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The Judge (2014)

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Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in The Judge

Details Release Date: Oct 10, 2014; Rated: R; Length: 141 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Vincent D'Onofrio, Robert Downey Jr., Vera Farmiga and Leighton Meester; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Robert Downey Jr. stars in David Dobkin's (Wedding Crashers father-and-son legal drama as a big-city criminal-defense attorney who returns to his small-town home for his mother's funeral after decades of estrangement from his father, a stern judge played by Robert Duvall. Both men have dedicated their lives to the law, but see themselves on opposite sides—until the old man is accused of a deadly hit-and-run. It's the first feature-length production for the actor, who's co-producing The Judge with his wife, Susan via their production company Team Downey, and the film's father-son conflict has taken a toll. ''How many times a week do I cry?'' he asks Susan. ''I don't know,'' she says with a shrug. ''It depends how many times you talk about it...then multiply that times three.'' That earns her a laugh and a ''touché'' nod from the emotional anti-Iron Man.
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
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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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