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TED IS PLUSH AT BOX OFFICE (Updated)

July 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal’s Ted clearly had the right stuff(ing) over the weekend as it debuted well above predictions with an estimated $54.1 million. [See updated figures below.] Box office pundits had expected an opening of around $30-35 million. Also coming in substantially above forecasts was the R-rated male-stripper flick Magic Mike, which took in around $39.1 million. […]

NO. 1 FILM IN BRITAIN: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER

June 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It would seem to be an unlikely success story. The No. 1 film at the British box office is Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which opened with $1.75 million (including Wednesday and Thursday previews). As Britain’s Guardian newspaper observed, the movie had always appeared to be a tough sell at the British box office. Films about […]

TICKET BOOTH MIMICS JOHN WILKES; SLAYS ABE (Updated)

June 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney’s Pixar kept its 13-film winning streak alive over the weekend by posting an estimated $66.7 million in ticket sales for Brave, topping the high end of expectations. Disney allowed only a modest roll-out overseas, which is preoccupied with the Euro 2012 soccer finals. Nevertheless, Brave opened in 10 markets with $13.5 million, putting it […]

BRAVE RIGHT ON TARGET WITH $66.7 MILLION

June 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney’s Pixar kept its 13-film winning streak alive over the weekend by posting an estimated $66.7 million in ticket sales for Brave, topping the high end of expectations. The victory follows on the heels of Disney’s triumph with The Avengers, from its other acquired studio, Marvel, which has piled up nearly $600 million domestically and […]

BRAVE LOOKS CERTAIN TO SLAY VAMPIRE-HUNTER LINCOLN

June 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The latest animated spunky princess is virtually certain to assassinate Abraham Lincoln at the box office over the weekend. According to industry pundits, Disney/Pixar’s Brave is likely to earn $60-65 million in its debut, while the 3-D thriller Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is expected to come away with about $15-20 million. A third newcomer, Seeking […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER

June 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Possibly not since Snakes on a Plane has a movie come along that depended so much on its title to draw audiences as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. “It’s too bad that the film’s concept is way more entertaining than what has ended up on-screen,” writes Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles Times. That sentiment is […]