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RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE RESIDES AT NO. 1

September 13, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Aided by 3D surcharges and the fact that it was the only film opening in wide release this weekend, Resident Evil: Afterlife opened at No. 1 at the box office with $27.7 million, according to studio estimates. The film surpassed analysts’ expectations and eclipsed the $23.1 million hauled in by the third installment of the […]

LABOR DAY BOX OFFICE HIGHER THAN USUAL

September 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Final box-office figures for the four-day Labor Day holiday released on Tuesday indicated that the studios’ original estimates were right on target. The results were the fourth-highest for the holiday. Focus Features’s The American, starring George Clooney, ended up on top with $16,662,333, well ahead of forecasts. Its gross, including Wednesday and Thursday receipts, came […]

AUDIENCES GIVE THE AMERICAN A ONE-FINGER SALUTE

September 7, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

Suggesting that word-of-mouth may be highly overrated when it comes to predicting a movie’s success, the George Clooney movie The American performed well above expectations over the four-day Labor Day weekend despite polls indicating that audiences loathed it. The film ranked No. 1 at the box office (after opening on Wednesday), earning an estimated $16.4 […]

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 […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: GOING THE DISTANCE

September 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Like Machete, Going the Distance, starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long, also is getting wildly mixed notices from critics. While Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle calls the movie “first rate” and praises it for capturing “the harshness and the sweetness of our time,” Claudia Puig in USA Today writes that it buries “its […]