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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 […]

TRIUMPH OF THE APES

August 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

That tight, five-way race at the box office that had been predicted between holdover Rise of the Planet of the Apes and four new entries failed to materialize, except — arguably — between the top two films. Apes rose to the top again with a solid $27.5 million, down about 50 percent from last week’s […]

APES RULES THE WORLD

August 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Twentieth Century Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes made monkeys out of the box-office forecasters again this weekend. For the second week in a row the top film’s estimated grosses bore no comparison with the predictions of the experts. Last weekend, they overestimated the likely performance of Cowboys & Aliens; this weekend, they […]

COWBOYS, ALIENS AND CAPTAIN AMERICA SMURFED ON FRIDAY

July 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Who wudda smurfed it? The Smurfs was the top movie at the box office on Friday, smurfing in an estimated $13.3 million and smurfing out Cowboys and Aliens, which had been favored to win but ended up in second place with around $12.99 million. Captain America, which many predicted would wind up in second place, […]

NEW ADVERSARY LANDS IN MOVIES’ COMIC-BOOK WAR

July 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In another battle of comic-book characters, Cowboys and Aliens will do battle with Captain America at the box office this weekend, and most forecasters are saying that the battle is likely to be close. They’re giving the edge to the newcomer, saying that it should bring in around $40-45 million, while Captain America: The First […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: COWBOYS AND ALIENS

July 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The reviews of Cowboys and Aliens are about as mismatched as, well, cowboys and aliens. Critics either buy the ridiculous concept (this is not a comedy, by the way,) or they don’t. Most don’t. Rex Reed in the New York Observer calls the plot of the movie “idiotic” but allows that it could prove to […]