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Paddington (2015)

PADDINGTON Paddington Bear
PADDINGTON Paddington Bear

Details Release Date: Jan 16, 2015; 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 Aug 29, 2014 Order article reprints
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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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