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BOX OFFICE FINALS 9/21-9/23

September 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. End of Watch, Open Road Films, $13,152,683, (New); 2. House at the End of the Street, Relativity, $12,287,234, (New); 3. Trouble with the Curve, Warner Bros., $12,162,040, (New); 4. Finding […]

EVEN WITH CLINT’S RETURN, BOX OFFICE WHIFFS AGAIN

September 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Like a baseball team blowing a commanding lead in the standings, the box office lost ground for the fourth week in a row over the weekend. Ticket sales were down nearly 30 percent against the same weekend a year ago when a 3D version of Disney’s The Lion King chalked up $22 million to lead […]

EASTWOOD’S CURVE LOOKS MORE LIKE A SINKER (Updated)

September 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Clint Eastwood’s return to the screen after four years in Warner Bros.’ baseball drama Trouble with the Curve displayed a lot of empty chairs in theaters all over the country this weekend. It took in a less-than-expected $12.7 million. But then nothing else at the box office scored much better. Indeed, there was a virtual […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: END OF WATCH

September 21, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Once again, a small, auteur work is garnering over-the-top praise from critics even while they are pummeling far more lavish productions.  With a handful of dissents, they generally agree that writer-director David Ayer has again created a classic police drama. End of Watch is, writes Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times, “rare in its […]