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Interstellar (2014)

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Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar

Details Release Date: Nov 07, 2014; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Christopher Nolan, the director who made Batman soar to arty heights and turned Leonardo DiCaprio into a top-spinning dream thief, is launching a cinematic space odyssey. As with every Nolan production, Interstellar is shrouded in secrecy that is either alluring or irritating, depending on your perspective. The story is set in a near future when Earth can no longer produce enough food to support the population. Matthew McConaughey is Cooper, a widower and engineer who leaves his two young kids to join a group of spacefaring scientists (including Anne Hathaway) to travel to planets beyond the solar system in search of solutions, if not a new home for humankind. ''It's a thrilling interaction between grand spectacle and intimate, intense relationships,'' says John Lithgow, who plays Cooper's father-in-law. (The star-studded cast also includes Jessica Chastain, Wes Bentley, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, Ellen Burstyn, and possibly even Matt Damon in a cameo.) ''More so than many films of this genre, Chris found a way to make fantastic drama out of cosmic ideas and current human anxieties.''
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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
Dolphin Tale 2
Warner Bros.
$4.8 3 $33.7 C+
No Good Deed
Screen Gems
$4.6 3 $46.6 C
7. $4.2 2 $20.9 B
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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