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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; 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 Order article reprints
Weekend of Sep 14 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
No Good Deed
Screen Gems
$24.5 1 $24.5 C
Dolphin Tale 2
Warner Bros.
$16.5 1 $16.5 C+
Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Pictures
$8.0 7 $305.9 A-
4. $4.8 6 $181.0 C+
5. $4.3 5 $73.0 F
The Drop
Fox Searchlight
$4.2 1 $4.2 B
If I Stay
Warner Bros.
$4.0 4 $44.9 C-
The November Man
$2.7 3 $22.5 C
The Giver
Weinstein Co.
$2.6 5 $41.3 C-
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Walt Disney Pictures
$2.5 6 $49.4 B
* in millions

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