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BAGGINS & CREW BAG $36 MILLION AS THE HOBBIT STAYS NO. 1 (Updated)

December 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Two of the box office’s biggest stars, Tom Cruise and Barbra Streisand, came crashing to Earth — well, Middle Earth — over the weekend as Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey overwhelmed all of its competition with an estimated $36 million, to bring its domestic tally to just under $150 million. It brought in […]

EIGHT NEW FILMS — COUNT ‘EM EIGHT! — TO OPEN OVER HOLIDAY

December 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Pity the poor studio scheduler. Each one of them knew that if they had opened a movie a couple of weeks before The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released — never mind the same weekend that it was — their movie would be killed. Their only alternative was to release theirs after The Hobbit‘s opening. […]

HERZOG SAYS LAWRENCE OF ARABIA “NOT THAT GOOD”

December 14, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Dubai International Film Festival, famed German director Werner Herzog (Aguirre, the Wrath of God; Nosferatu; Cave of Forgotten Dreams) has disparaged Lawrence of Arabia as “not really that good anymore.” Herzog criticized the screenplay by Robert Bolt for depicting the Arab world as “very stupid.” He added: “Lawrence […]

FOCKERS TAKE ON TRON: LEGACY

December 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After six years, the Focker family return to the screen with Universal’s Little Fockers, starring Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand and Dustin Hoffman. The film, which opens today (Wednesday), is expected to win the holiday box office with about $55-60 million, about 20 percent less than the $70.5 million earned by Meet the […]