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St. Vincent (2014)

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Bill Murray and Jaeden Lieberher in St. Vincent

Details Release Date: Oct 24, 2014; Rated: PG-13; Genre: Comedy; With: Melissa McCarthy, Bill Murray and Naomi Watts; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

When embarking on his feature writing and directing debut, longtime commercial director Theodore Melfi spent months cold-calling Bill Murray in hope the actor would take on the title role: a cantankerous old-timer in Brooklyn named Vincent Canatella who drinks too much, smokes too much, gambles too much, and owes too much (to both legitimate businesses, like his bank, and not-so-legitimate ones, like the shady loan shark who's been threatening him for repayment). Over the course of Melfi's bittersweet indie comedy, Vincent unexpectedly softens after bonding with his new next-door neighbors, a single mom, Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), and particularly her 12-year-old son, Oliver (newcomer Jaeden Lieberher). Rounding out the cast, Chris O'Dowd plays a friendly priest at Oliver's Catholic elementary school, Terrence Howard is a debt collector, and Naomi Watts steps in as Vincent's pregnant Russian prostitute/girlfriend.
Originally posted Aug 14, 2014 Published in issue #1325-1326 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Sep 14 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1.
No Good Deed
Screen Gems
$24.5 1 $24.5 C
2.
Dolphin Tale 2
Warner Bros.
$16.5 1 $16.5 C+
3.
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
6.
The Drop
Fox Searchlight
$4.2 1 $4.2 B
7.
If I Stay
Warner Bros.
$4.0 4 $44.9 C-
8.
The November Man
Relativity
$2.7 3 $22.5 C
9.
The Giver
Weinstein Co.
$2.6 5 $41.3 C-
10.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Walt Disney Pictures
$2.5 6 $49.4 B
* in millions

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