Tragedy struck Hollywood over the weekend as longtime “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker was killed in a car accident. He was partially finished shooting his role in “Fast and Furious 7,” which was slated for released next summer but is now on hold. Universal will decide the fate of the film soon, but in the meantime, Hollywood and movie fans alike mourn the loss of the actor, who was just 40 years old.
As for the rest of this week’s list…
December 4, 2013
1. Paul Walker
2. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (Last week: No. 1)
The sequel continues to burn the competition at the box office.
3. “Frozen” (Last week: Not ranked)
Just behind “Catching Fire” at the box office, the Disney ‘toon melted moviegoers’ hearts and scored the biggest Thanksgiving opening ever.
4. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (Last week: No. 2)
We knew Spidey would face Electro (Jamie Foxx) and Rhino (Paul Giamatti) in the sequel, but a new poster seemingly gives away that The Green Goblin will terrorize the wall-crawler as well. Hey, save some of these bad guys for the myriad sequals…
5. “Transformers: Age of Extinction” (Last week: Not ranked)
Some official photos feature Optimus Prime and new stars Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz, plus the revelation that director Michael Bay might be a robot in disguise.
6. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales” (Last week: Not ranked)
Who will Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) face in the fivequel? How about two-time Oscar-winner and Tarantino fave Christoph Waltz?
7. “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” (Last week: Not ranked)
It’s officially official: “Godzilla” co-stars Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson will reunite as brother and sister duo Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver in Joss Whedon’s Marvel sequel.
8. “Friday the 13th” (Last week: Not ranked)
Are you ready to go back to Camp Crystal Lake…again?…again?
9. “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” (Last week: Not ranked)
Christmas is coming early this year. Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 news team will return to theaters two days earlier than first expected.
10. “The Boxtrolls” (Last week: Not ranked)
Check out this eye-popping new trailer for the latest stop-motion film from Laika, the tiny filmmakers behind “Coraline” and “ParaNorman.”
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