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Paddington (2014)


Details Release Date: Dec 25, 2014; Genre: Animation; With: Hugh Bonneville, Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman

In an adaptation of Michael Bond's Paddington Bear tales, Nicole Kidman plays an evile taxidermist hell-bent on stuffing the marmalade-loving talking bear from Peru. ''I think her agent assumed she'd never heard of Paddington,'' says director Paul King. ''But she went, 'Paddington? Of course I'll do that!''' The titular hero is a CG creation voiced by Ben Whishaw (Skyfall), who replaces King's original choice, Colin Firth. ''I love Colin. But it slowly became clear that Paddington does not have the voice of a very handsome older man,'' says King. ''Colin was the first to say, 'I just don't know that I have this within me.''' At least he wasn't a bear about it.
Originally posted Aug 14, 2014 Published in issue #1325-1326 Order article reprints
Weekend of Sep 21 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $32.5 1 $32.5 B-
2. $13.1 1 $13.1 B
3. $11.9 1 $11.9 C
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