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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE IN LINE WITH RECENT YEARS

August 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The last weekend of August is generally a weak period at the box office. According to Box Office Mojo, last year the gross for the top 12 movies came to $90.1 million. In 2009 it was $109.8 million; in 2008, just $74 million; in 2007, $97 million; and in 2006, $84.1 million — an average […]

BOX OFFICE NEEDS HELP; THE HELP DOESN’T

August 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Summer may not be officially over, but it is so far as the box office is concerned. The top twelve films together earned only $106.4 million over the weekend, off 3.5 percent from a year ago, when the second week of The Expendables led with $17 million. This weekend’s leader, The Help, performed better than […]

THE HELP NEEDS NONE

August 22, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Folks who went to the movies over the weekend had little company. Four new movies became instant flops, helping to allow DreamWorks’s relatively low-budget The Help to remain in first place in its third week with just $20.5 million, a drop of only 21 percent from last week, according to studio estimates. Twentieth Century Fox’s […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: FRIGHT NIGHT

August 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fright Night is one of those rare horror flicks that actually attracts — horrors! — several decent reviews. In the case of A.O. Scott’s in the New York Times, it’s even a jarringly cerebral one. He writes that “sociological and psychosexual implications hover around the edges of the frame and between the lines of the […]