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BRIDESMAIDS: WHAT A RECEPTION!

May 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

If executives at one studio were wringing their hands over the failure of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides to crack the $100-million mark, executives at another were no doubt pumping them in the air after learning that Bridesmaids declined just 20 percent in its second week to $20.9 million. It managed to beat […]

STRANGER TIDES IS NO TSUNAMI

May 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Question: When is a weekend box-office haul of $90.1 million considered a disappointment? Answer: When it’s the result for a Pirates of the Caribbean sequel, that’s when. On Stranger Tides wasn’t expected to surpass the $114 million that the last sequel, At World’s End, did in 2007, let alone the $135.6 million that Dead Man’s […]

WILL PIRATES CAPTURE BIG BOOTY AGAIN?

May 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Studios and theater owners alike are hoping that Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will bring clear sailing back to the industry, which has been struggling at the box office during most of the year. Some analysts are forecasting that the Disney movie could become the first release of the year to crack 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 […]

THOR WINS, BUT BRIDESMAIDS CATCHES THE BOUQUET

May 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Showbiz blogger Nikki Finke joked on Sunday — at least, we presume that she was joking — that the surprising success of Bridesmaids over the weekend has caused her to pack up and leave town. “I was so convinced that this rare R-rated event comedy featuring women burping and farting for our female amusement wouldn’t […]

PRIEST MAY NEED ONE

May 13, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

It’s officially only the second weekend of the summer movie season, and already a movie is opening without its being shown to critics in advance — a fate usually reserved for dregs of the season that are tossed out in late August or early September. The movie is Priest, starring Paul Bettany — and if […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: BRIDESMAIDS

May 13, 2011 by · 6 Comments 

Critics are going out of their way to assure their male readers that, despite the title, Bridesmaids is not just a chick flick. Writes Joe Morgenstern in the Wall Street Journal: “If this is only a chick flick, then call me a chick.” Calling it “an unexpectedly funny new comedy,” Manohla Dargis remarks in the […]

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