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    Chris Hemsworth portrays Thor, left, and Chris Evans portrays Captain America in a scene from "The Avengers," which shattered weekend opening records with a gross of $200.3 million, released on May 4, 2012.
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    The first comic book of "The Avengers," No. 1, was published on Sept. 10, 1963 by Marvel, which a listed price of 12 cents. The comic book series, describing the adventures of "the Earth's mightiest heroes," ran until 1996.
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    Johnny Depp portrays Barnabas Collins in Warner Brothers' "Dark Shadows," released on Friday, May 11, 2012. Matt Patches, Hollywood.com's movies editor, said the original television series from the late 60s may not be well known today and "no one was clamoring for a "Dark Shadows" movie." But "people love Johnny Depp and Tim Burton," and the film's success will be a test of their star power.
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    Canadian actor Jonathon Frid is pictured as the vampire character Barnabas Collins on the "gothic" American television series "Dark Shadows," which aired from 1966 to 1971 on ABC. Frid starred in the 1970 film based on the series, "House of Dark Shadows."
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    Christian Bale stars as Batman in "The Dark Knight Rises," director and screenwriter Christopher Nolan's third film in the series. The film is to be released on July 20, 2012. His last Batman film, "The Dark Knight" from 2008, holds the no. 3 spot in all-time box-office openings with a weekend debut worth $158.4 million, and a total gross of $533.3 million, Box Office Mojo reports.
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    American actors Burt Ward, playing "Robin," and Adam West are pictured in costume as the "Dynamic Duo" in a publicity still issued for the television series, "Batman," circa 1966. Based on the DC Comics character, "Batman," the television show aired from 1966 to 1988 on ABC.
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    Columbia Pictures will release "The Amazing Spider-Man" on July 4, 2012 starring Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man. "Spider-Man 3," the most recent Spider-Man film starring Tobey Maguire, holds the no. 5 all-time box-office weekend opening at $151.1 million. The film grossed $336.5 million in total after it was released in May 2007.
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    Nicholas Hammond starred as Peter Parker in the television series, "The Amazing Spider-Man" running in the late 1970s on CBS. "There's a lot more pressure for "The Amazing Spider-Man" film to make it on the scale that "The Avengers" did," Matt Patches, Hollywood.com's movies editor, said. "Spider-man, which was bought by Sony, has to start anew and it's going to be a tough one."
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    Actress Kristen Stewart of the "Twilight" film series, stars in "Snow White and the Huntsman," which will be released on June 1, 2012. The adventure film is a twist on the classic fairy tale, the best known version of which was by the German Brothers Grimm.
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    Walt Disney's 1937 film, "Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs," was the first full-length animated feature from Disney Studios. It was the highest grossing film ever for one year before "Gone With the Wind" took the top spot.
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    Actors Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones star in "Men in the 2012 Black III," which will be released on May 25, 2012. "It will be a real test for Will Smith who hasn't had a big hit in a while, Hollywood.com's Patches said, explaining that Smith's last few films were dramas that didn't test his star power as his previous action hits like "I Am Legend" have.
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    Tommy Lee Jones, as the character K, and Will Smith, as J, are prepared to neuralyze Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Lawrence Weaver, Linda Fiorentino, in the first "Men in Black" film from 1997. The film grossed $326.6 million worldwide while the sequel, "Men in Black II," released in 2002, grossed $235.2 million worldwide.
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    "Prometheus," a film directed by Ridley Scott, will be released on June 8, 2012. The film is a prequel to Scott's 1979 science-fiction and horror film from 1979, "Alien," starring Sigourney Weaver.
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    Sigourney Weaver is shown in a scene from the movie "Aliens." Director Ridley Scott has called "Prometheus" a riff on the 1968 film by Stanley Kubrick, "2001: A Space Odyssey." Hollywood.com's movie editor Matt Patches said the film is targeting adults, "which is rare for the summer," and may be one of the "most creative movies of the summer."
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    Actor John Cusack portrays author and poet Edgar Allan Poe in a scene from the gothic thriller "The Raven," which was released on April 27, 2012. The film grossed $7.3 million over its opening weekend.
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    The 1963 film, "The Raven," is described by IMDB.com as a horror and comedy "B movie" about a magician who was turned into a raven, and is loosely based on the poem by Edgar Allen Poe.
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    From left, Ice Cube, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are shown in a scene from the action comedy, "21 Jump Street," which was released on March 16, 2012. The film had an opening weekend debut that grossed $36.3 million.
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    The "21 Jump Street" television series was a crime drama that aired from 1987 to 1991 and starred Johnny Depp, Holly Robinson, Peter De Luise, and Steven Williams.
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