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LORAX,/em> SOARS PAST FORECASTS

March 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax opened with an estimated $70.7 million, far exceeding experts’ forecasts of $50-60 million — setting a record as the biggest opening for an animated family film that was not a sequel. It is also the biggest opening so far this year, Universal’s fourth-biggest opening ever, and the biggest opening for a […]

ACT OF VALOR TRIUMPHS IN BOX-OFFICE BATTLE

February 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Act of Valor, a movie that started out as a training film, which stars Navy SEALs playing Navy SEALs, was victorious at the weekend theater(s) of operations, seizing an estimated $24.7 million from moviegoers, more than twice what it cost to produce. Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds opened in second place with about $16 million, the […]

STUDY: STUDIOS INFLATE BOX OFFICE ESTIMATES

February 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A Stanford University study has disclosed that weekend box office estimates released by studios on Sundays are, on average, 6.38 percent higher than the actual ticket sales turn out to be the next day — with some studios overestimating their take by as much as 7.9 percent. While those figures may simply represent an overly […]

M:I — GHOST PROTOCOL A TOWERING HIT (Updated)

December 26, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Paramount’s Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol towered above a slew of imposing openers and strong holdovers as it grossed an estimated $29.5million over the Friday-to-Sunday holiday period and $39.5 million between Friday and Monday. The film, which opened last weekend primarily in a limited number of IMAX theaters, expanded on Wednesday, and will have earned […]

DAWN FAR FROM DEAD IN SECOND WEEK

November 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There was still plenty of life in the undead over the Thanksgiving holiday, illustrated by the estimated $62.3 million that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 brought in over the five-day period. The romvamp tale collected about $42 million over the three-day weekend (Friday through Sunday). Box office mavens regarded that result as […]

NEW TWILIGHT TAKES $139.5-MILLION BITE OUT OF BOX OFFICE

November 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The last Twilight was more gleaming, but The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1 shone brightly in its own right as it led the weekend box office with $139.5 million. The figure was above the conservative predictions of Summit Entertainment, the studio that produces the Twilight movies, but below the estimates of several pundits who […]

PUSS IN BOOTS A SURPRISE NO. 1 AT BOX OFFICE (Updated)

November 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Puss in Boots turned out to be something of a cat burglar over the weekend as the Paramount/DreamWorks Animation 3D feature stole the No. 1 spot away from Tower Heist, which most pundits predicted would be a blowout winner. According to studio estimates, Puss nabbed $33 million in its second weekend, down just 3 percent […]

STEEL CUTS LOOSE (Updated)

October 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There was another photo finish at the box office again this weekend. Preliminary estimates put the second week of Disney/DreamWorks’s Real Steel in the lead with $16.3 million, with Paramount’s Footloose close behind with $16.1 million. But there was a strong possibility that those two films could switch positions when the final tally is announced […]

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 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 […]

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