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JULIA ROBERTS MOVIE RISES SLOWLY TO TOP OVERSEAS

October 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

What with its numerous foreign locales, Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts, would seem like a natural for strong overseas ticket sales, but the Hollywood Reporter noted today (Monday) that it has taken nearly two months for the drama to rise to the top of foreign box office. It did so this week, as it […]

MOVIEGOERS SPEND ON THE EXPENDABLES, LITTLE ELSE

August 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Reviving the stardom of Sylvester Stallone and reinvigorating the beleaguered Lionsgate studio, The Expendables held on to the box-office lead for the second weekend in a row, earning $16.97 million and bringing its 10-day gross to $65.36 million, according to final figures released on Monday. Five new films that challenged it performed unimpressively, led by […]

THE EXPENDABLES IS NOT EXPENDABLE

August 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sylvester Stallone, arguably the comeback champ of all time, has done it again. The Expendables, which he directed, co-wrote, and starred in, easily won the box-office crown for the second week in a row, holding off five new challengers. The film earned an estimated $16.5 million, well ahead of second-place finisher, Vampires Suck, which sucked […]

MOVIEGOERS SPEND $35 MILLION ON THE EXPENDABLES

August 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Men found Lionsgate’s The Expendables quite spendable this weekend as they plunked down an estimated $35 million to see it — at the high end of analysts’ expectations. Women, meanwhile, entered separate doors at the cineplex to see Sony’s Eat Pray Love, spending $23.7 million for tickets. A third new release, Scott Pilgrim vs. the […]

STALLONE MAKES YET ANOTHER COMEBACK

August 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s going to be a weekend to inspire Old Guys Who Work Out. That’s the prediction of box-office gurus, who figure that The Expendables, starring a group of expended action stars who still sport awesome biceps, will bash all other comers this weekend (and no doubt prompt an online campaign urging that its director and […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: EAT PRAY LOVE

August 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Several critics are giving Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts, an even tougher going-over than they are to The Expendables. Even Roberts, who generally receives fine notices from them, can’t escape their darts. “Twenty years ago, even 10 years ago, the role of Liz would have been played by Meryl Streep, who has the rare […]

SONY FILMS AND HSN TEAM UP

August 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In its first foray into entertainment, HSN, formerly called the Home Shopping Network, is developing a marketing campaign with Sony Pictures to promote the studio’s August 13 release of Eat, Pray, Love, starring Julia Roberts among adult women, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Thursday). HSN will be selling mostly fashion items from countries that […]

PRODUCERS WIN RATING APPEAL OVER ROBERTS STARRER

June 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In a rare decision to remove an R rating from a movie and replace it with a PG-13 — without forcing edits in the film — the MPAA’s classification and ratings appeals board has bowed to Columbia Pictures executives’ arguments on behalf of the Julia Roberts starrer Eat Pray Love. Writer-director Ryan Murphy and producer […]