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THE SOCIAL NETWORK MAKES 2.9 MILLION FRIENDS

October 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Social Network attracted about 2.9 million unique visitors over the weekend — the movie about the founding of Facebook, that is. (Facebook itself currently counts about 165 million unique visitors in the U.S.) Together they plunked down an estimated $23 million for tickets — on the low end of forecasts. On her DeadlineHollywood website, […]

MOVIEGOERS BUY WALL STREET DERIVATIVE (UPDATED)

September 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The overall economy may be sagging but Wall Street raked in handsome profits this weekend — Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, the 20th Century Fox movie, that is. According to studio estimates, it earned $19 million, about what industry gurus had predicted. Also as predicted, persons over 30 made up the bulk of the movie’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: EASY A

September 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Judging from some of the critical raves, Easy A could turn out to be one of those low-budget films, tossed out between theatrical seasons with little expectation for success, which nevertheless becomes a sleeper hit. In the Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert calls it “a funny, engaging comedy that takes the familiar but underrated Emma Stone […]