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STAR TREK INTO THEATERS TONIGHT

May 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Star Trek Into Darkness opens on 3,760 screens tonight (Thursday) after a Wednesday preview on 336 IMAX screens only, where it grossed an estimated $2 million. (The IMAX version features about a half hour of footage that was shot with 70mm IMAX cameras, although some moviegoers are making a ruckus online that many new IMAX […]

ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT LIKELY TO DRIFT TO TOP

July 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ice Age: Continental Drift is expected to stamp out The Amazing Spider-Man at the box office this weekend. Although 20th Century Fox is predicting that it will wind up with around $35-40 million, many analysts see the film tracking higher and pulling in around $50-55 million. At the same time, the new Spider-Man movie has […]

HUNGER EXPECTED TO SURVIVE AS BOX OFFICE LEADER

April 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hunger Games is expected to survive a challenge from a 3D version of 1997’s Titanic and the raunchy comedy American Reunion, a revival of the 1999-2003 franchise, making it three wins in a row for the dystopian drama and pushing it past the $300-million mark at the box office. Most forecasters figure that the […]

THREE FILMS DEBUT; ALL EXPECTED TO FLOP

March 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Three new films are opening domestically this weekend, and all of them together may not earn as much as the second week of The Lorax is expected to earn on its own. They are the big-budget sci-fier John Carter, the Eddie Murphy comedy A Thousand Words, and the thriller Silent House, starring Elizabeth Olsen. Even […]

MOVIEGOERS LIKELY TO PACK THEATERS AGAIN THIS WEEKEND

February 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Once again there will be something akin to de facto segregation of the sexes at theaters this Presidents Day weekend. For females, there’ll be Fox’s romantic comedy/thriller This Means War, starring Reese Witherspoon Chris Pine and Tom Hardy. For males, there’ll be the 3D Nicolas Cage starrer Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. The latter film […]

PHANTOM MENACE RISES IN RECORD BOOKS

February 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Few people had high expectations for the 3D re-release of Star Wars: Episode 1 — The Phantom Menace. Even when it was originally released, the first of the Star Wars prequels took a drubbing from critics and fanboys alike. Nevertheless, the 3D version opened over the weekend with a solid $22.5 million — enough to […]

CONTAGION LIKELY TO INFECT BOX OFFICE

September 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Director Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion is likely to knock out The Help at the box office this weekend. The disaster flick, starring Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow, tops a list of four films that are opening this weekend, including the mixed-martial-arts drama Warrior, the low-budget ($10 million) Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, and the […]

PARAMOUNT OVER THE MOON ABOUT TRANSFORMERS‘ DEBUT

July 1, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Moviegoers are not going to transform Transformers: Dark of the Moon into a bigger hit than 2009’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, but the latest sequel appears to be on track to open with the highest-grossing debut of the year, probably around $150 million for the six-day Independence Day holiday, according to box-office forecasters. The […]

THOR LIKELY TO THUNDER AT THE BOX OFFICE

May 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

So, can a 3D superhero flick directed by a man generally associated with movie versions of Shakespeare’s plays attract an audience as big as last week’s for a heist thriller spun off from a street racing franchise? Most forecasters doubt that Thor will be able to do so, but, then again, last week they underestimated […]

FAST FIVE IS FASTER THAN PREDICTED

May 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

As things turned out, Fast Five not only came in well ahead of the predictions by box office forecasters, it came in ahead of the studio’s own estimates on Sunday. Universal, whose own prediction had been that the movie would open with around $60 million (a figure that most analysts regarded as a low-ball number), […]

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