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The Heat (2013)

PACKING 'HEAT' Sandra Bullock teams up with Melissa McCarthy to fight crime in The Heat
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PACKING 'HEAT' Sandra Bullock teams up with Melissa McCarthy to fight crime in The Heat

Details Release Date: Jun 28, 2013; Rated: R; Length: 116 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Melissa McCarthy re-teams up with her Bridesmaids director Paul Feig for her second buddy comedy of the year. She plays a tough as nails Boston bad cop to Sandra Bullock's by-the-book good cop. Hilarity ensues when McCarthy's force-of-nature detective and Bullock's one-woman police force of FBI agent are forced to partner up to bust a drug lord. The R-rated action-comedy hopes to prove once and for all that anything men can do, women can do better. ''I wanted it to be kind of groundbreaking in that way because I feel like so much stuff for women always has to have, 'Okay, we have to have some nod to the ladies,' Feig told EW's Jeff Labrecque. ''Nah, nobody is desperately trying to find a boyfriend or is upset about this or that. It's cool to play two women characters who are just great at what they do; them being women doesn't affect anything really other than that these are two funny women.''

Originally posted Dec 19, 2012
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Weekend of Aug 17 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $28.4 2 $117.6 C+
2.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Pictures
$24.7 3 $222.3 A-
3. $17.7 1 $26.1 F
4.
The Expendables 3
Lionsgate
$16.2 1 $16.2 B
5.
The Giver
Weinstein Co.
$12.8 1 $12.8 C-
6.
Into the Storm
Warner Bros.
$7.7 2 $31.3 D+
7.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Walt Disney Pictures
$7.1 2 $23.6 B
8.
Lucy
Universal
$5.3 4 $107.5 B
9.
Step Up All In
Lionsgate
$2.7 2 $11.8 B-
10.
Boyhood
IFC
$2.1 6 $13.8 A
* in millions