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DREDD, DEAD IN THEATERS, RESURRECTED ON DISC

January 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It may have been one of the biggest flops of the year at the domestic box office, but Lionsgate’s Dredd debuted at No. 1 on the DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales charts last week. According to the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, Dredd beat out another box-office disappointment, Disney’s Frankenweenie. Dredd earned just $13.4 […]

TAKEN 2 PRODUCES NEAR-RECORD TAKE

October 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Twentieth Century Fox’s Taken 2 had a terrific take at the box office over the weekend. Final figures indicate that the film earned $49.51 million — twice what the original did ($24.7 million). It was the third-best October opening ever, behind only Paranormal Activity 3 ($52.6 million) and Jackass 3D ($50.4 million).The solid showing came […]

FINAL BOX OFFICE FIGURES OCT. 5-7

October 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. Taken 2, Fox, $49,514,769, (New); 2. Hotel Transylvania, Sony/Columbia, $27,053,395, 2 Wks. ($76,711,927); 3. Pitch Perfect, Universal, $14,846,830, 2 Wks. ($21,693,038); 4. Looper, Sony/Tristar/Film District, $12,116,001, 2 Wks. ($40,216,652); 5. […]

TAKEN 2 TAKES FIRST PLACE AT BOX OFFICE WITH $50M

October 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Demonstrating once again that reviews and box office have little in common, Taken 2, which was clobbered by most critics, wound up with around $50 million, making it the third-highest October money maker in history, behind Paranormal Activity 3 ($52.6 million) and Jackass 3-D ($50.4 million) — neither of which charmed critics, either. At the […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: FRANKENWEENIE

October 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The last time we saw Tim Burton’s name in movie reviews, he was being kicked around painfully for a movie that eventually flopped despite the fact that it starred Johnny Depp. But most critics agree that Frankenweenie is no Dark Shadows. In fact, many are suggesting that Burton has come forth with a classic. Amy […]