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’80’S REVIVAL AT BOX OFFICE

October 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Two movies from the 1980s are being reincarnated this week and will join a comedy about the unlikely subject of bird watching to try to unseat last week’s robot fight film, Real Steel, from the top position at the box office. Analysts are saying that the remake of 1984’s Footloose has the best chance of […]

REAL STEEL WINS ROUND ONE

October 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Real Steel may have wound up as the No. 1 film at the box office, earning $27.3 million and making it one of the top earners ever in October, but several analysts were saying that the film, which reportedly cost $125 million to make, will eventually cost the Disney/DreamWorks partnership tens of millions of dollars. […]

REAL STEEL STEALS BOX OFFICE (Updated)

October 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney/DreamWorks’s Real Steel clambered into the box-office ring and clobbered its opponents over the weekend, raking in an estimated $27.3 million domestically and an additional $22.1 million overseas (19 countries). Sony’s The Ides of March was a distant second with $10.4-million debut. Last week’s champ, Warner Bros.’ Dolphin Tale, held over nicely, sliding 37 percent […]

DOLPHIN TALE A SPLASH HIT IN SECOND WEEK

October 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Movies that rise to the top of the box office in their second week of release usually have some formidable word-of-mouth going for them, and, it would seem, such was the case with Dolphin Tale, which leaped ahead of The Lion King and Moneyball to lead the pack with $13.9 million, according to final figures […]

DOLPHIN TALE MAKES A BIG SPLASH AT BOX OFFICE

October 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Once again, box office pundits turned out to be all wet with their predictions of weekend ticket sales as Dolphin Tale, in its third week, came from behind and finished ahead of the pack with an estimated $14.2 million. The Brad Pitt baseball drama Moneyball produced the second-best score with about $12.5 million. And Lion […]

LION KING RETURNING FOR THIRD WEEKEND

September 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Given its unpredicted success over the past two weeks, Disney is keeping The Lion King 3D in theaters this weekend, where it could very well retain its throne as the box-office leader for the third weekend in a row. Originally, the studio had planned to give the 1994 movie a two-week revival, primarily to help […]

THE LION ROARS AGAIN

September 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Far fewer people went to the movies on Sunday than the studios had estimated, final box-office figures revealed. Sunday’s estimates, which are based on actual ticket sales for Friday and Saturday but on just an educated guess for Sunday, had each of the top three films grossing more than $20 million, a remarkable occurrence in […]

AIN’T LYIN’ — IT’S LION AGAIN (Updated)

September 26, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Oh, ye of little faith, cast thine eyes unto the King who hath risen again. Words to that effect may have been ringing in the ears of miscalculating industry seers and studio executives once again this weekend as The Lion King reigned as the king of the box office for the second weekend in a […]

MONEYBALL EXPECTED TO BE A WINNER

September 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Four new movies make their debut this weekend, but box-office pundits indicate that only one, Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt, has any chance of drawing a big crowd to the stadi … er, movie theater. Still, a minority of writers suggest that churchgoers who have been on the receiving end of the principal marketing effort behind […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: DOLPHIN TALE

September 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Several critics suggest that when acting awards are handed out this year, the star of Dolphin Tale should not be overlooked. That’s not Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, or Harry Connick Jr. but Winter the dolphin whose tale is told in this calculatedly uplifting movie. Writes Ty Burr in the Boston Globe: “The dolphin is, quite […]