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THE TOWN LIFTS BOX OFFICE

September 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ben Affleck’s The Town reignited the box office over the weekend as it hauled in $23.8 million, exactly what the studio on Sunday estimated it would earn. The figure was far higher than most box-office gurus had predicted and eclipsed the $17.7 million earned by the comedy Easy A, which most of those same gurus […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: DEVIL

September 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Devil, which was not screened in advance for critics, was ignored by most of the major ones over the weekend, many of whom were winding up their coverage of the Toronto Film Festival. Those in the major markets who did take it in were split fairly equally, with the naysayers having a slight edge. The […]

AFFLECK’S THE TOWN IS A WINNAHH!

September 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It may not have been akin to a Red Sox victory over the Yankees, but the box-office performance of Ben Affleck’s Boston-set police drama, The Town, must have gladdened hearts in Beantown nonetheless. The Warner Bros. film came away with an estimated $23.8 million, far surpassing forecasters’ estimates of $15-20 million. It also gave the […]

FOUR NEW FILMS CROWD INTO THEATERS

September 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After the back-to-school lull that usually occurs during the first two weeks of September, activity is expected to begin picking up at the box office this weekend with the opening of four films in wide release, each taking aim at specific demographic niches. But while overall ticket sales will likely rise over last weekend, the […]