony $51,774,002 3,174 $22,115,334 3,174 2/17 5/10
64 The Grey ORF $51,580,236 3,208 $19,665,101 3,185 1/27 4/19
65 Red Tails Fox $49,876,377 2,573 $18,782,154 2,512 1/20 6/7
66 The Possession LGF $49,130,154 2,860 $17,732,480 2,816 8/31 11/22
67 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Fox $49,008,662 3,401 $14,623,599 3,391 8/3 12/20
68 Sinister Sum. $48,086,903 2,542 $18,007,634 2,527 10/12 1/3
69 Beauty and the Beast (3D) BV $47,617,067 2,625 $17,751,905 2,625 1/13 5/3
70 Savages (2012) Uni. $47,382,068 2,635 $16,016,910 2,628 7/6 9/6
71 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel FoxS $46,412,041 1,298 $737,051 27 5/4 10/25
72 Moonrise Kingdom Focus $45,512,466 924 $522,996 4 5/25 11/1
73 The Three Stooges Fox $44,338,224 3,482 $17,010,125 3,477 4/13 8/16
74 Red Dawn (2012) FD $43,883,000 2,781 $14,276,668 2,724 11/21
75 Here Comes the Boom Sony $43,703,852 3,014 $11,816,596 3,014 10/12
76 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (in 3D) Fox $43,456,382 2,655 $22,469,932 2,655 2/10 5/28
77 Resident Evil: Retribution SGem $42,345,531 3,016 $21,052,227 3,012 9/14 11/11
78 The Cabin in the Woods LGF $42,073,277 2,811 $14,743,614 2,811 4/13 7/12
79 What to Expect When You’re Expecting LGF $41,152,203 3,021 $10,547,068 3,021 5/18 8/2
80 Finding Nemo (3D) BV $41,069,643 2,904 $16,687,773 2,904 9/14
81 End of Watch ORF $40,900,000 2,780 $13,152,683 2,730 9/21
82 Rock of Ages WB (NL) $38,518,613 3,470 $14,437,269 3,470 6/15 8/16
83 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Fox $37,519,139 3,109 $16,306,974 3,108 6/22 9/20
84 Lawless Wein. $37,400,127 3,138 $10,001,982 2,888 8/29 11/29
85 That’s My Boy Sony $36,931,089 3,030 $13,453,714 3,030 6/15 7/22
86 Trouble with the Curve WB $35,763,137 3,212 $12,162,040 3,212 9/21 12/13
87 The Watch Fox $35,353,000 3,168 $12,750,297 3,168 7/27 10/18
88 Step Up Revolution Sum. $35,074,677 2,606 $11,731,708 2,567 7/27 10/4
89 Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds LGF $35,025,791 2,132 $15,583,924 2,132 2/24 5/17
90 Frankenweenie BV $34,818,954 3,005 $11,412,213 3,005 10/5
91 Silver Linings Playbook Wein. $34,671,000 745 $443,003 16 11/16
92 2016 Obama’s America RM $33,449,086 2,017 $31,610 1 7/13 10/11
93 House at the End of The Street Rela. $31,611,916 3,083 $12,287,234 3,083 9/21 12/20
94 The Guilt Trip Par. $31,207,000 2,431 $5,290,629 2,431 12/19
95 The Pirates! Band of Misfits Sony $31,051,126 3,358 $11,137,734 3,358 4/27 8/5
96 Joyful Noise WB $30,932,113 2,735 $11,225,190 2,735 1/13 3/22
97 Chimpanzee BV $28,972,764 1,567 $10,673,748 1,563 4/20 8/9
98 The Five-Year Engagement Uni. $28,835,528 2,941 $10,610,060 2,936 4/27 6/21
99 Monsters, Inc. (3D) BV $27,916,000 2,618 $4,774,686 2,618 12/19
100 Cloud Atlas WB $26,797,277 2,023 $9,612,247 2,008 10/26
Summary of 655 Movies on Chart:
Totals: $10,381,398,337
Averages: $15,849,463

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Release Date: February 14, 2013 (2D theaters and IMAX)
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: John Moore
Screenwriter: Skip Woods
Starring: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Yulia Snigir, Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Anne Vyalitsyna
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: Not Available
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Plot Summary: Since the first “Die Hard” in 1988, John McClane has found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing, making him enemy #1 for terrorists the world over. Now, McClane faces his greatest challenge ever, this time on an international stage, when his estranged son Jack is caught up in the daring prison escape of a rogue Russian leader, and father and son McClane must work together to keep each other alive and keep the world safe for democracy.


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