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JAPANESE MOVIE BUSINESS HIT HARD BY DISASTER

March 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami,i disasters in Japan, the box office in that country collapsed 41 percent from the previous weekend, mostly due to theater closures in the hard-hit northern area, Daily Variety reported today (Monday). Distributors nevertheless opened three new titles, including Disney’s Tangled (but that film did about half the […]

IMAX HELPS PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 SET HORROR RECORD

October 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Paranormal Activity 2 did not suffer the sequel blues of most horror flicks. In fact it became the biggest horror-flick earner ever over the weekend, raking in $40,678,424, and taking the record set by last year’s Friday the 13th redo. Surprisingly what might have pushed the film over the top was its appearance on IMAX […]

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 SETS HORROR FILM RECORD

October 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Paramount’s Paranormal Activity 2 scared up an astounding $41.5 million at the box office over the weekend, according to the studio’s estimates, far exceeding analysts’ predictions and setting a weekend record for a horror film. The previous record was held by last year’s relaunch of the Friday the 13th franchise, which earned $40.5 million. That […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: HEREAFTER

October 22, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Moviegoers heading to the theaters this weekend to see Hereafter will no doubt be wondering, what, at the age of 80, is Clint Eastwood going to say about the hereafter? Well, quite a lot, say some critics; not nearly enough say others. Indeed rarely has a film evoked such clashing reaction from critics. Some are […]

PARAMOUNT A WEEKEND WINNER — NO MATTER WHAT

October 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Two low-budget and low-tech Paramount movies will be battling one another for top honors at the box office this weekend as Paranormal Activity 2 takes on Jackass 3D. Most box-office forecasters are predicting that Paranormal Activity 2 will emerge the winner with about $25-30 million, with Jackass 3D settling for about $20-25 million in its […]

JACKASS 3D FINAL: $50.35 MILLION

October 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Jackass 3D may have grossed out the critics, but it also outgrossed every other movie at the box office over the weekend as it piled up an estimated $50 million, the most ever earned for a September-October debut. Only one other film even came close — 2003’s Scary Movie 3, which earned $48.1 million. (Some […]

JACKASSES RETURN AND DO MUCH KICKING

October 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATE: Jackass 3D piled up an estimated $21.7 million on Friday — sending box-office analysts scouring their charts to see whether any other film released in October ever recorded a bigger Friday opening. The film was expected to register its biggest day at the box office on Friday — but not that big. In second […]