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Box office report: 'Hansel and Gretel' wins with $19M; 'Movie 43' flops with $5M, 'D' CinemaScore

This weekend, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters hunted down the No. 1 spot at the box office with $19 million from 3,372 theaters. Although Hansel and Gretel can hardly be called a fairy-tale success at this point, it proved far more bewitching than fellow newcomers Parker and Movie 43, which were left with only bread crumbs in their sad debut frame.

Paramount and MGM spent $50 million to produce Hansel and Gretel, which was shot in 2011 and originally scheduled to be released in March 2012. Distributor Paramount moved the film’s release to this month to capitalize on star Jeremy Renner, whom the studio hoped would blossom into a true box-office draw following The Avengers and The Bourne Legacy. (It also seems likely that Hansel and Gretel got placed in January due to its poor quality — January tends to be a dumping ground for studios’ stinkers.) Whether or not Renner had anything to do with it, the date change proved at least somewhat effective — Hansel and Gretel outgrossed the last supernatural fantasy with Hunter in the title, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which staked a weak $16.3 million in its debut frame. READ FULL STORY

Box office update: 'Hansel and Gretel' wins Friday with $6 million; 'Parker' and 'Movie 43' bomb

For the second week in a row, three new movies entered cinemas, and only one of them is scoring healthy grosses, leaving the other two to languish right out of the gate.

Almost a year after its originally scheduled March 2012 release, Paramount’s $50 million Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters topped the chart on its first Friday with $6.0 million from 3,372 theaters. The poorly reviewed film (a phrase that applies to all this weekend’s new releases) stars Gemma Arteron and Jeremy Renner, but the Avengers star has demonstrated little drawing power as a leading man so far. Hansel and Gretel may take in about $16 million worth of [gingerbread] dough over the full weekend frame. READ FULL STORY

Box office preview: 'Hansel and Gretel' set to lead Grimm weekend

Last weekend, Mama managed to break out at the box office, while fellow newcomers The Last Stand and Broken City were left with only crumbs. This time around, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is looking to follow those crumbs straight to the top of the chart.

Also opening is the comedy Movie 43 and the Jason Statham action film Parker. Perhaps unsurprisingly, virtally no critics have seen any of the three new releases. Welcome to January at the box office. READ FULL STORY

'Parker' trailer: Angry thief Jason Statham kisses J.Lo, gets even - VIDEO

Jason Statham has the kind of intensity fit for a graphic novel superhero in the crime thriller Parker, where he plays a vengeful thief.

In this new trailer for Statham’s latest, out Jan. 25, he looks completely unrecognizable dressed as a priest, complete with a white haired wig and glasses, as he commits a robbery with a crew dressed as clowns (really, what’s scarier than that?). Then he beats up the double-crossing robbers, including baldie leader Michael Chiklis, in a car, gets shot himself, dresses like a Texas cowboy to exact revenge, and tells costar Jennifer Lopez to strip so he can check for a wire. She does, in slow motion, showing off polka-dotted skivvies. Then later, they kiss in the shower. Action fans, rev your engines.

“Civilized people need to follow rules. These are mine. Don’t steal from people who can’t afford it, and don’t hurt people that don’t deserve it,” intones Statham before wrecking havoc on his enemies. Here here. Watch the trailer below.

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Jason Statham talks about his new crime thriller 'Parker' -- Plus EXCLUSIVE photos

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Given the gallery of frequently law-unabiding rogues Jason Statham has portrayed in films like Crank and The Mechanic, it is no surprise he warmed to the titular part of a thief in the forthcoming crime thriller Parker. “He’s a man who lives by a certain moral code,” says the Expendables star. “He’s involved in criminal activities but he perceives all business to be in some way crooked. He never steals from people he feels can’t afford it and he doesn’t hurt people that don’t deserve it. So there’s a likeable quality,” he laughs, “to this anti-hero.”

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