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NOT SO FUNNY RESULT FOR FUNNY STORY

October 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s Kind of a Funny Story had an unhappy ending at the box office this weekend. The Focus Features “dramedy,” which opened in only 742 theaters, was not expected to be a big draw at the box office; forecasters predicted that it would earn about $4 million, but some analysts suggested that if the movie […]

BOX OFFICE FALLS TO LOWEST LEVEL IN 4 YEARS

September 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The fourth iteration of Sony/Screen Gems’s Resident Evil franchise wound up with $26.68 million over the weekend, according to final box office figures released on Monday. The figure was about $1 million lower than the studio’s $27.7 million estimate on Sunday. After opening with $10.74 million on Friday, then raking in another $9.81 million on […]

THE AMERICAN CLAIMS VICTORY ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND

September 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although Fox’s Machete took an early lead at the box office on Friday, Focus Features’s The American cut it down on Saturday and Sunday to wind up as the weekend winner, according to studio estimates. The results for The American were nothing to hoist a flag over, however. The film earned just about $12.3 million […]

DID “BABIES” VIOLATE CHILD LABOR LAWS?

May 7, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

An Associated Press report that speculated that the filmmakers behind the documentary Babies may have violated California child labor laws by including a California infant as one of the stars has been blasted by James Schamus, the head of Focus Features, which is releasing the movie. “Although Focus was not involved in the actual filming […]