Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Johnny Depp Rango

Johnny Depp Rango - Johnny Depp is now truly the Lizard King. At least at the box office.

"Rango" was the #1 movie in America over the weekend with an estimated $38 million opening, according to studio estimates. The animated film reteams Depp with his "Pirates of the Caribbean" director Gore Verbinski, and also includes the voice talents of Isla Fisher ("Wedding Crashers"), Timothy Olyphant ("Live Free or Die Hard") and Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine"). It's an impressive debut for the reptilian adventure tale, which features Depp as the title character — a chameleon who becomes sheriff of a dusty desert town.

Matt Damon enjoyed his biggest opening as a leading man since 2007's "The Bourne Ultimatum" with the fantastical action/romance "The Adjustment Bureau," which was #2 at the box office with a $20.9 million debut.

"Beastly," the teen-friendly retelling of "Beauty and the Beast," came in third with a $10.1 million opening. Like "I Am Number Four" — which fell to #9 after bringing in $5.7 million, for a three-week $46.4 million total — the movie stars Alex Pettyfer in the lead role. The performance of both movies may not make for the most impressive leading-man track record for the English actor, but with his 21st birthday still ahead of him — next month, in fact — his career certainly has time to recover. "Beastly" co-stars Vanessa Hudgens ("High School Musical"), who will next turn up in Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch."

Johnny Depp Rango

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