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Grudge Match (2013)

Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone play rival pugilists ­stepping back in the ring for one last fight

MATCH POINT Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, and Kevin Hart co-star in Grudge Match
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MATCH POINT Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, and Kevin Hart co-star in Grudge Match

Details Release Date: Dec 25, 2013; Rated: PG-13; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Robert De Niro, Kevin Hart and Sylvester Stallone; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Yep, Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone play rival pugilists ­stepping back in the ring for one last fight. And yep, they starred in some other pretty famous boxing films. You don't have to remind director Peter Segal, who studied Raging Bull and the Rocky movies closely. ''I counted every punch in my [composition book],'' he says. (Rocky IV was the punchiest.) But Segal's sports comedy is more than a fantasy mash-up. ''It can be dismissed as a high-concept idea,'' he says, ''but there's a lot of heart.'' Enough for Warner Bros. to move the film from its original January 2014 release date to Christmas.
Originally posted Aug 16, 2013
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Weekend of Jan 25 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1.
American Sniper
Warner Bros.
$64.4 5 $200.1 C+
2.
The Boy Next Door
Universal
$15.0 1 $15.0 C+
3.
Paddington
Weinstein Co.
$12.4 2 $40.1 A-
4.
The Wedding Ringer
Screen Gems
$11.6 2 $39.7 D
5.
Taken 3
Fox
$7.6 3 $76.1 B-
6.
The Imitation Game
Weinstein Co.
$7.1 9 $60.6 B+
7.
Strange Magic
Touchstone
$5.5 1 $5.5 NA
8.
Selma
Paramount
$5.5 5 $39.2 A
9.
Mortdecai
Lionsgate
$4.1 1 $4.1 C-
10.
Into the Woods
Walt Disney Pictures
$3.9 5 $121.5 B-
* in millions

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