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SKYFALL FORECAST TO CRUSH WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

November 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Box office pundits have become so many Chicken Littles, predicting that Skyfall will crush everything else in sight this weekend. The 007 flick, which opens in many theaters at midnight tonight (a preview on IMAX screens took place on Wednesday), is likely to collect more than $70 million, according to many forecasters, provided that a […]

MOVIEGOERS AGAIN EXPECTED TO STAY HOME

September 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Four new films will be opening wide at the box office this weekend, but they are not likely to lift it out of the doldrums that it drifted into at the beginning of the month. The horror film, House at the End of the Street, which was not screened for critics, is expected to lead […]

AD BUYERS DEFY LATEST ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

September 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Recent news reports about the current state of the economy may appear dire, but a report from Credit Suisse analyst Spencer Wang suggests that advertisers are paying little attention. Wang indicates that few ad buyers are attempting to pull out of deals they made during the upfront period, or, as he put it, there has […]

CARS 2 EXPECTED TO NAB CHECKERED FLAG

June 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Critics may have made a wreckage out of Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2, but that probably won’t dissuade moviegoers from rubbernecking to see it this weekend, analysts say. While Toy Story 3 opened last year with $110 million, most forecasters suggest that Cars 2 will wind up with a little more than half that amount — $55-60 […]

WHAT’S UP (AT THE MOVIES), DOC?

April 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Easter may be more than three weeks away, but the teenage son of the Easter Bunny is arriving early at movie theaters this weekend and capturing the family audience until the real holiday comes along. Hop — a hybrid live/computer-generated film, is expected to earn around $25 million, despite dismal reviews. Box-office forecasters say that […]

ALIENS AND WEREWOLVES INVADE THEATERS

March 11, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Aliens land at the box office this weekend in two movies but are expected to emerge victorious in only one of them. That one is Battle: Los Angeles, starring Aaron Eckhart, which is expected to earn $30-35 million. It reportedly cost about $75 million to make. But another alien film, Mars Needs Moms, which cost […]