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Dream House (2011) It makes sense, in an abstract story-structure way, to crossbreed The Shining , with its dad channeling the ghosts of killers past, and Shutter Island… 2011-09-30 PG-13 Drama Mystery and Thriller Daniel Craig Naomi Watts Rachel Weisz Universal Pictures
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Dream House (2011)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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Daniel Craig, Dream House | BURNING DOWN THE 'HOUSE' Daniel Craig in Dream House
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BURNING DOWN THE 'HOUSE' Daniel Craig in Dream House
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Sep 30, 2011; Rated: PG-13; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz; Distributor: Universal Pictures

It makes sense, in an abstract story-structure way, to crossbreed The Shining, with its dad channeling the ghosts of killers past, and Shutter Island, with its detective who learns nothing is what it seems — including him. But this suburban gothic is a logy, convoluted mess. First Daniel Craig plays a novelist with a wife (Rachel Weisz) and two daughters, then he's the dad's dark double, then the alter ego turns nice, and it just gets more sketchy and ''Huh?'' from there. C-

Originally posted Sep 30, 2011 Published in issue #1176-1177 Oct 14, 2011 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Apr 20 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $26.6 3 $201.5 B+
2.
Rio 2
Fox
$22.5 2 $75.4 C+
3. $21.5 1 $28.5 C
4.
Transcendence
Warner Bros.
$11.2 1 $11.2 C
5.
A Haunted House 2
Open Road
$9.1 1 $9.1 D
6.
Draft Day
Lionsgate/Summit
$5.9 2 $19.5 B
7.
Divergent
Lionsgate/Summit
$5.7 5 $133.9 B+
8.
Oculus
Relativity
$5.2 2 $21.2 C
9.
Noah
Paramount
$5.0 4 $93.3 C+
10.
God's Not Dead
Freestyle
$4.8 5 $48.3 NA
* in millions