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CRUISE ON TOP AGAIN WITH OBLIVION (Updated)

April 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Tom Cruise, whose career had seemed to be heading in the direction of oblivion, got a massive boost over the weekend when Oblivion, his latest movie, opened with an estimated $38 million, his best opening since Mission: Impossible 3 opened with $47 million in 2006. The result exceeded most analysts’ expectations. However, Oblivion received only […]

42 SLAMS ONE OUT OF THE BALLPARK

April 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

If the predictions delivered on Friday for the probable receipts of Legendary/Warner Bros.’ 42 were regarded as ballpark figures, then the actual results were clearly out of the ballpark. With the studio predicting a take of $15 million and box-office pundits forecasting around $20 million, the film’s estimated $27.2-million haul was clearly as dazzling as […]

JACKIE ROBINSON SET TO SCORE AGAIN THIS WEEKEND

April 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Jackie Robinson biopic 42 is expected to score a victory on a squeeze play at the box office this weekend as it receives a strong challenge from the fifth installment of the Scary Movie horror franchise. Each film is expected to earn around $20 million, with the biopic probably coming out ahead, according to […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: 42

April 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Older moviegoers often complain that they don’t make movies like they used to. But judging from the reviews of 42, a biography of Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in baseball, this is a movie made exactly the way they used to. Robinson’s image in the film, critics say, is virtually faultless. That’s OK […]