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2 DUDS DON’T HALT BOX-OFFICE RECOVERY

March 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two big-budget films bombed over the weekend but that didn’t prevent the overall box office from rising nearly 3 percent above the comparable weekend a year ago. While Disney’s $300-million epic John Carter may only have brought in $30.18 million and Paramount’s Eddy Murphy comedy A Thousand Words, just 3.18 million, several holdovers performed solidly. […]

DON’T PUT THE CARTER BEFORE THE LORAX (Updated)

March 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

What could have been more mortifying to Disney executives than for its $250-300 million live-action/CG blockbuster John Carter to be beaten by — gasp! — an animated feature, the second week of one at that. But that is what occurred this weekend, as John Carter opened with an estimated $30.6 million and Universal’s Dr. Seuss’ […]

THREE FILMS DEBUT; ALL EXPECTED TO FLOP

March 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Three new films are opening domestically this weekend, and all of them together may not earn as much as the second week of The Lorax is expected to earn on its own. They are the big-budget sci-fier John Carter, the Eddie Murphy comedy A Thousand Words, and the thriller Silent House, starring Elizabeth Olsen. Even […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: A THOUSAND WORDS

March 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Except for the fact that his latest movie will almost certainly turn out to be a flop, Eddie Murphy emerges virtually unscathed from the scathing reviews that A Thousand Words is receiving. Michael Phillips in the Chicago Tribune calls him “a first-rate talent stuck in yet another third-rate piece of blech.” The title of the […]