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Record-Breaking Number of Preteens Driven to Movie Theaters by Their Parents

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Who? Awkwardly titled 3-D concert movie Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds took the top position at the box office over the weekend, earning $29 million despite the fact that it was only playing in 683 theaters (and also the fact that you’ve never heard of Miley Cyrus). [Variety]

No Country Wins Another Damn Award: On the heels of its success at every other awards show this season, No Country for Old Men picked up the Darryl F. Zanuck prize for best film at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday. So will it win at the Oscars like pretty much everyone expects it to? Or will it lose to the New York Giants in the final three minutes? [Variety]

Johnston Does Wolfman: After Mark Romanek pulled out last week, Universal has found a new director for The Wolfman and should still be able to begin production in March as scheduled. It’s Joe Johnston, acclaimed helmer of Jumanji and Honey I Shrunk the Kids. Hey, at least it’s not Ratner. [Variety]

Super Bowl Wildly Popular: Last night’s Super Bowl drew 97.5 million viewers, making it the second-most watched TV show in history behind 1983’s M-A-S-H finale. You’d think Tom Petty could’ve worn a nicer hair weave. [AP]

More Stallone: Owing to the success of Rambo and Rocky Balboa, Sylvester Stallone has signed a deal with Rambo producers to direct and star in two more films. No word yet on what they’ll be, but they’re both expected to feature an old guy killing people. [Reuters]

Record-Breaking Number of Preteens Driven to Movie Theaters by Their Parents