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Maps to the Stars (2014)

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Robert Pattinson in Map to the Stars

Details Limited Release: Sep 27, 2014; Rated: R; Length: 111 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson and Olivia Williams

There's plenty of body horror going on in L.A.'s cosmetic-surgery wards, but David Cronenberg's latest film is more concerned with the city's mentally disfigured. Julianne Moore stars as a monstrous fading star who makes Norma Desmond and Baby Jane look rational, while Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, and Mia Wasikowska round out a cast of showbiz grotesques. For a proud Canadian like Cronenberg, Hollywood can pose a philosophical quandary. ''There, it's not enough to physically exist,'' says the director, who debuted the film at May's Cannes Film Festival. ''You need a career, otherwise you can die a pre-death.'' Is any phrase more fraught than ''You're a nobody''?
Originally posted Aug 14, 2014 Published in issue #1325-1326 Aug 29, 2014 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Sep 28 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $35.0 1 $35.0 D
2. $17.5 2 $58.0 B-
3. $17.2 1 $17.2 B-
4. $7.0 2 $22.6 C
5.
Dolphin Tale 2
Warner Bros.
$4.8 3 $33.7 C+
6.
No Good Deed
Screen Gems
$4.6 3 $46.6 C
7. $4.2 2 $20.9 B
8.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Pictures
$3.8 9 $319.2 A-
9. $1.5 7 $79.6 F
10. $1.4 8 $187.2 C+
* in millions

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