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UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING TAKES BIG BITE OF BOX OFFICE

January 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Underworld: Awakening sank its teeth into the necks of box office pundits over the weekend as the vampire flick, starring Kate Beckinsale, opened with $25.3 million, far ahead of most of their predictions. It was helped by 3D and IMAX surcharges — $3.8 million of its total came from IMAX venues. Landing in second place […]

AND THE NOMINEES ARE …

January 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Several critics described Martin Scorsese’s Hugo as his valentine to the movie business. This morning the movie business sent Scorsese one in return in the form of 11 Oscar nominations, the most for any film of the past year, including best picture and best director. Hugo edged out the apparent favorite, The Artist, which had […]

BOX OFFICE AWAKENING AS UNDERWORLD SEQUEL TAKES OFF (Updated)

January 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The top two films at the weekend box office performed well above expectations and helped push the overall gross more than 30 percent above the same weekend a year ago, according to studio estimates. Sony Screen Gems’s Underworld: Awakening debuted ahead of the pack with an estimated $25.4 million (it made an additional $13.4 million […]

FOURTH UNDERWORLD MOVIE TO LAY SIEGE TO BOX OFFICE

January 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Another film that wasn’t shown in advance to critics is likely to come out ahead at the box office this weekend. It’s the fourth installment of Sony’s Underworld vampire series, Underworld: Awakening. It’s expected to debut with around $20-25 million and beat out Red Tails, George Lucas’s film about the World War II Tuskegee Airmen, […]

SPECIALTY FARE TOPPING WIDE RELEASES PER THEATER

December 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

While the general box office turned out to be especially disappointing over the Christmas holiday weekend, so-called specialty fare did strong business in limited release. Opening on Christmas day, Warner Bros.’ 9/11 drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close earned $70,518 at 6 theaters — or a solid $11,753 per theater. It was expected to boost […]

BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL SELECTS TWO OSCAR-CONTENDING FILMS

December 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, has been selected to make its international debut in February at the Berlin Film Festival, where it will screen out of competition, the festival announced today (Monday). The film, set in New York during the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, is due […]