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BOX OFFICE STUNG — EXCEPT FOR THE GREEN HORNET<

January 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The No. 1 film at the box office may have seen a fair amount of green over the weekend, but the rest of the pack did not. Overall revenue was down nearly 28 percent from the comparable four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday a year ago. Attendance was down 17 percent. Opening in first place […]

TRUE GRIT SHOWS GRIT IN THIRD WEEK

January 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In its third week, Paramount’sTrue Grit rode to victory at the box office, cutting down Little Fockers and blowing away challenges from newcomers Season of the Witch and Country Strong. The Coen Brothers’ remake of the John Wayne classic, with Jeff Bridges in the Rooster Cogburn role, earned an estimated $15 million, beating Universal’s Fockers, […]

WEAK WEEKEND PREDICTED — ESPECIALLY FOR STRONG

January 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Box office analysts say that Country Strong, which opens wide this weekend, is not — strong, that is. But then, neither is Season of the Witch, which also debuts this weekend. In fact, some analysts are forecasting that True Grit may rise to the top spot in its third weekend, edging out Little Fockers, which […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: COUNTRY STRONG

January 7, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Country Strong has all the makings of a melodramatic country ballad, several critics suggest, while pointing out that the movie is likely to find a receptive audience among the folks who appreciate such music. The movie stars Gwyneth Paltrow as a burned-out country singer looking for a comeback. Manohla Dargis appraises her performance this way: […]