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The Secret World of Arrietty (2012) The Secret World of Arrietty , about a teeny-size 14-year-old girl who lives with her family beneath the ­floorboards of a big house and the… 2012-02-17 G PT94M Animation Will Arnett Carol Burnett Amy Poehler Walt Disney Pictures
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The Secret World of Arrietty (2012)

MPAA Rating: G

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SMALL WONDER Bridgit Mender voices the title character in The Secret World of Arrietty
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SMALL WONDER Bridgit Mender voices the title character in The Secret World of Arrietty
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 17, 2012; Rated: G; Length: 94 Minutes; Genre: Animation; With: Will Arnett, Carol Burnett and Amy Poehler; Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

The Secret World of Arrietty, about a teeny-size 14-year-old girl who lives with her family beneath the ­floorboards of a big house and the human-size boy who befriends her, is adapted from British author Mary Norton's wonderful ­children's fantasy novels, The Borrowers. The lyrical animation, with its meditative attention to nature, bears the unique stamp of Japan's Studio Ghibli, cofounded by the great ­Spirited Away animator Hayao Miyazaki. The result is a dreamy, soft-edged hybrid, equally interested in observing ­raindrops and the worries of a race of ­minuscule beings. B+
Originally posted Feb 15, 2012 Published in issue #1195 Feb 24, 2012 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Apr 13 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $41.4 2 $159.0 B+
2.
Rio 2
Fox
$39.0 1 $39.0 NA
3.
Oculus
Relativity
$12.0 1 $12.0 NA
4.
Draft Day
Lionsgate/Summit
$9.7 1 $9.7 B
5.
Divergent
Lionsgate/Summit
$7.5 4 $124.9 B+
6.
Noah
Paramount
$7.4 3 $84.9 C+
7.
God's Not Dead
Freestyle
$5.5 4 $40.7 NA
8.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Fox Searchlight
$4.0 6 $39.5 A-
9.
Muppets Most Wanted
Walt Disney Pictures
$2.2 4 $45.7 B
10. $1.8 6 $105.2 B
* in millions