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Interstellar (2014)

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Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar

Details Release Date: Nov 07, 2014; Rated: PG-13; Length: 169 Minutes; 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.''
Originally posted Aug 14, 2014 Published in issue #1325-1326 Aug 29, 2014 Order article reprints
Weekend of Oct 19 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
$23.5 1 $23.5 C+
Gone Girl
$17.8 3 $107.1 A
3. $17.0 1 $17.0 A-
4. $12.0 2 $36.9 B
The Best of Me
$10.2 1 $10.2 D
Dracula Untold
$9.9 2 $40.7 C
The Judge
Warner Bros.
$7.9 2 $26.8 B
Warner Bros.
$7.9 3 $74.1 F
9. $5.4 4 $89.2 D
10. $4.5 5 $90.8 B-
* in millions

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