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PIRATES DOWNLOADING FLOPS, IGNORING HITS

December 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Suggesting that those who download pirated movies from BitTorrent sites are more interested in looking at films that they’ve missed or wouldn’t otherwise pay money for, TorrentFreak’s list of the 10 most pirated movies for this week puts The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1, at No. 6 — up from No. 7 the […]

CONAN ON YOUTUBE FOR A BUCK DAY AFTER RELEASE

November 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Only a day after Lionsgate’s Conan the Barbarian was released on home video, the movie popped up on YouTube’s Dollar Theater Collection — a collection of recently released movies that can be streamed online for 99 cents. The collection also includes such major theatrical hits as Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part […]

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE IN LINE WITH RECENT YEARS

August 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The last weekend of August is generally a weak period at the box office. According to Box Office Mojo, last year the gross for the top 12 movies came to $90.1 million. In 2009 it was $109.8 million; in 2008, just $74 million; in 2007, $97 million; and in 2006, $84.1 million — an average […]

CONAN WRITER ASSESSES THE MOVIE’S CRASH

August 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Working on a movie that flops is like working on a political campaign in which the candidate is trounced, according to Sean Hood, who worked as a script doctor on last weekend’s turkey, Conan the Barbarian. In an amusing yet poignant article that was picked up in its entirety by Nikki Finke’s Deadline.com website after […]

THE HELP MAY NEED NONE TO LEAD BOX OFFICE

August 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After being edged out by Rise of the Planet of the Apes at the box office last weekend, DreamWorks’s The Help took the lead during the midweek, earning $11.8 million between Monday and Wednesday versus $9.6 million for Apes. It also received an A+ rating from moviegoers, according to market research firm CinemaScore. Now some […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: CONAN THE BARBARIAN

August 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The new Conan the Barbarian is getting the same sort of reviews that Arnold Schwarzenegger did when he … left office as governor of California: pretty awful. “Conan the Barbarian is a brutal, crude, witless high-tech CGI contrivance, in which no artificial technique has been overlooked, including 3-D,” comments Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times. […]