Movie Power Rankings: The Cannes Festival takes the top spot

Taking a break from explosions, superheroes and mega-budgets, this week’s Movie Power Rankings is topped by the mother of all international film festivals. Most of Hollywood (except for Ryan Gosling) hit up the Cannes FIlm Festival this week, where films like “Only God Forgives,” “The Bling Ring,” “As I Lay Dying” and “Inside Llewyn Davis” unspooled for famous folks like Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence, James Franco, Sofia Coppola, The Coen Brothers, Steven Spielberg, and so much more. 

As for the rest of this week’s list…

May 22, 2013

1. The Cannes Film Festival
The south of France apparently has much more to offer than just sandy beaches, clear skies, beautiful people and endless amounts of fine wine and champagne. 

2. “Star Trek Into Darkness” (Last Week: No. 8)
The sequel soared to a $70.6 million opening weekend, slightly less than the $75.2 million opening set by  the first film.  Meanwhile, HitFix’s Guy Lodge talked to Benedict  Cumberbatch about playing the villain

3. “Iron Man 3” (Last week: No. 1)
The Marvel threequel has earned over a billion dollars worldwide. With a “B.”  

4. “Anchorman: The Legend Continues” (Last week: Not ranked)
What’s that, Baxter? A new teaser? And it’s hilarious? Let’s watch. 

5. “Fast & Furious 6” 
(Last week: Not ranked)
Looks like we’re just getting started. Vin Diesel says he sees “Fast 7” as the start of a new trilogy. At this rate, you’ll be able to take your grandkids to “Fast 15.”

6. “The Hangover Part III” (Last week: Not ranked)
The end is nigh, as co-star Ken Jeong discusses the final chapter in the trilogy

7. “The Expendables 3” (Last week: Not ranked)
Sylvester Stallone promises that Mickey Rourke will return, possibly joined by new cast members Jackie Chan and Wesley Snipes.

8. “Pacific Rim” (Last week: Not ranked)
A brand new trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s monster vs. robots epic brings the boom.

9. “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2” (Last week: Not ranked)
Better late than never? The sequel to the 2000 hit will commence production March of 2014, with director Yuen Wo Ping sitting in for Ang Lee.

10. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (Last week: Not ranked)
Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Sam Claflin crashed the Cannes Film Festival to talk up the highly-anticipated sequel. 

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