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Box Office Report: 'Expendables 2' No. 1 With $28.8 Mil, Less Than First – "ParaNorman" pulls ahead of "Sparkle" to land at No. 3; "Odd Life of Timothy Green" performs better than expected. A crush of new films -- led by The Expendables 2 -- opened on the softer side as the dog days of August gripped the North American box office. One exception was Disney's whimsical drama The Odd Life of Timothy Green, which met its mark in posting a five-day debut of $15.2 million on the strength of younger and older females (the movie opened on Wednesday). 10 years 15 weeks ago via donnieyen

Box Office Report: 'Expendables 2' Tops Friday With $10.5 Mil, But Trails 2010 Film – The sequel bumps 'Bourne Legacy' to No. 2; "Sparkle" and "ParaNorman" end the day in a dead heat for No. 3. 10 years 15 weeks ago via donnieyen

New in Theaters: 'Expendable 2', 'ParaNorman', 'Sparkle', 'Odd Life of Timothy Green'

4:03 PM 8/17/2012 by Binh Ngo
Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Dolph Lundgren and many other in The Expendables 2 were the top action stars of yesteryears until the movie producers stuck a finger in their face and told them they're no good. Instead of looking for something to blame, they got together and make the kind of movies that made them famous.

Box Office Report: 'Expendables 2' Opening Strong, But How Strong?

120817.jpg – Among the weekend's other new films, family entry "ParaNorman" and Whitney Houston's final film "Sparkle" off to nice start. 10 years 15 weeks ago via jackiechan

Critics Consensus: The Expendables 2 Is (Mostly) Big, Dumb Fun – This week at the movies, we've got macho mercenaries (The Expendables 2, starring Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham); a zombified community (ParaNorman, with voice work by Kodi Smit-McPhee and Casey Affleck); an arboreal child (The Odd Life of Timothy Green, starring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton); and troubled songstress (Sparkle, starring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston). 10 years 15 weeks ago via theothersenhman

"Sparkle" Most-Liked Upcoming Release on Facebook

2:15 PM 8/15/2012 by Senh Duong
We just launched another Facebook chart: one for just upcoming movies. Now you can track which future release is most liked on Facebook. It’s located in the “Popcorn Index” submenu.

Producer Debra Martin Chase Talks SPARKLE, Initially Casting Aaliyah, Remembering Whitney Houston, the DIRTY DANCING Remake and More – Sparkle tells the story of a 19-year-old innocent young woman growing up in late 1960's Detroit, who dreams of becoming a music star. Sparkle (Jordin Sparks), Sister (Carmen Ejogo) and Dee (Tika Sumpter) are sisters who love each other fiercely, but each have their own ambitions. When they form a girl group and set out to take the music world by storm, the harsh realities of the spotlight take their toll on the girls and threaten to tear apart the tight knit family, which also includes their less than supportive mother (Whitney Houston). 10 years 16 weeks ago via brucelee

'Sparkle' Power Couple Open Up About Whitney Houston's Final Performance – "I'm not saying I was oblivious to who Whitney Houston was," Salim tells THR of the singer, who died of a drug-related drowning. "I grew up around people with a bunch of serious problems." 10 years 16 weeks ago via jetli

'Sparkle' Soundtrack Features Cee Lo, Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston & More

Sparkle – Led by "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks with an the ensemble cast that includes Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick and the late Whitney Houston in a music heavy remake of the 1976 film of the same name, you can bet the filmmakers behind this are hoping the same audience that turned "Think Like A Man" into a sleeper hit show up for this next month. 10 years 21 weeks ago via jackiechan

Whitney Houston's 'Sparkle' Film Headed to Book Form, Eyeing Broadway – Producer Howard Rosenman, who tells THR that five new songs are in the works, also reveals Houston's personal connection to the original 1976 musical. 10 years 24 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix (Derek Luke) while dealing with...
Salim Akil
August 17, 2012
Drama, Musical