Thursday, August 22, 2019

NEW FILMS FAIL TO REVIVE SLUGGISH BOX OFFICE

December 26, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Following this weekend’s results, it became apparent that the 2011 domestic box office would total about $10.1 billion, down 4.5 percent from 2010, with attendance down 5.3 percent. That’s on top of the 6-percent decline last year. The downturn comes despite an increase in the number of theaters equipped to show 3D films and the […]

BRIDESMAIDS SURPRISES AT BOX OFFICE

May 17, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Lightning struck for a second weekend in a row as Thor easily held on to its top position at the box office with $34.7 million, bringing its total after ten days to $119.5 million. But the result that surprised most box-office analysts turned out to be the $26.3 million nabbed by Bridesmaids. Not only was […]

RIO: OFFICIALLY THE TOP DEBUT OF 2011

April 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Final box office results for the weekend came in somewhat below studio estimates, but, with a final total of $39.2 million, the No. 1 film, Rio, remained the year’s box-office champ, edging out the previous top ticket seller, Rango, which opened with $38.1 million. But while Rio beat the forecasts of many experts, Scream 4 […]

PHOTO FINISH AT BOX OFFICE

February 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In one of the tightest box office races in history, Warner Bros.’ Unknown, starring Liam Neeson, finished just $37,298 ahead of Gnomeo and Juliet to take first place. (According to BoxOfficeMojo.com, only twice before have there been tighter finishes.) But the film that had been favored to win, Disney’s I Am Number Four, came in […]

HOLLYWOOD’S SEQUELITIS WORSENS

February 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lending further credence to film industry critics’ claims that Hollywood fears innovation and originality, the industry website BoxOfficeMojo.com reports that one out of five films that are planned for release this year will be either a sequel, a prequel, or a spin-off. In all, 27 films fall into that group, a record. The previous high, […]

AUDIENCES GIVE THE AMERICAN A ONE-FINGER SALUTE

September 7, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

Suggesting that word-of-mouth may be highly overrated when it comes to predicting a movie’s success, the George Clooney movie The American performed well above expectations over the four-day Labor Day weekend despite polls indicating that audiences loathed it. The film ranked No. 1 at the box office (after opening on Wednesday), earning an estimated $16.4 […]