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Juno Was the Real No. 2 Movie Last Weekend, Not Legend


Though the initial estimates on Sunday put I Am Legend as the No. 2 movie at the box office this past weekend with $16.4 million and Juno in the No. 3 spot with $16.2, the actual numbers indicate that this order is really reversed! Thus, Juno is the No. 2 movie in the country, beating out the big Will Smith thriller I Am Legend at the box office. Hooray for Juno!

In related news, Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody just won the Critics' Choice Award for her screenplay. She's currently working on her next project, a teenage horror movie called Jennifer's Body, starring Megan Fox and produced by Juno director Jason Reitman. Now there's the news that Girlfight writer/director Karyn Kusama has signed on to direct.

Cody, whose favorite horror movie is apparently Rosemary's Baby, recently told the MTV Movies Blog that Jennifer's Body is "a horror movie, and it’s also about teenagers...It’s a lot darker [than Juno], and it also has comedic elements. Horror is my favorite genre — and like Juno, I like horror movies." I can't wait to see the next project to come out of Cody's awesome imagination.

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kersalli kersalli 8 years
Oh, and Juno was great. I love Ellen Page, she is going to be big (not literally, but you know)...
kersalli kersalli 8 years
A female-driven horror film? Count me in! It's about time people (men) realize that women can write and direct horror just as well as guys can. *and that was the end of my girl-power moment
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
I so want to see Juno and Jennifer's Body should be interesting.
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 8 years
Hmmm, Jennifer's Body is a Hole song.
MuggleCrazed MuggleCrazed 8 years
I'm really glad Juno is doing great. I loved it and the fact that it got second is awesome.
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 8 years
Juno is really turning out to be the little film that could of the year. I hope to see it sometime this week, friends who have seen it told me that it was a nice, cute movie.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Juno really is one of my favorite films; glad to see that it really is #2.
ellipsery ellipsery 8 years
I saw Juno TWICE this past weekend. It was so good. I'll probably see it once more before it's out of theaters.
Lilhighlander Lilhighlander 8 years
Juno is AMAZING!!! Worth expensive movie bucks!
wren1 wren1 8 years
I've GOT TO get to that movie.
yaliyah yaliyah 8 years
Great movie, the teen was a bit too precosious, but it was very fun and had a great message.
emalove emalove 8 years
I'm dying to see Juno, it looks so cute.
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