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"Lantern" DIms Over Weekend

Not much buzz around "Lantern"

"Lantern" DIms Over Weekend

"The Green Lantern" posted a decent weekend number at $53 million, but BOM notes softening numbers Friday through Sunday, indicating that fans are not talking it up.

"Super 8" did decent holdover business -- 40 percent -- but I expected better. The buzz hit continues to be "Bridesmaids," which just keeps cranking. Down only 29 percent, now approaching $140 million.

As a female-pitched comedy in a hail of action movies, "Bridesmaids" has found a sweet spot. Good news, possibly, for Cameron Diaz' "Bad Teacher," opening this Friday. Along with "Cars 2," the horse whisperer documentary "Buck," the comedy documentary "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop" the gospel documentary "Rejoice and Shout," which has a strong Philadelphia flavor -- Dixie Hummingbirds, the Ward singers, the Metropolitan Opera House. The Italian thriller "Angel of Evil" opens at Bala, and at Oaks. 

Gary Thompson Daily News Film Critic
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Gary Thompson is the Daily News film critic. Reach Gary at thompsg@phillynews.com.

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