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'Bridesmaids' traffic cop Chris O'Dowd talks about being a heartthrob (kind of)

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Kristen Wiig’s insanely funny-lady flick Bridesmaids opened Friday to rave reviews, scored an impressive $24.4 million box office, and introduced droves of women to a new kind of leading man. Admittedly, the lure of a Jon Hamm sex scene may have been what brought me to the theater, but Chris O’Dowd’s adorably honest traffic cop is really what made me swoon. I spoke with the Irish-brogued actor to discuss his newfound American appeal, his “hilarious” costar, and of course, his accent. Note: This interview contains some pretty unsavory language, including some Irish words that I can’t even find on UrbanDictionary. (“Fromicking,” anyone? Anyone?)

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So, how was your weekend? The big opening weekend?
CHRIS O’DOWD: What fun! What fromicking we had at the box office! It was wonderful. Yeah, I was just really delighted for everybody. I went to see it in Hollywood on Saturday night. Got my head low, it was really fun. People were really enjoying it and hittin’ the right moments and ohhing and ahhing and laughing and crying and everything that you would want and more. READ FULL STORY

Move over, Tina Fey! 'Bridesmaids' catapults Kristen Wiig from 'SNL' star to Hollywood triple threat

Talk about getting the story wrong! I’m always gratified when a movie that I love kills at the box office, and I can even deal with a little end-zone-dancing studio spin, but really — the notion that Bridesmaids, the terrific new matrimonial comedy of cracked sisterhood, somehow “exceeded expectations” by taking in $26.2 million at the box office this weekend (representative headline on TheWrap: “‘Bridesmaids Over-Performs”) is actually a little insulting. Sure, it sounds like a compliment (people dug the movie so much that they went even more than the marketers were predicting!). But why would a major comedy produced by Judd Apatow, heralded by enthusiastic reviews, featuring a breakout performance by a venerable Saturday Night Live star, the whole thing pitched as a funny, soulful date movie to an audience that regularly turns the worst sort of pandering chick-flick crapola into major hits… why would that movie surprise anyone by making as much on its opening weekend as The Bounty Hunter or Failure to Launch? READ FULL STORY

Box office report: 'Thor' wins again with $34.5 mil, while 'Bridesmaids' opens strong to $24.4 mil

Thor requires sustenance! Moviegoers complied, as the god of thunder topped the box office for the second week in a row with $34.5 million, according to studio estimates. On Friday, the $150 million action film dropped a somewhat alarming 64 percent from the prior week, but it then roared back with a mightier-than-expected Saturday. Overall, Thor fell a mild 48 percent for the weekend, holding up better in its second week than such recent Marvel-based films as Iron Man 2 (which declined 59 percent), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (69 percent), and The Incredible Hulk (60 percent), while equaling the original Iron Man‘s drop of 48 percent. However, Thor is going to need a bigger hammer if he thinks he can hold up as well next week when Jack Sparrow comes to town. READ FULL STORY

Box office update: 'Thor' leads Friday with $9.1 mil, 'Bridesmaids' celebrates with $7.8 mil

Even with a 64 percent drop from its victorious debut, the mighty Thor clung to the box-office throne with $9.1 million on Friday, according to early estimates. Compared to other recent Marvel-based movies, the $150 million superhero picture declined more than 2008’s Iron Man, but held up better than that year’s The Incredible Hulk and 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The god of thunder also dipped less than this year’s other monster hit, Fast Five, which plummeted 69 percent on its second Friday. However, it’s highly unlikely that Thor will be able to match Fast Five‘s cumulative gross, especially with next week’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides due to engulf the marketplace. Thor should finish the weekend with about $31 million, pushing its two-week total past $115 million. READ FULL STORY

Box Office Preview: Thor's thunder keeps rolling

Aside from the near-certainty that Odin’s son will once more bring Mjolnir across the Bifrost from Asgard to trounce his foes like Frost Giants from Jötunheimr (translation: Thor will be number one), there aren’t many sure things in this weekend’s box office race. How far will Thor drop from its godly perch? Can the female-centric comedy Bridesmaids beat the F/X-driven supernatural thriller Priest to the altar? And will Fast Five race down the chart as quickly as the series’ earlier models? Here’s a look at how things might play out:  READ FULL STORY

All I want for Mother's Day is for 'Bridesmaids' Melissa McCarthy to be a movie star

Whether you first fell for her on Gilmore Girls, or like her salt-of-the-Earth charm on Mike & Molly, or are intrigued by her gruff weirdness in the Bridesmaids trailer, it strikes me as impossible not to root for Melissa McCarthy. In a recent conversation, the 40-year-old actress talked about her love for her delightfully odd Bridesmaids character, her frustration with the usual spate of hack women’s roles, and her hit show Mike & Molly. (And can I get a Hell Yeah! for her disgust over the bitter screed “Should Fatties Get a Room” that ran on last fall.) READ FULL STORY

'Bridesmaids' clips: The funny continues, ensemble-style

Bridesmaids may be the movie that makes Kristen Wiig a star, but after viewing the clips below, I’m very much looking forward to what the other ladies bring to the table, particularly Reno 911!‘s Wendi McLendon-Covey, whose character appears to have the dirtiest mouth. Watch seven clips below. I’m still waiting for bride Maya Rudolph to get a breakout moment so she doesn’t end up the Justin Bartha of the group.  READ FULL STORY

'Bridesmaids' red-band trailer: Now with more comedy (including a Jon Hamm sex scene)

There’s a lot of buzz on Bridesmaids for being a chick flick that doesn’t suck, and with the red-band trailer embedded below, I’m beginning to see why. There’s Kristen Wiig having sex with Jon Hamm and facing off with Rose Byrne, but Mike & Molly’s Melissa McCarthy and Reno 911!‘s Wendi McLendon-Covey also get some face time, proving it’s a true ensemble. Watch it below.  READ FULL STORY

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