For the second week in a row, “Fifty Shades of Grey” is dominating the competition on Movie Power Rankings. With the departure of Charlie Hunnam from the upcoming big screen adaptation of E.L. James’ steamy S&M story, Universal is on the lookout for some new blood. Among the many names reportedly being considered to play Christian Grey is “True Blood’s” Alexander Skarsgard. Other rumors have Jamie Dornan (“Once Upon a Time”), Theo James (“Underworld: Awakening”), and Christian Cooke (2013’s “Romeo and Juliet”) trying on the infamous necktie. Whoever is cast, the studio had better hurry up and decide — summer 2014 is not that far away.
As for the rest of this week’s list…
October 23, 2013
1. “Fifty Shades of Grey” (Last week: No. 1)
Make a decision, guys. Anastasia can’t do this alone.
2. “Gravity” (Last week: No. 2)
Newton’s fourth law of motion: Alfonso Curaon’s space drama cannot be stopped at the box office.
3. “Pacific Rim 2” (Last week: Not ranked)
There’s no official greenlight yet, but director/co-writer Guillermo del Toro is at the very least writing a script for a proposed sequel.
4. “Grand Budapest Hotel” (Last week: Not ranked)
Wes Anderson’s latest jaunt gets a trailer loaded with familiar faces.
5. “12 Years a Slave” (Last week: Not ranked)
Critics love it, and it’s scoring in limited release. But will Steve McQueen’s “movie about America” go the distance in this crowded Oscar season?
6. “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug” (Last week: Not ranked)
Peter Jackson reveals some behind-the-scenes details of the upcoming film.
7. “Noah” (Last week: Not ranked)
“Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky is butting heads with Paramount over his new biblical epic. He just wants them to have a little faith.
8. “Thor: The Dark World” (Last week: Not ranked)
Although Loki will be on hand, the Marvel hero will be facing a very different villain this time around. Take a look.
9. “Guardians of the Galaxy” (Last week: Not ranked)
Star Chris Pratt says the CG Rocket Raccoon (Voiced by Bradley Cooper) will steal the film. “You think it”s a cartoon character, but it”s not.”
10. “Non-Stop” (Last week: Not ranked)
Forget “Snakes on a Plane.” Liam Neeson is much deadlier. Watch the trailer for proof.
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