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PARANORMAL ACTIVITY SHOCKS PUNDITS WITH $30.2M OPENING

October 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Paranormal Activity 4 displayed what for the franchise was subnormal activity at the box office over the weekend. Expected to gross $50-55 million — in line with what Paranormal Activity 3 earned during its opening last year — the film wound up making “only” around $30.2 million, according to studio estimates. The quotes around “only” […]

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 […]

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA‘S TAKE WOULD HAVE GLADDENED SESAME STREET‘S THE COUNT

September 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sony’s animated Hotel Transylvania turned out to be something of a monster at the box office over the weekend, scaring up some $43 million in ticket sales, a record for September. (The previous record was set 10 years ago when Sweet Home Alabama opened with $35.6 million.) Sony’s other new release, the critically praised time-travel […]

WILL BOX OFFICE RECOVER THIS WEEKEND?

September 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office could begin to sail out of the doldrums this weekend, propelled by the 3D animated monster spoof Hotel Transylvania and a well-reviewed time-travel drama, Looper, each coming from Sony. Tracking surveys indicate that the cartoon, which features the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, and others, should scare up around $30-35 million, […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA

September 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

What do monster movies and Adam Sandler movies have in common? Well, usually it’s that they both get lousy reviews. But Hotel Transylvania isn’t really a monster movie — the animated monsters in it are rather cute — and it’s not really an Adam Sandler movie — although Sandler does provide the voice of Dracula. […]