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Palo Alto (2014)

Was James Franco's recent inappropriate advancements just a stunt to promote this movie?

JAILBAIT At least this time it's for a movie, right Franco?
JAILBAIT At least this time it's for a movie, right Franco?

Details Limited Release: May 09, 2014; Rated: R; Length: 98 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: James Franco, Val Kilmer and Emma Roberts; Distributor: Tribeca Film

A soccer coach who, in an eerie parallel to recent real-life accusations against James Franco, hits on a virginal high schooler (Emma Roberts). The episodic film is based on Franco's own 2010 story collection. ''It really captured teenagers in an accurate way,'' says first-time director Gia Coppola (granddaughter of Francis). But don't expect to see too many hyphens in Franco's billing. ''I thought about adapting my own stories,'' admits the actor, ''but that's just too much James Franco in one project.''
Originally posted Apr 09, 2014
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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